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Auto A/C & Heating Services

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Auto A/C & Heating Services


A Comprehensive Assessment of Your Heating and Cooling System Comprises of:

  • Examination of internal controls and blower
  • Inspection of radiator coolant temperature, hoses, radiator cap pressure, and thermostat
  • Evaluation of the compressor belt
  • Thorough inspection of the system and seals for leaks or damage
  • Conducting a cooling system pressure test
  • Verification that A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
  • Measurement of the interior vent air temperature

Our Repair and Maintenance Services Include:

Hoses
Hoses transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine entire cooling system. Overtime hoses will dry out and crack, needing a replacement. You can trust our team to replace any needed hoses with quality parts and get it done right the first time.

Belts
A fan belt, also referred to as the drive belt, connects your vehicle's engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and the engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Over time, your vehicle's fan belt will dry out and crack. When it's time, you can rely on us to do the job right and get you back on the road.

Radiators
Radiators are heat exchangers for cooling your vehicle's internal combustion engine. A radiator cools the engine by circulating the coolant through the engine block and then loses the heat to the atmosphere through radiation. All radiators have a set of tubes that allow the coolant to flow through the fins surrounding the tubes and into the engine. When a radiator fails, the excess heat produced by the engine could cause damage to the surrounding components, leading to more serious repairs. To help prevent this from happening, have your radiator serviced regularly.

Common Automotive A/C Services

  • recharge the a/c freon
  • repair the a/c condenser
  • repair the a/c evaporator
  • replace the a/c thermal expansion valve or orifice tube
  • replacing the hoses, radiator cap, and operating temperature
  • inspecting the internal controls and blower
  • inspecting the thermostat
  • inspecting the compressor
  • doing a cooling system pressure test to verify it meets manufacturer specifications
  • testing the interior vent air temperature
  • coolant system flush
  • radiator flush

Prepare your vehicle for the harsh weather
Just like winter, it's also important to prepare your vehicle for the warmer months and what they bring - heat, dust, traffic jams, etc. - which increase the likelihood of a breakdown. Here at Major Muffler & Auto Repair, our technicians can perform the necessary preventive maintenance to get your car ready for both seasons.

Summerize Your Vehicle

  • check the battery
  • change the fluids
  • examine the belts and hoses
  • check climate and coolant systems
  • check wiper blades
  • check tires
  • check bulbs

Winterize Your Vehicle

  • check the battery
  • check the fluids
  • examine the belts and hoses
  • check climate and coolant systems
  • check wiper blades
  • check tires
  • check bulbs
  • check for exhaust leaks

Coolant FAQs

What is causing my coolant light to come on?

If the dashboard light is red, indicating your car is overheating then you should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and switch off the engine. If the coolant level is low or there is another problem with your cooling system, you could cause serious damage by continuing to drive.


When should I do a coolant flush?

Your vehicle's owner's manual will recommend getting the coolant flushed about every 30,000 miles or three to five years, whichever comes first. Make sure to consult your owner's manual as some outline a more specific interval depending on the vehicle's make and model and your driving habits.


Why is my coolant leaking?

Corrosion within the radiator is the leading cause of a coolant leak. As the radiator tubes get older and weaker, sediment or debris collects inside and causes a leak. The sealing gasket between the tank and the radiator can also wear out, and lead to a leak.


How do I know what coolant I should use?

Your car's owner's manual provides a wealth of information. Follow the recommendations in your car's owner's manual to the letter unless otherwise recommended by the manufacturer or auto repair professionals. It will tell you what type of coolant is best to use in your vehicle. If you don't have a copy of your owner's manual, you can most likely find the information you need on the manufacturer's website.


Radiator FAQs

When should the radiator in my car be replaced?

Often, radiators will last for the entire life of a car. On average a radiator lasts 8 to 10 years. However, there are a few factors that can reduce a radiator's working life such as improper maintenance, driving habits and environmental conditions.


What does radiator service include?

Radiator service starts with draining the system. Then we flush the radiator and engine block, inspecting all hoses to make sure they're not cracked. Next we refill the radiator with fresh coolant and finish by pressure testing the radiator cap and cooling system.


What is causing my engine to overheat?

The most common reason a car overheats is a lack of coolant or a coolant leak. However, if you have an older vehicle, it may also indicate that it is time to replace your radiator, thermostat, water pump or heater core. If it continues to be a problem that you can't fix, your best bet is to bring it to our shop in Redding.


What is the average lifespan of a radiator?
While radiators usually last 8-10 years, some factors can shorten their lifespan. Watch for signs of deterioration to know when replacement is needed.

To learn more about our Heating and Cooling services, call us at 530-223-6640 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What People Say About Us

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    , 11/08/2023

    Awesome service - the people here are fantastic and super fast! They went out of their way to help me out in a bind and did more than I initially asked for. Can't recommend Major Muffler highly enough.

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    , 10/20/2023

    Wow this shop is old school the owner and staff are awesome they cut out my muffler and resonators from the cat back and straight pipe it on a 2005 jeep grand Cherokee 5.7 hemi and it sounds vicious. Thank guys you rock. PS great price and clean work.

  • , 10/14/2023

    They did an excellent job on my 97 dodge diesel. Put a muffler in and found and fixed some noises in the exhaust that I had. Great communication and the work looks fantastic. They even went above and beyond and painted part of the exposed pipe so it wouldn't be an eye sore. I really appreciate the attention to detail. Thanks again! And for staying late so I could pick the truck up!

  • , 10/05/2023

    Best muffler shop in town. Hands down

  • , 08/24/2023

    Great experience at Major Muffler! James was a huge blessing as we stopped in unexpectedly in Redding and he took a look and a listen and told us the problem and what we needed to get back on the road. So kind, quick, and helpful. When other shops told us they didn't have time, he took the time to help us out. Thank you James!!

  • , 08/23/2023

    Great work by James - had a few weld projects on an old rv and he had great solutions at a reasonable rate.

Call us for service: 530-223-6640

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