Auto Ac Repair

Automotive Air Conditioning (AC) & Heating Repair in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ

Trusted Auto Repair Professionals

As residents of Surprise and Goodyear, AZ, our team at Champs Family Automotive knows how hot it gets during the summer, and how important air conditioning is. You wouldn’t want to live in a home without air conditioning, and quite frankly, it wouldn’t be safe to do so. The same is true when it comes to driving a vehicle without air conditioning that works properly. Drivers in Surprise and Goodyear, AZ need to run their car’s A/C for most of the year. Not doing so can make things extremely uncomfortable and can even put your health in jeopardy. While your vehicle’s air conditioning is probably more important than its heating, both are essential. It’s true that it doesn’t get very cold here compared to other parts of the country, but the dry cold does make those early morning commutes miserable if you don’t have a way to heat your vehicle efficiently. Champs Family Automotive can handle all your vehicle’s A/C, heating, and cooling system needs. We can get the job done no matter what needs to be fixed, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Auto AC Repair Service Surprise & Goodyear AZ

Maintaining and Repairing Your Vehicle’s Heating & Cooling System

If you aren’t fortunate enough to park in the shade, you know how miserable it is getting into your vehicle in the middle of summer. The only thing that makes it bearable is knowing that the air conditioning system will cool you down quickly to make your ride comfortable and keep you safe from heat-related illnesses. Now imagine what it would be like if the air didn’t get cool or didn’t come on at all. Your vehicle’s A/C system needs maintenance and service from time to time, so you can make sure that this unfortunate circumstance doesn’t happen to you. Regular maintenance requires the experienced and professional technicians at Champs Family Automotive to find the potential problems with your heating and cooling system before they happen, saving you money on costly repairs and keeping you comfortable. Your vehicle’s heating and cooling system has a lot of components, and a lot of things can go wrong if left unchecked. Keep your vehicle’s AC and heating system running its best by scheduling your tune-up today.

Signs Your Car’s A/C System Needs Repair

The most obvious sign that your vehicle’s heating and cooling system needs to be repaired is a failure to heat or cool properly. If your air conditioning is blowing just slightly cool but not cold air, there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. If the air coming from the A/C system smells musty or damp, it’s time to get it checked out. Other signs that you should bring your vehicle to Champs Family Automotive for our heating and cooling services include the defroster not doing its job, A/C or heat only working while you’re driving, cold air coming out when you turn on the heat, warm air blowing when you switch on the air, and low airflow even at the highest fan setting.

Plugged And Leaking Evaporator AC

Air Conditioner (AC) Plugged & Leaking Evaporator Service Surprise & Goodyear AZ

Significance of Air Conditioning Refrigerant R-1234yf

Air conditioning in your vehicle provides a reprieve from the blistering Arizona summer. It can help keep your body temperature at a reasonable level, reduce your risk of dehydration, and improve your clarity behind the wheel. Maintaining a comfortable environment as you traverse the roads in Goodyear and Surprise, AZ can help keep you and others safe. Therefore, it is essential that your AC is fully charged and working correctly. The latest automotive refrigerant on the market is R-1234yf. It is already overwhelmingly used by most American car manufacturers, and it is anticipated that all new vehicles will have to use it by 2025. Independent studies found that R-1234yf has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than its predecessor, R-134a.  Champs Family Automotive is equipped now to maek the change for you.

Comprehensive Heating and Cooling Services in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ

At Champs Family Automotive, our experienced and fully-trained technicians know how important it is that you stay comfortable in your vehicle. We offer a variety of air conditioning and heating services, including adding refrigerant, checking for leaks, and examining electrical systems and cooling fans. We don’t expect you to be an air conditioning or heating expert, but we hold ourselves to the highest standards. We can quickly diagnose your issue and determine the most efficient way to repair your vehicle so that you can be on your way, staying comfortable throughout the year. We’ll perform all the diagnostic tests necessary and check for any other related issues. Our experts will check the internal controls and blower, radiator coolant operating temperature, pressure radiator cap, thermostat, hoses, compressor belt, seals, and more to provide the most accurate and thorough diagnosis possible. We’ll also explain what needs to be done with your vehicle and provide you with an estimated cost for services rendered.

