We have been in the motor trade for
many years providing our clients with top quality,
professional services. One of our main services is mobile
car air conditioning.
the pressure away from you when it comes to servicing your
car air conditioning by coming to your home or work place to
carry out the car air conditioning service, saving you time
and stress of having to travel to a garage and then having
to wait for an hour or so, then travel back again, so,
rather than you travelling somewhere, why not have us come
to you and at the same time you get a personal service too.
Did You Know…..
that your car air conditioning
system needs to be serviced on an annual basis, just like
your car engine does. This way if any faults appear within
this time, for example a noisy compressor, which could lead
to contamination of the system or a possible leak leading to
low pressure in the system making the compressor work harder
thus using more fuel.
Did You Also know…..
that your car air conditioning
system loses between 15-20% of it's gas in a year and that
it is recommended that you keep your air conditioning on all
year round, even in the winter (yes you can use your
air conditioning in the winter and also your heater at the
Many people do not know or have never
been told this!
There are many reasons why you lose
this gas and one of them is through lack of use. Although
the car air conditioning is sealed, there are a number of
places where the gas can escape. Below you can see some
images where corrosion has developed on pipe joints, seals
and parts of the aluminium joints.
The system is mainly made up of pipes
and other components. These pipes are joined together
these joints are special rubber neoprene seals. If these
seals are left to dry out (because the compressor is not
being used) then the gas which you have in your system will
eventually leak out of these seals causing your car air
conditioning to stop working, so it is extremely important
to keep these seals moist as they rely on the oil which
circulates with the gas to maintain a sealed joint.
Evidence of Corrosion
Condenser Damage and Leak
Below you can see some images of
condensers where leaks have appeared and also where the
cooling fins have worn out and have disintegrated.
As mentioned above, by not having the right amount of gas in the system will make
the compressor work much harder than it needs to leading to
increased fuel costs
car air conditioning system has a pump (compressor) which
drives the gas around your air conditioning system. Inside
the pump there is oil, just like your car engine has oil,
this oil needs to flow around the system in order to keep
the pipe joints lubricated, as mentioned above. It is
important to use your car air conditioning all year round in
order to keep the compressor moving thus giving it less
chance to seize up, potentially costing you hundreds of
pounds to replace it.
There is one other reason for using
the air conditioning all year round and this is to slow
the growth of mould and fungus building up in the
ventilation system (which we can treat) see
A Fact That
Some people are afraid that the air conditioning uses too
much fuel. Right and Wrong.
If you use your car air conditioning on the lowest fan
setting then you won’t notice much of a difference in your
fuel economy, however if you set the fan speed to maximum
speed for a long period of time then yes you will use more
fuel. This is no different to you leaving your windows open
and causing a drag, this also uses more fuel.
We are fully
compliant with the latest gas handling laws and hold an IMI
award for gas handling.
You can view the
certificates below. Click on each one to view.
For those of you
who are interested to know what certain components of the
air conditioning are and what they do please feel free to
view the diagrams and brief information below.
Below is a
diagram which shows the flow of gas/liquid.
This is the compressor (pump)
which is commonly referred as the"the heart of the system".
The job of the compressor is to compress and drive the gas
around the system.
The condenser is normally
situated at the front of the vehicle. The high pressure hot
gas leaving the compressor passes through the condenser
which is then cooled with the cooling fan. As the gas is
cooled it changes into a high pressure liquid.
As the high
pressure liquid leaves the condenser it passes through the
receiver drier. The main job of the receiver drier is to
remove moisture and filter out dirt and should be replaced
every time the air conditioning system has been disturbed,
for example when the compressor or condenser has been