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Air Conditioning Repair For Cars and Trucks


Restoring Comfort with Circle Automotive in Clovis

If your car's air conditioning system isn't keeping you cool in the scorching weather, there's no need to endure discomfort. Come over to Circle Automotive in Clovis, where we'll swiftly restore your AC's performance. Reach out to us now at 559-325-9585 or drop by our shop at 137 N Sunnyside Ave, Clovis, CA.


Five Indicators Your Car's AC Needs Attention

  • Your car's AC blows air only slightly cooler than the outside temperature.
  • Unpleasant mildew and mold odors emanate from your AC vents.
  • The AC functions only while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Even at the highest fan setting, there's weak airflow.
  • Water condenses or drips onto your foot while driving.

Don't delay! If your car's AC isn't operating at peak efficiency, a visit to Circle Automotive is a wise move. Routine maintenance now can help you avoid more costly auto AC repairs later. Sometimes, resolving a malfunctioning air conditioner is as simple and cost-effective as replenishing the coolant.


Ensuring Optimal Performance for Your Vehicle's Cooling System

Most car and truck air conditioning systems eventually require attention due to wear and tear. Hoses supplying the AC unit can crack, clog, or develop leaks if neglected. Let us service your car or truck to keep your cooling system operating at its best. Dial 559-325-9585 to learn more about how we can restore your air conditioning.


Common Automotive AC Repair Services


Recharging Your Car's AC
When your car's air conditioning (AC) loses cooling power or fails to deliver cool air, a freon recharge may be in order. Recharging your freon is often a fast and cost-effective repair that can help you beat the summer heat. However, a freon leak could be due to a cracked hose or seal, indicating a more substantial repair may be necessary.

Repair Your Car's AC Compressor
The cool air in your car primarily comes from the compressor. Your vehicle's compressor performs four essential functions: pressurizing the refrigerant to cool cabin air, regulating temperature output, sensing temperature changes inside and outside the vehicle, and directing air to your car's AC condenser.

Repair Your Car's AC Condenser
Typically located in front of the radiator, your vehicle's A/C condenser plays a crucial role. When your AC compressor pressurizes the refrigerant, it flows to the condenser, reducing temperature and pressure. The condenser is vital for maintaining a comfortable cabin temperature by transferring cooled liquid refrigerant to the receiver/dryer or accumulator.

Repair Your Car's AC Evaporator
The evaporator, a crucial component tucked just behind the dashboard, plays a vital role in your car's air conditioning system. By efficiently cooling and dehumidifying the air before it circulates throughout the vehicle's cabin, the evaporator ensures a comfortable and refreshing interior climate, especially during warmer seasons.

Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube
The Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube monitors A/C system pressure and temperature, determining the precise refrigerant amount that can safely enter the evaporator. Imbalanced pressure can lead to unwanted moisture buildup in your car or truck's AC system.


Freon Recharging FAQs


How often should Freon be changed?
Never, at least not in the way you think of your oil being changed. Your car's AC system is a sealed unit. No new Freon needs to be added unless there's a refrigerant leak. Over time as your vehicle ages small cracks may form in your AC system parts such as the compressor, condenser, evaporator, receiver-dryer, expansion tube and connecting hoses allowing Freon to escape. If this occurs, you need to replace the failing part and have your Freon recharged.

How long should a Freon recharge last?
If your car's AC system was recently repaired and required a Freon recharge it should not need to be replaced again. Your AC system is a closed or sealed system that does not allow Freon to escape. Freon is not like gasoline; it does not get depleted. If Freon is escaping after your car's AC system has been repaired, then additional work may need to be done to find the leak.

How many cans of Freon does a car take?
Don't guesstimate your car's refrigerant needs! Most use 28-32 ounces (2-3 12oz cans), but larger vehicles and rear A/C can be different. Check your manual for the exact amount to avoid overfilling.

Can I leave my car running when adding Freon?
It is advised to have your engine running while recharging your car's A/C system. This is essential as the A/C compressor, powered by the engine, must be active to facilitate proper refrigerant circulation and ensure an effective recharge.

Why is my car blowing hot air after adding Freon?
A refrigerant leak can lead to a loss of pressure in the AC system, resulting in a failure to produce cold air. This is frequently the primary reason a recharge may prove ineffective. It is crucial to inspect the system for leaks and address any issues before proceeding with a recharge.

Schedule your auto AC repair appointment with Circle Automotive today! Our expert technicians are equipped to swiftly diagnose and resolve all your air conditioning issues.

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ASSOCIATIONS

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • ASE Master Technician
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Chris helped me with my vehicle, and he was thorough, professional and very helpful! We highly recommend this business, as they have exceptional customer service!
    , 06/23/2022

  • We came in to have our car fixed and since then our car has ran well!
    , 07/21/2020

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    Blessed to have come upon this shop. My family and I were on a road trip from New York and our car broke down near Clovis at 8pm on Friday. Our Honda Odyssey couldn't take the hilly up and downs of the Cali hills. AAA towed us to this shop but since it was late we would have to wait till the morning to talk to anyone about the work. The shop says it's only open weekdays and Saturday by appt. So we decided we would come in the morning and possibly someone would be there working. We came back the next morning and John was there. He is a very generous and caring man. He decided to look at our car to see what's wrong and ended up helping us out. The day before, we already were thinking the road trip is down and out, and the super old car is dead. Everything was amazing, from the service to the conversations. Huge thank you to John!!
    , 07/20/2020

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    We've gone to Circle Automotive a few times, and each time we received excellent service with a friendly staff.

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    First time to use Circle Auto service, read reviews and chose to go there. I wasn't disappointed. Very good job, took care of my AC. Done in one day. Very happy. Will go there again if needed.

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    Very trustworthy and dedicated owners and mechanics. They are very fair in their pricing. They are also thoughtful about diagnostics and figuring out exactly what your car needs. They never offer things that you don't need. In fact, many times I have had other dealers and mechanics recommend services and then bring it to Circle Automotive for a 2nd opinion and have them tell me that they didn't think it was necessary. They have definitely earned my trust.