The best way to minimize breakdowns in the middle of the heat season is doing routine maintenance
Heating and A/C systems operate to keep your vehicle cabin warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The A/C system additionally serves a dual function of operating your defrost in the winter season.
Heating systems are comprised of a heating system core that acts like a small radiator behind the dash, fan, and hoses that run the heat from the engine to the core. Air conditioning systems work similarly, by bringing coolant to the fan to blow cool air in the cabin.
Unlike home cooling and heating systems, your heating system and air conditioning do not entirely operate off electric elements, but they make use of the engine's heat and the engine's cooling down abilities to alter the temperature level.
A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:
If you notice reduced airflow early on –rather than later– take the right step and have it looked at before other fatal A/C system damage can occur.
Have a broken car A/C? Don't sweat it
If your car air conditioner isn't working, Alamo Automotive Center's automotive professionals are adept at diagnosing a car's A/C repair problem. Common A/C problems include:
Indications your A/C system may be having issues: