Heating & Air Conditioning Facts & Information
Your vehicle’s HVAC system is important...not only for comfort, but for defrosting and defogging windows, uninterrupted flow of engine coolant, and proper operation of belts which drive your alternator, power steering, and water pump. Heating and cooling issues come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but Motorworks Northwest, Inc in Mt Vernon can handle them all.
Your A/C system is complicated, to say the least. Compressors, high-pressure lines, special gasses, condensers, actuators, electronic and vacuum signals, and multiple other aspects of your car’s air conditioning system all have to work together in harmony to effectively cool your vehicle. While air conditioning is something you can generally live without, it’s definitely nice to have, and typically a small fix can get your system back up and running. The longer an A/C system remains unoperational, the more problems it will develop, so it’s a good idea to have it serviced regularly.
Heating systems are generally far more reliable than A/C since they primarily operate on circulating engine coolant. However, if you’re having heating issues, the consequences are usually far greater if neglected. The lack of defrosting and defogging ability is inconvenient and unsafe. A clogged heater core can cause engine overheating, and a failed heater core will leak coolant into your vehicle, damaging other components. If your heater is misbehaving, have it inspected immediately. Often a simple coolant flush will correct the issue.
When you bring your vehicle to the ASE certified automotive specialists of Motorworks Northwest, Inc in Mt Vernon for an HVAC check or a repair of your air conditioning, heating, and ventilation system, our highly trained technicians may perform any of the following services:
- Air conditioning performance test
- Radiator cooling fan and condenser check
- Thorough inspection and repair and replacement of HVAC components due to leaks degraded seals and malfunctions including hoses, gaskets, and belts
- System pressure checks, such as with hi and low-pressure hoses
- Air conditioning recharge
- Refrigerant refill
- Replacement or cleaning of cabin air filter
- Condenser repair and replacement
- Compressor repair and replacement
- Evaporator repair and replacement
- Accumulator/receiver-drier repair and replacement
- Radiator repair and replacement
- Thermostat repair and replacement
- Water pump repair and replacement
Regular and preventative maintenance HVAC services will ensure you avoid many of the preventable extensive repairs that arise from failure to properly maintain your vehicle’s air conditioning, heating, and ventilation system. If you have noticed exterior or interior leaks, odd smells, or a failure to maintain cabin temperature, our technicians are qualified and prepared to quickly diagnose any HVAC issues in your vehicle and efficiently complete any necessary maintenance or repair services to have you back on the road as soon as possible.
Whether you are experiencing heating or cooling difficulties, or you simply want to keep your system maintained, our experienced mechanics at Motorworks Northwest, Inc have you covered. Whether your car, truck, or SUV needs a coolant flush, an A/C system flush or charge, actuator replacement, or any other sort of repair or maintenance, come see us today here in Mt Vernon to drive in comfort again.
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