Your vehicle’s climate control keeps your drive comfortable year round, regardless of changes in the weather. It includes your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems.
And, because it works year round–and especially hard on hot and cold days–this is one repair almost every driver will have to make at some point in their car’s life.
Thankfully, many climate control issues can be repaired quickly and without the need for expensive replacement parts. When replacement parts are required, we work directly with the manufacturer to make sure you always get a fair price and reliable repair.
The ASE Certified mechanics at Mountain Auto Repair in North Boulder have been working on climate control systems and automotive computer components for over 30 years.
We know how to test, repair, rebuild, and replace the climate control system in all makes and models.
That means you’ll get the right service, often on the same day you bring in your car or truck.
Does Your Climate Control System Need Repair?
You see and feel your climate control system at work every time you drive. And, you know when you’re too hot or cold. That can make a malfunctioning or defective climate control system easy to identify.
But, along with the more obvious symptoms like your vents only blowing hot or cold air–or not working at all–there are a few more signs you can look for that may point to a climate control issue.
- air conditioning/heating doesn’t reach the set temperature
- intermittent or reduced air flow
- controls stop responding
- climate control display starts to dim
- clicking sound under the dashboard
Climate control issues in your car, truck, or van can be caused by range of mechanical and computer issues.
- broken temperature actuator
- malfunctioning A/C compressor
- broken heater valve
- clogged heater core
- damaged central vents
- defective air flow doors
- damaged thermostat/climate control button and knobs
- dim or inaccurate climate control display
- wiring or harness problems
So, while you may know you have a climate control issue, finding and fixing the specific problem often requires a professional mechanic.
“Can my car still run if the climate control isn’t working?”
If time and money are tight, you might wonder if you can get by without repairing your climate control.
It’s a matter of degrees…
If your air conditioning doesn’t work but the vents still circulate air, repairing your system is more a matter of comfort than necessity.
If your car’s heater is only blowing cold air, however, you could be using coolant at a faster rate. Or, your heater core may be clogged, which could stop or slow down your defroster and reduce visibility on the road.
Delaying a repair can also end up causing more damage (and a more expensive repair).
A disrupted climate control system could be caused by a dysfunctional thermostat. A broken thermostat won’t show when your engine is done warming up or, more troublesome, if it starts to overheat.
You could also have a hose, radiator, or water pump leak–any of which could cause more damage (and a more expensive repair).
Even if you decide not to repair or replace the broken component, having your climate control checked by a certified Boulder mechanic can catch other issues before they can ruin your drive.
Mountain Auto Repair Climate Control Repair
Every vehicle that is brought into our shop for climate control repair receives a full system inspection to ensure you receive the repair and recommendations you need.
Whatever issues you’re having, the climate control experts at Mountain Auto Repair can get you back on the road in comfort.
- Vents not working
- Vents only blow hot or cold air
- Climate control display dim or not working
- Climate control buttons not working
- A/C compressor always running
- Thermostat stuck at one temperature
- Intermittent power loss to climate control systems
Stop freezing. Stop sweating. Schedule climate control service with the ASE certified mechanics at Mountain Auto Repair in North Boulder and drive happy.