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767 Reviews

Jamies Mobile Mechanics

Garage serving Manchester, 14 years of experience

I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...



145 Reviews

Mobile Mechanic

Garage serving Manchester, 20 years of experience

I have been in the motor trade for the last 20 years I have worked mainly in dealerships and have worked on a wide range of vehicles from cars to hgv I will be able to undertake most jobs at any location if ...



27 Reviews

First Stop Cars Ltd

Garage in Manchester, 13 years of experience

We have experience Mechanic and Body repairer worked in well-known cooperation as Stagecoach (Mechanic) and Bentley (Body-repairer and painter) for over 13 years. We have challenged many obstacles in our lif...


28th September 2022

PAUL, Manchester

Hyundai i30 • MOT with collection & delivery


21 Reviews

Gido Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Manchester, 14 years of experience

I have worked various organizations as motor vehicle Technician, Carrying out servicing, repairs and maintenance to high standards. • Inspecting vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagno...



171 Reviews

Hiq Ppm Autocare

Garage in Manchester, 35 years of experience

PPM Autocare LTD is a well established, well known car mechanic. At HiQ PPM Autocare LTD our aim is to provide a quality, professional and reliable service. We are situated in Manchester and we can provid...


22nd September 2022

SUZANNE, MANCHESTER

Citroen C3 • Full Service


9 Reviews

Carfix Manchester

Garage in Manchester, 10 years of experience

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our cu...


15th September 2022

DEREK, MANCHESTER

Ford Ka • MOT with collection & delivery


9 Reviews

Blue Star Automotive

Mobile mechanic in Manchester, 16 years of experience

Having 16 years of experience and going in servicing and repairing vehicles to the highest standards and achieving all targets on time leaving all customers satisficed. Specializing on Mercedes brand but not...



264 Reviews

Lm Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Manchester, 12 years of experience

I started off my career at a local independent garage where I stayed for 5 years. This was a VW, Audi specialist, which really gave me some in-depth knowledge on these vehicles. Following this I then went on...



79 Reviews

Collingham Autos Ltd

Garage in Manchester, 5 years of experience

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage 2 ramp garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester. We offer an exc...


23rd April 2022

NATHAN, Salford

Honda Civic • MOT with collection & delivery


8 Reviews

DS & SON LTD

Garage in Manchester, 9 years of experience

Since our inception DS & SON has strived to be the very best in independent roadside assistance for vehicles. We provide a range of breakdown recovery services to meet customer demands whatever situation the...



5 Reviews

Awan Auto Tec

Garage in Manchester, 5 years of experience

Awan Auto Tec is an experienced garage owned by Haider Malik who himself is a fully qualified mechanic and is IMI accredited. We offer a 2 ramp workshop and an MOT bay for class 4 vehicles. Full garage servi...



26 Reviews

RTJ Autos LTD

Garage in Manchester, 12 years of experience

At RTJ Autos we believe in giving you the very best quality of service at transparent competitive prices. Established in 2017 as a joint venture between Rick Marsden, Tom Gray and Jon Marsden. We’re a gr...



25 Reviews

L.P Autos

Garage in Manchester, 10 years of experience

I began my career in an independent garage in Denton, Manchester where I was for 3 years, before moving to National Tyres for 2 years. I gained main dealer experience with Ford in Trafford Park, Manchester ...



1 Reviews

Titan Global Solutions Limited T/A Titan Automotive

Garage in Manchester, 15 years of experience

We are passionate about cars and have restored and traded in classic and performance cars for over a decade. Over the years we have built up a network of specialists contacts and tradespeople in the indus...



48 Reviews

Chorlton Mot

Garage in Manchester, 15 years of experience

Chorlton MOT has been operating for 8 years and we recently moved our premises from Trafford to Chorlton. The business operates a 2 bay workshop and we are looking to expand that. We have 3 fully trained mec...


Want to learn more about Air Conditioning Compressor repairs in Manchester?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does an AC compressor do?

The compressor pumps and pressurises the AC refrigerant through the system past the system's evaporator which feeds the air into the cabin. The compressor is directly powered by the engine, off its serpentine belt.

What does an ac compressor replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the AC system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the AC system and the AC compressor.
  • Mechanic will check the pressure and electricity in the AC compressor.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the AC compressor.
  • Mechanic will remove the refrigerant.
  • Mechanic will take out the compressor and ancillaries (like the orifice tube and receiver dryer).
  • Mechanic will cleanse the AC system.
  • Mechanic will fit the new compressor and, if applicable, receiver dryer and orifice tube.
  • Mechanic will refill the system with refrigerant.
  • Mechanic will inspect the system for leaks and test the system to see if it works properly.

