Taking Care of Your Car’s Air Conditioning and Heating Systems

October 14th, 2016 by

heating and ac ventsHere at Chevrolet of Homewood, we’re happy to be able to offer expert maintenance in the Calumet area. One part of your car that is essential here in Chicagoland is your climate control systems. Your air conditioning and heating systems can literally be lifesavers in the middle of summer or the depth of winter. Right now, during fall, is a good time to make sure everything is working before the weather turns cold. We’re here to help you maintain your heating and cooling systems!

Maintain Your AC and Heating

Your heating and cooling system should always work well, and if it stops working, you’ll need to have it repaired or at least maintained. Both your heating and cooling systems work off the same principle—air is circulated around hot or cold coils filled with fluid and then blown into the cabin. If your heating or cooling is not working, here are a few things that could help:

  • Read the Manual: Believe it or not a lot of heating and cooling issues might actually be caused by user error. It’s hard to admit, it’s true, but we don’t always completely understand the controls of today’s modern cars, because there are so many of them. Make sure you know exactly how to adjust climate settings before you assume something is wrong.
  • Feel for Air Blowing: If the air isn’t blowing from the vents when you turn up the fan in the cabin then you’ve got a problem with your blower, not the heating or cooling system. This is something that you might want to have checked out by a mechanic, and it should be covered by a manufacturer warranty if still in effect.
  • The Air Conditioner Isn’t Working: Unfortunately there are many reasons why the AC could stop working. It could be a leak in the coolant system, or possibly a bad thermostat. It could even be a software problem. You’ll have to bring your car into a mechanic to find out.
  • The Heater Isn’t Working: Your engine always generates heat whenever it’s running, so if your heater isn’t working you might have a problem with the car’s coolant and antifreeze system, or with a thermostat.

The easiest way to maintain your heating and cooling systems is to follow your regularly scheduled maintenance provided by Chevrolet.

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

Our team of maintenance experts at Chevrolet of Homewood, located at 18033 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL, can make sure that your heating or cooling system is working right. We’re minutes from Lansing and Calumet City, so stop by or schedule service online now.