1. Schedule Your Appointment
Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.
2. Diagnostics and Inspections
Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.
3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate
Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.
4. Review and Approval
A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.
5. Work Performed or Scheduled
Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.
common Vehicle AC Problems
AC System Problems in Cars
Many factors can contribute to your AC malfunctioning or working less efficiently. These include:
- Condenser problems, such as clogging and leaks
- There is not enough refrigerant in the system
- Non-responsive pressure switches
- The compressor needs to be repaired
- Broken belt
- Moisture and debris are clogging the filters
- A leaky AC system
- The control head of the AC is malfunctioning
A low refrigerant level is often responsible for poor AC performance. In any case, our Longmont technicians will inspect your entire air conditioning system to determine whether low refrigerant is the only problem, and recommend a cost-effective fix if they find other problems.
Using a DIY can from the store to "recharge" your AC is not recommended. If refrigerant is added unnecessarily or incorrectly, your AC system can be irreparably damaged.
Vehicle AC Repair Warning Signs
- If you hear strange sounds coming from your vents or under the hood, your air conditioner might be malfunctioning.
- A strange odor in your vehicle may be caused by more than your gym clothes in the back. There is a possibility that your EVAPORATOR is full of bacteria.
- Inconsistent temperatures can be a sign of problems with your compressor.
Why Choose Christian Brothers Automotive Longmont
If you are experiencing AC issues, Christian Brothers Automotive Longmont uses modern diagnostics to locate the root cause, and we provide honest and transparent solutions.
In cases of low refrigerant levels, our Longmont technicians will replace and recharge your system with the correct refrigerant to restore your air conditioning. Additionally, we can replace broken condensers, leaky tubes, and dirty air filters. Your vehicle is in good hands with us, regardless of the issue. Whenever you choose Christian Brothers Automotive Longmont, you can trust that your AC system will be taken care of properly.
Q. "Why won't my A/C blow cold air?"If you notice any fluid under your car it may be due to a leak within your A/C system. However, issues can range from the fan not working properly to needing a recharge. Click here to find out all the potential reasons your vehicle's A/C is not working properly.
Q. "Can I Recharge A Failing AC Myself?"It is possible if you have the proper knowledge and equipment, however, you may want to turn to a professional to avoid damage to your system. Click here to learn more about the dangers of at-home vehicle A/C recharges.
Q. "How Does Outside Heat Affect My AC?"The hotter it is outside, the harder the air conditioning in your vehicle has to work. Rising outside temperatures put extra strain on your entire vehicle and its cooling system, from the battery and belts to hoses and fluids, requiring each part to work overtime to keep your vehicle cool. The result of extreme spikes in temperatures may even require you to replace your air filter sooner, along with other various components that ensure your car’s cabin remains comfortable. Click here to learn more about what you can do to protect your car's A/C in the heat.
Q. "Warning signs my AC needs service?"Warning signs your AC needs maintenance includes a foul odor, noticeable airflow change, change in cooling, and loud noises when AC is on. Click here to learn more about Common Air Conditioning Problems & Solutions.
Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.
Q. "What is a Digital Vehicle Inspection?"With a complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI) on every visit, you’ll see firsthand photos of your vehicle from under the hood. We’ll let you know if everything is functioning properly or if there are any areas of concern. You can even approve or deny our service recommendations, all straight from your smartphone, or you can, of course, give us a call and we’ll explain our findings in further detail.
Hear What Our Customers Had to Say About Us
"I liked the customer service and going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable while waiting in the store for my vehicle work to be done, specifically being offered a nice hot coffee with creamer."