Ready to heat things up, or would you rather keep your cool? It doesn’t really matter what you prefer if your car’s heating or air conditioning system isn’t following orders. Unfortunately, many folks in Midvale, Utah don’t realize their car’s heating is weak at best until the first chilly autumn day. And that A/C? You didn’t use it during the winter, but on that first scorcher of a summer day you really need to feel like your head’s in a freezer while zipping across town.

It’s wise to test your heating and A/C throughout the year to make sure all systems are in working order. Simply not using them can cause issues. Other times, you might have worn out older systems by demanding a tropical paradise during your commutes in the winter snow. No matter what caused the problem, if you have climate control issues in your automobile, don’t settle. Viking Automotive is at your service.

Some Like It Hot

Really, really hot. This isn’t just a preference or a side-effect of lowering your body fat through those vigorous gym sessions. Not being warm enough in the car can be truly dangerous during freezing temperatures—especially for vulnerable populations like young children or the elderly. When your heating system isn’t working, it can also lead to unsafe driving conditions. You’re probably not at your best when you’re shaking behind the wheel.

There are many things that can cause a car’s heating system to fail. Some are easy and affordable fixes while others are a little more complex. It might be an issue with the heater core or the heater fan. It might be something as minor as a worn out fuse. It might be the coolant levels, too. At Viking Automotive, we’ll run a full diagnostics test to find the problem and then address it in the safest and most cost-effective way possible.

The Bill Chill

Not getting cold enough A/C is also potentially dangerous. You don’t have to be outside on those hot Utah days to be at risk of heat stroke, and rolling down all the windows? That’s for the dogs. You deserve a fully functioning A/C. Particularly in older cars, this is one of the first things to go—especially if it’s old enough to still be using Freon. However, no matter what the year, make or model of your ride, Viking Automotive has what it takes to get to the bottom of things.

If you’re getting “cool but not cold,” it might be a cooling fan, air filter or radiator issue. Leaks are the most common cause of A/C issues, whether from hose manifolds to the compressor or pin holes in the condenser. No matter what time of year it is, it’s never too early to gear up for the next scorcher, so get ready to chill out.