How do cars keep their cool?

In cars and vans, air conditioning is more than the comfort of the driver and passengers. The air conditioning is part of the engine. Most cars and vans today use air conditioning system (compressors) that run even if you don't have the air conditioning switched on. This is why car manufactures recommend the air conditioning is serviced every two year. This service is not part of or included in a annual service but it will helps to prevent breakdowns and a very costly repair bill. You don't want your journey to come to a halt, so bring your car to us for regular air conditioning services.

Refilling the gas and oil

Your air conditioning system requires both gas and oil, and these run out over time. If you run the air conditioning system without enough gas or oil, you can really damage it and give yourself some costly repairs. For just £49, we can re-gas your air conditioning system. We get rid of any gas and oil still sitting in the system before filling it with fresh gas and oil, following the recommendations of your manufacturer. Your air conditioning system will then run more efficiently and you won't have to worry about any failures.

Why things go wrong

An air conditioning system is made up of many parts, and each can fail in separate ways. Not having enough gas and oil will always cause problems, but there's also pulley bearing wear, electromagnetic coil burn-outs, contamination and excessive moisture. Corrosion and deterioration of parts can also trigger failures, and sometimes the system can get hit by debris from the road

What to do to prevent failures

Regular servicing is the only real way to look after your air conditioning. We can check your system thoroughly, noting and repairing any faults or weak points. There's also a part of the air conditioning system – the receiver drier or accumulator that needs to be changed at least every two years. That's because the receiver drier absorbs moisture, protecting the rest of the system from a common cause of failure.