Your vehicle’s air conditioning system allows you and your passengers to enjoy a comfortable and safe ride. It is responsible for cooling, heating, defrosting, filtering the air and controlling the humidity.

There are three primary components to a vehicle’s air conditioning system the compressor, condenser and evaporator.

The compressor pump is attached to the engine via a belt which drives the vehicle’s refrigerant, in a gas form, to the condenser where it goes through a pressurizing process that will make it nearly ready to cool your car.

The refrigerant eventually makes its way to the evaporator and this is where the most important step of cooling down your car happens. The evaporator coil -- which helps water in the air to condense along with getting rid of pollen, dirt or any other elements that may be floating in the cabin - is key to your air conditioning working to keep you cool or warm.

If the air coming through your vents isn’t as cold, or hot, as it used to be, those components are not working properly and it may be time to contact Belle Tire. We will check your vehicle’s entire air conditioning system to ensure it is functioning for you. Let us help keep you and your passengers as comfortable as possible when you hit the road.

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