Air Conditioning

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Manufacturers recommend you should recharge your cars air conditioning system every two years - not many people realise that air conditioning gas leaks and wears out with use. Around 20% of the gas over a year is naturally lost due to the porous components in the system. A drop in gas pressure means a drop in air cooling ability, which will make your engine work harder - therefore your vehicle uses more fuel. If you allow the system to run low, the compressor has to work twice as hard and will then wear out in half the time.

You might notice unwanted smells coming from your vehicles air conditioning system. This is because the same air is constantly circulating and it is highly likely there is a bacterial build up on the evaporator behind the dashboard. If you do notice unpleasant smells, it's time to have your air conditioning system checked. Such bacteria can cause allergic reactions-sneezes, coughs and sore throats.

You should run the air conditioning in your vehicle regularly. A fully effective air conditioning system will actually clear your windscreen more quickly in cold weather than the heater will. Regularly running the system will maintain its efficiency and ensures the rubber seals don't dry out and crack, potentially causing leaks and contrary to popular belief, it doesn't have much of an effect on your fuel consumption.

At Setyres we check and recharge your air conditioning system, ensuring maximum efficiency for your comfort and to keep your vehicle in good working order.

Find your nearest Setyres branch and contact us with any questions you might have regarding your air conditioning system. Our professional staff will give you impartial advice and help at a time and place that suits you.