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Air Conditioning Recharge in East of England

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K J L Motors Ltd
KJL MOTORS LTD, Units S1&S2 Eastern Counties Leather Industrial Estate, London Road, Pampisford, Cambridge, CB22 3EE
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KJL Motors is a well established and respected MOT Servicing & Repair centre in Cambridge. We focus on providing an exceptional garage service with competitive pricing. We have been serving customers in the Cambridge area for many years and have up-to-date fully equipped MOT test centre with all the...

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Free Spirit Automotive
1 Firbank Way, Chartmoor Business Park, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4YP
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A small investment in routine servicing, combined with a Free Spirt inspection program will result in..... Will reduce the likely hood and cost of unexpected repairs in the future A properly maintained car is a safer car Optimum fuel economy Helps protect the future value of your car

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Uncle Toms Service Station & MOT Centre Ltd
Uncle Toms service station and MOT centre Ltd, Units 45-47, Purdeys Ind Est, Purdeys Way, Rochford, SS4 1ND
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At Uncle Toms, as a long standing local Business, we pride ourselves on delivering a reliable and efficient service, from the moment you turn up, to the moment you collect your car. We specialise in servicing vehicles for local people and businesses at our site in Rochford and have built a reputatio...

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South Hill Garage
South Hill, Langdon Hills, Basildon, SS16 6JD
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Established in 1965, we are a family owned and run company, who have built a reputation as a leading Independent Specialist Dealer in Essex. We service & MOT all makes of car including those still under Manufactures Warranty. We know that customers have a choice and we want it to be us. For over 5...

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BKT MOTOR SERVICE LTD
187 LONDON ROAD, STANWAY, COLCHESTER, CO3 8PB
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Established in 1989, our team of skilled mechanics have over 25 years experience in the mechanical industry and have been committed to delivering high-quality repairs and fantastic customer service from day one. Because we are Trading Standards and RMI approved, you can rest assured knowing you and ...

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LE Cramer Ltd Offers
16 Bushey Hall Rd, Watford, WD23 2EA
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We will put your car through the MOT test and will advise you if any repairs are needed. We are happy for customers to be with us when we test the vehicle and will provide advice on general care and maintenance if you require it. And by the way, we can remind you in advance when your MOT is due, eit...

How does car air conditioning work?

An air conditioning system controls the temperature in a car and works in a similar way to a kitchen refrigerator. When the fluid inside such appliances (also called refrigerant) changes from a liquid state to a gas, it cools down. Outside air is blown past the coils in which the gas flows, and is therefore also cooled before it is blown into the car’s cabin. The air con gas then returns to liquid form in the system's compressor, heating it up, but the resulting warm air is directed outside the car.

Why is air conditioning important?

Air conditioning in a car serves two purposes. It cools down the interior of a car, dramatically so if needed, which improves passenger comfort and prevents the type of heat-related irritability that may lead to an accident. Also, because air conditioners generate air that is less humid than outside air, it can be used to demist a fogged-up windscreen more quickly than when air is blown out of a standard ventilation system. This might also prevent an accident from occurring.

What is an air conditioning system recharge/re-gas?

A simple check of the temperature of the air emanating from an air conditioning vent will tell you if the refrigerant needs a recharge - some garages use the term 're-gas'. A warm air temperature would suggest that the refrigerant is low or old. Manufacturers typically recommend a recharge no matter what every couple of years to keep the system running efficiently; this involves topping up or refilling the system with fresh refrigerant. This may be all that is needed, but an efficient air conditioning system also needs to be serviced occasionally. If the refrigerant is replaced but the air conditioning system does not seem to be operating properly, either due to warm air or low system pressure, an air conditioning service will be required.

What is an air conditioning system service?

If the pressure in the air conditioning system is particularly low, there might be a leak. This can be checked during an air conditioning service that manufacturers suggest performing every 3-4 years. As well as a test for leaks and the inspection of refrigerant levels, the condenser, the compressor, the hoses and the drive belts are checked. The service also involves a cleaning to take any contaminants, bacteria or moisture out of the system before any new refrigerant is added, followed by a full recharge. It is important to note that an air conditioning service is not included in routine car services but has to be booked separately. Remember to do so because an inefficient air conditioner places greater demands on a car’s engine and requires more fuel to generate cool air, not to mention that any resident bacteria might cause illness.

What causes air conditioning problems?

 

  • Insufficient or old refrigerant.
  • Low system pressure, typically caused by a leak or the failure of a component.
  • Lack of use can place unexpected stress on components when the system is eventually turned on.
  • The build-up of bacteria can make the air from your air conditioning system unhealthy.

 

What are the possible signs that a car needs an air conditioning service and recharge/re-gas?

 

  • If warm air is blowing out of the vents.
  • When the air conditioner only intermittently functions correctly.
  • Foul smells emanating from the air conditioning vents are signs that mould and bacteria have infested the air conditioning system.

 

How long does an air conditioning recharge/re-gas and service take?

 

  • A recharge takes about an hour; a service can take up to an hour.

 

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The Fens, Norwich Cathedral, Sutton Hoo, not to mention the world renowned buildings and atmosphere of Cambridge University - the East of England is packed with great driving destinations. One of the warmer, drier and more sheltered regions of the UK, coastal areas in the summer do suffer from low cloud coming in from the North Sea which can affect driving conditions. However, the predominantly flat landscape makes for generally safe roads well suited to pleasurable motoring.

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