Trust Your Car to the A/C Repair Experts in St Augustine!
On a hot summer day you are uncomfortably shifting in your seat, after a cold winter you finally go to turn that a/c knob that has been long neglected, only to find warm air blasting out of your heater vents!?. That’s when you turn to Feldman Auto Repair – we are your one stop shop for all of your automotive a/c service and repair needs.
Did you know A/C systems on average lose 5% of its original efficiency annually. This means that with out proper service your vehicles a/c system may not be functioning as well as other older models that were regularly serviced. The good news is that most of that lost efficiency can be recovered!.
Call and schedule an appointment with Gary our owner and master technician, we specialize in all aspects of AC repair, from modern computerized components to environmental disposal concerns.
The following is a brief description of some of the basic components that are included in an A/C system:
The compressor is a belt-driven device that derives its name from compressing refrigerant gas and transferring it into the condenser. While basically acting as a simple pump, the compressor is the core of your vehicle’s air conditioning system.
The condenser’s primary function is to cool the refrigerant. It is a heat dissipating apparatus that radiates heat released by compressed gases and condenses them into high pressure liquids. The location of your condenser depends on how new your car is, but typically it’s found at the front of the vehicle, directly in front of the engine cooling radiator.
The receiver is a metal container that serves as a storage receptacle for the refrigerant. It’s also referred to as a drier because it absorbs moisture from the refrigerant and filters out particles of debris and harmful acids that would otherwise harm your AC system. Commonly located on the liquid line of the AC system, you should change your drier every 3-4 years to insure quality filtration and prevent any damage caused by these detrimental chemicals.
Orifice tube/expansion valve:
The orifice tube (also known as the expansion valve) is a controlling mechanism that regulates the flow of refrigerant throughout the system. In addition to this, it also converts high pressure liquid refrigerant (from the condenser) into a low pressure liquid, so that it can enter the evaporator. Generally located at the evaporator inlet, the orifice tube could also be found between the condenser and the evaporator, or in the outlet of the condenser.
The evaporator is designed to remove heat from the inside of your vehicle; therefore it’s a heat exchanger that’s vital to your vehicle’s AC system (not to mention your comfort). The evaporator allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, causing it to boil and change into a vapor. When this occurs, the vapor is removed from the evaporator by the compressor, cooling your car and reducing humidity. Because the evaporator houses the most refrigerant in this heat transfer process, it is the most susceptible to corrosion by harmful acids. Usually this damages the evaporator beyond repair, which is why it’s imperative you see us to prevent this from happening.
With All the Automotive Repair Shops in the St Augustine Area, Why Choose Feldman Auto Repair?
An honest upfront price and customer satisfaction separate us from other mechanics in the Saint Johns County area. We work with every customer to get the job done on time, and within your busy schedule.
Those are just a few reasons customers keep returning to our shop. They trust us, and know they are getting a fair price and the job done right the first time!
Contact us today at Feldman Auto Repair in St Augustine at (904) 217-0865
Our AC went out on the way to Vacation. Feldman was able to check it out and repair it the next day. They also caught our belt being cracked and replaced that. The price was reasonable. Vacation saved.
ABS Brake Service warning light had me scrambling the day before a planned long road trip. A friend recommended Feldman Auto. They were able to fit me in immediately, diagnosing and repairing the issue that day. Both the service provided and work performed were exceptional. Years of using my car’s dealership service department exclusively are at an end. It’s Feldman Auto going forward for me. I highly recommend Feldman Auto. You won’t be disappointed.
Quality service, reasonable pricing, and a friendly staff. I went to them exclusively when I lived in St. Augustine, and I still have my vehicles serviced here whenever I come to town now that I live in Asheville. They’re very good at what they do.
Very Quick accurate diagnostic. Over delivered on what I expected with the things they checked and brought to my attention. I feel these guys are fair priced, honest and are interested in return business. I would trust my wife taking a car here and getting a fair assessment. I’m very satisfied.
