The air conditioning condenser is a vital part of the AC System. At Doral’s Auto Repair in San Leandro we offer full air conditioning service and repairs, including ac condenser replacement. The A/C condenser is a radiator that typically sits between the car’s grille and the radiator for the motor. The refrigerant sheds heat in the condenser, and changes state from gas to liquid again.
When the condenser sprouts a leak, ac system will lose refrigerant and you will need to come in for a refrigerant recharge. At this point the condenser should be replaced to prevent the refrigerant from further leaks and from polluting the atmosphere.
Warm air, or air that is not cold enough, is the typical symptom of something wrong with the condenser. Fortunately, it does not have to be a leak – it could be a clogged a/c condenser coil, or disabled cooling fan. Our nationally ASE certified technicians can diagnose and repair any a/c condenser problems. If we suspect a condenser leak, we can add ultraviolet dye to the refrigerant and see where the leak occurs. Sometimes crud builds up at the front of the condenser, and cleaning that up can partially restore cooling capability.
If it does turn out that the a/c condenser needs to be replaced, we can perform this repair and get the car back to you the same day (usually).
Any repairs we perform at our San Leandro auto repair shop are backed by 36 months / 36,000 miles warranty.
Ideally you will never have to replace the a/c condenser, but if you suspect any issues with the a/c system, bring your car to Doral’s and we will test the system and let you know what needs to be done. Appointments are easy to make – you can request one online, or simply call us at the shop.