Car AC Repair & Air Conditioning Services

Beat the spring rush — schedule your A/C check today.

Your air is running okay but you want to have it inspected to make sure will hold up under the brutal Texas summer. Or maybe you suspect that your AC could be blowing colder air. Bring it in to one of our locations and let our mechanics do a thorough AC repair inspection.

Our A/C Repair Inspections Include:

  • Test and record vent temperatures
  • Inspect components for visible leaks
  • Gauge & record Freon pressure
  • Inspect hose fittings & compressor
  • Run performance test

A/C Inspections are available at all of our Driver’s Edge locations throughout Texas.

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Car Air Conditioning Repair Services in Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

Car AC Repairs

What could be more important for Dallas area drivers than keeping the AC blowing cool in your vehicle? When stepping into a hot car on a 105 degree day all you want is ice cold air and you want it now. Our ASE-Certified mechanics are ready to handle all of your automotive AC needs. Our mechanics are trained to pinpoint the source of any problem and work to quickly repair it.

Cabin/Air Conditioning Filter Replacement

Your cabin filter can affect your system’s performance. A clogged cabin air filter causes your blower motor to overwork, overheat, and suffer from premature failure. Not to mention the fact that impeded airflow requires you to turn your AC up higher, having yet another negative impact on your fuel economy. Drivers Edge can replace your engine air filter and help restore your AC system to its normal function.

Auto AC System Basics

The air conditioning system in the modern automobile is tremendously complex. There are a number of parts, which comprise your system, such as the compressor, receiver/drier (accumulator), orifice tube or expansion valve (filter) and more. Watch this video to learn how your air conditioning functions.

Drivers Edge is the first choice for auto AC repair in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding area. We’ll make sure your car is as cool inside as it can get based on your particular vehicle with our car ac repair services. Come in today or make an AC repair appointment at a Driver’s Edge location near you today.

Reasons Your Car’s A/C Isn’t Blowing Cold Air

Many drivers assume that when their vehicle begins to blow warm air through its vents, that they simply need a refrigerant refill. However, your car’s A/C system is a complex system and when warm air starts blowing through your vents, you may, in fact, simply need auto A/C maintenance. However, it may be a sign that your vehicle is in need of car A/C repair services. Here are the most common reasons why warm air may be blowing through your vehicle’s vents:

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant, commonly known as freon, is the gas responsible for providing cool air in the cabin when you set the climate to cool. If this gas is low, your vehicle will have trouble producing cold air in the cabin. If this is the case, and no other repairs are needed, a car A/C recharge service will allow your system to operate normally again.

Freon Leak

Your car’s A/C system is composed of many metal pipes and rubber hoses. This system includes seals and other tubing that can leak due to corrosion, aging rubber hoses, and even failed seals. If any of this happens, your refrigerant can leak out of your system, making it difficult for your vehicle to produce cold air in the cabin.

Malfunctioning Compressor

Your A/C compressor is responsible for pressurizing freon and circulating it through your air conditioning system. If this component were to fail, or not properly engaged, warm air may begin to flow through your vents.

Defective Blend Doors

Many vehicles of today feature multi-zone climate control, which allows your vehicle to split the temperature between different zones of your cabin. This requires your vehicle to use electronically operated doors that allow it to provide different temperature air in different zones of the cabin. If one of these doors were to fail, it could cause warm air to blow through your vents.

Don’t Overlook a Failed A/C Compressor

Some drivers are unaware that their compressor has failed and that they need car A/C repair services. Other drivers may have been told that their vehicle’s A/C compressor has failed, but they simply have not had this component repaired because of the cost. However, not repairing your A/C compressor can have negative effects on your vehicle:

Warm Air

If your air compressor is malfunctioning, it may not engage and would not be able to pressurize your freon to produce cold air in the cabin of your vehicle. This can cause the cabin of your vehicle to be quite uncomfortable, especially during the summer months when temperatures get quite warm.

Reduced Engine Performance

Many vehicles use belt-driven A/C compressors that rely on your engine for operation. However, running your compressor without freon can cause an increased resistance, or a total seizure of your A/C compressor. This can put intense stress on your engine as it attempts to turn the pulley that powers this component. The result can be belt slipping, decreased engine performance and even engine stalling.

