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Best Auto Repair, Sterling

45720 Woodland Road
Suite 100 Sterling, VA 20166

703-430-1840
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  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sun Closed
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703-430-1840 | 45720 Woodland Road
Suite 100, Sterling, 20166

Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube

Latino's Auto Service & Repair, Inc.

Your car or truck's AC system is under extreme pressure and the thermal expansion valve or orifice tube monitors the amount of pressure and the temperature of your A/C system. It calculates the precise amount of refrigerant that can safely go into the evaporator. A failing expansion valve or orifice tube often causes a vehicle's air conditioner to blow hot air.

Replace or Repair

  • Expansion Valves: Too much refrigerant causes your evaporator to get too cold whereas too little refrigerant would result in inadequate cooling. The expansion valve is a complex valve that regulates refrigerant flow. This process of metering the refrigerant adjusts the flow according to the temperature of the refrigerant in the evaporator coil. Talk to one of the pro mechanics at Latino's Auto Service & Repair, Inc., as this part can be replaced on its own and does not require the entire replacement of the AC assembly.
  • Orifice Tubes: Unlike the expansion valve, the orifice tube is a simple fixed device with no moving parts. It therefore cannot vary the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator, but rather causes a permanent restriction in the system. However, like the expansion valve the orifice tube regulates refrigerant flow through the system and filters debris which may come through in its screen. Often fixing a "bad orifice tube" requires replacing the entire evaporator assembly.

More AC Repair Services:

Truck and Car AC Repair Services

Freon Recharging Services For Your Car Or Truck

AC Evaporator Services

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Testimonials

, 01/07/2020
After calling 3 different places and being quoted very high prices I came across Latinos. They were very affordable. It's a small chop shop with no frills. However. Miguel was honest and not pushy. It is so hard to find honest, high quality, and affordable car shops in NOVA. This place has a for life customer
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