Am I biased? YES! Why? Because these guys are simply the best. I have been a customer of Ron's and Advanced Auto for years. I can count on good, consistent, knowledgeable and friendly service. And totally reasonable rates. They know me, they know my car, they know their business. And when I sometimes mess up my schedule and need something done "yesterday", they really try to do their best to accommodate me. I won't go anywhere else.

— Larry C.




Auto A/C and Heating Diagnostics & Repair Services

Summer in the Santa Cruz region can get hot! If the breeze from those open windows just isn’t cooling you down enough, then come by our repair shop located at 1025 Water St., Santa Cruz CA 95062 to get an expert opinion on what we can do to repair your auto A/C or heating problems. We offer affordable prices, expert advice and trustworthy services. Give us call to request an appointment  (831) 466-3123, so we can help you get back to driving in comfort again.

Advanced Auto Santa Cruz offers air conditioning & heating system repair. 

We can handle anything from a simple A/C recharge to a complete overhaul of your system, even including evaporator and heater core replacements. Our experienced ASE-Certified auto technicians will pinpoint the problem accurately and fix it correctly. A/C repairs can be one of the most costly repairs on your car, so maintaining your air conditioning system is very important and can make the difference between having A/C that lasts for the life of your vehicle or having to pay an expensive A/C restoration bill.

Air Conditioning Maintenance and Servicing

It is a known fact that without regular maintenance an air conditioner loses about 5% of its original efficiency each year. This means that without preventative maintenance, your air conditioning unit may be performing with a level of inefficiency comparable to a car model much older than yours!

Your vehicle owner’s manuals usually have no recommended service interval for the automotive air conditioning system. Your A/C system can sometimes have leakage issues and as refrigerant leaks out over time, so does the lubricating oil. This subtle issue not only contributes to a lower level of functionality, it can also damage the A/C unit permanently. Car refrigerant system R134a is a type that is more susceptible to problems and should be serviced annually to avoid potential large repair bills.

Having the proper air conditioning repair and service is crucial for the longevity and performance of your system. An A/C system can have issues if it is undercharged or overcharged. Undercharged air conditioning systems cause harm to the compressor by depriving the compressor of much needed lubrication. Overcharging causes too much pressure resulting in damage to electronics as well as unwanted heat. There are five major components that make up your vehicle’s A/C & heating system:  

  • Compressor

  • Condenser

  • Receiver (Drier)

  • Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve

  • Evaporator

Knowledge of specialized air conditioning repair equipment is necessary to service and repair automobile air conditioning effectively. Electrical knowledge is also a must in A/C diagnosis and repair. Your AC system integrates mechanical, electrical, and gaseous systems; damage to any of these three systems may cause your system to malfunction. We have the proper training, knowledge and experience to service and fix your vehicles air conditioning system.

Schedule an appointment today with one of our ASE Certified professionals. We have made it our business to understand all aspects of A/C repair, from modern computerized components to environmental disposal concerns. Today’s A/C systems are fairly complex and we stay up to date with all the new improvements that come out on the market each year. That’s why you should to turn to Advanced Auto for maintenance and repair of your air conditioning system.

Advanced Autos Air Conditioning Services include:  

  • Cooling systems repair  

  • Condenser and evaporator installation

  • Dash control unit repair  

  • Vent repair

  • Fan clutch repair   

  • Full hose rebuilding, repair, or replacement

  • Leaking heater core repair  

  • Automatic climate control repair

  • Electric blend door motor repair

  • Programmer repair   

  • Expansion valve orifice tube repair  

  • Receiver dryer repair       

Advanced Auto’s Heating Repair

Your vehicle’s climate control system includes warm air as well as cold air. We have the experience and the tools to get the job done right the first time:

  • Heating hose repair

  • Heating and defroster repair

  • Heating control valve repair