Properly maintaining your vehicle’s coolant system is important to keep your engine, radiator, you and your passengers at comfortable temperatures. When performed by the experts and technicians at Dents Unlimited, heating and cooling system services involve flushing the old antifreeze from your radiator and replacing with new antifreeze. But we don’t stop there — this service is comprehensive and also includes inspecting, testing and evaluating the performance of the following:
- Radiator coolant levels
- Radiator for antifreeze leaks or damage
- Air conditioner’s interior vent temperature
- Heating and cooling system controls and blower
- Cooling system pressure (compared to manufacturer’s specifications)
- Air conditioner’s pressure cap
- Compressor belt
How does a heating and coolant service help my vehicle?
- Since both your heat and air conditioner work from of the same coolant, flushing and filling you’re the antifreeze in your radiator is key to keeping your engine running cooler and preventing overheating, freezing and corrosion.
- Over time, the anticorrosion and lubricating properties in different coolants begin to break down and can lead to potentially engine-damaging rust, corrosion, and mineral deposits to develop throughout the vehicle’s cooling system.
How often should I flush and replace my coolant?
Replacing your radiator’s antifreeze coolant is typically considered basic maintenance. Most manufacturers will recommend that you have your cooling system serviced annually.
Air conditioning services offered by the certified experts at Dents Unlimited include:
- Testing of your vehicle’s air conditioning system for refrigerant leaks and interior cabin temperature
- Restoration of proper system refrigerant and lubrication levels
- Restoration of interior cooling ability
Why is it important to maintain my car’s air conditioning system?
- Having regular AC maintenance performed on your vehicle enables proper system refrigerant and lubrication levels to be met
- When proper system refrigerant and lubrication levels are met, the risk of premature compressor failure decreases substantially
- It also allows your desired interior cabin temperature to be reached
So how often should I have my car’s air conditioning system serviced?
On average, air conditioning systems lose about 0.3-0.6 oz. of refrigerant yearly, which is why it’s a good idea to have your air conditioning checked each year. That being said, if at any time you start to notice your interior cooling ability has declined, it is recommended to have your ac system checked.