Every car and every auto A/C unit is different and understanding how exactly your car’s AC system works is difficult. That’s why you need to choose an auto A/C repair shop that knows how to repair everything from refrigeration systems to modern computerized components.
In most cases, your car’s air conditioning is made up of five components: the compressor, condenser, receiver, expansion valve and evaporator. These components are the moving parts that make your A/C unit work. The refrigerant—usually a gas or liquid—is the cooling agent. The refrigerant moves through the unit and, eventually, cools down your car.
The refrigerant starts in the compressor as a gas. It compresses the gas refrigerant before transferring the gas to the condenser, where it is further condensed into pressurized gas.
From there, the refrigerant travels to the receiver, a metal receptacle which filters out any harmful debris or acids. Then it reaches the expansion valve, a tube that regulates the flow of the refrigerant through the system and converts the high-pressure refrigerant to a low-pressure liquid.
Then the refrigerant reaches the evaporator, where the refrigerant absorbs the heat in the air and reduces the humidity of your car. Afterward, the resulting vapor form of the refrigerant is recycled back into your car’s air conditioning unit.
Telle Tire & Auto Centers have been servicing St. Louis cars for over 80 years. Over the years we’ve perfected the science of automotive repair and the art of serving customers. We require the most out of our employees while catering to our customer’s every need.
We offer the best warranties in the business. And, while you wait for us to complete your A/C repair, feel free to help yourself to coffee and snacks. If you need us to, we’ll drive you to and from work.
That’s the Telle Difference.