If it’s getting too hot inside your car, bring it to us. We’ll repair your car’s air conditioning system. We love to stay cool. Don’t you?
A vehicle’s air conditioning system works by using refrigerant to absorb heat from the air inside the car to keep you cool. If your car’s AC isn’t working, we can fix it. However, if the refrigerant is low, the answer isn’t usually as simple as adding more refrigerant.
A car’s air conditioning system works by using a refrigerant to absorb heat from the air inside the car. The refrigerant is then compressed, which makes it hot. Then the hot refrigerant passes through a condenser to cool it down and turn it back into a liquid. The liquid refrigerant is then passed through an expansion valve, which lowers its pressure and causes it to vaporize. The vaporizing refrigerant absorbs heat from the air inside the car, which cools the air. The cooled air is then blown into the car by the blower motor.
The air conditioning system in your car is powered by the engine. The engine drives a belt that turns the compressor. The compressor is what compresses the refrigerant. The most common component to break on an air conditioner is this compressor. It’s the only moving part in your AC system, so it stands to reason that it’s the most common part to fail.
However, other parts of your AC system can fail as well. The evaporator core can break or start to leak, and this will lead to a strange smell your cab. The hoses in your AC system are made of special rubber that’s not supposed to let refrigerant escape, but sometimes thes hoses can leak and need to be replaced. Sometimes sensors will go out on your AC system as well, though this is uncommon. If your cooling fan doesn’t work, it’s not going to draw air through the condenser, so that may need to be replaced. After front end collisions, cars often have problems with their AC systems, too.
The air conditioning system in a car is a closed system, which means that refrigerant is constantly being recycled through the system. If you’re low on refrigerant that means there’s a leak somewhere in your AC system. When servicing your AC, we’ll examine your cooling system to determine the source of any refrigerant leak, fix the leak, and then we’ll replenish the refrigerant in your cooling system.