Car Air Conditioning in Tunbridge Wells - Stay Cool!

Is your air-con as cool as it should be? Car Air-conditioning systems loose an average of 10% and as much as 20% of their gas each year. With increasing heatwaves and rising temperatures each Summer in Tunbridge Wells it’s probably wise to get your air-conditioning checked and serviced?

Car Aircon Recharging, Servicing and Repairs

Did you know that running air-conditioning in a car is more efficient than opening a window? The increase in aerodynamic drag caused by opening a window actually uses more fuel than running the air-conditioning. The study was conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in a wind tunnel at General Motors. - Driving with windows down.

Book it into Miles Garage today. We will remove the old fluids, run a vacuum test to check for leaks and re-fill it with the correct quantity of refrigerant gas and lubricating oil as required. After checking all is well we re-pressurise the air conditioning system to the manufacturer's specification.

Air Conditioning - Use It Or Lose It!

It’s understandable to not see the need for it during winter, but for the sake of it working in the summer you need to use it or lose it. As explained in a previous blog, using the aircon is actually a very effective method to defog a windscreen anyway.

As such it shouldn’t be a burden to use it occasionally during the winter months which really helps to prevent everything from seizing up. This stops the horrible realisation, when you use it for the first time on the first swelteringly hot day in summer, that you’re just pumping the same hot sweaty air round your car.

When you don’t use your air-conditioning, the aircon oil sinks to the bottom of the system and leaks out through the seals. Over time it will all leak out, ruining the seals as it does so.

Car Air Conditioning a bit smelly?

A build up of dirt, grime and bacteria within a car's air conditioning system can sometimes create a musty smell. If you haven’t used your car's air conditioning system for a while and notice an odour when you do book it in for a check over and service.

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Posted in Maintenance on May 10, 2024 close