Don’t Overlook Your Car’s A/C Maintenance Needs

To prevent the need for expensive auto A/C repair, we recommend scheduling an appointment at Driver’s Edge each year for A/C maintenance service. During this service, our ASE certified mechanics will first perform a visual inspection to check for damages or visual leaks of your system. Next, a pressure test will be performed to detect any leaks that may not be present to the naked eye. If your vehicle passes these tests and it is determined that you do not need car A/C repair services, we will then perform an A/C system flush, which would flush your system of contaminants and remove the old freon from your system.

Your system will then be refilled and tested to ensure that everything works normally. We also recommend allowing us to replace your vehicle’s cabin air filter to promote the optimal operation of your system. This annual service can minimize the chances of breakdown and avoid the need for costly car A/C repair services in the future.

Don’t Ignore Signs of Fluid Leaks

There are a few ways to know whether or not your A/C system is leaking. However, to confirm your suspicions of an A/C leak, we recommend scheduling an appointment at Driver’s Edge and allowing one of our ASE-certified mechanics to perform an inspection on your A/C system.

Here are a few ways to tell if your A/C system is leaking:

  • Warm air: Warm air blowing through your vents may be a sign that your freon is low and refrigerant is leaking out of your system.
  • Oil spot: Freon gas looks like a thin, translucent oil when it leaks out of your system. If you notice a thin oil spot underneath your vehicle where you park overnight, this may be a sign that your A/C system is leaking refrigerant.
  • Hiss: Your A/C system is pressurized. If you notice a hissing sound when you run your air conditioning, this could be a sign that there is a leak and you are due for car A/C repair services.
  • Professional diagnosis: One of the most thorough ways to tell if your A/C system is leaking and you are in need of car A/C repair services is to schedule an appointment at Driver’s Edge and let our experts perform an inspection.

Schedule Your Auto AC Repair Service Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing issues with your car’s air conditioning system, don’t wait until it’s too late to get it fixed. Schedule an appointment with Driver’s Edge at one of our local Dallas auto repair shops for an auto AC repair service today. Regular maintenance of your car’s AC system not only ensures a comfortable driving experience but also helps you save money in the long run by preventing bigger, more costly auto repairs down the line. Contact your trusted auto repair shop to schedule an appointment and have your car’s AC system serviced by skilled mechanics.

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Concierge Services

We understand how imperative it is that your vehicle is in proper working order. Because of this, we are introducing a new program designed with your security in mind.

The Drivers Edge Delivery Program is a no-cost concierge service to help you eliminate unnecessary trips outside your home. We will pick up your car from your location (within three miles of Drivers Edge) and return it to you free of charge after services have been completed.

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Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. We promise to continue to do everything in our power to eliminate uncertainties and make your life easier. We hope that the Drivers Edge Delivery Program demonstrates our commitment to you, ensuring that you can safely be on the road when you need to be.


BRAD R Customer since 2020

Good group of guys there and was driven back to work after dropping it off

CHRISTINA J Customer since 2020

I asked to expedite oil change service in order to accommodate another appointment within the hour. They did everything to get me in and out quickly. Thoroughly inspected vehicle and found several additional recommended services from which we prioritized service and follow-up. I did not feel pressured and felt there was a strong customer care ethic in place. Clean and comfortable waiting room. I even think my car came back to me cleaner than when I left it. Very satisfied with service and would return and recommend to others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Blowing warm air is, of course, the most common sign of problems, but there are other things that point to the need for car AC repair. These are just some of the warning signs you may notice even before your AC quits blowing cold:

  • Odd noises: If you’re hearing clicks, rattles, or any other noises you haven’t heard coming from your AC before, you may have debris such as twigs or leaves in your system, or even a nest built by a rat that’s set up housekeeping under your hood. You may also have a condenser that needs replacement.
  • Odors: Your vehicle’s AC system should never emit any kind of odors. If it does, it could be a sign that condensation or humidity has caused mildew or mold to grow. Have your AC checked promptly, especially if you or your passengers have allergies, asthma, or other chronic respiratory issues.
  • Dampness in the passenger compartment: Your vehicle’s air conditioning system acts as a dehumidifier, taking moisture out of the air and draining it outside of your car. (That’s why you may see water dripping from your car after you’ve parked it, which is normal.) When the water flow to the outside gets blocked, it can back up and drain into your vehicle’s interior compartment.

If you’ve seen any of these signs, book an appointment with our car AC repair specialists today. 

