Today over two thirds of all vehicles produced are fitted with an air conditioning and climate control system as standard.
A vast majority of drivers feel the benefits of air conditioning in their car or van on hot summer days but just like other parts of your car, the air conditioning system also requires regular maintenance to ensure it continues to function efficiently and effectively.
Over 10% of air conditioning gas escapes from the air conditioning system every year, which in turn negatively effects its efficiency. For this reason car manufacturers recommend that the air conditioning system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of a routine vehicle service, if your vehicle happens to be more than 2 years old and its air conditioning is less chilled it probably requires an air conditioning recharge.
The benefits of Air Conditioning:
• Keep cool inside when its hot outside.
• Prevent high cost repairs occurring in the future.
• Keep your system sanitised to prevent the growth of bacteria.
• Air conditioning systems that undergo regular maintenance are more fuel efficient.
Did you know:
As well as using your air conditioning to cool you down in the hot summer months, you can also utilize its effect in the winter to quickly demist the front windscreen. Air conditioning works by creating dry warm air instead of the normal moist humid air released from the standard air vents, this allows for a much faster clearing of the front screen.