Fifth Gear Automotive provides automotive air conditioning testing, recharge & repair service for all makes and models, including luxury cars such as BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, Land Rover, and other fine cars. Our certified technicians offer a full range of air conditioning services from regular maintenance to complete A/C system repair and replacement. Our ASE certified technicians test and inspect your vehicle’s air conditioning system, quickly diagnose the problem and provide reliable auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX.

Auto Air Conditioning Repair

Auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX ranges from routine maintenance and inspection, to diagnosis and replacement of failed system components. Our knowledgeable and highly trained technicians test your vehicles air conditioning system and the components related to it, including:

       Testing and inspection of the system blower fan

       Refrigerant level and system pressure

       Output temperature testing

       Examination and testing of the compressor to  ensure proper operation

       Belts and hoses inspection to discover indications of aging and potential failure that can affect your vehicle’s AC operation

       Inspection and/or testing of switches, fuses, condenser, wiring, evaporator, filter dryer and other system components

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are a common auto AC problem, typically due to age. Fifth Gear ASE certified mechanics can provide the refrigerant leak repair and recharging your vehicle needs.

Recharging Your Car’s Air Conditioning

The vehicle’s air conditioning system is sealed, and a low refrigerant level can only be due to a leak. The system can’t be simply recharged, the leak is required by law to be repaired before recharging can take place. Otherwise, refrigerant continues to leak into the environment. Once the leak is repaired, recharging can be provided, bringing the pressure up to specification. When leaks are not readily detectable, fluorescent dye can be used to reveal system leaks.

Fifth Gear Automotive A/C recharge service provides comprehensive inspection and auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX to maintain your comfort.

The Overheated Engine

An overheated engine can cause the vehicle’s air conditioning to not operate. The solution is to provide auto repair for the cause of overheating. Potential causes include a faulty temperature sensor, leaky radiator or heater hose, a dirty of leaky radiator or radiator cap, a bad water pump, a head gasket in need of replacement, or a bad thermostat for example.

Electrical Issues

Electrical issues that may affect the air conditioning system’s ability to operate include a blown fuse, faulty system sensors,  or a problem with the electrical wiring. Fifth Gear Automotive can provide the auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX that you need.

Compressor Failure

The compressor is responsible for pumping the refrigerant throughout the system, producing the cold air you rely on. The refrigerant also contains the oil the compressor requires for lubrication in order to prevent wear and tear of the component. When a leak occurs, the compressor is also lacking the required lubrication and complete compressor failure is possible. If service is scheduled promptly when a problem develops, you may avoid the need for compressor replacement.

Clogged Radiator and Evaporator

Bugs are a consistent problem with the radiator, and they can also be a problem on the air conditioning condenser. Cleaning either requires extreme care to avoid damage to the fins, which can affect the process of air conditioning and of cooling the engine. Rinse bugs off with a gentle spray from the hose pipe, but when a professional cleaning is required, schedule service with our mechanics. Call today to schedule an auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX or other automotive services.

Clogged AC Drain

If you have noticed the puddle of water under your car after it has set a while in the summer, this is proof your AC drain is doing its job. Unfortunately, the drain can clog, and may result in unpleasant air conditioning odors when mold occurs as a result. In addition, a damp coil can also result in a mold problem. You can help to prevent this by turning the air conditioner off approximately five minutes before you will be shutting the vehicle off. Professional cleaning will be required to thoroughly clean the evaporator coil. A dirty automotive cabin air filter can cause a musty odor in your vehicle, and for smokers, the cabin filter will quickly smell like stale cigarettes. Smokers should have the cabin filter changed more frequently, as required. Fifth Gear Automotive mechanics can provide the solution you need for an AC odor problem with cabin filter installation, and/or auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX when required.

Schedule Repair Today

Auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX should be scheduled when you first notice a problem. This is because delaying repair can result in additional damage to the system. For example, a refrigerant leak may result in permanent damage to the compressor, requiring replacement. The leak can also allow moisture to enter the system, resulting in additional problems requiring auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX, and the resulting added cost. So if your AC doesn’t seem to be as cold as it normally is, schedule an inspection and repair today with Fifth Gear Automotive.

If your vehicle’s air conditioner seems to be losing its cold air, or if you are hearing a noisy compressor, schedule service with Fifth Gear Automotive for a comprehensive air conditioning inspection. Our ASE certified technicians have the expertise to provide auto AC repair in Flower Mound, TX that you can rely on. Fifth Gear Automotive offers quality automotive repair, maintenance and warranty services, and installations with the quality you can rely on in our auto repair shops in Flower Mound, TX.