Car AC Repair in Santa Cruz, CA

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Expert Car AC Repair and Heating Services in Santa Cruz, CA

When the breeze from open windows just doesn’t cut it, it’s time to visit our shop in Santa Cruz. At Catalpa Street Garage LLC, we specialize in resolving car AC repair and heating problems, ensuring your comfort while driving. With affordable prices and guaranteed quality, we’re here to assist you. Contact us at 831-464-2269 and let us help you drive in comfort.

The Importance of Maintaining Your AC System

Over time, heating and AC systems can break due to regular usage. Hose pipes may become clogged and start to drip if not properly serviced, leading to reduced efficiency in heating and cooling capabilities. Regular maintenance is essential to keep your AC system operating at peak performance.

Signs Your AC System May Have Issues

Pay attention to the following indications that your AC system requires attention:

  • The air conditioning blows slightly cooler air than the exterior air.
  • The air blowing in smells damp and musty, like mildew or mold.
  • The cabin does not warm up in cold weather or is only slightly warmer than outside.
  • The defroster takes longer than usual to operate or doesn’t work at all.
  • The heater or AC functions only when driving and not when idling or stops blowing when the car is stationary.
  • The heating system blows cold air, or the AC blows warm air.
  • There is low airflow, even at the highest fan setting.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to bring your vehicle into our shop right away for high-quality AC services in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Comprehensive Evaluation of Car AC & Heating Systems

When you bring your vehicle into our shop, we provide a thorough evaluation of your heating and AC system, including:

  • Examination of internal controls and blower.
  • Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap, and thermostat.
  • Inspection of the compressor belt.
  • Examination of the system and seals for leaks or damages.
  • Cooling system pressure test.
  • Verification that AC pressure meets manufacturer specifications.
  • Measurement of the interior vent air temperature.

We provide a thorough inspection of your vehicle to ensure we are targeting the correct problem and providing you with an accurate assessment. 

Car AC Repair and Maintenance Services We Offer


Fan belts, also called drive belts, connect your car’s engine to the front-mounted accessories. Over time, these belts can dry out and crack. At Catalpa Street Garage LLC, we provide expert belt replacement services, ensuring optimal performance for your vehicle.

Coolant System Flush

Your car’s coolant system transfers excess heat from the engine and dissipates it through the radiator fins. Over time, the coolant becomes old and dirty, affecting the system’s performance. Regular coolant system flushes are crucial to maintaining efficiency. Visit us for all your coolant system flush and fill needs.


Hoses transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine’s cooling system, including the radiator. Like belts, hoses can also deteriorate and crack over time. Our experts at Catalpa Street Garage LLC offer professional hose replacement services in Santa Cruz, CA, to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

Radiator Flush

The radiator plays a vital role in keeping your engine cool. However, sludge, rust, and solid deposits can accumulate over time, reducing their effectiveness. Regular radiator flushes are essential to maintain optimal performance. Include radiator flushing in your routine car maintenance schedule, and visit our shop for expert service.


Radiators act as heat exchangers, cooling your car’s internal combustion engine. To prevent engine damage caused by excess heat, it’s important to have your radiator serviced regularly. Our experts at Catalpa Street Garage LLC are skilled in handling radiator-related issues, ensuring the health of your engine.

Preparing Your Vehicle for Summer and Winter

To ensure your vehicle can handle the challenges of each season, we offer recommended services to prepare for summer and winter:

When summertime rolls around, we recommend performing the following maintenance services on your vehicle: 

  • Battery check
  • Fluid change
  • Belt and hose examination
  • Climate and coolant system check
  • Wiper blade inspection
  • Tire check
  • Headlights, turn signals, and tail lights inspection

Once the weather starts to cool down, some of the previous services should be conducted again, as well as some additional items, including: 

  • Battery check
  • Tire check
  • Wiper blade inspection
  • Fluid check
  • Headlights, turn signals, and tail lights inspection
  • Exhaust system leak check
  • Belt and hose examination
  • Heating system check

Visit Catalpa Street Garage LLC to ensure your vehicle is ready for any season, giving you peace of mind while driving.

Trust the Experts at Catalpa Street Garage LLC for Your Car AC Repair

When it comes to your car AC repair and heating needs, rely on the expertise of our professionals at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. We are committed to delivering exceptional service, affordable prices, and guaranteed quality. Contact us at 831-464-2269 or visit our shop in Santa Cruz, CA. Drive in comfort and confidence with Catalpa Street Garage LLC.