Car air conditioners not only keep you cool during Summer, they also remove humidity from the cabin, which can be handy in the winter to counteract a foggy windscreen.
Gradually the air-con gases in your car will escape from the AC or Climate Control system. It is because the Car engines vibrate, piping moves and the rubber rings expand and contract allowing leakage. This leakage can be caused when the air-con is not used during the winter months, thus allowing the small “O”ring seals to dry out resulting in a gradual deterioration in air-con performance. If this continues, eventually the system will not be able to function at all. Most problems of this type can be put right fairly easily by having a leak check of your system followed by a complete evacuation and refill of your refrigerant, often referred to as a “re-gas”.
Using your car air conditioning all year round helps maintain the system. If you run the air-con during winter it will help to keep the system well lubricated and leak tight, because the refrigerant actually carries the oil that lubricates the system and the compressor. It also keeps the seals and hoses moist, preventing them from drying out and cracking which leads to leaks.
At Andre Automotive, we have trained technicians that will perform a series of checks, balances, repairs and replacements to get your air conditioner in excellent condition.
If your car air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, needs a regas, or you haven’t had it serviced for a long time, now is your moment. Go ahead, book today!