Compressor Repair and Replacement
Lowell's Auto Repair Provides Compressor and Repair and Replacement Services
The compressor in your car is a critical component of the air conditioning system. Its primary function is to compress and circulate refrigerant gas in the system, which is used to cool the air that blows into the cabin.
When the air conditioning system is turned on, the compressor draws in low-pressure refrigerant gas from the evaporator in the air conditioning system. It then compresses this gas to a high-pressure, high-temperature state and circulates it to the condenser, where it releases heat and cools down to a liquid state. The cooled liquid refrigerant then flows back to the evaporator, where it absorbs heat from the air passing over it, and the process starts all over again.
The compressor is typically powered by a belt that is connected to the engine’s crankshaft, and it is controlled by an electromagnetic clutch that engages and disengages the compressor as needed to maintain the desired temperature in the cabin.
Without a properly functioning compressor, the air conditioning system in your car will not be able to cool the air effectively, making driving uncomfortable in hot weather. If you suspect that your car’s compressor is not working properly, it’s important to have it checked by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the air conditioning system.