Liphook Auto Services - Air Conditioning
Are you looking for Air Conditioning in Lindford? We are experts in Air Con Recharges, Re-gases and Air Con Repairs. Let's read on to find out more.
The UK never really got to grips with Air Conditioning. Maybe it’s our mild climate, or just because it was not introduced wholesale across the UK's vehicle range.
However, all that changed a few years ago. Now, nearly every new vehicle is equipped with Air Conditioning. Although Air Conditioning is simple in theory, it’s just like a big fridge, but in practice it can be troublesome to diagnose correctly when it goes wrong. But, don’t worry, at Liphook Auto Services we have all the necessary equipment and knowledge to get your vehicle nice and chilly again, just in time for summer.
There’s no set servicing schedule for Air Conditioning Systems on most makes of vehicle. However, most vehicle manufacturers recommend that you service or re-gas your car's air conditioning system every 1-2 years. There are some vehicles with air con units that can go for more than five years without needing to be re-gassed. By servicing your Air Conditioning System you can extend the service life of the components within it, some of which are expensive to replace if they should fail.
If you don’t have your Air Conditioning System regularly checked and serviced to keep it in tip top chilly mode, you may begin to notice that it isn’t as good as it used to be.
This is due to the natural degradation of the special gas within the system and sometimes because part of the system springs a leak. Even a tiny pin-prick hole can cause the gas to escape and render the Air Conditioning System useless.
When you bring your vehicle to us at Liphook Auto Services with an Air Conditioning problem we’ll remove any gas that’s left in the Air Conditioning System, then add a special UV dye and fill the system with Nitrogen. This helps us find the leak whilst being environmentally friendly. The correct refrigerant gas, R134a or R1234YF, is harmful to the atmosphere, so as responsible repairers we want to minimise it’s loss into the atmosphere.
Once we have found the leak, we’ll replace the defective part, retest for leaks and only when we are happy that all is well, refill your Air Conditioning System with the correct refrigerant gas.
If your Air Conditioning System is still working, but just not as well as it used to, it probably only needs a top-up of refrigerant gas. This process doesn't take long, 45 minutes on most cars.
Have you ever felt a little car sick whilst driving? Or, maybe there is a strange ‘musty’ smell in your vehicle. These could both be indicators that your Air Conditioning System is feeling a little sick itself. Over time, harmful bacteria builds up on the interior surfaces of the Air Conditioning System and this could be what is affecting you. But, don’t worry, at Liphook Auto Services we have a simple solution to this problem. We use an antibacterial cleaning system from Forte that neutralises the root cause and returns your vehicle back to spring time freshness. At the same time we would recommend replacing the pollen filter, as this will ensure a steady flow of fresh air into the vehicle’s cabin.
Liphook Auto Services of Lindford. Your No.1 choice for Air Conditioning Repairs in Hampshire.