Well my car's air conditioner totally went out this weekend. It was blowing hell in my face. The heat index was up to 105, and I was sweating like a man. I took my precious car to get the AC serviced at coolant added to find out that my compressor is "weak." They of course can't tell you when it will go out - but they said it may cost anywhere from $900 - $1700 bucks to fix. Laughing out Loud! We will run her until that day comes....then she will have to be replaced. I can't fathom paying almost the value of my car just to have AC. However, in Alabama....AC is a basic necessity.