It most instances, radiator and condenser replacement is recommended at the same time. If you are not sure what the difference is between your radiator and your condenser, just bring your vehicle into Aycock Frame & Body Shop. We offer comprehensive radiator and condenser replacement in Greensboro, NC.
What's the Difference Between the Radiator and the Condenser?
The radiator and the condenser are typically located in the front of your car together because this is where they receive the most airflow while you are driving, which keeps your engine from overheating. The radiator is a heat exchanger and an intricate part of your vehicle's cooling system. It keeps your engine from overheating because the air flows across its fin and tubes and cools the refrigerant inside of it.
On the other hand, the condenser works on the same principles. The refrigerant passes through the AC system, and it absorbs heat in the cabin. It changes back from a gas state to a liquid state (it condenses) and releases the heat that it has collected from the cabin. Think about your home's AC unit. Have you ever worked by and felt the heat coming off of it? If so, that was the condenser that you felt the heat from.
So What is the Difference Between the Radiator and the Condensor?
Although the radiator and the condenser are both parts of your vehicle's cooling system, and although both the radiator and the condenser serve the same purpose - to remove heat - they do have some key differences. For example, the condenser causes phase change to occur. Again, this is where the refrigerant is condensed from a state of gas to a state of liquid. Think of it like steam. Have you ever noticed that steam causes little droplets of water (condensation) to form as it cools? If it weren't for this phase change, you AC would not be able to get cold.
Further, your engine's cooling system likely uses a mixture of water and engine coolant. As the temperature of the water reaches the boiling point, the coolant increases. Likewise, the coolant decreases as temperatures reach the freezing point. Your radiator cannot do what your condenser does, simply because it would introduce air pockets inside of your cooling system and decrease the amount of heat that gets transferred away from your engine.
Bring Your Vehicle in for Radiator and Condenser Replacement in Greensboro, NC
Anyway, don't get caught up in the all technical jargon. The main point to keep in mind is that you have to replace your radiator and condenser at the same time. It would not make sense to have a brand-new condenser and an old, worn-out radiator or vice versa. For the fastest radiator and condenser replacement in Greensboro, NC, contact Aycock Frame & Body Shop today.
Aycock Frame & Body Shop is a one-stop-shop for all of your cooling system maintenance and repair needs.
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