Here at West Harrow Garage Ltd, we have specialist equipment to enable us to service and repair your vehicles air conditioning system.
In the summer months, air conditioning can be the difference between a pleasant trip and an uncomfortable trial. Approximately 70% of new cars are fitted with an air conditioning system as standard, and just like your car’s engine and safety systems, your air conditioning needs regular servicing to maintain quality and efficiency.
If you’ve noticed that the power of your air conditioning isn’t what it used to be, you may be interested to discover that around 15% of air-con gas escapes the system every year, meaning the longer it is left without diagnosis and gas charging, the more inefficient the air conditioning becomes.
Why have your Air conditioning serviced?
• Not cold enough?
• Windows not demisting quickly?
• Runny nose, headache?
• Strange noises when A/C is on?
• Your car air con system loses up to 15% 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 core, causing a foul smell, sometimes an allergic reaction and can lead to legionnaires disease.
• Have your car air con system serviced every 18 months. It will say that in your car manufacturers service guide, yet when your car is serviced, your A/C system is never serviced. It’s an extra, chargeable item, but vital to have done.
• A poor air conditioning system can increase your fuel costs as the air conditioning pump need to work harder
How do I know which air con gas I require?
R134A gas is common in vehicles manufactured before 2014. All vehicles with air conditioning manufactured since 1st January 2017 include the new R1234YF air con gas which is more environmentally friendly. Since this date, manufacturers are no longer allowed to use the older R134A air con gas in a bid to reduce global warming as the old gas is believed to be more damaging to the environment. R1234YF gas was phased in by vehicle manufacturers over time so vehicles rolling off the production line between 2014 and 2016 could require either gas. To find out which type of air conditioning gas your car needs and to start a booking to have your air con gas recharged, enter your registration in the field above.