Radiator Service

Custom radiator work for all makes and models including classic cars
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Air Conditioning

Everything from Freon recharge to climate control retrofitting
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Modern Car Care

A thorough inspection and test will keep that new car running like new
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Overview

A-1 has over 50 years experience serving Orange County. Our technicians are trained and knowledgeable in leading edge care for your vehicle. From the gas tank to the radiator A-1 has you covered, using only the best OEM parts to keep your car running like new.

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Modern Car Care

Today's auto air conditioning systems are extremely complex, and should only be serviced by certified individuals with proper training.

Our thorough inspection of your AC includes:

  • Inspecting interior controls and blower
  • Check radiator coolant level, hoses, pressure cap and thermostat
  • Test the condition and tension of the A/C compressor belt
  • Check for leaks or other damage
  • Review component conditions for leaks or damage

System testing also includes:
  • Cooling system pressure test
  • Compare A/C pressure to manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Test A/C system for refrigerant leaks
  • Check interior vent air temperature

Custom Radiator Work

On custom applications we can build custom cores to your specific needs. They are custom built for any make or model of classic cars.

Radiators for vintage automobiles not only offer critical engine cooling, they offer more. These radiators are distinctive, precious and valuable works of art.

The repair, service and restoration of these radiators should only be performed by experienced craftsman at A-1 Radiator familiar with the unique characteristics of each model.

Fuel Tank Cleaning & Repair

When Repairing fuel tanks we follow this check list to ensure that your fuel tank is safe for the rigors of the road.

  • Safe, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Approved fuel storage
  • Venting (if over-pressure is not allowed, the fuel vapors must be managed through valves)
  • Feeding of the engine
  • Anticipate potentials for damage and provide safe survival potential

Custom AC Hoses

We custom build A/C hoses for Antique and Vintage automobiles. They are hand built to your exact specifications or needs. They are hand built for any vehicle including modern and vintage automobiles.

Other Services
  • Motocycle radiator repair
  • Heater core installation
  • Compressors & Condensors
  • Climate control retrofitting
  • Blower motors
  • Expansion valves
  • Freon recharge
  • Evaporators

Qualifications

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Our hardworking, specialized technicians are required to prove their knowledge through a series of rigorous certification tests. Each member of the A-1 team holds a valid MACS certification. This means that we comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.