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Post: #PoptheHood: A Dipstick’s Guide to Compressors

What is a compressor and how does it work? The compressor is often considered the “heart” of a vehicle’s air conditioning system. It’s the most vital component in the system. The compressor pulls the refrigerant out of the evaporator and pushes it into a condenser, and then back into the evaporator to complete the cycle. A compressor is an electro-mechanical pump, driven by a belt that’s attached to the engine’s crankshaft; however some newer versions can be driven…

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