It looks like Summer is finally here. Many vehicles are now fitted with air conditioning as standard so journeys on warm days are a lot more bearable. If you find yourself winding down the window to cool the cabin, maybe it’s time to get your air con recharged.
Here are our some reasons to get your air con recharged:
Many drivers turned on their air con for the first time while this month to find it isn’t working right. Hopefully, we have a few more months of sun so don’t leave it till you really need it, get your air con regassed now.
The MOT does not cover air con system as it is not critical to safety. You can opt for an air conditioning recharge at your annual service, but it will be an extra cost.
Air con systems need refrigerant (gas) to work effectively but 10% of the gas permeates through the system every year. Over time, you feel the effects of this loss as your air conditioning does not blow as cold as it used to. We recommend recharging the air con system at least every two years.
When your refrigerant is low your air conditioning will blow warmer air in the cabin. As it works harder it puts greater strain on your engine - and your car will uses more fuel.
Air conditioning is not just for hot days. Your air con can rapidly demist your windscreen in winter by producing dry air. Keeping the air con on in winter prevents the system from drying out.
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