Wow, what a find! An auto service so professional and efficient. My wife's Jaguar is her pride and joy, and now we have a fair pricing & knowledgeable & friendly auto service garage in the neighborhood. No more traveling to a distant dealer for service . Feldman Auto Repair makes us very happy. M&J Matthews
I moved to St Augustine and struggled for 10 yrs to find a good mechanic who didn't rip me off. These guys treat your car like it's their own and are super nice and honest. Don't go anywhere else in St Aug (including dealerships) if you need a mechanic!
I can’t say enough how honest and fair they are with repairs! Each time I’ve taken my car to the dealer for a diagnostic I’ve received astronomically high quotes for repair. Then I come here, get the same diagnosis but for a lesser quote and it’s always fixed quickly. They are fantastic.
Mike and his team are the best! My vehicle had a check engine light on, my heater was stuck on, not a good thing in FL. They quickly diagnosed the problems, communicated my options, and completed the work. Honest, reliable and fair pricing. I will use Feldman’s for all my future auto repairs!
Fast service, fair prices and super friendly. Took our family car in for a diagnosis, and had not only the diagnosis but also the repair done in the same day! They recommended a few other things that would need to be done in the near future, but weren't pushy, like most other shops I have been to. Would definitely recommend.
Mike and the entire team at Feldman Auto Repair are the best! They are knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, and fast - everything you hope to find, but so often can’t, when you have an auto emergency. I would give them more than 5 stars if I could. I highly recommend them for all of your auto repair needs!
Mike and his crew are some of the nicest people around. They are quick and thorough with their inspections on the vehicles. They are prompt in getting the information back to the client so they can make a decision. The knowledge of the techs is Top shelf. I take all of my vehicles to Mike's shop and will continue to. Best in the business!!!
First our ac didn't blow out cold, it was fixed that day at a fair price. Today our abs light was on, it was corrected right away at a great price. Now our battery light came on, they diagnosed on the spot, then repaired our defective alternator. The wait might be all day , but the end result is worth it. We have found our new mechanic, honest and fair. They also fixed our A/C taking our whole dashboard out, fixing the unit in less time then quoted and also cleaned the inside of our car. I have never had a better more honest mechanic then Feldman Auto Repair
These guys live up to the 5 stars. Had a problem with my O2 sensors in my exhaust. This was my first time there as I'm new to the area. They were very up front about everything. Showed me the computer scanner readout that pinpointed the problem and talked to me about resolutions. Ran into some complications, so they took my car over to a trusted muffler place of theirs. They drove it over and back for me! Felt like a VIP. Above and beyond service. My car has a new auto home for service. It's Feldman.
I've been bringing my 3 vehicles to Feldman Auto for a couple of years. I have found them to be honest, reliable and fairly priced. The vehicle is done when they say and they make sure that I'm completely satisfied. I highly recommend them.
These are your guys...we were traveling north and had major electrical issues on our 2004 Toyota truck. They got us in and out in less than 3 hours with an amazingly fair price. We sat in their office with our dog waiting and saw how fair and honest they spoke with everyone that came in and to each other. It’s a shop, not a fancy hangout, but the work’s right and fair!
I went to Firestone and they told me I needed new front brake pads and rear cylinders and that it would cost 850. I called Feldman and they said the same work would only cost 500. So I dropped my car off and when I came back the next day it turns out Firestone was wrong (probably lied) and my rear cylinders were fine, just needed front brakes. So Feldman was honest and it ended up only costing me 315.
WOW, is all I really need to say. Totally impressed and now have a regular mechanic. I called and got estimate for my brakes as I had serious problems. Gave me an estimate over the phone instantly. I took my car in the next day at 8 a.m and dropped it off. Came back around 9 a.m to wait on it. I went to the waiting room and was informed my car was completed and ready. 1 hour for a brake job and the estimate was pretty much dead on, due to taxes etc. By all means, use this garage! I will be going back for all my repairs!