No heat or air conditioning in your car? What a hassle! Having a malfunctioning defroster, heating or cooling system can be more than inconvenient. It can be downright uncomfortable or dangerous. Though we don’t think about it often, having heating and cooling in your passenger cabin can make all the difference in the quality of your ride and your ability to see while driving.

Most people do not realize how a car creates heat and cooling for passengers. Auto repair technicians from the Rad Air Car Care & Tire Center in Strongsville can explain how a car heats and cools. Heat is generated when the engine begins to run. The heat, instead of being completely exhausted out of the car, is used to warm the heater core and/or defrost the windshield. A small fan pushes air across the heater core into the passenger cabin, helping you to feel warm on the coldest of days. Air conditioning is created through a complex set of components which utilizes a compressor to mechanically transfer and remove heat from the passenger cabin and exhaust it to the outside through a chemical refrigerant changing states from a liquid to a gas and back to a liquid. The A/C system also removes moisture from the system to aid the defroster in winter months.

Having heat and air conditioning can be critical for your comfort. With all of the divergent temperatures we see in Ohio weather, having heat and air conditioning is extremely important. There is also a safety factor as it is impossible to run the defroster if the heating and cooling systems aren’t working correctly.

One of the most important parts of your car both for performance and comfort is the Heating and Cooling Systems.

  • The heater core allows hot air inside your car in the winter, and the radiator keeps your engine cool at all times.
  • Both systems utilize permanent coolant and anti-freeze to operate correctly.
  • Making sure that the engine coolant is clean ensures a warmer winter for you and a longer life for your vehicle.

Tired of being too hot or too cold? Bring your car in to the Strongsville Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center for a complementary assessment of your car’s AC system. We’ll be happy to have our experienced automotive technicians diagnose your heating and cooling problem and get you back on the road with quick , affordable car care service. Call us today to set up an appointment!