Keep Cool in Your Car with the Right Auto Air Conditioning Repair
Your air conditioning system is responsible for keeping you cool inside your vehicle no matter the weather outside. Warm days in Maine can be miserable without any type of cool air blowing on you, and you definitely don't want to be stuck in your car without A/C.
In addition to keeping you cool, your air conditioning system is responsible for keeping condensation and moisture off of your vehicle's windows. If your A/C system does go out, you will find yourself starting to feel uncomfortable.
While major problems may occur, the most commonly diagnosed A/C issue is the air being too warm. A simple recharge is usually in order, but it is always a good idea to have the system checked and any issues repaired right away. If you think your A/C system needs an inspection or you need some form of auto air conditioning repair, bring your vehicle by Al's Certified Auto Repair today.
Indications your A/C system may be having issues:
A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:
Our repair and maintenance services include:
Have you been sweltering in your vehicle lately? Perhaps your car's air conditioner isn't functioning properly. At Al's Certified Auto Repair we have qualified service professionals who can fix your air conditioner. To have an air conditioning system serviced, repaired, or replaced by experts consider visiting Al's Certified Auto Repair. You can also call us at 207-622-4747 with any questions relating to your vehicle's air conditioner.
Coolant System Flush
A car's air conditioning system contains a coolant which transfers excess heat from one part of the engine and finally loses it through the radiator fins. With time, the a/c coolant becomes old and dirty. The old coolant will negatively impact the system's performance. To make sure the system is working effectively, consider having a regular coolant system flush. A coolant flush is basic maintenance for your car's cooling system. Call 207-622-4747 or visit Al's Certified Auto Repair in Augusta, ME 04330 for all your coolant system flush and fill needs. Ensure maximum performance from your vehicle's heating and cooling systems today.
Water Pump & Thermostat replacement
A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car's engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle's fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Al's Certified Auto Repair for all your vehicle's repair needs.
You not only have to get the belts replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the belts replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Al's Certified Auto Repair today. The mechanics at Al's Certified Auto Repair will thoroughly inspect your car's belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.
Hoses transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine's cooling system (including the radiator). Sooner or later, your vehicle's hoses will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Al's Certified Auto Repair for all your vehicle's repair needs.
You not only have to get the hoses replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the hoses replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Al's Certified Auto Repair today. The mechanics at Al's Certified Auto Repair will thoroughly inspect your car's hoses; replace all worn hoses; and adjust the installed hoses.
If your engine overheats, your vehicle will not work properly. The antifreeze (coolant), water pump, radiator, radiator fan and other components have the responsibility of keeping your engine cool. If any of these things has a problem, your engine could overheat and cause severe damage - not to mention leave you stranded on the side of the road.
The radiator is where it all happens. The radiator is the heat transfer device. It holds the coolant, which circulates through the engine to help keep it cooled down. Specifically, the coolant will go through the engine where it picks up heat while the engine is running. The coolant is then pushed through the radiator; where air flowing across the fins in the radiator removes heat and cools the antifreeze and helps to keep the engine cool. At times, problems can arise within the cooling system, while sediment, deposit and corrosion can form and settle in the radiator. This normally happens when the coolant isn't replaced and flushed when needed. This will eventually lead to issues such as leaks, blockages and improper cooling of the engine. When this occurs, you will need a radiator repair to restore its proper function.
A radiator is the part of your vehicle that keeps the engine cool and protects it from excessive heating. To be cool, the radiator needs to remain clean - always. With time, sludge, rust and other solid deposits build up inside your car's radiator. These make the cooling system become clogged and less effective. This in effect hurts your vehicle's performance. A regular radiator flush is enough to keep the system in shape. For this reason, make radiator flushing a part of your routine car maintenance schedule. For all your radiator flush needs, call 207-622-4747 or visit Al's Certified Auto Repair today.
Summerize Your Vehicle
It's important to prepare your car for the perils of summer - heat, dust, traffic jams - which increase the likelihood of a breakdown. At Al's Certified Auto Repair in Augusta, our technicians can perform the necessary preventive maintenance to get your car ready for summer. These are some of the recommended services:
Your car will be ready to handle the hot weather so you can enjoy your summer.
Winterize Your Vehicle
Winter weather can be harsh on you and on your vehicle. Trust the technicians at Al's Certified Auto Repair to get your car ready for the winter. These are some of the recommended services:
Your car will be ready for the winter weather so you can have driving confidence.
Whether your Honda Accord needs an A/C charge or your Nissan Quest needs the compressor replaced, our ASE-Certified technicians are ready to perform your auto air conditioning repair job accurately and efficiently.
We handle all auto air conditioning repairs on site in our state-of-the-art facility. From the proper diagnostic tools to the right equipment, our team will work diligently to fix your vehicle's A/C system and get you back on the road.
Don't wait any longer! No child wants to head home from school in a warm vehicle with no cooling system. Call Al's Certified Auto Repair today to schedule an auto air conditioning repair appointment.
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...I was stranded in Augusta with a nonfunctional vehicle and a large bag of perishable groceries, in 90-degree heat. After stowing my groceries in his refrigerator, Al figured out a game plan for fitting my car into the repair schedule AND getting me home. Then he and his wife DELIVERED my repaired car the next evening after they closed the shop, as I had no way to get back to Augusta to pick it up. His prices were in line with other garages, but the service/attention was unlike anything I have ever experienced. From now on, Al's is my go-to for auto repair. They will treat you well!!!
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The Al's Certified Auto Repair is one of the most largehearted group of people I have ever met. Along our route for the Hemmings Great Race 2018 they kept the doors open to make sure our car was running the way it was made in 1952. We were experiencing a handful of issues all of which were quickly diagnosed, resolved and tested. It's places like this that really remind myself and our team that good people still exist. We come from New York City and Connecticut where you'd be lucky if someone stuck around late or even took the care to look for other issues. I would highly recommend Al's to anyone in need of auto repair.
...Unfortunately while traveling, my Yukon experienced a lack of power. I googled auto repair in Augusta and found ACAR. I knew they couldn't fit me in right away, but was pleased that they worked with me. Within an hour they had it diagnosed and called with an estimate...They kept me informed, squeezed me in, and very professionally took care of me. I met the owner Al, What a great guy!...Al's Certified went above and beyond, and the prices were VERY reasonable...Thanks to your team for taking such good care of a stranger. I can only imagine how good they take of their regular customers!
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