Handles R-1234yf AC Charging

Our Automotive Repair Shop Handles R-1234yf AC Charging

Because of our commitment to being one of the area’s leading car service facilities, Champs Family Automotive has added an AC charging machine capable of handling R-1234yf. The refrigerant is typically only available at dealerships, but we are proud to offer it to our loyal customers in Goodyear and Surprise, AZ. Despite the system’s recent introduction to our auto shop, our ASE Master Certified Technicians are skilled in using it to boost your car’s cooling ability. This refrigerant exceeds the efficiency of earlier refrigerants and has a low leak potential, meaning you should not have to service it frequently. But when you do, visit it us for a quick tune-up in a friendly atmosphere.

Advantages of Visiting Us for AC Charging

Our recovery/recycle/recharge (RRR) machine is equipped with hoses that only connect to automobiles that use R-1234yf. The highly-automated system will enhance your vehicle’s cooling ability while also safeguarding your car from contaminants. Among the machine’s significant features are:
  • It will recover 95% of the refrigerant in your system
  • It will recharge your system to within half-an-ounce of its specification
  • It will not recover any contaminated refrigerant
  • It will not recharge your system if it detects a leak
  • It includes ventilation fans and non-sparking motors, switches, and relays

Champs Family Automotive has invested in the machine and the the training to effectively make the change in your vehicle efficiently and with precision.

Champs Family Automotive’s staff have been doing this longer than most of the other shops in the Valley.

Some shops will try to draw you in with an “unbeatable” price.  Consideration needs to be given to the reputation of that company and if they have invested in the expensive machinery and training needed to do the job properly.

Your West Valley Auto AC and Heating Repair Specialists

Staying cool is almost a full-time job for residents of Surprise, AZ and Goodyear, AZ. While there are many fun and exciting things to do in the Valley, driving around with your windows down in the middle of summer is definitely not one of them! Thankfully, the experienced professionals at Champs Family Automotive can solve your AC and heating system problems quickly and effectively. We’re your one-stop auto & Diesel repair shop, providing auto & Diesel repair and vehicle maintenance services from oil changes to brake jobs, and so much more. Customer service is our priority, and specialty vehicle repairs are right up our alley. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is My A/C Not Blowing Air?
If you turn on your A/C and your vehicle doesn’t blow cold air out at all there could be a problem with your A/C system. If you have the A/C turned on and no air at all is coming out, you could have a problem with your blower motor. This is something that should be thoroughly inspected by our trained Technicians at Champs Family Automotive. We are here to help you and get to the root of the problem without wasting your hard-earned money on parts and repairs that will not resolve your problem.
What Causes An Air Conditioning System Leak?
Over time and with Arizona’s extreme weather conditions hoses can break and cause leaks, seals can crack, age of components can play a part in causing leaks along with road debris. Before the heat rolls in it is best to schedule an A/C inspection on your vehicle so you are ready for the hot months in Arizona.
When Should I Replace My Existing Ac Unit?
There is no set time when you should replace your vehicle’s A/C. The components in your A/C system should be replaced when they fail. To ensure the longest life of your A/C system it is best to have you’re A/C inspected at least once a year. If you begin to experience problems such as A/C not blowing cold, cool air coming out when heat is on, no air blowing at all when A/C is on, or you hear noises or feel or see something wrong with your vehicle A/C it’s best to schedule an A/C check up on your vehicle. Routine checkups and maintenance can help ensure you get the full life out of all the parts on your vehicle including the A/C system.
Why Is My Ac Blowing Hot Air?
There could be several reasons why your A/C is blowing hot air for instance, low on freon, or a component in the system could have failed. It is best to call and schedule an A/C inspection appointment at Champs Family Automotive as soon as possible to determine the cause of your A/C problem.
How Often Should My Car's Ac Be Checked?
At minimum once a year before the dead heat of summer but after the temps have started to rise. After the first 100-degree day here in Phoenix is a good time to schedule you’re A/C check because the temperature outside is still pretty warm so your A/C system will have to work to cool the outside air.
What Causes Car Ac Compressor Failure?
There can be a lot of reasons a vehicle A/C fails, it could be low on freon, parts can be old, how often you use your A/C, and weather can take a toll on parts as well.