AC Repair & Service
Your Car's A/C System
Six major components of you car's A/C system that can require service
Receiver / Dryer
How it works
When you start your vehicle’s air conditioning system, the compressor pressurizes the refrigerant, sending it to the condensing coils, which are generally in front of your vehicle’s radiator. The condenser expels hot air to outside the car, cooling the air within the vehicle. When this happens, the refrigerant is cooled, and it changes from a gas to a liquid, which then passes through the expansion valve and to the evaporator.
Once the evaporator receives the liquid refrigerant, it loses pressure and cools the remaining liquid. The vehicle’s blower moves air across the evaporator and into the car’s interior.
If any of these components is damaged, it can turn your cool car into a furnace during the summer months. An air conditioning issue could be as simple as topping off refrigerant to replacing a valve.