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Auto A/C & Heating Services

If the breeze from those open windows just isn't cutting it, come by our shop in Ludington, MI 49431 to get an expert opinion on what we can do to fix your auto A/C or heating problems. We offer affordable prices and guaranteed workmanship. Contact us at 231-843-3414, so we can help you drive in comfort.

Why maintaining your AC System is very important:
Heating and A/C systems may break eventually with usage, hose pipes may clog and drip if not serviced, causing reduced efficiency heating and cooling capabilities. Regular maintenance will keep your AC system operating at peak performance!

Indications your A/C system may be having issues:

  • If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior air
  • Air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and mold
  • Your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside
  • The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate
  • Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary
  • Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air
  • Low airflow even at the highest fan setting.

A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:

  • Examining the internal controls and blower
  • Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat
  • Inspecting the compressor belt
  • Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages.
  • A cooling system pressure test
  • Verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
  • Measuring the interior vent air temperature

Our repair and maintenance services include:

Air Conditioning
Have you been sweltering in your vehicle lately? Perhaps your car's air conditioner isn't functioning properly. At Avenue Tire & Service 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 Avenue Tire & Service. You can also call us at 231-843-3414 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 231-843-3414 or visit Avenue Tire & Service in Ludington, MI 49431 for all your coolant system flush and fill needs. Ensure maximum performance from your vehicle's heating and cooling systems today.

Belts
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 Avenue Tire & Service 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 Avenue Tire & Service today. The mechanics at Avenue Tire & Service will thoroughly inspect your car's belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.

Hoses
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 Avenue Tire & Service 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 Avenue Tire & Service today. The mechanics at Avenue Tire & Service will thoroughly inspect your car's hoses; replace all worn hoses; and adjust the installed hoses.

Radiators
Radiators are heat exchangers for cooling your car's internal combustion engine. A radiator cools the engine by circulating an engine coolant through the engine block - it then loses the heat to the atmosphere through radiation. A radiator has a set of tubes through which the engine coolant flows. Fins surround these tubes. When the radiator fails, the excess heat produced by the engine could damage the engine components. To prevent this from happening, have your radiator serviced regularly. To have your radiator needs handled by experts, visit Avenue Tire & Service today.

Radiator Flush
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 231-843-3414 or visit Avenue Tire & Service 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 Avenue Tire & Service in Ludington, our technicians can perform the necessary preventive maintenance to get your car ready for summer. These are some of the recommended services:

  • Check the battery
  • Change the fluids
  • Examine the belts and hoses
  • Check climate and coolant systems
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check tires
  • Check headlights, turn signals, and tail lights

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 Avenue Tire & Service to get your car ready for the winter. These are some of the recommended services:

  • Check the battery
  • Check the tires
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check fluids
  • Check headlights, turn signals, and tail lights
  • Check the exhaust system for leaks
  • Check the belts and hoses
  • Check the heating system

Your car will be ready for the winter weather so you can have driving confidence.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AutoWares - Auto Value - CSC
  • ASE Master Technician
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Jasper
  • Pennzoil Oil
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Polite, willing to explain all aspects of the work done.
    -Diana B.

  • I am very happy with my service here. What ever problem I have with my vehicle John or Johnny always seem to know the problem and will explain the repairs that I need. Also they can tell me of upcoming possible repairs that I may need. They are very patient with their customers and they go the extra mile. Hard to find good service like that. I recommend this local shop to anyone.
    -Ron G.

  • I love my oil change guys. Always friendly and helpful. We are moving out of state in the next couple of weeks and I will miss seeing those guys every now and then. Thanks for such great service both in the oil change area and any time we have had our cars serviced there.
    -Cheri K.

  • Service is always great at this local shop. They will always tell you if you can wait for the repair or if it is an immediate need.
    -Anonymous

  • Did the work I had scheduled and were very helpful with the unforeseen. They made every effort to keep the work on budget.
    -Anonymous

  • I had another satisfactory visit to my favorite auto repair shop and will return for more work rather than taking my vehicle to the dealer.
    -Rod M.

  • Service is one of the best I have ever dealt with. The people were great to work with they did an excellent job.
    -Cliff B.

  • I always feel like the employees treat me like a valued customer and almost like "family".
    -Sharon S.

  • The young gentlemen that serviced my car was extremely nice and polite. He seemed to do a super job in a very timely fashion.
    -Pat M.

  • The folks at Ludington Avenue Tire & Service were helpful and professional. They helped me find a new tire at a good price, and even helped me with the warranty on my flat. Great job.
    -James S.

  • The Ludington Avenue Tire & Service shop has maintained my 15 year old 170,000 mile Ford for the last 6 years. This appointment was a great example of their trusted service: I thought I had transmission issues and had asked for a flush and screen change at $170. They test drove the vehicle and found the engine was miss firing and cancelled the transmission work, Made time for hood lock repair and an oil change. All well performed and reasonably priced. I can't recommend this location any higher!
    -Larry R.

  • Great people that do their job well!
    -Rich K.

  • Quick, great service! Thank you as always.
    -Anonymous

  • When I unexpectedly needed more work than originally planned, Johnny offered me a loaner car to run my errands. When my errands were complete, I came in & waited. That young man handled quite a barrage of questions, phone calls & customers with great professionalism, courtesy, knowledge & the ever present smile! Good Job Johnny!!!
    -Mary & Dan M.

  • Very satisfied with the service I receive at Avenue Tire & Service. If I wasn't satisfied I feel comfortable with talking with them and coming to an equal agreement.
    -Ron G.

  • Thanks for fixing my 2002 Ford F-150. It had a blown #2 spark plug in January. You fixed it quicker than first estimated and more importantly, a lot less money than quoted. I will still be your most loyal customer for future trouble and repairs, keep up the good work!
    -Gary P.

  • Always friendly, informative, and helpful.
    -Sharon S.

  • I was very pleased with the service that was provided to repair my car.
    -Emmet R.

  • They replaced my exhaust system on a Saturday, same day service. Great work, great price.
    -Bruce D.

  • In and out promptly. Service was good and workmen friendly and attentive.
    -Dean - Pentwater

  • ...I wasn't just pleased...I was impressed.
    -Nick - Ludington

  • ...Excellent assistance and I would gladly recommend this facility to others.
    -Cynthia - Hart