A/C & Heating System

101 Auto A/C & Heating

Auto Air Conditioning

It is no fun to sit in a hot car without a properly working A/C. As you sit in the Chicago heat of your vehicle, you can’t help but wish for auto air conditioning repair. The auto mechanics at Velasquez Complete Auto Care can fix your A/C.  Soon your air conditioning system will be keeping you cool and comfortable for the next car ride.

We recognize just how busy your day can get, and sometimes, auto repair is the last thing you need to add to your to-do list. At Velasquez Complete Auto Care, we strive to ensure your experience is hassle-free. You can check auto air conditioning repair off your to-do list, without it interrupting your already hectic day.

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.

Q: Why Does My AC & Heat Not Work In The Car?

A: A faulty or broken thermostat is the most common cause of your car's failing heat. Stuck open or stuck
closed, the part can not only cause issues with your heat but also your engine's cooling system.

Q: Why Is My Car Blowing Out Cold Air When The Heat Is On?

A: Usually, there isn’t enough coolant in the engine or there is a problem with your   heater core.

Q: Do I Need Regular Maintenance For My Car’s Heating System?

A: Unlike the furnace in your house, a car’s heating system does not involve a central heating unit that can be simply replaced.  Regular maintenance includes checking hoses and belts, and ensuring the antifreeze is clean and filled to proper levels; it will help keep the whole system in good working order.

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Troubleshooting Your A/C & Heating System

Have you noticed one of these issues?  Bring it into Velasquez to get a full assessment.

A/C System 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


An accessory drive belt, also known as a fan belt or serpentine belt, is a belt connecting your car's engine to the front mounted accessories. Sooner or later, your vehicle's belts will begin to show their age. 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 cooling and heating experts and get your car driving right visit Velasquez Complete Auto Care today. Our mechanics will thoroughly inspect your car's belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts properly.

Call & schedule an appointment today with Velasquez Complete Auto Care!