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AIR CONDITIONING

 


It is important to operate the air conditioning system on your car regularly even in the winter months to prolong the life of the system. When the air conditioning is running, the refrigerant carries oil around the system. This lubricates the seals which stops them drying out and failing, so it is worth running it for a few minutes once a week even in winter.

As all air conditioning systems lose refrigerant over a period of time it is essential to have it serviced at least every two years. When we service an air conditioning system we start by checking the system visually and then connect it to an A/C service centre (pictured right) which removes the refrigerant, cleans it and weighs it. The system is then vacuum dried and vacuum leak tested, if all is ok the correct amount of oil and leak detection dye is added and the system is recharged with the correct amount of refrigerant. The system is then leak tested using electronic leak detection equipment.

Should we find a leak in the system we will then contact you to discuss the fault before we go any further.

 


Bacterial Contamination:

One of the common problems with air conditioning systems is the build up of bacteria in the evaporator inside the car. This is can cause unpleasant odours, allergic reactions and sick car syndrome. To prevent this happening to your car the system should be decontaminated every 12 months. This is a straight forward process which will take approximately half an hour.
 

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