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Air Conditioning Repair For Cars and Trucks

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Appointment Only
  • Sun Closed

Air Conditioning Repair For Cars and Trucks

If your car's air conditioning system is not keeping you cool don't let the hot weather make you miserable. Get back to cruising in comfort. Bring your car or truck by McCreless Automotive in San Antonio and we'll get your AC working again. Call now at 210-476-5221 or stop by the shop at 2438 E Southcross B, San Antonio, TX, 78223.

Five Signs Your Car AC Needs To Be Serviced

  • Your car air conditioning blows only slightly cooler than the outside air.
  • Your car's air conditioner blows air that smells like mildew and mold.
  • Your A/C only works while driving.
  • You have low airflow even at the highest fan setting.
  • Water condensing or dripping on your foot while driving.

Don't wait! If your car's A/C is working at reduced efficiency, it's worth a visit to McCreless Automotive. Taking care of regular maintenance now can help you avoid more expensive AC repair costs down the road. Sometimes fixing a broken air conditioner is as simple and cost effective as adding new coolant.

Most truck and car air conditioning systems break eventually with usage. Hoses that feed the AC unit may crack, clog or drip if not serviced. Let us service your car or truck and keep your cooling system performing at its peak. Call us at 210-476-5221 to learn more about how we can get your air conditioning running again!

Common Automotive AC Repair Services

Recharging Your Car's AC
McCreless Automotive in San Antonio for Recharging Your Freon Fast

In some instances when your car's air conditioning (AC) begins to lose its cooling power or fails to blow cool air, it may be time for a simple freon recharge. Recharging your freon is often a fast and inexpensive repair that can help you beat the summer heat. But leaking freon may be caused by a cracked hose or seal. It is often an indicator that a more significant repair is needed.

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Repair Your Car's AC Compressor
Let McCreless Automotive Repair Your Car's AC Compressor

The cool air in your car is produced primarily by the compressor. The four main functions that your vehicle's compressor carries out include pressurizing the refrigerant to cool cabin air, monitoring and controlling temperature output, sensing temperature changes inside and outside the vehicle, and moving air to your car's AC condenser.

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Repair Your Car's AC Condenser
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Your vehicle's A/C condenser is usually located in the front of the radiator. When your AC compressor is pressurizing the refrigerant flows to the condenser to reduce the temperature and pressure. The condenser is a vital component in keeping your car's cabin temperature cool. It moves the cooled liquid refrigerant to the receiver/dryer or accumulator.

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Repair Your Car's AC Evaporator
Repair or Replace Your Car's AC Evaporator at McCreless Automotive in San Antonio

Located just behind the dashboard, your car evaporator is in charge of cooling air and removing moisture before it is blown into the cabin of your car or truck.

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Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube
Replace Your Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube at McCreless Automotive

The Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube monitors the amount of pressure and temperature of your A/C system to calculate the precise amount of refrigerant that can safely go into the evaporator. Uneven pressure can allow unwanted moisture to accumulate in a car or truck's AC system.

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Freon Recharging Questions and Answers

Q: How often should Freon be changed?
A: 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.

Q: How long should a Freon recharge last?
A: 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.

What People Say About Us

  • reviewiconHighly Recommended

    I have taken my car so many places and no one could figure out what was wrong. I felt like I was spending more on repairs than I was the actual vehicle until someone recommended McCreless Automotive. From the beginning they provided excellent customer service and unlike other places which try to take you for all you have, they told me what was critical and what could wait to be fixed. I have referred my friends here and now we all won't take our cars anywhere else!!!!

  • reviewiconHighly Recommended

    My car was needing engine and suspension repairs and Jesse left it feeling brand new again. Highly recommend !!

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Auto Shop

    Went here to have my husband's car fixed and this place is very trustworthy and great at what they do! ..Jesse was very professional ,honest, forthcoming and awesome! I will be bringing both my husband's and my vehicle here going forward! Keep up the great work guys!

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Auto Shop

    Finally a mechanic shop I can trust... My 3rd time coming here and the price is always right. And my truck is ready on time..Thank you!

  • reviewiconFast and Courteous

    Had issues with my AC not working and they got it working for me at an affordable price!! Really great people working here!

  • reviewiconFast and Courteous

    I have taken my car so many places and no one could figure out what was wrong. I felt like I was spending more on repairs than I was the actual vehicle until someone recommended McCreless Automotive. From the beginning they provided excellent customer service and unlike other places which try to take you for all you have, they told me what was critical and what could wait to be fixed. I have referred my friends here and now we all won't take our cars anywhere else!!!!

Call us for service: 210-476-5221

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