A/C and Heating Repair
When temperatures rise, there’s nothing more refreshing than getting into a cool, air-conditioned car. However, auto A/C and heating systems can wear over time with use, turning cold air into hot air. Jensen Tire & Auto can perform routine auto A/C maintenance and heating system repairs, which will keep your car comfortable for you and your passengers.
What auto A/C and heating system does: Auto heating and A/C systems function to keep your car cabin warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The auto A/C system also offers a double function of working your defrost in the winter. Heating systems are comprised of a heater core (which acts like a little radiator behind the dash), fan, and hoses, which draw the heat from the engine to the core. Auto A/C systems operate similarly, by delivering coolant to the fan to blow cold air into the cabin.
Why auto A/C & heating system repair service is important: Heating and A/C systems can wear out over time with use. Hoses can easily stop up and leak if not serviced, leading to poor efficiency or a lack of cooling and heating. Correct routine maintenance can keep your automobile comfortable for you and your passengers.
The best ways to tell if your heating and A/C systems are having problems:
- If your A/C blows just a little cooler than the air outside
- Air that blows in smells moist, musty or like mildew
- Your cabin does not heat up in cold weather or is mildly warmer than outside temps
- The defroster takes longer than normal to function, blows in filthy air, or doesn’t operate
- Your heater or A/C only operates when driving, not when idling or stops blowing when the vehicle isn’t moving
- Your heating unit blows chilly air or the air conditioning blows warm
- Your vents do not put out much air at the highest setting
An in-depth inspection of heating and A/C systems includes:
- Checking the interior and blower
- Checking radiator coolant level, hoses, pressure cap and thermostat
- Screening the compressor belt
- Examining for cracks or additional damages
- A cooling system pressure examination
- Contrasting the air conditioning pressure to specifications
- Examining the air conditioning system for refrigerant leaks
- Checking the interior vent air temperature
Contact Jensen Tire & Auto today to schedule an appointment for automotive A/C maintenance and heating system repairs.
- We do only the work you authorize
- Free written service estimates
- Warranties in writing
- Quality replacement parts
- Leading-edge diagnostics
Auto Repair FAQ
What service warranties do you offer?
We at Jensen Tire & Auto are proud to offer one of the best service warranties in the industry. Our minimum warranty for any auto repair is 90 days or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first. Visit our warranties page for more information.
Should I use synthetic oil?
Some manufacturers recommend using synthetic oil in their vehicles. Be sure to check your owner’s manual to determine if is recommended for your vehicle before getting your oil changed.
Why change transmission fluid?
Transmission fluid is an internal lubricant just like engine motor oil. During certain driving conditions and mileage intervals, transmission fluid, because of wear and age, can break down and become contaminated. This may result in costly transmission repairs and possibly the need for replacement. As a general rule the transmission fluid and, in some instances, the transmission filter should be replaced at 25,000-mile intervals. You should always consult your vehicle's Owner's Manual for recommended service intervals before scheduling any transmission services.
When should my belts be changed?
You should begin checking your vehicle's belts at 20,000 miles. Things to look for include cracks, splits, glazing, peeling, greasy buildup, and splitting or missing sections. It you notice any of these conditions you should arrange to have all of your vehicle's belts simultaneously changed out. If a serpentine belt breaks, many other components including your vehicle's alternator, water pump, power steering, etc., will not function, resulting in further damage and costly auto repairs.