Air Conditioning

Automotive Air Conditioning refers to the system within a vehicle that cools and dehumidifies the cabin air for passenger comfort.

Air Conditioning explained

Car Air Conditioning in vehicles is a system designed to cool the interior of the car, providing comfort to passengers in warm conditions.

It works by circulating refrigerant through a closed system, absorbing heat from the car's interior and releasing it outside. This system includes components like the compressor, condenser, evaporator, and various controls.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we specialize in maintaining and repairing these systems to ensure they function efficiently, providing optimal temperature control and air quality within your vehicle.

When or why do you need it?

Air Conditioning Service is necessary when you notice that your car's interior is not cooling as effectively as it should or if there are signs of reduced airflow, unusual noises, or bad odors coming from the AC vents.

Regular maintenance and timely repairs are crucial, especially before the hotter months of the year, to ensure the system operates at peak efficiency.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we provide comprehensive AC services, including inspections, refrigerant recharging, and repairs to components like compressors and evaporators, to keep your vehicle's air conditioning working smoothly for maximum comfort and safety.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch repairs backed by a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks or a phone call with our friendly team. Our new online booking system lets you schedule your visit at your convenience, eliminating the hassle of complicated scheduling processes.

Omaha’s Choice for Air Conditioning Services

Our technicians don't just tell you what's wrong, they'll show you. We'll never authorize without your approval. View your digital inspection, get text updates from our team, and even pay on your phone.

Placing transparency at the forefront of automotive care

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty for mechanical service

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

Is it necessary to run my car's AC during the winter months?

Running your vehicle's A/C during the winter months actually has several benefits. It helps maintain the system's lubrication, prevents refrigerant leaks due to inactivity, and helps defog the windows by removing moisture from the air inside the cabin.

What is the difference between an A/C recharge and A/C repair?

Low refrigerant is the most common car air conditioning issue and can be fixed with an A/C recharge service. However, other issues may arise over your car's lifetime, including problems with the compressor, condenser or cooling fans. Our expert technicians will do a thorough diagnosis of your car's A/C system to determine if your vehicle needs a recharge or a more complex repair, then help you get back on the road with cold blowing air!

Why does my car's A/C sometimes blow hot air?

Several factors can cause your vehicle's AC to blow hot air intermittently. Low refrigerant levels, a faulty compressor, a leak in the system, or a malfunctioning condenser could be potential culprits. Our expert technicians will diagnose the issue accurately and provide the necessary repairs to restore proper cooling.

How often should I have my vehicle's air conditioning system serviced?

Regular maintenance is essential for optimal performance. We recommend having your vehicle's AC system checked at least once a year. This ensures it functions efficiently, provides cool air, and prevents potential issues.

What is it like to have your car fixed or maintained at Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Book online or speak with our friendly staff

Use our handy online scheduling tool to instantly book an appointment at any of our locations today.

Or, give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call to find a time and plan that works for you.

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Drop-off, courtesy car or wait

Three flexible options while we service your vehicle, so your life doesn't come to a halt.

Worried about leaving your car and having nothing to drive? We have courtesy cars to ease your mind. We also offer pick-up and drop-off service if we run out of courtesy cars.

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One on one review

We can send your digital inspection to you via text or email so that you can see pictures and videos of your vehicle through the eyes of our mechanics.

We clearly communicate with you during your repairs and educate you on your options throughout the process. We will never sell you anything you don't need.

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We clean your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

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More than 400 customer-submitted 5-star reviews
"Top notch shop and staff, willing to go the extra mile and definitely have your best interests in mind. Would highly recommend trying their shops out."

Scott Hiatt

Service Center

"Awesome staff! Awesome service! Even avoided extra cost and saved me lots of $$$ thank you so much! Will definitely recommend you guys!"

Adam Walke

Service Center

"Best auto shop in Nebraska!!! Women- if you have auto shop anxiety for not being taken seriously or fear of overcharging, go here. These guys are the real deal. Professional, down to earth, and great prices."

Rochelle Landreth

Service Center

"For people that are anxious about getting their vehicles serviced, Gateway is the antidote. Clear and accurate information about what you need done and quality work at fair prices. Dealership level service, environment and professionalism. A ray of sunshine in an industry that can be cloudy."

Jeff Chase

Service Center