The air conditioning in your vehicle needs regular maintenance to ensure that it is functioning as efficiently as it should. Manufacturers recommend that your air conditioning is recharged every 2 years. As the air conditioning in your car or van is not checked as part of your MOT test, and recharging is not typically included in a vehicle service, it is important that you include recharging as part of your regular vehicle maintenance.
Recharging your air conditioning can also improve your fuel efficiency, as there is less strain on the system and on the engine.
A clear sign that your air conditioning needs servicing is simply when it begins to work less efficiently. Typically, the air inside your vehicle will be too warm in the summer and too cool in the winter. It will also take longer to clear mist from the inside of the windscreen and you could notice bad odours coming from your air vents.
At LS Motor repairs, we can recharge your air conditioning while you wait. We will replace and recharge lubricant and refrigerant levels in line with your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.
We can also carry out an air conditioning clean, known as a debug. Over time, bacteria and mould can build up on the evaporator in your air conditioning system which can cause unpleasant smells. Bacterial spores are then blown into the cabin of the vehicle and breathed in by the passengers, which can cause sickness and respiratory problems.
It’s difficult for us to provide a general cost for an air conditioning recharge due to the constant fluctuation in gas prices. But if you get in touch with us when your air conditioning requires attention, we will be pleased to provide you with a fixed price at that time.