Why have you air conditioning serviced & regassed?
Your car air con system can loose up to 20% of it's refrigerant every year. A poorly performing car air conditioning system can cause a build up of fungus, bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator, causing a smell, sometimes an allergic reaction.
It is recommended in your car manufacturers guide that you have your car air con system serviced every 18 months. This is not part of a normal car service. A poor A/C system can increase your fuel costs as the air conditioning pump needs to work harder.
How often should my aircon system be serviced?
Every 18 months to ensure it operates at maximum efficiency. If you let the system run low on refrigerant the compressor has to work harder and will wear out quicker.
When I switch on my aircon I get a bad odor inside the car, what causes it and how do I get rid of it?
The origin of the smell is caused by fungus, bacteria and other nasties growing inside the evaporator core. The moisture rich environment is very conducive to the growth of these organisms. We offer a full odour removal service using the latest tools and equipment.
How often should I use the aircon in my car?
All the time on hot or cold depending on the outside temperature. This will ensure that the rubber seals in your system don't dry out and crack thereby causing leaks. Contrary to popular belief it does not greatly reduce your mpg.
I’ve seen air con gas 'top-up' kits for sale in motoring shops, how good are they and should I consider using one?
We don’t recommend them for a number of reasons.
Why does my car aircon system run low on refrigerant?
All the pipes and connections on your A/C system are naturally slightly porous so you lose anything up to 20% of the gas every year due to natural leakage.