The mechanic told me the noises when my car's engine is turned on is due
to the noisy air con compressor & recommend changing it for $700.
Currently the aircon is still cool. If it's not being changed what's the
implication besides the noise?
a) does it consume more gasoline/petrol?
b) does it cause any wear & tear to other components of the car?
I've come across our house / bedroom's compressor being too noisy &
ultimately it was beyond repair & entire compressor had to be replaced
ie can't replace just a sub component of the compressor. Is this the
same case with cars' aircon compressor?
d) As it's getting pretty noisy, is this a sign it's going to break down
e) Just to get a gauge of how accurate is the mechanic's diagnosis,
is it common for a 6 year old car to start getting noisy compressor
issue? I can always get a 2nd opinion from a local mechanic but
it's probably at a fee