Air Conditioning Service

The air conditioning unit in your 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.

Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit has six major components:

The refrigerant carries heat. In modern cars, refrigerant is a substance called R-134a. Older cars’ refrigerant is called r-12 freon, which is more expensive and difficult to find than R-134a.
The compressor circulates and compresses refrigerant within the vehicle’s cooling system.
Your vehicle’s condenser changes the refrigerant from gas to liquid and expels heat from the car.
The expansion valve (sometimes called the orifice tube) is a nozzle that simultaneously drops the pressure of the refrigerant liquid, meter its flow and atomize it.
Your vehicle’s evaporator transfers heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling your car.

The receiver or dryer filters your vehicle’s refrigerant and oil, removing moisture and other contaminants from them.

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 form 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 turned on, the refrigerant goes through this cycle continuously.

If any of these components is 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 High Speed Tire & Automotive Co, Inc.. 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.

Dependable AC and Heating Work

Thanks to High Speed Tire and Automotive Co Inc, you and your passengers can stay comfortably cool in the summer and nice and toasty in the winter! Our certified technicians are here to make sure your automotive AC and heating systems are always working perfectly.

Count on the experts with 42 years in the industry to handle all of your AC and heating needs. We recommend regular checkups to avoid issues such as your car dying out or cracking. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service, contact us.

Masterful AC and Heating Services

  • Solving Climate Control Issues
  • AC Repairs
  • Heating System Repairs

LOCATION

2513 W. 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47404