Auto Air Conditioning and Heating Service in Lakewood, Arvada and Westminster

At Pickering’s Auto Service, we have been servicing vehicles for Denver Area Residents for over 40 years.  We keep up with state of the art vehicles built today, and never let go of our strong knowledge in older models.  Our immaculate shop is clean, professional and ready to safely service your automobile.  

  Keep Your Vehicle Reliable & Avoid Costly Repairs, Schedule Your A/C & Heating Service Or Contact Us TODAY!

Lakewood & South Denver Location - 720.636.9110

Arvada, Westminster & North Denver Location - 720.636.8777

Extending the Life of Your Vehicle’s A/C & Heating Systems

Auto Air Conditioning and Heating Service | Pickering's Auto Service

Routine air conditioning maintenance is important if you want to prevent A/C and heating system failure down the line, which equates to high repair or replacement expenses. We always tell our customers that, like every other component inside their vehicle, the air conditioning and heating systems are just as, if not more, prone to dirt, dust and debris. Left unmaintained, clogs could form and could severely impede the airflow inside the vehicle. This would not only cause great discomfort to every passenger, but also contribute to the deterioration of the car itself. This is why it is imperative for every driver to conduct routine checks on their car’s air conditioning and heating systems. If you are looking for a professional technician to do the job for you, look no further than Pickering’s Auto Service.

There are many things that can cause a vehicle’s A/C and heating system to fail or function below optimum, and we can remedy them all. If you wish to have an idea of what our mechanics generally do whenever you submit your car for routine maintenance, here is a list:

  • We examine, clean, or replace the filter

Clogged filters are the likeliest cause of blocked airflow, and if we can increase a vehicle’s efficiency by simply cleaning or replacing the filter, we do it. This is because dirt from an unmaintained cabin filter may find its way to the evaporator coil, affecting more than just the air conditioning and heating system.

  • We examine, clean or replace the condenser

Any sort of dirt or residue may result in sub-optimal airflow, which is why our technicians always evaluate each vehicle’s condenser for loose, broken, or faulty components.

  • We examine for leaks

One of the more serious air conditioning and heating system-related threats is leakage. Not only does the refrigerant inside a vehicle’s A/C unit turn into gas from liquid when it leaks out, but the gas is also colorless and odorless. Fortunately, Pickering’s Auto Service has the equipment and know-how to find any refrigerant leak, repair the damage, and make sure the problem does not re-emerge.

Avoid surprise A/C & heating failures or repairs with regular inspections.

With extreme temperature swings in Colorado, the last thing you want is to be miserable while driving. To keep your air conditioning cool and your heat hot, Pickering’s Technicians are trained to diagnose problems with heat and air conditioning and repair quickly and properly.

A/C & Heating Service

Pickering’s Auto Services’ ASE and A/C Certified expert Technicians are continually trained to help you maintain and service your air condition and heating system as needed to ensure the reliability and comfort of your vehicle.  The A/C System is a sealed system. If your A/C isn’t working properly, either there is a mechanical/electrical failure, or the Freon (refrigerant) has leaked out of the system. We must perform specialized testing (diagnosis) to confirm which issue is present.

To ensure that your vehicles’ air conditioning and heating systems are in the best possible working condition, this service may include checking, testing, and inspecting:

  • For refrigerant/coolant leaks
  • Correct pressures to test operation of system, verify refrigerant levels and record vent temperatures
  • Refilling for proper refrigerant and lubrication levels and inspect for further leaks
  • System controls and blower inspections
  • Compressor’s drive belt and tensioner
  • Checking all electrical and mechanical components for correct operation

Importance of A/C & Heating Service

Correctly operating air conditioning systems are necessary to ensure a comfortable and dependable vehicle. Regular maintenance services may help with:

  • Proper refrigerant and lubrication levels, as low refrigerant and lubricating oil can lead to premature wearing and costly repairs
  • Desired interior cabin temperatures to be reached
  • Avoiding the risk of premature A/C compressor failure
  • Environmental responsibility

Frequency of A/C & Heating Service & Warning Signs

To avoid costly repairs and replacements, Pickering’s recommends having your air conditioning and heating systems checked at least yearly or as needed.  To ensure your comfort in your vehicle, we recommend you have your air condition and heating systems checked immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Declining interior cooling and or heating abilities
  • Empty coolant reservoir
  • Visible leaking
  • Noticeable burning/smells/odors
  • Lack of cool air coming from air conditioning or hot air from heat
  • Strange sounds when turning on your HVAC controls 

Keep Your Vehicle Reliable & Avoid Costly Repairs, Schedule Your A/C & Heating Service Or Contact Us TODAY!

Lakewood & South Denver Location - 720.636.9110

Arvada, Westminster & North Denver Location - 720.636.8777

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