Summer has finally arrived long days of hot sunshine are hopefully with us for the next 3/4 months. To keep nice and cool on your journeys it is important that your air conditioning unit is serviced and recharged regularly by a specialist such as A1 Clutches.
Over 70% of all new vehicles manufactured today have air conditioning and climate control systems as standard.
All motorists enjoy the benefits of air conditioning in their vehicle as the temperatures rise but as with all other parts of your vehicle, your air-conditioning system needs regular servicing to make sure it continues to function to maximum effect.
Generally some 10%- 15% of your air conditioning gas is lost from your air-con system every year, resulting in a down turn in performance. Vehicle manufacturers recommend your air conditioning system is recharged with gas, serviced and lubricant every 2 years. This work is not part of your general vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it is very probable that your an air conditioning unit needs attention.
The recharge process is quite simple and involves removing any old refrigerant gas and oil from your air-con system before replacing this with the correct amount of new refrigerant and lubricant as per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. A vacuum test is also performed to ensure that you have no leaks where gas can escape.
Air conditioning systems that are not recharged regularly are less efficient and have to work much harder to produce the cool air. This puts more strain on the engine and results in lower miles per gallon. If your air-con system has not been recharged in the past two years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.
A1 Clutches offer a complete air-conditioning recharge service at all our branches call us today to make an appointment and feel the benefits of this work instantly with refreshing cool air at the touch of a button.