It’s the first hot day of the summer. Uncomfortably shifting in your seat, you turn on that long-neglected A/C knob, only to discover an unwelcome blast of warm air streaming out from the vents. A bad situation made worse: that’s when you turn to us—Triangle Car Care, your auto A/C repair headquarters. Did you know that without regular maintenance a vehicle’s air conditioning system loses about 5% of its original efficiency per year? This means that without proper maintenance, your auto air conditioning may be performing as poorly as other models that are years older! But there is good news: you can still recover most of that lost efficiency.
Schedule an appointment with one of our factory-trained professionals—we understand all aspects of auto A/C repair. From modern computerized vehicle A/C components, to environmental disposal concerns, we know auto A/C repair. Today’s air conditioning systems are fairly complex. Not to mention all the new improvements in the most modern of vehicles. That’s why you need to turn to us, the qualified source for everything related to your auto A/C system.
Common Auto A/C Repair Vehicle Components:
Vehicle A/C Compressor
- The compressor is a belt-driven device that derives its name from compressing refrigerant gas and transferring it into the condenser. While basically acting as a simple pump, the compressor is the core of your automobile air conditioning system.
Air Conditioning Condenser
- The condenser’s primary function is to cool the refrigerant. It is a heat dissipating apparatus that radiates heat released by compressed gases and condenses them into high-pressure liquids. The location of your condenser depends on how new your car is, but typically it’s found at the front of the vehicle, directly in front of the engine cooling radiator.
Receiver (Drier) for Auto Air Conditioning System
- The receiver, or the drier, is a metal container that serves as a storage receptacle for the refrigerant. It absorbs moisture from the refrigerant and filters out particles of debris and harmful acids that would otherwise harm your A/C system. Commonly located on the liquid line of the A/C system, you should change your drier every 3-4 years to insure quality filtration and prevent any damage caused by these detrimental chemicals.
Auto AC Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve
- The orifice tube, or the expansion valve, is a controlling mechanism that regulates the flow of refrigerant throughout the system. In addition to this, it also converts high-pressure liquid refrigerant (from the condenser) into a low-pressure liquid, so that it can enter the evaporator. Generally located at the evaporator inlet, the orifice tube could also be found between the condenser and the evaporator, or in the outlet of the condenser.
Vehicle A/C Evaporator
- The evaporator’s purpose is to remove heat from the inside of your vehicle; therefore it’s a heat exchanger that’s vital to your vehicle’s air conditioning system (not to mention your comfort). The evaporator allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, causing it to boil and change into a vapor. The compressor removes the vapor from the evaporator. Thus cooling your car and reducing humidity. The evaporator houses the most refrigerant in this heat transfer process. Therefore, it is the most susceptible to corrosion by harmful acids. Usually, this damages the evaporator beyond repair, which is why it’s imperative you see us to prevent this from happening.
If Your Car, Truck, SUV, or Minivan Air Conditioning System Is Not Working Right & Causing You Problems…..
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At Triangle Car Care we provide expert auto repair service for all makes and models of vehicles, both foreign & domestic. Including, b ut certainly not limited to: