A/C and Heating Services Hamilton
In modern times it is becoming increasingly important to have working air conditioning and heating in your car. Why is that? As Canadian summers get hotter and winters get longer, having a working A/C unit can make all the difference between a lovely road trip with your family and drowning in your own sweat. Additionally, having a working heating unit in your car is imperative when it’s 6AM and you need to get to work in a snow storm.
Your car’s A/C and heating units need regular maintenance in order to function properly. These essential features are composed of many parts, all of which are susceptible to failure. Bring your car in to CRS Automotive for an A/C and heating inspection, and let us make sure you are comfortable and set up for all seasons. Our technicians are notoriously thorough and will make sure your A/C and heating units work as optimally as possible. We can identify and address issues before they become a real problem, and we only use the highest quality parts for our replacement services.
When to Bring in Your Car
You should bring in your car for regular A/C and heating unit inspections, however there are certain things that can indicate it’s time to bring in your car for a performance check. Some of the signs include:
– Your A/C only blowing mildly cooler air than the outside temperature,
– Blown air that has an odour,
– Heating not being effective in cold temperatures,
– Your units not working unless the vehicle is being driven,
– Defroster not functioning,
among others. If your A/C or heating units are not performing their respective functions optimally, it may be time to get them inspected.
What Does the A/C and Heating Inspection Entail?
The point of a performance check and inspection is to assess every part of the A/C and heating units, and also as how well they are working as a whole. Inspections are incredibly thorough and they include things like:
– Inspecting refrigerant leaks,
– Finding system part malfunctions and other damages,
– Inspecting the A/C compressor belt,
– Cabin pressure test,
– Making sure that the A/C pressure aligns with manufacturer specifications,
– Measuring vent air temperature,
– Condenser inspection,
just to name a few. If you come into CRS Automotive, our team will make sure your AC runs like new and will last you as long as possible at peak performance.
What A/C and Heating Parts Can You Service?
Our diagnosis and repair services include specific repairs such as serpentine belt and radiator servicing, and more frequently refrigerant refill or reconfiguration.
The serpentine belt’s job is to connect the engine to the anterior accessories, as well as keep the entire system cool. Since the serpentine belt is constantly in motion while the vehicle is driving, it is prone to wear and tear and thus should be examined at regular intervals.
Your car’s radiator is crucial in heat displacement from the engine, and it is part of a system where each part must perform its designated job in order to keep you safe. If the engine overheats it can cause several unwanted issues and jeopardise the car’s ability to function. At CRS Automotive we can service your radiator frequently to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Refrigerant servicing is one of the most common A/C services people bring their car in for. It’s important to remember that there are different refrigerant types that cars can use and these DO NOT mix! Knowing if your car uses R-12, R-134a or R-1234yf refrigerant is essential for a speedy service.
So, if you are looking to make sure your car is set this summer, bring it in to CRS Automotive today for professional A/C and Heating services, this will include a diagnostic and repair service.