Over two thirds of all vehicles manufactured today come with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard. Many drivers experience the benefits of air con in their car or van on a hot day but just like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular attention to ensure it continues to work efficiently and effectively.
You may not be aware that over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your air-con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due an air-con recharge.
Spotless Detailing offers a complete air-conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis, appointments are usually available on the same day.
Car Air Conditioning Services
Air conditioning isn't just great for those hot summer days; it's a handy tool for demisting windows during the winter months too, which is why it's so important to have it working all throughout the year. We recommend having your car air conditioning system serviced with gas and lubricant every two years to keep it running efficiently.
At Spotless Detailing our expert technicians conduct free air conditioning temperature checks to ensure that your system is working correctly. If all is okay, there's nothing to pay! If your system needs an antibacterial clean or a recharge, we can carry out the work while you wait. It doesn’t take long and once it's done, your system will keep you cool for another two years. Air conditioning checks are not part of your cars annual service so it's up to you to have it checked, with any car over two years old able to benefit from a re-gas.
Car Air Conditioning Packages
Recharge - £50 inc vat (if empty Extra charge may apply)
Recharge & Interior Anti-bacterial clean - £80 inc vat
Car Air Conditioning FAQ
What is an Air Conditioning Anti-bacterial Clean?
Air conditioning units are prone to accumulating bacteria and dirt, which can impact its effectiveness, especially after long periods without use. An air conditioning anti-bacterial clean restores your car's air conditioning filters, bringing back the crisp, cool air that should be coming out from your vents.
At Spotless Detailing we offer air conditioning recharge, anti-bacterial clean and an air-con bundle package for cars, vans and 4x4s at competitive prices. So put us and your system to the test today.
How often should my Air Conditioning be Recharged?
Air conditioning recharges and services should typically be carried out every two years, but it's best to have your air conditioning checked as soon as you suspect that there might be a problem with the system, such as the temperature dropping, or an unusual smell coming from your system. A drop in gas pressure will result in a loss of cooling efficiency as well as making your engine work harder, which uses up more fuel.
At Spotless Detailing, our expert technicians conduct free air conditioning temperature checks to help put your mind at ease and if your car doesn't need a refresh or a service, you don't pay a penny.
Signs of Problems with Car Air Conditioning
For a fresh car throughout the year you need to ensure that the air conditioning system is full, working order. If you think your air conditioning could be in need of a service, there are some common tell-tale signs that you need to look out for.
The most common complaint with air conditioning comes when the vents stop blowing cold air. More often than not, this is the first sign your car is due an air conditioning re-gas. Our expert technicians check the air conditioning lubricant and refrigerant levels in line with the manufacturer's recommendations to make it as good as new.
Look out for a musty smell coming from your car's air conditioning; this is especially common if your air-con hasn't been used for long periods and usually means that your air filter is in need of an anti-bacterial clean to remove any bacteria build up on your filters.