Air con Servicing in Oldham, Bury Manchester
It’s getting hot in here – time to use the AIR CON you say?
- Service your air con system every year
- Protect yourself from germs and hay fever allergies
- Save £££’s in potential repair bills
- If it’s not in regular use you should run your air conditioning for 10 minutes every week, even throughout Autumn and Winter.
- Once you hit 40 miles an hour you should close your windows and turn on the air con, it’s more fuel efficient.
Air con Servicing
Your car air conditioning system loses up to 15% of it’s refrigerant every year. A poorly performing car air con system can cause a build up of fungus, bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator core causing a smell, sometimes an allergic reaction and can even lead to legionnaires disease.
You should have your car air con system serviced every 18 months – it will state this in your car manufacturers service guide, yet when your car receives a standard service, your A/C system is not included. A poor air con system can increase your fuel costs as the air conditioning pump needs to work harder to control the temperature in you car.
Air con FAQs
What are the benefits of air conditioning?
Efficient cool air in summer! Warm dehumidified air in winter easily demists steamed up windows! Filters pollutants / airborne particles inc pollen helping allergy sufferers! Pleasant and odour free vehicle atmosphere at all times.
What causes the smell in my A/C system?
The origin of the smell is caused by fungus, bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator core. The moisture-laden environment is very conducive to the growth of these organisms. As automakers downsize components to save space and weight, this problem has been increased. Because the automakers made the evaporator smaller, they added more fins and packed them closer together to increase the efficiency of the evaporator. While this has made the evaporator more efficient, it has also made it more prone to trap moisture that contributes to the growth of these organisms. We offer a full odour removal service using the latest research, tools and equipment. Contact us to find out more.
Does A/C use more fuel?
The answer to this is ‘yes’ it does, but not by much. But then think of the alternatives. You could have the windows open but that would increase wind resistance which can add up to 10% to your fuel consumption, especially at speed. And don’t forget the extra noise and pollution through that open window. Also, it’s worth pointing out that you should run your air conditioning at least once a week, especially in winter as the seals can seize up through non use potentially costing you more in future in new parts and repair!!!
Why does my car need an air conditioning regas / recharge?
You’re air conditioning system can lose up to 15% of it’s coolant every year, so a 3 year old car may have lost almost half it’s coolant seriously impacting on the performance of the system and damaging the components involved. You should regularly have the air conditioning systems serviced to reduce wear and tear on the components and help avoid potentially big repair bills. We offer recharging and servicing.
Why should I get my air conditioning serviced?
As previously mentioned, through non use seals can seize. Your car manufacturer when they service your car only test to see if the air conditioning works, not that all the components are working properly and in full working condition. Regular air conditioning system servicing ensures the system is full of coolant, that their are now leaks, the pressure is correct and that the hoses, seals and pipes are all in full working order.
What’s the best way to run my air conditioning?
Turn the air conditioning on, ensuring that it’s not set to ‘economy’ mode. When you first get into a hot car, open the windows, ensure that the air vents are set to face level and the system is set up to do the same, not pointed at your feet. Remember cold air falls. Turn the temperature to as low as it will go, and the blower as high as possible. Also make sure that the air is on ‘recirc’ mode and not taking air from outside. Better to cool already cooled air!! When the temperature is more comfortable, close the windows and increase the temperature to a more suitable level as well as decreasing the blower speed. You should also point the air vents upwards to ensure the cold air flows down again.
We have service centres in Bury and Oldham, that also cover the surrounding areas and North Manchester, all providing a top class air con service or air con regas / recharge. You can book easily online now, we offer a courtesy car or a Pick Up & Drop Off service for your convenience and a free wash and vacc.
Arranging Your Service
Drop your car off
Simply drop your car off with us between 8am and 10am and in most cases your vehicle will be ready for collection the same day between 3.30 and 5.30. Outside these hours you are welcome to park.
Wait with your car
Most servicing and repair work can be done while you wait. If this is your preference we have a superb waiting area equipped with free hot and cold drinks and a interesting viewing area where you can watch our trained technicians working on your vehicle.
If your vehicle needs to stay with us for 1 day or longer then you are able to pre-book one of our courtesy vehicles to keep you mobile.
Pick up / drop off
The ultimate hassle free solution; one of our drivers will arrange to collect your vehicle from your home or place of work at a pre-arranged time and then return your vehicle when the work is complete. Our service advisors will contact you when the vehicle arrives on site during the day to discuss the progress of the work and then advise you of the time you can expect your vehicle back. Contact our service advisors for more details.