When it comes to your vehicle, the temperature is important. And not just for your comfort inside the cabin, but also for your engine and other systems. Understanding that importance is the first step in keeping your vehicle’s air conditioner, heater, and cooling system remain in good working condition. Herold Family Automotive and Tire in Parma, OH provides all the services and repairs needed to keep you and your engine running at the right temperature all year long.
Automotive A/C Service and Repair
Your vehicle’s air conditioner probably isn’t something that you often think about until it stops working. When you get in your car on a hot summer day and start the AC you expect it do its job and cool you down. We recommend that you have your vehicle’s AC inspected and possibly recharged every year before the heat of summer creeps in.
If your vehicle’s AC is giving you trouble, our team of ASE Certified Mechanics is here to help. Some of the signs that you need to have your automotive AC repaired include:
- Lack of cold air coming from the vents
- Weaker airflow than usual
- A leaking dashboard
- Terrible odors coming from your vents
- New noises when you turn on your A/C
If you are experiencing any of these issues, Herold Family Automotive and Tire can get you cooled back down in no time.
Cooling System Repair
While your vehicle’s air conditioner keeps you cool, your cooling system is responsible for keeping your engine cool and to prevent overheating which could lead to extensive damage. It works by circulating coolant through your engine and then wicking the hot coolant to your radiator were it is cooled back down so the whole process can start again. Some signs that your cooling system may not be functioning properly include:
- Smoke coming from the hood
- A high temperature reading on your gauge
- White exhaust smoke coming from your tailpipe
- Low or leaking coolant
If your vehicle is showing any of these signs of trouble, we recommend that you bring it in right away in order to prevent overheating and serious engine damage.
Automotive Heater Repair
Many people assume that their vehicle’s heater and AC are connected, but the heater actually acts in correlation with your cooling system. The warm air that makes you feel all cozy and toasty during the colder winter months is the heat coming from your coolant after it has circulated through the engine. If your heater isn’t warming you up it could be a sign of an issue in your cooling system and should be addressed.