Can I replace my car AC compressor myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend an air conditioning compressor replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a bad AC Compressor?

  • When the air conditioning does not work.
  • When there is no cool air coming from the air vents when the system is turned on.
  • Poor fuel consumption.
  • When there is a ticking noise coming from the engine bay.
  • When there are patches of fluid on and around the AC unit.

How long does it take to replace an AC compressor in a car?

The time an air conditioning compressor replacement will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace the air conditioning compressor?

Seeing that the AC compressor is especially prone to wear over time it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What causes AC compressor failure?

The compressor comprises a variety of internal parts which, over time, can of course wear or fail. Sometimes the seals of the compressor can fail, in other cases pistons, valves, bearings or the AC's clutch might need replacing.

Can I drive my car with a bad AC compressor?

This depends on a number of factors, including on the type AC compressor fitted to your vehicle. Generally if your air conditioning compressor's pulley is broken then the belt will likely not be able to move freely which in turn can affect other items driven off the belt and in turn the engine. It is recommended to always check with a professional mechanic if it is identified that the AC compressor is bad.

Is it worth replacing compressor on AC unit?

If you're unsure whether your AC compressor needs replacing we would recommend to book a diagnostic with a professional mechanic. The mechanic can check and advise on next steps.

How can you tell if your car AC compressor is bad?

Typical symptoms that could mean the AC compressor is bad could include:

  • AC does not deliver cold air from vents
  • Clicking sound from the engine compartment
  • AC does not switch on

 How does an AC compressor work?

The compressor is the heart of the air conditioning system, helping circulate refrigerant through the system. The compressor pumps the refrigerant through the condenser, where it is cooled, and then through the evaporator, where it absorbs heat from the interior of the vehicle.

 Should I replace the AC compressor or the whole unit?

You don't necessarily need to replace the whole AC unit - a faulty AC compressor can be replaced independently of the AC system. However, it's good to check what the mechanic recommends as sometimes if the unit is older than 10 years it can cause further problems. Sometimes the faulty AC compressor can also impact other components of the AC unit.

Can an AC compressor be repaired?

Yes, an AC compressor can be repaired and is usually a specialist job. However, depending on the severity of the damage, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire unit.

How long does an AC compressor last?

Typically, you can expect the AC compressor to last 10-15 years or even the entire lifetime of the car depending on how well you maintain it. It's important to ensure not to overuse, underuse the Air Conditioning system along with routine service and maintenance for a problem-free AC unit.

What happens if you don't replace the AC compressor?

A broken AC compressor should generally not cause any problems with the operation of the vehicle. Keep in mind that as long as the compressor pulley is rotating smoothly, without any noise, it shouldn't affect belt tension or operation of the other belt-driven accessories. It is best to consult with a qualified mechanic what the consequences are for your vehicle type as it can differ from model to model.

 What is the difference between a condenser and a compressor?

A compressor is a device that increases the pressure of a gas or the refrigerant which absorbs the heat and cools the air. The condenser then rapidly cools the compressed gas and is condensed to a liquid state.

Is a faulty ac compressor an MOT failure?

No, a faulty ac compressor would normally not result in your car failing its MOT. The AC compressor is a vital component of the air conditioning system in a car but it is not regarded as safety-critical so it is not checked during an MOT.

Can Manchester garages offer home collection and delivery for air conditioning compressor repair?

Yes, many garages in Manchester are able to offer collection and delivery for an air conditioning compressor repair. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a air conditioning compressor repair in Manchester.

Can Manchester mobile mechanics do air conditioning compressor repair at my home or office?

Yes, Manchester mobile mechanics can do an air conditioning compressor repair at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Air Conditioning Compressor repair cost in Manchester?

The average cost of a Air Conditioning Compressor repair in Manchester is on average between £46 and £88. Ultimately the cost for a Air Conditioning Compressor repair in Manchester depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Manchester. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include AC drive belt/s. We have quotes for the top 16 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

BMW

£46 £49 - £117 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£44 £64 - £98 Get exact price

Chrysler

£31 £47 - £47 Get exact price

Fiat

£41 £77 - £77 Get exact price

Ford

£87 £110 - £169 Get exact price

Hyundai

£92 £99 - £188 Get exact price

Kia

£145 £70 - £325 Get exact price

Mazda

£48 £58 - £117 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£48 £52 - £96 Get exact price

Nissan

£48 £60 - £115 Get exact price

Smart

£36 £59 - £80 Get exact price

Subaru

£115 £156 - £156 Get exact price

Suzuki

£77 £79 - £167 Get exact price

Toyota

£70 £80 - £151 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£99 £161 - £161 Get exact price

Volvo

£74 £64 - £169 Get exact price

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an air conditioning compressor repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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