Maintaining your air conditioning system is extremely important. You wouldn’t drive your car for two years without servicing it and expect it to perform at its best, a car requires regular servicing to run smoothly and efficiently. This principle also applies to your air conditioning system.
We can service any system that utilises the R134a refrigerant and the latest R123yf refrigerant fitted to all post-2012 vehicles.
Tips for looking after your A/C system
- Use the A/C system regularly (for at least 20 minutes, twice a week), even in winter. Using the A/C system in winter dries the air (dehydrates). This helps to demist windows and provides a much better environment in the vehicle, blending conditioned and hot air to provide the desired in-car temperature.
- Treating the system each year with an anti-bacterial/anti-odour preparation prevents the system producing unpleasant odours caused by bacteria. These odours can be responsible for causing travel sickness, nausea etc. Costs as little as £45 + VAT.
- The condenser in front of the radiator must be kept clean and free from debris, flies, leaves etc. This will ensure that the system can disperse the heat properly and operate efficiently.
- Have the air conditioning system serviced by a specialist every 2 years. This involves replenishing the gas, replacing filters and inspecting/testing the entire system for leaks.
Preventive maintenance and constant use is the key to maintaining an efficient, healthy A/C system in your vehicle.