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Mechanics see spike in car AC repairs

Local mechanic shops see a spike in vehicle air-conditioning repairs. Local mechanic shops see a spike in vehicle air-conditioning repairs.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

High temperatures remain in the 100s over the weekend. The last thing drivers want is a broken car air conditioner.

Fire rescue officials said the temperature in a car could reach 125 degrees within half an hour on a 95 degree day.

If your vehicle's air-conditioning is broken, it's recommended to take it to a car shop right away.

Joe Joseph of Performance Tire Service in Huntsville said he has received many calls this week for air-conditioning repairs alone.

Joseph said the work to fix a broken air-conditioning can be complicated so he advises a mechanic to look at it.

Repairs at his shop runs about $300 but could be as low as $1,500 or as low as $95, depending on the vehicle.

On very hot days, it may seem like a car air-conditioning is broken but it may just need more time to cool the air.

"When the heat is this hot, a lot of times people think their AC is not working properly and it is, but when the temperature gets 100 degrees plus, it takes it longer for your system to cool off," Joseph said.

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