Air Conditioning Service - Cooling System Maintenance

ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
What is it? The engine cooling system affects your car's overall dependability and engine longevity. Cooling systems have advanced over the years with new coolant formulations and new radiator designs and materials. If you suspect a problem with your cooling system, you should check it immediately.

What does it do? The key parts of the cooling system remove heat from the engine and automatic transmission and dissipate heat to the air outside. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine. The coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat is dissipated. The thermostat regulates the coolant temperature to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.

Typical Wear and Tear Factors that affect the replacement of cooling system parts include: Driving habits, operating conditions, type of vehicle, type of coolant and frequency of regular maintenance such as coolant changes.

Symptoms: Overheating / Sweet smell / Leaks / Repeatedly need to add fluid
To keep warm and cozy or cool and comfortable, it's best to maintain your heating and air conditioning systems.
A thorough inspection includes:
• Inspecting the interior controls and blower
• Checking radiator coolant level, hoses, pressure cap and thermostat
• Testing the compressor belt
• Checking for leaks or other damage
System testing includes:
• A cooling system pressure test
• Comparing the A/C pressure to manufacturer specifications
• Testing the A/C system for refrigerant leaks
• Checking the interior vent air temperature

Question:
Should I have my mechanic inspect my air conditioning unit on a regular bases?

We are so used to the concept of an air conditioner that we hardly take notice of it.


Air Conditioning Service - Cooling System Maintenance
That is only until it stops working. And then we have a serious issue at hand and at times we are clueless as to what exactly the problem is and how to tackle it. The air conditioners have become so integral to our lives that we cannot think of living without it. First it came to our offices and factories. Then we brought them to our homes. And now we have them even in our cars. Come to think of it, it is actually essential to have an air conditioner in your car.

Of course the interiors of a car is more affected by the heat of the sun than the interiors of your house or office are. And there would be additional heat from the engine to deal with. So it is quite necessary to have a car air conditioned.And it is equally important to see to it that you take proper care of the unit so that it delivers when you need it to and doesn’t break down. It has been seen these days that to repair older air conditioners it is costing one a few hundred bucks more than it used to. This is primarily because of the regulations that have brought about a change in the refrigerants being used. The previously used R-12 refrigerant, popularly known as Freon has been replaced by R-134a. This is considered to be environmentally safer.

Since you cannot mix the two kinds of refrigerants, so any repair now would mean that you have to flush out the existing refrigerant and fill it up with the newer approved refrigerant. This will obviously increase the costs of fixing your car air conditioner.

The best way to avoid costly repairs would be to check the auto air conditioning system once every year. There are many automotive service stations which would provide special check-ups before the summer seasons. You can also go for a bundle check-up where your entire car, including the air conditioner is fine tuned. This would also cut down your maintenance costs.

Since having an air conditioner in your car is a sizeable investment it would be prudent to have it functioning properly. If that would mean regular check-ups then so be it. And it is only once a year. So it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
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KANSAS
Wichita
Kansasland Tire - Wichita, Kansas
1452 N. Maize Rd.
Wichita, KS 67212

Phone: (316) 773-9595
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Wichita
Kansasland Tire - Wichita, Kansas
3167 N. Rock Rd
Wichita, KS 67226

Phone: (316) 634-1444
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Wichita
Kansasland Tire - Wichita, Kansas
2015 W. 21st St.
Wichita, KS 67203

Phone: (316) 838-0807
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Andover
Kansasland Tire - Andover, Kansas
664 S. Andover Rd.
Andover, KS 67002

Phone: (316) 733-1254
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Concordia
Kansasland Tire - Concordia, Kansas
1721 Lincoln
Concordia, KS 66901

Phone: (785) 243-2706
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Derby
Kansasland Tire - Derby, Kansas
130 E. Madison
Derby, KS 67037

Phone: (316) 788-3647
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Emporia
Kansasland Tire - Emporia, Kansas
611 Prairie Street
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: (620) 343-8473
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Fredonia
Kansasland Tire - Fredonia, Kansas
1526 N 2nd St
Fredonia, KS 66736

Phone: (620) 378-4528
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Garden City
Kansasland Tire - Garden City, Kansas
1702 E. Fulton
Garden City, KS 67846

Phone: (620) 276-2323
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Goodland
Kansasland Tire - Goodland, Kansas
1402 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Phone: (785) 899-3689
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Great Bend
Kansasland Tire - Great Bend, Kansas
1820 N. Main St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

Phone: (620) 793-5477
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Hays
Kansasland Tire - Hays, Kansas
730 E. 8th St.
Hays, KS 67601

Phone: (785) 628-1071
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Hutchinson
Kansasland Tire - Hutchinson, Kansas
29 W. Sherman
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Phone: (620) 663-3381
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Liberal
Kansasland Tire - Liberal, Kansas
837 S. Kansas Avenue
Liberal, KS 67901

Phone: (620) 624-4823
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Norton
Kansasland Tire - Norton, Kansas
11101 Road E1
Norton, KS 67654

Phone: (785) 877-5181
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Pittsburg
Kansasland Tire - Pittsburg, Kansas
901 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Phone: (620) 231-7210
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Salina
Kansasland Tire - Salina, Kansas
684 S. Broadway Blvd
Salina, KS 67401

Phone: (785) 825-8724
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Topeka
Kansasland Tire - Topeka, Kansas
300 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66603

Phone: (785) 233-4156
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Topeka
Kansasland Tire - Topeka, Kansas
2855 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, Kansas 66614

Phone: (785) 271-1122
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Topeka
Kansasland Tire - Topeka, Kansas
1700 SW Westport Dr
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Phone: (785) 271-0123
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NEBRASKA
Chadron
Nebraskaland Tire - Chadron, Nebraska
231 W. 2nd Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Phone: (308 )432-4488
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Lexington
Nebraskaland Tire - Lexington, Nebraska
Commercial Tire Center
HWY 283 & HWY I-80
Lexington, NE 68850

Phone: (308) 324-6374
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Lexington
Nebraskaland Tire - Lexington, Nebraska
511 Plum Creek Pkwy
Lexington, NE 68850

Phone: (308) 324-4604
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North Platte
Nebraskaland Tire - North Platte, Nebraska
1100 S. Dewey
North Platte, NE 69101

Phone: (308) 532-1100
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  Scottsbluff
Nebraskaland Tire - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
709 Broadway
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Phone: (308) 632-7731
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Sidney
Nebraskaland Tire - Sidney, Nebraska
238 Illinois Street
Sidney, NE 69162

Phone: (308) 254-5125
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COLORADO
Arvada
Coloradoland Tire and Service
5210 West 78th Place
Arvada, CO 80003

Phone: (303) 427-1177
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Castle Rock
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Castle Rock, Colorado
4978 Front Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Phone: (720) 733-1199
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Denver TechCtr
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
8000 E. Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80237

Phone: (303) 694-2585
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Denver
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
6995 N Broadway
Denver, CO 80221

Phone: (303) 426-7947
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Denver
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
887 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

Phone: (303) 733-5100
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Lakewood
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
11196 W Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215

Phone: (303) 238-7595
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Littleton
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
12672 West Ken Caryl Ave
Littleton, CO 80127

Phone: (303) 973-3828
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Lamar
Coloradoland Tire and Service
105 S. 4th St.
Lamar, CO 81052

Phone: (719) 336-9075
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OKLAHOMA
    Guymon
Guymon Tire and Auto
Guymon Tire and Auto
1018 Highway 54 NE
Guymon, OK 73942

Phone: (580) 338-2516
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