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Air Conditioning FAQ's

How often should you have your air conditioning checked?

It’s recommended that you have your vehicles’ air conditioning re-gassed at least every 2 years to keep it running efficiently. 

Do I need to run my air con in the winter months?

It is a common myth that air conditioning should only be used in the Summer months. You should run your air conditioning periodically, even in the winter. The dehumidified dry air produced by your air-con can clear a windscreen much quicker than warm air.

My air conditioning seems to have lost pressure or isn’t as cold, what is wrong?

We pressure test all A/C systems with nitrogen prior to filling an empty system. Nitrogen is an inert gas which is less harmful to the environment as it makes up 78% of our atmosphere. This pressure test allows us to search for any leaks within the system and repair them accordingly. If there is a leak we will aim to locate it and report with full costings of any repairs required.

A vehicle may have a correct gas pressure but there are other faults causing the A/C to stop working. We test the system to find your fault and report back to you with costings for any repairs needed.

What is the difference between R134A & HFO-1234YF gases?

Vehicles prior to 2017 used a gas known as R134a. As of 2017 a new type of gas, HFO-1234yf, is required by law for all new vehicles. The new gas produces 98% fewer climate damaging pollutants so is a great step forward for the motor industry and environment.
We are able to service vehicles with both types of gases and if you’re unsure which gas your vehicle runs on, we can take a quick look and let you know.

My air conditioning is producing a funny smell, what is wrong?

Over time condensation builds up on the evaporator and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. If your A/C doesn’t smell as fresh as it once did, this is the reason and we can treat the cause. When not in regular use, run your air conditioning for 10 minutes every week.

We’re happy to answer any further questions you may have. For more information or to make a booking please call us on 0161 477 6266.

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