Climate Control Systems

A climate control system is a complex system that requires routine maintenance for increased seasonal performance and operation…

Air Conditioning System Diagnostic, Air Conditioning System Service, Heating System Diagnostic, Heating System Service

Climate Control Systems

When it starts to get warm outside, there’s nothing more frustrating than to turn on your vehicle’s air conditioner to find that warm or no air comes out. This can be the result of any number of issues. That’s why you should trust your auto air conditioning repair and service needs to the auto technicians at MB Automotive in Bay Shore, New York.

We service Volvo, foreign and domestic vehicles Climate Control Systems. Heating & Air conditioning.

If you are having a problem with your vehicle’s air conditioner, we start by looking to see if any of the belts are loose. Many times the issues with car air conditioners are the results of leaks in the cooling system. In those cases, the leak can be found by performing a dye injection leak test, and if needed, we evacuate and recharge your car’s air conditioning system.

Need to have us look at your auto air conditioner? Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

Car Heating System Repair – Keeping Your Car Warm in the Winter

Your vehicle’s heater looks like a much smaller version of the radiator. As heat is produced in the engine, it is absorbed by the antifreeze/coolant and then circulated through the heater core before it goes back to the radiator. Getting the warm air into your car is done by a fan that blows air over the heater core.

If the heater core becomes clogged, the heater won’t work properly and you will need to have it repaired. If you see coolant in the interior of your vehicle or you smell coolant when your heater is running, there is most likely a leak in the system. The ASE-technicials at MB Automotive can diagnose and fix your car heating system so you and your passengers remain nice and warm.

Air Conditioning Repair Checklist

  1. Check if A/C component mounting bolts are in place and tightly secured?
  2. Check that caps are installed on the A/C system service ports? This keeps out dirt, and also provides a seal for the refrigerant.
  3. With the engine running, check the compressor clutch engages when the A/C is switched on. If it doesn’t, this usually indicates a low (or empty) refrigerant condition or an electrical problem. Also, listen for rapid clicking or cycling noises at the compressor when the A/C is switched on. If this is happening, it could also indicate low refrigerant or some other problems. Have it checked by your service technician. (Note: Some A/C systems prevent compressor clutch engagement in low temperatures, typically at or below 40° F.)
  4. With the engine running we check if the A/C switches off, and we listen for knocking or rumbling sounds in the vicinity of the compressor. This could indicate a failing compressor clutch, and/or loose mounting hardware.
  5. We check all belts for cracks, wear, and glazing. Have them replaced at the first sign of any of these conditions. Also, check for belts that vibrate while the engine is running and the A/C is on. This may indicate a belt that needs to be tightened or a defective automatic belt tensioner.
  6. We examine all A/C and cooling system hoses for cuts, abrasion, weak spots, and signs of leakage. Leakage from A/C system hoses is often indicated by an accumulation of dirt and oil, particularly at connections and fittings.
  7. Check that the condenser (in front of the radiator) is free of any obstructions, such as leaves or insects. This could reduce airflow, resulting in reduced A/C performance.

For more information, or to make an appointment to have your drivetrain inspected, contact us at 631-328-5985

Suffolk County | Nassau County | Domestic & Foreign Auto Repairs

Axle and CV Joint Repair
Belts & Hoses
Brake Repair
Climate Control Systems
Cooling System Repair
Electrical Systems
Engine Diagnostics
Exhaust System Repair
Lube, Oil & Filter Change
Preventive Maintenance
Starting Batteries
Charging Batteries
Steering System
Suspension System
Tire Services
Transmission Repair
Wheel Alignment

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Providing Suffolk County, Nassau County and Long Island’s surrounding areas with domestic and foreign auto repairs as well as tires.


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MB Automotive is Long Island’s #1 Volvo Automotive Repair Specialists – As well as all Foreign and Domestic Vehicles. Our highly trained mechanics perform all work with quality and precision.

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MB Automotive – The Volvo Specialist
Suffolk County | Nassau County
1460 North Clinton Avenue | Unit H8 Bay Shore, NY 11706
Phone: 631-328-5985 Fax: 631-328-5784