AC and Heating
The AC/air conditioning unit
in your import vehicle operates similarly to a refrigerator. Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit is designed to move heat from the inside of your car to outside of it. At Grandview, Missouri, our team of experts makes sure your car is getting the best service possible.
Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit has six major components:
When you start your vehicle’s air conditioning system,
the compressor works by putting the refrigerant under pressure, 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-state refrigerant, it loses pressure and cools the remaining liquid. The vehicle’s blower moves air across the evaporator and into the vehicle’s interior. If you keep your air conditioning unit in your vehicle turned on, the refrigerant goes through this cycle continuously.
If any of these components are damaged,
it can turn your cool car into a furnace during the summer months. Your vehicle’s air conditioning issue could be as simple as topping off refrigerant to replacing a valve. When your air conditioning unit is not working as it should, bring your vehicle to Southern Safety Automotive Service, conveniently located in Grandview, Missouri. One of our trained air conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all lines, the evaporator and the compressor for leaks and wear. Call our shop today to speak with one of our auto repair experts.