Is it Advisable To Repair A Bad Compressor?

The compressor is the power house of the Air conditioning unit in a car. It plays a crucial role by pumping refrigerant under pressure and constantly ensuring a constant supply of cool air within the interior of the car. A compressors can lose it’s ability to do it’s work due to wear and tear over a period of time. When this happens, there maybe suggestion to follow a cheaper route by repairing it. But is this a good idea?

Depending on the fault at hand. A malfunctioning compressor could be caused by circuit breaks or miswiring, this can be considered an external fault and can be repaired. But when the problem is from the compressor, suggestion may be made to put it apart and repair it. This is often an attractive approach since it’s far cheaper to follow this option than getting a new replacement.

The problem with this approach is that depending on who is fixing it and where, it always comes with a 50:50 chance of success. If unsuccessful will mean a waste of money. The best advise is to buy a new replacement and avoid unnecessary expenses.

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About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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