Automotive Air Conditioning & Heating Repair

Trusted Auto Repair Professionals in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ

As residents of Surprise and Goodyear, AZ, our team at Champs Family Automotive knows how hot it gets during the summer, and how important air conditioning is. You wouldn’t want to live in a home without air conditioning, and quite frankly, it wouldn’t be safe to do so. The same is true when it comes to driving a vehicle without air conditioning that works properly. Drivers in Surprise and Goodyear, AZ need to run their car’s A/C for most of the year. Not doing so can make things extremely uncomfortable and can even put your health in jeopardy. While your vehicle’s air conditioning is probably more important than its heating, both are essential. It’s true that it doesn’t get very cold here compared to other parts of the country, but the dry cold does make those early morning commutes miserable if you don’t have a way to heat your vehicle efficiently. Champs Family Automotive can handle all your vehicle’s A/C, heating, and cooling system needs. We can get the job done no matter what needs to be fixed, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Maintaining and Repairing Your Vehicle’s Heating & Cooling System

If you aren’t fortunate enough to park in the shade, you know how miserable it is getting into your vehicle in the middle of summer. The only thing that makes it bearable is knowing that the air conditioning system will cool you down quickly to make your ride comfortable and keep you safe from heat-related illnesses. Now imagine what it would be like if the air didn’t get cool or didn’t come on at all. Your vehicle’s A/C system needs maintenance and service from time to time, so you can make sure that this unfortunate circumstance doesn’t happen to you. Regular maintenance requires the experienced and professional technicians at Champs Family Automotive to find the potential problems with your heating and cooling system before they happen, saving you money on costly repairs and keeping you comfortable. Your vehicle’s heating and cooling system has a lot of components, and a lot of things can go wrong if left unchecked. Keep your vehicle’s AC and heating system running its best by scheduling your tune-up today.

Signs Your Car’s A/C System Needs Repair

The most obvious sign that your vehicle’s heating and cooling system needs to be repaired is a failure to heat or cool properly. If your air conditioning is blowing just slightly cool but not cold air, there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. If the air coming from the A/C system smells musty or damp, it’s time to get it checked out. Other signs that you should bring your vehicle to Champs Family Automotive for our heating and cooling services include the defroster not doing its job, A/C or heat only working while you’re driving, cold air coming out when you turn on the heat, warm air blowing when you switch on the air, and low airflow even at the highest fan setting.

Significance of Air Conditioning Refrigerant R-1234yf

Air conditioning in your vehicle provides a reprieve from the blistering Arizona summer. It can help keep your body temperature at a reasonable level, reduce your risk of dehydration, and improve your clarity behind the wheel. Maintaining a comfortable environment as you traverse the roads in Goodyear and Surprise, AZ can help keep you and others safe. Therefore, it is essential that your AC is fully charged and working correctly. The latest automotive refrigerant on the market is R-1234yf. It is already overwhelmingly used by most American car manufacturers, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stipulated all new vehicles will have to use it by 2021. Independent studies found that R-1234yf has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than its predecessor, R-134a.

Comprehensive Heating and Cooling Services in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ

At Champs Family Automotive, our experienced and fully-trained technicians know how important it is that you stay comfortable in your vehicle. We offer a variety of air conditioning and heating services, including adding refrigerant, checking for leaks, and examining electrical systems and cooling fans. We don’t expect you to be an air conditioning or heating expert, but we hold ourselves to the highest standards. We can quickly diagnose your issue and determine the most efficient way to repair your vehicle so that you can be on your way, staying comfortable throughout the year. We’ll perform all the diagnostic tests necessary and check for any other related issues. Our experts will check the internal controls and blower, radiator coolant operating temperature, pressure radiator cap, thermostat, hoses, compressor belt, seals, and more to provide the most accurate and thorough diagnosis possible. We’ll also explain what needs to be done with your vehicle and provide you with an estimated cost for services rendered.

Our Automotive Repair Shop Handles R-1234yf AC Charging

Because of our commitment to being one of the area’s leading car service facilities, Champs Family Automotive has added an AC charging machine capable of handling R-1234yf. The refrigerant is typically only available at dealerships, but we are proud to offer it to our loyal customers in Goodyear and Surprise, AZ. Despite the system’s recent introduction to our auto shop, our ASE Master Certified Technicians are skilled in using it to boost your car’s cooling ability. This refrigerant exceeds the efficiency of earlier refrigerants and has a low leak potential, meaning you should not have to service it frequently. But when you do, visit it us for a quick tune-up in a friendly atmosphere.

Advantages of Visiting Us for AC Charging

Our recovery/recycle/recharge (RRR) machine is equipped with hoses that only connect to automobiles that use R-1234yf. The highly-automated system will enhance your vehicle’s cooling ability while also safeguarding your car from contaminants. Among the machine’s significant features are:

  • It will recover 95% of the refrigerant in your system
  • It will recharge your system to within half-an-ounce of its specification
  • It will not recover any contaminated refrigerant
  • It will not recharge your system if it detects a leak
  • It includes ventilation fans and non-sparking motors, switches, and relays

Your West Valley Auto AC and Heating Repair Specialists

Staying cool is almost a full-time job for residents of Surprise, AZ and Goodyear, AZ. While there are many fun and exciting things to do in the Valley, driving around with your windows down in the middle of summer is definitely not one of them! Thankfully, the experienced professionals at Champs Family Automotive can solve your AC and heating system problems quickly and effectively. We’re your one-stop auto & Diesel repair shop, providing auto & Diesel repair and vehicle maintenance services from oil changes to brake jobs, and so much more. Customer service is our priority, and specialty vehicle repairs are right up our alley. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.