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CAR AIR CONDITIONING SERVICES

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Manufacturers recommend you should have your car air conditioning system recharged around every two years. Here at Setyres, we offer a car air conditioning service, including air conditioning recharge, also known as air conditioning regas. Learn more about our car air conditioning services now.

AIR CONDITIONING REGAS EXPLAINED

WHAT IS AIR CONDITIONING RECHARGE?

Air conditioning recharge, or regas, is a process which involves removing any old refrigerant gas and oil from your air conditioning system. This will allow the air to start blowing cold again, as the correct amount of new refrigerant and lubricant is replaced in your air conditioning system. This process is likely to take about 1 hour

WHY DO I NEED AN AIR CONDITIONING RECHARGE?

Often, people may not 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.

SIGNS YOUR VEHICLE NEEDS AN AIR CONDITIONING RECHARGE

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 notice unpleasant smells, it's time to have your air conditioning system recharged. Such bacteria can cause allergic reactions-sneezes, coughs and sore throats.

HOW TO AVOID CAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM ISSUES

To avoid air conditioning system issues, you should run the air conditioning in your vehicle regularly, all year round. A fully effective air conditioning system will actually clear your windscreen more quickly in cold weather than the heater will. Regularly running the system throughout the year will maintain its efficiency and ensures the rubber seals won't dry out and crack, potentially causing leaks. Contrary to popular belief, this method doesn't have much of an effect on your fuel consumption.

AIR CONDITIONING SERVICES

Here at Setyres, we provide an air conditioning recharge, or air conditioning regas service, to ensure maximum efficiency for your comfort and to keep your vehicle working effectively.

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