If your car’s air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air, the compressor is near the top of the list of possible causes. 

A car AC compressor wears over time like most any part in a vehicle. As it begins to fail, you may not only notice warmer air temperatures—you may also hear loud squeals and grinding noises as the compressor is running. Another potential issue is a seized compressor clutch.

Some parts in a compressor can be replaced or repaired, but it’s often more economical to replace the entire compressor. Your Driver’s Edge mechanics can inspect the components in your AC system to identify the problem, then recommend the best AC repair solution. Get in touch with the Driver’s Edge location that’s convenient to your home or workplace or book an appointment online now.

There are car AC recharge kits available for do-it-yourselfers, but we don’t recommend tackling this task on your own. There are important differences in every vehicle’s AC system, such as how much refrigerant it can hold. Because evacuating all of the refrigerant from the system is the only method for determining how much is in it, there’s a risk of overcharging the system, which can be just as harmful as undercharging it. 

Another problem with DIY AC recharge kits is that some of them contain substances that can clog up the compressor, pump, hoses, or other parts of the system.

Having a professional recharge your AC can help you avoid potentially expensive repairs or compressor replacement caused by using an over-the-counter recharge kit. To make sure that a low refrigerant level is at fault for a car AC that isn’t performing as it should, come into your nearest Driver’s Edge location.

There isn’t a standard schedule for car AC recharging. If your vehicle’s AC isn’t performing well, our mechanics will inspect your entire system, including checking your refrigerant level and checking for leaks. In some cases, your car’s AC system may need to have all of the refrigerant evacuated and refilled.

The brand name “Freon” is commonly used to refer to a number of different refrigerants. In the past, R-12 Freon was used in car air conditioners but the EPA outlawed its use due to the chlorofluorocarbons it contained and its detrimental effects on the ozone layer. Today’s formulas are safer and cleaner.

All types of car refrigerants work in a similar way, regulating the temperature as it cycles through gas and liquid states.

There are several car air filters in a vehicle, including one that filters contaminants in the engine, one that filters fuel, and a cabin filter that keeps dirt, dust, pollen and other particles from coming through your car’s air conditioning system and into your passenger compartment. All of these filters will become contaminated over time and lose effectiveness. When your car cabin air filter is clogged, air flow from your vents will be weak, unfiltered air will circulate in your car’s interior, and your AC’s motor may burn up as the AC works harder to move and cool the air. For specific recommendations on when to replace your cabin air filters, refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual or schedule an appointment at Driver’s Edge to have your AC system checked.

An online search will yield plenty of DIY tips, but there are good reasons to have an experienced automotive AC repair mechanics do the job:

  • Modern car air conditioning systems have become more complex with features such as computer-driven climate control functionality. At Driver’s Edge, we have the right tools and up-to-the-minute knowledge to properly evaluate all of the components in the system and make accurate diagnoses of any issues.
  • The handling and disposal of Freon must be done properly according to EPA rules. Freon is toxic and contact with it should be avoided.
  • Some warranties can be voided if you make DIY air conditioning repairs to your car. You’re not required to go to a dealership for AC repairs, however—your warranty will stay in effect if you bring your car to be serviced by the factory-trained mechanics at Driver’s Edge.
  • Some repairs require specialized tools that you aren’t likely to have. Using the wrong tool, or using it improperly, may make the problem worse.

Whether your AC isn’t blowing air that’s as cold as it should be or you want to be prepared for hot weather or a long road trip, Driver’s Edge has all of the auto AC services you need. Bring your car to Driver’s Edge for:

  • A performance test
  • An inspection of your compressor
  • A check for visible leaks in your AC system’s components
  • A check of your Freon pressure
  • A test of vent temperatures

For more information on our expert, comprehensive AC repair services, contact us online or call any of our Dallas-Ft. Worth area Driver’s Edge locations.

We’re always offering new ways to help you save on all types of automotive repair services! Check our coupons page for savings on AC repairs and more, then just print out your coupons or show them on your phone when you come in for service. You can also sign up below to have exclusive Driver’s Edge coupons and promotions delivered right to your email inbox. And, if you want to stay prepared for unexpected car repair expenses, apply for the Driver’s Edge Complete Tire & Auto Service credit card from CreditFirst National Association (CFNA), which may offer special financing and savings on our services.

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