Cooling system problems cause 40% of engine failures, and 100% of discomfort in a hot car on a summer day is caused by A/C system failures. Both your cooling system and A/C system are responsible for maintaining a cool temperature, but the similarities stop there. Because both systems are essential to both your safety and comfort, it is important to know the difference between the two.
Your cooling system uses coolant or antifreeze to keep your engine from overheating even on the warmest days in Cape Coral. Your A/C system uses refrigerant, also known as Freon, to keep you and your family from overheating on hot, sticky summer days.
The leading cause of summer breakdowns is, in fact, overheating. Your cooling system operates by delivering the liquid coolant or antifreeze through passages in the engine. As this liquid flows through your radiator's thin tubes, hot liquid is then cooled by the air stream entering your engine from the vehicle's front. When something is amiss with your cooling system, your vehicle is more at risk of overheating.
Your A/C system operates a little differently -- your vehicle's A/C system doesn't actually create blasts of cool air. Instead, it takes the heat of the air that is already found in your vehicle. Most A/C systems have five main parts: the compressor, condenser, evaporator, receiver-dryer, and the expansion tube.
The Premier Auto Service Center team wants to keep both you and your vehicle happy and healthy this upcoming summer, and the first steps begin with your A/C system and cooling system. Schedule an appointment today with the technicians at Premier Auto Service Center, or call us at 239-471-7049.