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Not having your car's air conditioning serviced can cause respiratory problems such as sneezing, coughing, tightening of the chest and drowsiness. Things every driver should do on a regular basis include running the blower without AC on high for 10 minutes to help dry out the evaporator core. Also keeping your car's interior clean of any foods or liquids, and removing debris from the air valves will help combat mold. Your cars cabin air filter must be cleaned or replaced during routine service intervals. If your vehicle has major build up of bacteria, fungi and germs European Motor's offers a deep cleaning with Liqui Moly's 2K A/C System Cleaner. It forms a protective film on the evaporator core and provides for fresh, clean air.
There is a broad range in cost depending on the issue and the car make & model. Getting a complete auto air conditioning diagnostic will best determine your specific cost but we have outlined some general pricing below with the major issues.
This is a very common problem, especially if you use your car AC often. There is good news and bad news. Bad news: the smell is a single cell organism that grows in a dark and wet environment, it's mold living and breathing in your car's Air Conditioning system. Breathing in mold can cause health problems so you want to combat the issue ASAP. The mold lives deep beneath your dashboard, on a small radiator looking component called the evaporator core. It's job is to circulate cold refrigerant from the compressor under the hood. The evaporator core gets wet because humidity condenses on the surface. Mold loves wet surfaces and feeds on pollen in the air, and dead insects or leaves that blow in through the outside vents. Instead of removing the dash, there is product distributed by the major auto manufacturers that more easily reaches and coats the evaporator core with chemicals to kill the mold. The mold remediation cost ranges from $90-$140 depending on your vehcile year, make, and model.
Generally, the answer is to add refrigerant (freon). The refrigerant may have leaked out and will prevent the compressor from turning on. Therefore, the leak must be found and repaired before the air conditioning system is recharged. Another possibility is that the compressor may need to be replaced which can be more costly.
A simple issue could be the internal hoses rattling against other engine parts which can easily be repaired by checking hoses and adjusting brackets. A bad compressor or the motors that activate the airflow that blows from beneath the dash can also make noise.
The blower or blower motor resistor may need to be replaced. Starting at $250 for replacement.
Schedule Car AC Repair in Los Angeles
If your car is experiencing any of the above issues schedule an A/C inspection during your next visit. We are a full service Los Angeles based car repair shop servicing european vehicles since 1975. Conveniently located on Ivanhoe Hill in Silver Lake. Our 10,000 square foot facility is directly off major freeways in close proximity to Glendale, Los Feliz, DTLA, Echo Park, Hollywood, and Atwater Village.