How do you fix a car AC that’s blowing hot air?

My AC is blowing hot air into my car—what should I do? I live in Arizona, where it’s SO hot. I’d love to fix this right away.

Answer
Fixing a car AC that is blowing hot air is best left to professionals, as the AC system will need to be assessed in order to find out what’s going on.
It could be that your AC just needs to be recharged. This would be the best-case scenario, as it’s relatively affordable ($100 to $140).
Alternatively, one of the air conditioner’s parts may need to be repaired or replaced. This can get expensive quickly. Here’s a rundown of common issues and how much they could set you back:
  • To fix the AC’s air compressor, which pressurizes the refrigerant in your AC system, can be anywhere from $170 to $730 for minor repairs or $1,000 to $4,000 for major repairs.
  • To replace or repair an AC hose, which may have a leak or faulty connection, can cost around $500.
  • To fix an AC fan, which could have cracked or could be experiencing electrical issues, may cost somewhere between $200 to $400.
AC maintenance can be expensive, but if you live in Arizona, it seems pretty critical! Fortunately, you can make room in your budget for costly repairs by saving money on car insurance with the Jerry app.
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Hana Sabah
Answered on Oct 20, 2021
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