What is it?
The heating and air conditioning system (HVAC) controls your vehicle’s temperature and humidity levels. The air conditioning compressor is usually driven by your vehicle’s serpentine belt. Your vehicle’s heating system absorbs excess engine heat through a mixture of water and antifreeze called coolant. Hoses carry the coolant from the engine to the radiator, where heat is expelled outside. Heating system components include the heater fan, water pump, thermostat, heater hoses, and heater core. These components regulate the internal temperatures of the engine and vehicle.
How can I tell if my heating or AC needs service?
The most obvious sign you need service is when driving or riding in really hot or really cold weather becomes uncomfortable. There are smaller signs along the way including:
- The air does not blow at a constant temperature
- Noises when you turn your heat or air on
- Odors coming from the vent
- Unequal heating or cooling between driver and passenger
We’re here to help.
The best way to keep your compressor from failing is to have your A/C system serviced once a year including the addition of the right kind of lubricant for your system. Our technicians will perform a complete inspection of your system with a pressure test to compare to manufacturer’s specifications. And we’ll check component parts for leaks or damage. During a heating system service, our technicians will examine all working components to diagnosis and identify the problem. We want you to have an enjoyable ride!