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DB Autos
Units 3 & 4 Salem Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5PR
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At DB Autos, we provide car repairs for any make or model of vehicle. Working to the highest standards, our garage provides quality, efficient and affordable vehicle repairs in Stoke on Trent. We can fix or replace brakes, cam belts, batteries, air conditioning systems, engines, suspensions and timi...

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Binley Woods Service Centre (Coventry)
60-62 Rugby Road, Binley Woods, Coventry, CV3 2AX
711 Reviews
AA & RAC APPROVED GARAGEWe supply new and old Air-Con Re-GasIMI certified for Hybrid & EV

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Why choose us? "Warwickshire’s leading independent garage” Over 80% of our customers rate us EXCELLENT ! FREE collection and delivery across Warwickshire from your home or work. - Up to 60% cheaper than main dealer on quotes - AA & RAC approved garage - warranty claim specialis...

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Frontline auto services
Unit 5 Checketts Lane Industrial, Checketts Lane,, Worcester, WR3 7JW
172 Reviews
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Dealer trained vehicle technician Diagnostics, Servicing, General repairs. Extremely competitive rates. Main dealer quality without main dealer prices.

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Auto Diagnostics Ltd
Tenlons Road, Nuneaton, CV10 7HR
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Repairing cars for over 20 YearsFull DPF Cleans at good prices

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Hi and welcome to Auto Diagnostics. We have been servicing & repairing cars plus light commercial vehicles for 20 years now! We have a excellent reputation within the local community & pride ourselves on our ability to continue to provide the very best service and customer experience. All our tech...

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D & G Auto Repairs
Unit 6 Pedmore Road Industrial estate, Brierley Hill, DY5 1TJ
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D&G auto repairs is based in Brierley Hill and are proud holders of a reputation for being honest and reliable in all works they do. You can see evidence of this on The Good Garage Scheme website. D&G have been found to be friendly and approachable and are always willing to discuss your motoring nee...

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North Street Garage (Coventry) Ltd
North Street, Coventry, CV2 3FS
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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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