Your local air-con servicing centre in Chelmsford
Is your car air con under performing?
Are you finding that the air conditioning in your car is not as cool in summer or as hot in winter as it used to be? Is the air not as pure as it used to be?
Usually an air-con service will solve the problem, but if there is a fault we can put that right too. SLP Autos are your local car and van air conditioning specialists in Chelmsford and have years of expertise in finding faults and getting air con systems working efficiently again. Our complete air con service includes air con checks, re-gassing, servicing and filter replacements as well as air conditioning repairs.
Why should you have your car air con serviced?
Many cars these days are fitted with an air-con system as standard. The air conditioning system in your car not only cools the inside of your car, but helps to filter out pollen, pollutants and any airborne bacteria from the air, which can greatly improve the quality of air inside your vehicle, just as long as it is properly maintained.
An un-serviced air-con system will:
- not work as effectively
- drastically affect your fuel efficiency
- not cool/heat the air in your car as much
- not filter the air in your car properly
- allow pollen and pollutants into the car
- put more strain on the engine
Air Conditioning Filters
How do you know when your car air filters need replacing?
Typical signs that your car’s air filter needs replacing are when your car starts to smell dusty, dirty or musty. Another common sign is that the airflow becomes poor or you hear loud noises in the air conditioning system. As part of a service we frequently replace the filters in your cars air conditioning system as over time they become dirty, blocked or damaged.
What are the benefits of changing your air filters?
Replacing the air filter in your air conditioning will improve the quality of the air by removing, pollutants, dirty air, dust particles and pollen from the interior. Efficient air filters go a long way to helping alleviate allergies such as hay fever, as purifying the air removes the pollen and minimises the symptoms such as sneezing and itching eyes.
How often should you have a car air con service or air con re-gas?
Over time car air conditioning systems lose the refrigerant gas which cools the air. Typically a car air con system will leak around 10% each year, which means that system will not perform as effectively, especially if your system is not used on a regular basis. If your car air conditioning is not performing effectively; providing cool air for the summer or warm dry air for the winter, it is most likely in need of a recharge or possible a repair to stop a leak.
Regular air condition system maintenance will help keep it performing efficiently. It is advisable to have an air con service at regular intervals to keep a check and top-up the gas. Most car manufacturers recommend that an air-con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. By maintaining the gas levels and a keeping the air filters clean you will prolong the quality of air and the efficiency of your air conditioning system.
Car Air Con Services in Chelmsford
At SLP Autos we offer a complete car air conditioning service, with fully trained technicians that are certified to handle R-134A and R1234 gases and the purple dye used to trace leaks within an air conditioning system. This means as well as re-gasing your car air con system, we can identify and make an necessary repairs to leaks in your air con system if it they are required.
Car Air Con Repairs
If you air con unit does have a leak we are usually able to either fit replacement parts or perform the necessary welding and repairs to re-seal the system and getting it performing efficiently again.
Booking Your Car Air Con Re-gas, Service or Repair
Our skilled auto-technicians are able to fully check your air conditioning and advise whether you need an air con service, regas or a repair. We recommend customers wishing to have an air-conditioning service book an appointment for their vehicle in advance, as the process usually takes around an hour to complete. That said, as a local, family-run garage service we will always do our best to fit your car in as soon as possible.