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What is an AC & Heating System Checks service?

Lube Stop’s AC & Heating System Checks service is the inspection of your vehicle’s A/C and heating system.  If you start noticing your A/C isn’t reaching those refreshingly cool temperatures, have your system inspected.  In this situation, most cars will be low on Freon.  And since the A/C is a sealed system, low Freon is a big sign that something is not right.  It could be a small leak that needs attention or possibly part of the A/C is failing.  Whatever the case is, we’ll check it out and let you know if you need to take it somewhere for fixing.

What is an AC & Heating System for?

Your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating system are two different operations.  But they both depend on a cycle of processes to help regulate the internal temperature of your vehicle.

Air Conditioning System

Your vehicle’s air conditioning removes hot air from the interior vehicle compartment and replaces it with cool air.  This process is powered by a compressor that pressurizes hot air cabin air with refrigerant.  This pressurization results in cool air blown into your vehicle.  This continuous cycle of air compression is dependent on the compressor’s drive belt, or serpentine belt, which may sometimes become cracked and damaged.  So, it’s important that it is also checked.

The cold air generated by your A/C system is actually hot air with hot gases removed during a multi-step process.  It’s a case of thermodynamics.  This simply means that changes in pressure cause changes in temperature.  When you turn the A/C on, the compressor compresses the system’s refrigerant raising its temperature.

It loses heat as it flows through the condenser.  It then passes through the dryer where contaminants and moisture are removed.  Then it moves on to the expansion valve where the refrigerant is slowed down further.  This causes it to lose pressure and temperature before it gets to the evaporator.

The evaporator is like a mini radiator inside the dash of your vehicle.  It gets cold as it further lowers the temperature of the refrigerant.  It also removes moisture from the air.  The ventilation system’s blower motor blows air over the cold evaporator and pushes cool air into the passenger compartment.

Heating System

The heating system has a cooling system that absorbs excess engine heat through a coolant, a mixture of water and anti-freeze.  Hoses carry the coolant from the engine to the radiator, where the heat is expelled into the outside air.  Your vehicle’s heating system circulates the heated coolant to the heater core located in your vehicle’s dashboard, which then directs the warm air outflow into your vehicle’s interior compartment.  This cycle depends on the heater hoses that carry the coolant from the engine to the heater core where the heat can finally warm the inside of your vehicle.

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Let’s Talk Safety

Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should.  We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too.  This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well.  These include the following list of items.

  • A/C and Heating System
  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Electrical Charging System
  • Exhaust System
  • Ignition & Timing System
  • Spare Tires
  • Taillights
  • Headlights
  • Turn Signals
  • Vehicle Horn
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours

These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process.  Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops.  There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice.  When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them.  It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family.  So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.

Why Do I Need an AC & Heating System Checks service?

The AC & Heating System Checks service is the inspection of your air conditioning and heating system.

We do these checks so that our customers can avoid problems with heating and cooling inside the cabin of their car, truck, or SUV.  The AC & Heating System is an important safety maintenance item responsible for ensuring the driver and passengers are kept warm and cool enough in extreme weather conditions.  And on those not so extreme days, it provides for a comfortable ride.

So, it is fair to conclude that a broken interior heating and cooling system is NOT something you want to ignore.

That’s why we check the AC and heating every visit.  We need to make sure that it is functioning properly.  We understand that it costs a little in the short run to get these safety items checked.  But it can be a life saver in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

The cabin heating and cooling system should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop.  And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals.  Please check your manual.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Woodlawn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Mayfair, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Hudson Bay Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Westmount Caswell Hill, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • City Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • North Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Richmond Heights, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • MacNab Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Larkhaven, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Westview, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Mt Royal, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Riversdale, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Sutherland, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Forest Grove, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Silver Spring, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Lawson Heights, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • River Heights, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • King George, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Buena Vista, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

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