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How to take care of your vehicle`s Air conditioner
Car Air Conditioning
Service A regular car air conditioner service or regas will help to ensure optimum passenger comfort, particularly on those hot summer days when you need it the most.
Contrary to what some people believe, an auto air-conditioner system does not simply blow cold air into the car. The Air-con system is actually designed to remove the hot air from within the vehicle cabin and dispel it to atmosphere outside the car.
In order to do so, the air-conditioner system relies on a number of components to operate effectively, such as the evaporator, condenser and compressor. Like all mechanical parts, these items are prone to wear and regular system servicing helps to protect them from breakdown.
Tips for Maintaining a Car Air Conditioner
To help maintain the car air-conditioner system it pays to run the system for a few minutes at least once a week – no matter how hot the temperature may be. This ensures that the many hoses, valves and pumps throughout the system are kept well lubricated.
Whenever you have the car serviced, make sure you ask the service advisor to check the refrigerant level and re-gas the system if necessary. The Air conditioner is not always included in a standard service, so it can be easily neglected.
It is good practice to get a full air conditioning service at least once a year to ensure that the system is properly gassed and that the compressor oil is adequate.
Maintaining a Healthy State for Your Car Air-Conditioning
A car air-conditioning system can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and fungus. This is particularly important for sufferers of asthma or allergies. As part of the aircon service the system is treated with an antibacterial treatment which kills those harmful bacteria and are designed to protect you and your passengers and also help to remove the musty odour that can be evident from the air conditioner vents.
Common Items that may be involved in a car air conditioner service or regas:
·Air vent temperature check ·Reclaiming, recycling or replacement of operating gas
·Replacement or check of receiver drier / filter
·Check operation of valves and thermostats
·Leak test of system lines and components
·Inspection of hoses and components
·Cleaning condenser fins
·Deodorize and sanitize system
For any further information on how to care for your vehicle`s air-conditioner or to make an appointment, contact one of our service consultants.
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