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Auto A/C & Heating Services

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    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:

Belts
The fan belt, also referred to as a drive belt, connects your vehicle's engine to its front-mounted accessories. This belt is responsible for rotating the water pump and engine fan, ensuring a cool engine environment. Unfortunately, over time, your vehicle's fan belts can dry out and develop cracks, requiring a replacement.

It's important to entrust this kind of task to seasoned professionals. Our mechanics can conduct a thorough inspection of your car's belts, replace any worn ones, and ensure the installed belts are properly adjusted for optimum performance.

Coolant System Flush
A car's coolant system transfers excess heat from one part of the engine and dissipates it through the radiator fins. As time goes on, the coolant can become old and contaminated, negatively impacting the system's performance. To maintain optimal system function, consider regular coolant system flushes as part of your vehicle's cooling system maintenance.

Hoses
Hoses have the crucial role of transferring coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine's cooling system, including the radiator. With time, these hoses can dry out and develop cracks, leading to leaks. When it's time for replacement, you can rely on our team of experts for your vehicle repair needs.

Radiator Flush
Your vehicle's radiator is responsible for keeping the engine cool and safeguarding it from excessive heat. To maintain its effectiveness, the radiator must remain clean at all times. Sludge, rust, and other solid deposits can accumulate inside the radiator, leading to clogs and reduced system efficiency. This, in turn, can negatively affect your vehicle's performance. Incorporating regular radiator flushes into your routine car maintenance schedule is essential.

Radiators
Radiators serve as heat exchangers, cooling your car's internal combustion engine. They accomplish this by circulating engine coolant through the engine block and then releasing the heat into the atmosphere through radiation.

Radiators consist of a set of tubes through which engine coolant flows, surrounded by fins. When a radiator fails, the excess heat produced by the engine could potentially damage vital engine components. To prevent such issues, it's crucial to have your radiator regularly serviced. For expert radiator maintenance, visit Maxi Auto Service today.

Summerize Your Vehicle
Getting your car ready for the challenges of summer, including heat, dust, and traffic congestion, can significantly reduce the risk of breakdowns. At Maxi Auto Service in Chattanooga, our technicians are equipped to perform essential preventive maintenance to ensure your car is summer-ready. Here are some recommended services:

  • Battery check
  • Fluid replacement
  • Examination of belts and hoses
  • Inspection of climate and coolant systems
  • Evaluation of wiper blades
  • Tire inspection
  • Assessment of headlights, turn signals, and tail lights
  • With these services, your car will be fully prepared to handle hot weather, allowing you to enjoy your summer to the fullest

Winterize Your Vehicle
Winter weather can be harsh on both you and your vehicle. You can trust the skilled technicians at Maxi Auto Service to prepare your car for the challenges of winter. Here are some 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

With these services, your car will be ready to tackle winter weather, ensuring your driving experience remains safe and comfortable.

Coolant FAQs

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.

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.

Why is my coolant light on and what should I do?
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 is the coolant temperature too high?
The engine coolant is overheating if it's around 240 to 250 degrees. When the coolant gets this hot a light on your dashboard will come on to alert you. Pull over and turn your car off. The coolant is very hot and under extreme pressure. Do not attempt to remove the radiator cap until the car has cooled.

Radiator FAQs

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.

When replacing a radiator what else should be replaced?
If you replace your radiator you may need to replace three other parts as well - the thermostat, water pump and heater core. An auto repair professional at Maxi Auto Service will let you know what other parts need to be replaced.

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.
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.

Why is my car engine overheating?
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 Chattanooga.

To learn more about our Heating and Cooling services, call us at 423-265-0834 or request a quote by clicking below:


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  • reviewiconAmazing Service
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/04/2020

    These guys bent over backwards for us. We were out of town and on our way home from our Florida vacation. We broke down 5 miles into our second day of travel on a Saturday. They were one of the few places open. They got us in pretty quick, they were very nice and very knowledgable. They got us diagnosed, showed me exactly what was going on and got our car fixed faster than they thought they would be able to. I appreciate everything they did to get us back on the road as quick as they did. Thanks to Maxi Auto Service Center, we were able to get home with only a few hour delay. Thank you very much guys!

  • reviewiconAmazing Service
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 05/22/2019

    I would like to say that I have had a great experience. Going to Maxi Mufflers on Broad Street. The manager was very nice, courteous and professional. I would recommend anyone that needs muffler repairs to come by.

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconRecommended Auto Shop
    Brakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 08/08/2019

    We have been there twice now and gotten exceptional service each time. Got right to it and didn't have to wait long at all. Very friendly staff! Highly recommended!!!!!

  • reviewiconRecommended Auto Shop
    Brakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 06/19/2019

    SO SO KIND. At my emissions testing, I was told that there was a problem with my car (diagnostic plug unattached). I went to MAXI to have them check it out. George came out in the cold rain with me to look at my car. Back inside, Stephen explained clearly to me what the problem was. He said it was really only an aesthetic issue, and that it wouldn't be worth the money to fix. Both men were kind and patient, and I wasn't charged for an unnecessary fix! I am VERY satisfied by the service and care I received at MAXI.

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconHonest Repair Shop
    Undercar Services, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 01/14/2020

    From the very first and the second phone call a few minutes later Steven was very polite and cordial. I had a loud rattle in my car and couldn't figure out what it was. Within 45 minutes they had test drove it, found the problem and fixed it. Turns out it was a bent piece of metal on my undercarriage hitting my exhaust which was caused by yours truly and they took great care of me. I will definitely be back and make sure my wife comes here as well.

  • reviewiconHonest Repair Shop
    Undercar Services, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/04/2020

    These guys bent over backwards for us. We were out of town and on our way home from our Florida vacation. We broke down 5 miles into our second day of travel on a Saturday. They were one of the few places open. They got us in pretty quick, they were very nice and very knowledgable. They got us diagnosed, showed me exactly what was going on and got our car fixed faster than they thought they would be able to. I appreciate everything they did to get us back on the road as quick as they did. Thanks to Maxi Auto Service Center, we were able to get home with only a few hour delay. Thank you very much guys!

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