This is the wrong summer for a broken a/c
October 2, 2012 8:06 PM Subscribe
How much (roughly) is it going to cost to fix my car's air conditioner?
I am driving a 2009 Honda Fit, and the a/c is acting weird. It blows cool air, but not cold air, and seems to work better when it's not too hot out (it's been around 100 lately though, so that's hard to test). It might work better when I'm driving on city streets than the freeway (so, slower), but I'm not sure.
Any idea what's wrong? Any idea how much it would cost, and whether it's a relatively quick fix - say within a day - or might take longer?
I'd like to have some idea of what I'm in for before I take it in. But, if there's no way to predict what is going on, it would be helpful to know that as well. I'm in Los Angeles, CA, and I have a mechanic who I more-or-less trust.
I saw this question about an older Honda that had a similar-ish problem. But, I am unsure if it is relevant since the car in that question is so much older. Also, if it is the compressor belt - as suggested in that question - what would that cost, roughly?