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:
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 from 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 Gunter Automotive, conveniently located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. 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.
553 John Connor Court
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Effective Tuesday March 24, Gunter Automotive will remain open for business with changes put into place to protect our customers and employees. The waiting area and walk in office will be closed to the general public until further notice. We will still be here working and taking in vehicles via our night drop box. We will still contact you after drop off and go over details and all practices will remain the same. Our technicians are taking proper measures to protect themselves and you.
For pick up, we will do payment by phone, park your vehicle up front and put your keys in one of our sanitized lockers for pick up. Please do not hesitate to call to make appointments and ask questions, we are here. We appreciate your continued business through these very uncertain times. Call us – 770-962-1380
We ask that you do not let these practices hinder you from doing business with us. We can work together and we will make this as convenient as possible for you and your family.