The weather in Vancouver can be unpredictable but when it gets hot you definitely want your vehicle to be cool, comfortable and climate-controlled. It’s usually obvious when your car’s air conditioning isn’t working properly but it can be difficult to know if your engine cooling system is removing heat from the engine and transmission until it’s too late.
With the amount of seals and hoses involved in keeping your cabin temperature comfortable, you can’t expect systems to last forever. A worn out gasket or hose can lead to a refrigerant leak which can affect how your vehicle’s AC performs. A recharge fills your vehicles cooling system with more refrigerant, but it is best to have your vehicle examined as a recharge won’t fix the problem if there’s a leak.
Your car’s cooling system removes heat from the engine and automatic transmission and dissipates heat to the air outside. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine; the coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat is dissipated; and the thermostat regulates the coolant temperature to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.