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.
Why have an Air-Con Service?
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
How often should you have an air con service / regas?
Over time air conditioning systems lose the refrigerant gas which cools the air. Typically an air con system will leak around 10% each year, which means that they will not perform as effectively as they should, especially if they are not used on a regular basis. If your 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.
To maintain your air condition system and keep it performing efficiently it is best to have a regular service which will include topping-up the gas. Most car manufacturers recommend that an air-con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This allows you to keep a check on the gas levels and make sure the air con system is kept clean and able to perform efficiently.
Our Air Con Services
At SLP Autos we offer a complete 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 air con system, we can identify and make an necessary repairs to leaks if it they are required.
Booking an Air Con Service
Our skilled technicians are able to fully check your vehicle and advise whether you need an air con service, regas or a repair. We normally ask customers wishing to have an air-conditioning service to book an appointment for their vehicle in advance, as the process usually takes around an hour to complete. That said, we will always do our best to fit you car in as soon as possible.