Xmas Holiday Update: Labrador Auto Electrics will be closed for the holidays from the 20th December 2023 and re-open on the 15th January 2024.

Car Air Conditioning Compressor Repair

Technician replacing faulty car air con compressor

Your car air conditioning relies on the AC compressor to pressurise & circulate refrigerant gas throughout your vehicle’s air conditioning system.

Whether it be from a defect or just general wear and tear, sometimes your car air conditioner’s compressor may not be functioning at maximum capacity or even stop working completely.

The AC compressor is an essential component of your vehicles air conditioning system, so if the compressor is faulty, your car air conditioning will not work.

How Long Does An AC Compressor Last?

In many cases, the AC compressor will continue working throughout the life of a vehicle. If it’s going to fail, this is most likely to happen after a vehicle has ran for 150,000km or more.

Car AC Compressor Replacement & Repair

At Labrador Auto Electrics, we will provide you with a fast and reliable diagnosis of your broken car air conditioning.

In the event that the issue is your AC Compressor, we will repair or replace it for you quickly and efficiently. We only stock and sell high quality brands that are proven to be safe/reliable.

Our chief technician Adam has successfully diagnosed and replaced hundreds of AC compressors in just about every make and model of motor vehicle that you can think of.

Here on the Gold Coast, the weather is typically warm and there is our famous blistering hot summer time. This means that it is an absolute necessity ensure that your car air conditioning is blowing cold air all year round.

Cost Of An AC Compressor Replacement

Every job varies depending on the vehicle and the difficulty of the install. Generally, you can expect an AC compressor replacement to cost between $750 – $1100.

It is important to fix a faulty compressor because your car air conditioning system will NOT function without it.

If you reside on the Gold Coast and your car’s air con is not cool enough, it’s time to book in or call now on (07) 55 377 614.

Signs Your AC Compressor Is Broken

There are four key symptoms that your car air conditioning compressor needs to be repaired or replaced:

  • Clunking noise when clutch engages instead of soft click.
  • Warm air blowing through dash vents when your air conditioning system is on.
  • Windows fog up in humid weather.
  • Broken serpentine belt from seized AC compressor clutch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to replace my broken AC compressor?

A: If you want your car to be cool and comfortable in hot weather, you need a functioning AC compressor for your air conditioning to work properly.

Q: Can a broken compressor cause any safety issues?

A: A broken compressor won’t cause any¬† major safety issues, however it does more than just keep your car cool. The AC compressor also draws moisture out on the demister settings, maintaining clear windows so that you can see.

Q: Can you re-gas my car air conditioner?

A: Yes we can. Read more about this on air conditioning re-gas service page.

Q: Can I replace the AC Compressor myself at home?

A: It is not recommended. AC refrigerant should always be recovered and handled safely by a certified technician as releasing it into the environment will cause harm.

See a professional and avoid wasted money and needless repairs. A leak elsewhere in the AC system can seem like a failed compressor and cause you to misdiagnose the problem

Book Now

At Labrador Auto Electrics, we have been servicing customers in Labrador, Runaway Bay, Helensvale, Coombabah, Arundel, Southport, Oxenford & Biggera Waters for over 20 years.

We can diagnose and fix broken AC compressors and have your air conditioning blowing nice cold air.

Book online now or call us today now on (07) 55 377 614.


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