Car AC Service Cost Ranges Based On The Problem
An air conditioner or AC is a necessary feature on a vehicle as it ensures comfort while driving. What most car owners do is to conduct AC service only when it can’t cool down the temperature. Contrary to that, however, to have the AC works properly, you need to regularly service it.
This periodic maintenance is useful to ensure several components in the AC, such as the compressor, evaporator, expansion valve, condenser, and receiver drier can be more durable and last longer. If any of these components has a problem, the AC will not work optimally.
One of the most important AC components is a compressor. Hence, it’s essential to always check the lubricant. Signs that the AC compressor is starting to have a problem is when it makes a strange noise. Replacement of this component will cost a lot of money.
As a car owner, you may be wondering, if the car AC has a problem, how much is the estimated cost to have it serviced? Each treatment of course varies, depending on the cause of the problem. Here we provide some estimates of service costs that must be incurred when a problem occurs to your favorite car.
AC Not Blowing Cold Air
AC stops blowing cold air due to a lack of freon, hence you can fill in freon to deal with this problem. Generally, freon content services cost around Rp 200,000, however, if there are other problems then service must be carried out to find the source of the problem.
For Japanese cars, AC service ranges from Ro 300,000 - Ro 400,000 depending on the type of the problem. As for European cars, AC service fees are more expensive, ranging from 1,2 million rupiahs to 4 million rupiahs to 4 million rupiahs.
The Blower Won’t Start When The AC Is On
When the AC is turned on but the blower won’t start working, it means there’s a problem with the blower. Usually, the service will focus on checking fuses, relays, resistors, motors, or blower switches. For fuse, the cost ranges from 2 million rupiahs to 5 million rupiahs per item, relays range from Rp 15,000 - Rp 25,000. Resistors range from Rp 100,000 - Rp 300,000 depending on the brand used.
If the problem is with the blower motor, the price will vary depending on the type of car. In general, the price for motorbikes ranges from Rp 300,000 - Rp 750,000. The last one is a switch/blower switch which can cost from Rp 300,000 - Rp 500,000. This price doesn’t include service fees, which can be somewhere around Rp 300,000 - Rp 400,000.
Condenser Fan Turns Off
A condenser fan is necessary for dissipating heat and reducing freon pressure. Turning off the condenser fan can also cause problems with car air conditioning. For replacement of this component, the price ranges from Rp 150,000 - Rp 350,000 depending on the type of car and the brand of condenser fan used.
Lack of freon in car AC will result in the inability of the AC to cool down the temperature. This condition will greatly affect the comfort of driving, especially when the outside temperature is high. Freon replacement costs around Rp 200,000, including checking and filling services
AC Stops Working
Car AC that suddenly stops working will be a big hassle, especially when traveling long distances. If you experience something like this, you have to do a thorough car service to find out the root cause of this problem.
The cause can come from the compressor, v belt, or small components such as fuses, relays, or blower motors. The estimated cost for AC service can range from 1 million rupiahs to 3 million rupiahs depending on the cause.
Bad Smell of AC
An unpleasant smell of AC often makes your driving experience uneasy. Several things can be carried out, such as checking for leaks in the engine or checking if the cabin is dirty. However, if you still can’t solve the problem, it is strongly recommended to get your car AC serviced.
Estimated service costs for AC that emit unpleasant odor ranges from Rp 200,000 - Rp 400,000
Periodic AC Maintenance
To avoid any problems with your car AC, periodic maintenance needs to be carried out. In general, two types of service are performed during periodic maintenance.
The first is basic service when the car is 1 year old or its mileage has reached 10,000 km - 20,000 km. However, if you live in a densely populated area and have a high level of pollution, you should do regular maintenance when the car has reached a distance of 10,000 km even though it is not yet 1 year old.
In this basic service, the inspection will revolve around checking, cleaning, and changing the compressor oil. Besides, the cabin filter and receiver dryer must also be replaced because these two components are used only once.
The second periodic maintenance is an advanced service which must be done once every 2 years. The checks performed at this stage are more complex than basic services. Starting from the maintenance of the condenser, evaporator, and compressor.
In addition, a more detailed examination was also carried out on the other components such as the expansion valve, receiver dryer, and cabin filter components. If necessary, the component replacement will be carried out so that AC performance remains optimal.
During this new normal period, Wuling Family can take advantage of the Wuling home service and online service features that are accessible directly through the My Wuling+ application. Simply download it via your smartphone, and you can use it to immediately schedule periodic AC maintenance service.
Remember, better to have your AC checked regularly before any problems arise and cause you a hassle, right?