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847-298-4372 | 2100 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, 60018

Air Conditioning Repair For Cars and Trucks

Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair

If your car's air conditioning system is not keeping you cool don't let the hot weather make you miserable. Get back to cruising in comfort. Bring your car or truck by Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair in Des Plaines and we'll get your AC working again. Call now at 847-298-4372 or stop by the shop at 2100 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL, 60018

Five Signs Your Car AC Needs To Be Serviced?

  • Your car air conditioning blows only slightly cooler than the outside air.
  • Your car's air conditioner blows air that smells like mildew and mold.
  • Your A/C only works while driving.
  • You have low airflow even at the highest fan setting.
  • Water condensing or dripping on your foot while driving.

Don't wait! If your car's A/C is working at reduced efficiency, it's worth a visit to Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair. Taking care of regular maintenance now can help you avoid more expensive AC repair costs down the road. Sometimes fixing a broken air conditioner is as simple and cost effective as adding new coolant.

Most truck and car air conditioning systems break eventually with usage. Hoses that feed the AC unit may crack, clog or drip if not serviced. Let us service your car or truck and keep your cooling system performing at its peak. Call us at 847-298-4372 to learn more about how we can get your air conditioning running again!

Common Automotive AC Repair Services

Recharging Your Car's AC
Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair in Des Plaines for Recharging Your Freon Fast

In some instances when your car's air conditioning (AC) begins to lose its cooling power or fails to blow cool air, it may be time for a simple freon recharge. Recharging your freon is often a fast and inexpensive repair that can help you beat the summer heat. But leaking freon may be caused by a cracked hose or seal. It is often an indicator that a more significant repair is needed.

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Repair Your Car's AC Compressor
Let Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair Repair Your Car's AC Compressor

The cool air in your car is produced primarily by the compressor. The four main functions that your vehicle's compressor carries out include pressurizing the refrigerant to cool cabin air, monitoring and controlling temperature output, sensing temperature changes inside and outside the vehicle, and moving air to your car's AC condenser.

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Repair Your Car's AC Condenser
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Your vehicle's A/C condenser is usually located in the front of the radiator. When your AC compressor is pressurizing the refrigerant flows to the condenser to reduce the temperature and pressure. The condenser is a vital component in keeping your car's cabin temperature cool. It moves the cooled liquid refrigerant to the receiver/dryer or accumulator.

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Repair Your Car's AC Evaporator
Repair or Replace Your Car's AC Evaporator at Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair in Des Plaines

Located just behind the dashboard, your car evaporator is in charge of cooling air and removing moisture before it is blown into the cabin of your car or truck.

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Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube
Replace Your Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube at Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair

The Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube monitors the amount of pressure and temperature of your A/C system to calculate the precise amount of refrigerant that can safely go into the evaporator. Uneven pressure can allow unwanted moisture to accumulate in a car or truck's AC system.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

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We were in town to vend at a show in the Rosemont Convention Center when our transmission started to have problems. We asked around and ended up at Pat & Chuck's Auto Repair. The guys there are THE BEST! They managed to work on our car on short notice, replace the transmission and even replaced a couple of supports that we weren't aware needed replacing. (They kept the broken parts to show us.) They even checked over the rest of the car to make sure everything was in good running order and that we'd be able to make it home pulling our trailer without any further problems. We fully expected to pay a "Big City" price for the work that they did -- and we were pleasantly surprised when the bill was significantly less than we'd anticipated. There were no surprises, no add-ons and the final expense was just what they'd told us it would be. We'd go back there in a heartbeat and it's a shame that they're so far away from where we live! Chuck and Rod were friendly!

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I am always pleased with the work that I have had done at Pat & Chuck's, especially the most recent repair. I had been using another shop for convenience reasons, and had been told I needed my transmission rebuilt or replaced. Pat & Chuck"s could have just went ahead and did just that, but didn't; they diagnosed the correct issue, and fixed it, saving me approximately 1700 dollars.

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