Air Conditioning Service & Repair Arundel
Air Conditioning Service Arundel
With summer time fast approaching now is the best time to have your cars Air Conditioning Serviced to ensure it works at optimum performance. Change cabin filters and re gas your air con system with us today.
Air Conditioning Repair
We never miss something until it’s gone or needed, are you having problems with your Cars Air Conditioning? Bring your vehicle into us for a free quotation for any Air Conditioning repairs Arundel.
Car Air Conditioning Arundel
All air conditioning service and repair work carried out on vehicles is now regulated by the ATA. This means that all vehicle mechanics should be ATA accredited to carry out Air Conditioning Repairs or Service. We have a team of ATA recognised technicians who are trained in the use of state-of-the-art car air conditioning systems in Arundel.
It is important to service your cars air-con as any fault can impact upon the cars overall performance, the air you are breathing and even cause corrosion.
Re Gasing Your Air-Con System
If your car’s hot and bothered in summer and misted up in winter, it’s time to book an air conditioning service, recommended by most manufacturers to be carried out every two years. As well as keeping you cooler in hot weather, a fully recharged system will reduce your fuel consumption by putting less strain on the engine.
Our extensive service includes a refrigerant recharge and replacement of lubricating oil, plus a comprehensive system components check.
Causes of Air Conditioning Failure
There are many reasons a cars Air Conditioning System is not cooling and a little low on refrigerant is one of them. Re-gasing the air-con system might work. The cars on the road to day are less forgiving to over/under charge of refrigerant. Being off by as little as 3 – 4 oz is enough to have a major performance hit, or no cooling at all. Too much refrigerant will damage the compressor as well, this can be a slow death so you may not even realise your recharge caused the compressor failure.
Refrigerant Oil – Even with the correct equipment it can be difficult to get the oil amount correct. Too little you burn up the compressor, too much can affect the performance or damage the compressor. Using the wrong oil can also damage the compressor. If it’s a hybrid with electric AC really don’t mess with it, the cost of those compressors run in the thousands and are easy damaged with the incorrect oil. Always consult a specialist.
AC systems don’t use up refrigerant and if it’s low there is a leak. When refrigerant leaks out it takes oil with it, so if you keep topping it up without added oil you’ll damage the compressor. Some of the cans have oil in them but that might give you an overcharge of oil leading to compressor failure.
All air con services will be fully explained and a report given on any work required.
Work required will be detailed in your written quotation so theres no surprises.
Our customers are our number one priority, we will always go that extra mile.
Relax in the knowledge of our parts and labour guarantee for 12 months on all our work.
Most vehicle manufacturers recommend servicin your Air Conditioni System at least every two years minimum, that being said it is strongly advised to check your owners hand book for the manuacturers recommendations for your vehicle as this may differ.
on’t worry if you don’t have the owners manual as you can get most information online, or simply give us a call.
Your air conditioning system can lose up to 10 per cent of its gas each year. Unless it’s replaced the system will be less able to keep you cool and refreshed.
The air con system will continue to lose gas, become less efficient and lead to increased fuel consumption. It will eventually fail and need replacement parts.
Unfortunately Air-con parts can be extremely expensive to replace!
We drain and recharge the system; check hoses, filters, belts and connections; and make sure the compressor and condenser are working correctly.
For a full detailed list please look in the column to the left.
1. Keeps you fresh, alert and safer
2. Maintains the mechanical integrity of the system
3. Our fixed price air conditioning service includes a system refresh
4. Reduces the risk of part failure which could be very expensive.
Typically, no, but some vehicles have Driver Information Centers (DIC) that may display the status of many vehicle systems. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for more information. – See more at: http://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/cf/maintenance/car-air-conditioning-repair-troubleshooting/#sthash.t36WbVS8.dpuf
The cabin air filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding in a car unpleasant, particularly if you have allergies or other respiratory problems.
Recommendations on when it should be replaced vary by manufacturer — some say every 12,000 or 15,000 miles, others longer — and how often can depend on how much you drive and where. Check the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. If you drive in heavy traffic in an urban area that has poor air quality, you could need to replace the filter annually or even more often. However, that also could be true in a desert climate where there is a lot of dust.
Some signs that you need a new cabin air filter are reduced air flow through your HVAC system, such as when you start up the fan too high and you get more noise than results. Another is persistent bad odors. Even if you don’t have these warnings, you should have the filter checked at least once a year, and you may be able to do that yourself.
Many cabin air filters are located behind the glove box and are easily accessible by freeing the glove box from its fasteners (instructions should be in the owner’s manual). Others are located under the dashboard and may not be easy to reach, or under the hood where fresh air enters the HVAC system.
Sounds like you have a smelly problem on your hands. There are a few issues that may be causing this smell.
Potential causes of nasty “gym locker” odors:
- Dirty and old air cabin filter.
- Moldy evaporator case. A problem for many vehicles when water sits in the evaporator case because the case’s drain is blocked. Mold will accumulate.