You may find that your air-con system in your car doesn’t work as well as it did when it was new.

That’s because it needs regular maintenance, but many of us fail to keep our air-con system refreshed.


Air-con re-gassing

There could be a number of reasons why your air-con isn’t blowing cold anymore, for example, your system may have a leak.

The first sign that your air-con needs attention

The first sign that your air-con has a potential fault is that the air being blown from the vents is not as cool as it used to be, or it doesn’t feel any different when the AC is switched on/off.

When should it be serviced?

Manufacturers recommend you service your car’s air-con every two years or so, but many people wait until it’s not blowing cold air.

Be warned, that poorly functioning air-con will make it more difficult to demist windows in winter and could work the engine harder, thus using more fuel.

If you don’t regas the air-con system

If you don’t regas the air-con system, it will gradually become less efficient, making the car uncomfortable in hot weather, and take longer to demist the windows in winter.

Pipes/seal become likely to fail and parts are likely to seize up if it isn’t used.

Other considerations and how to maintain air-con?

As well as getting the system re-gassed, the best way to keep your air-con in good working order is to use it all year round.

It’s worth changing the cabin filter regularly, and consider an anti-bacterial clean if you notice a nasty smell coming from the air vents.

To make an appointment contact Segensworth Automobiles on 01489 662 000.