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203-426-7145 | 3 Commerce Rd, Newtown, 06470

Air Conditioning Repair For Cars and Trucks


Restoring Comfort with Newtown Car Care Center in Newtown

If your car's air conditioning system isn't keeping you cool in the scorching weather, there's no need to endure discomfort. Come over to Newtown Car Care Center in Newtown, where we'll swiftly restore your AC's performance. Reach out to us now at 203-426-7145 or drop by our shop at 3 Commerce Rd, Newtown, CT.


Five Indicators Your Car's AC Needs Attention

  • Your car's AC blows air only slightly cooler than the outside temperature.
  • Unpleasant mildew and mold odors emanate from your AC vents.
  • The AC functions only while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Even at the highest fan setting, there's weak airflow.
  • Water condenses or drips onto your foot while driving.

Don't delay! If your car's AC isn't operating at peak efficiency, a visit to Newtown Car Care Center is a wise move. Routine maintenance now can help you avoid more costly auto AC repairs later. Sometimes, resolving a malfunctioning air conditioner is as simple and cost-effective as replenishing the coolant.


Ensuring Optimal Performance for Your Vehicle's Cooling System

Most car and truck air conditioning systems eventually require attention due to wear and tear. Hoses supplying the AC unit can crack, clog, or develop leaks if neglected. Let us service your car or truck to keep your cooling system operating at its best. Dial 203-426-7145 to learn more about how we can restore your air conditioning.


Common Automotive AC Repair Services


Recharging Your Car's AC
When your car's air conditioning (AC) loses cooling power or fails to deliver cool air, a freon recharge may be in order. Recharging your freon is often a fast and cost-effective repair that can help you beat the summer heat. However, a freon leak could be due to a cracked hose or seal, indicating a more substantial repair may be necessary.

Repair Your Car's AC Compressor
The cool air in your car primarily comes from the compressor. Your vehicle's compressor performs four essential functions: pressurizing the refrigerant to cool cabin air, regulating temperature output, sensing temperature changes inside and outside the vehicle, and directing air to your car's AC condenser.

Repair Your Car's AC Condenser
Typically located in front of the radiator, your vehicle's A/C condenser plays a crucial role. When your AC compressor pressurizes the refrigerant, it flows to the condenser, reducing temperature and pressure. The condenser is vital for maintaining a comfortable cabin temperature by transferring cooled liquid refrigerant to the receiver/dryer or accumulator.

Repair Your Car's AC Evaporator
The evaporator, a crucial component tucked just behind the dashboard, plays a vital role in your car's air conditioning system. By efficiently cooling and dehumidifying the air before it circulates throughout the vehicle's cabin, the evaporator ensures a comfortable and refreshing interior climate, especially during warmer seasons.

Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube
The Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube monitors A/C system pressure and temperature, determining the precise refrigerant amount that can safely enter the evaporator. Imbalanced pressure can lead to unwanted moisture buildup in your car or truck's AC system.


Freon Recharging FAQs


How often should Freon be changed?
Never, at least not in the way you think of your oil being changed. Your car's AC system is a sealed unit. No new Freon needs to be added unless there's a refrigerant leak. Over time as your vehicle ages small cracks may form in your AC system parts such as the compressor, condenser, evaporator, receiver-dryer, expansion tube and connecting hoses allowing Freon to escape. If this occurs, you need to replace the failing part and have your Freon recharged.

How long should a Freon recharge last?
If your car's AC system was recently repaired and required a Freon recharge it should not need to be replaced again. Your AC system is a closed or sealed system that does not allow Freon to escape. Freon is not like gasoline; it does not get depleted. If Freon is escaping after your car's AC system has been repaired, then additional work may need to be done to find the leak.

How many cans of Freon does a car take?
Don't guesstimate your car's refrigerant needs! Most use 28-32 ounces (2-3 12oz cans), but larger vehicles and rear A/C can be different. Check your manual for the exact amount to avoid overfilling.

Can I leave my car running when adding Freon?
It is advised to have your engine running while recharging your car's A/C system. This is essential as the A/C compressor, powered by the engine, must be active to facilitate proper refrigerant circulation and ensure an effective recharge.

Why is my car blowing hot air after adding Freon?
A refrigerant leak can lead to a loss of pressure in the AC system, resulting in a failure to produce cold air. This is frequently the primary reason a recharge may prove ineffective. It is crucial to inspect the system for leaks and address any issues before proceeding with a recharge.

Schedule your auto AC repair appointment with Newtown Car Care Center today! Our expert technicians are equipped to swiftly diagnose and resolve all your air conditioning issues.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

First of all I'd recommend everyone get their cars fixed and worked on at Newtown Car Care! The front desk girl Stacy was amazing and got me an appointment last minute before Thanksgiving to avoid my car being damaged anymore! The work they did was terrific and very fast. The people are very friendly and knowledgeable and are willing to answer any questions and actually care about helping you and the price of the work they did was substantially cheaper than every other place I called. I paid exactly what they estimated the job to cost not a penny more. So thank you everyone at Newtown Car Care for making this such a great experience and proving there are still some real great places to get your car work done!!!!

, 11/21/2023

Newtown Car Care Center knows how to put the emphasis on "care"! My daughter was traveling from MA to PA on I-84 near Danbury, and was suddenly stricken with a flat on one of her rear tires. Luckily for her, when the tire pressure warning light lit up on her dashboard, she pulled off at the nearest exit, which also happened to be the exit for Newtown Car Care Center. In the middle of a busy Friday afternoon of scheduled appointments, Kelly and Carl at Newtown Car Care Center came to the rescue! Within an hour, Carl was able to find the road debris puncture, patch up the tire, and get her safely back on her way! If you live in the Danbury/Newtown area, rest assured that Newtown Car Care Center knows how to care for both cars and customers!

, 10/20/2023

Can't say enough good things about this place! We were traveling thru from DC to Maine and experienced car trouble. A quick phone call to see if they could look at the car revealed that they were already very busy but offered a diagnostic. Every single person we encountered from Kelly to Gary was friendly and helpful. They took time when they didn't have to and went out of their way to find us a place that could help. We are so grateful and wish this amazing business continued success!

, 07/26/2023

When my son called me to tell me he had a hole in his tire and couldn't make it home I was very concerned. Luckily he was just across the street from Newtown Car Care!! They could not have been more helpful!!! They got the tire ordered and we had it installed the next day. Special shout out to Johnny who overheard me talking to the woman at the counter and offered to go over to where the car was and put the spare on for us. He went above and beyond! They definitely gained our business for all of our car needs!

, 05/02/2023

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Went for an emissions test and didn't pass, Johnny immediately knew the reason for a fail. I replaced the battery and didn't drive enough miles to have it tested. He suggested I drive 50-60 miles and return. I did and it passed. Thank you Johnny!!!!

, 01/04/2022

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We called Newtown Car Care Center on the off-chance that we could get contactless emissions testing because of the omicron surge, The employees here were so pleasant and helpful to work with and immediately accommodated our request. In fact, they even went further than we asked and told us that they had wiped down the inside of the car after performing the test. We were very pleased with their courtesy, and highly recommend this shop. Thanks to everyone with whom we dealt.

, 01/13/2022
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