Car AC Repair & Heating in Tulsa, OK
Complete AC Services For Your Vehicle
At Tate Boys, you can rely on our team of highly trained ASE-certified master mechanics for top-quality AC repairs and services from experienced professionals. Our AC inspection and service includes the following:
- AC performance test
- AC leak check
- AC compressor check
- AC belt and hose connection check
- AC condenser cleaning
- Car AC recharge service available, as needed
- General car AC repairs
In today’s complex vehicles, performing air conditioning repairs for vehicles takes great skill, experience, and the necessary tools and equipment to do the job right. The team at Tate Boys uses state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality parts and products available to service your vehicle.
What To Expect During an Air Conditioning Service
When you bring your vehicle into a Tate Boys auto shop, our technicians can service your vehicle to the highest industry standards. They will inspect the entire system for leaks, damaged, loose or broken fittings, and any other signs of trouble. During this inspection, a technician can determine exactly what AC service or repair is needed. We can help you maintain the performance of your vehicle’s AC system and get the cold air blowing out of your AC, again.
At Tate Boys, we take the time to help our customers understand all of the services we’ll be performing on their vehicle, so there are never any surprises. This level of exceptional service is what helps us distinguish ourselves as a top choice for AC repairs in Tulsa and surrounding areas in Oklahoma.
How Do You Know When Your Car’s AC System Needs Service?
Your car’s AC system provides a cool and comfortable environment within your vehicle’s interior. With the pretty wild temperature swings we get here in Oklahoma, having an air conditioning that works as it should is an absolute must—especially during the sweltering summer months. When your vehicle’s AC isn’t working as it should, there can be a number of different causes that our highly-trained technicians know how to spot.
AC issues can manifest themselves in a variety of different ways, but here are a few symptoms to be on the lookout for:
- Hearing clicking or grinding noises coming from the vents
- Your vehicle is taking a long time to cool down or not blowing cold air at all
- Excessive fluid beneath your vehicle
- Musty odors inside your vehicle
- Damp floorboards
The best defense against car AC issues is to have your vehicle’s AC system maintained regularly. Preventative maintenance with Tate Boys gives our ASE-certified technicians the opportunity to spot and repair minor issues before they develop into even bigger ones.
Spot Issues With Your Car’s Heating System
Tulsa gets downright frigid in the wintertime, making a functioning car heater a virtual necessity for comfortably getting around town. Your vehicle’s heating elements transfer heat into the vehicle’s interior. A faulty heater is often indicated by a lack of hot air blowing through the interior of the vehicle.
As for car air conditioners that are not blowing out cold air, the most obvious sign of an issue is a lack of hot air coming from your vents. But other signs of trouble can include clicking or grinding noises in the vents or odd smells. If you ever notice your car’s heater isn’t performing at its best, bring in your vehicle into your nearest Tate Boys for a quick and professional diagnostic service.
Understand How Your Car’s AC System Works
Your car’s AC system is basically made of three different subsystems that perform the function of heating or cooling air and then distributing this throughout the cabin. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems work together to keep the air at the desired temperature and also to dehumidify the air within your vehicle.
Within these systems, there’s a multitude of components working behind the scenes to condition the air in your vehicle. Its main components include:
- Heater core
- Blower fan
- HVAC controls
- AC condenser
- AC compressor
An issue with any of these components can hinder your vehicle’s ability to heat or cool the air inside your vehicle effectively. Leaks, malfunctioning or failing parts , and other problems can occur as your AC system ages. A solid preventative maintenance plan for your vehicle helps to repair and replace parts, belts, hoses, and other vital components as they age to keep your system always running at its best.
Get a Great Deal on Your Next Car AC Repair
Whether you need AC compressor work or Freon for your car, our technicians can quickly diagnose your issues and get your AC system back up and running smoothly. For the best deal on your next AC service, be sure to check our coupons page regularly to find the latest specials we have to help save you money on car AC repair and maintenance services.
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Find Your Nearest Tate Boys Location
Get the high quality of air conditioning service you need to be cool and comfortable. Bring your vehicle into your nearest Tate Boys location for expert auto air conditioning repair today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our corner of Oklahoma gets some pretty extreme temperature swings, making both cold AC and warm heat an absolute necessity. Your first indication something is off is probably going to be when your system doesn’t get to the temperature you’re looking for i.e., hot air with the AC on or cool air with the heat on.
Beyond these somewhat obvious signs, there are other indications to be on the lookout for that can spell trouble with your car’s AC including:
- Wet floorboards or excessive moisture in the vehicle
- Odd noises coming from your vents
- Unpleasant odors coming from your system
If you go into any auto parts shop, you’ll see plenty of options for DIY car AC recharge kits. The trouble with these is that they make it very easy to overcharge your system, which can result in a lot of damage and added expense. If you have a leak in your system, the refrigerant will just be leaked right out and you’ll have wasted your money. It’s far more advisable to let our ASE-certified pros, who know your car’s AC system inside and out, check out what the exact issue is and then use the highest quality parts and products available to completely fix the problem.
If you notice that your AC is blowing hot air when it’s set to cool, this is an obvious sign that something is amiss and your AC compressor is one of the first things our technicians will check. You may also hear grinding or squealing noises, which can be a sign that the parts in the compressor are starting to fail. A clicking noise that cycles on and off is another tell tale sign and can point to an issue with the compressor clutch.
Often, it’s more cost-effective and practical to replace your AC compressor, rather than trying to replace individual parts. Our skilled technicians can evaluate the health of your AC compressor and recommend the best path to getting your system back up and running.
Freon is a brand name for different kinds of AC refrigerant used in vehicles. While R-12 Freon used to be widely used in vehicles, this product has since been phased out to more modern and safer forms of Freon refrigerants that are used in today’s vehicles.
Not exactly. Rather than being on a set schedule, an AC recharge is generally performed when refrigerant levels are too low and the AC isn’t cooling well. This can also be an indication of a refrigerant leak, which requires an AC leak detection using sophisticated equipment. Our highly-trained technicians can spot even the tiniest of leaks in your system and repair them to the proper specifications set by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Car AC repair costs vary widely and can depend on many different factors such as the age and type of the vehicle, the repair required, and the time involved in completing the repair. Tate Boys prides itself on offering the highest quality car AC services and repairs at fair and honest prices for our friends and neighbors in Oklahoma.