What Our ASE Certified Technicians Do

The following components are inspected. Their condition is recorded and compared to manufacturer’s specs. Recommendations are made per the Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines:

Mechanic

Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Visual Inspection

  • Interior controls and blower
  • Radiator coolant level, hoses, pressure cap and thermostat
  • The A/C compressor belt for condition and tension
  • Leaks or other damage
  • Component condition, leaks or damage

Heating and Air Conditioning Tests

  • Pressure test engine cooling system
  • A/C system pressures are measured and compared to manufacturer’s specifications
  • A/C system is leak tested
  • Both the heater and A/C are performance tested by checking the outlet air temperature at the discharge vents

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions

  • A visual inspection of all cooling system components, including belts and hoses
  • A radiator cap pressure test to check for the recommended system pressure level
  • A thermostat check for proper opening and closing
  • A pressure test to identify any external leaks to the cooling system parts; including the radiator, water pump,  engine coolant passages, radiator and heater hoses and heater core
  • An internal leak test to check for combustion gas leakage into the cooling system
  • An engine cooling fan test for proper operation

Cooling System Maintenance for your car is recommended every two years.