Car Air Conditioning Repairs, Service And Regas
A well-functioning air conditioning system is essential, especially when you are out and about in summer. However, if the air conditioning system is not regularly serviced and disinfected, unpleasant smells can spread inside the vehicle instead of cool air.
Correct care and maintenance in a competent vehicle workshop can ensure good cooling performance over the long term. The service package of our garage also includes checking and, if necessary, topping up the coolant and lubricant. These fluids are responsible for the internal maintenance of the air conditioning system and are intended to prevent premature wear and tear and thus a possible failure of the entire system. With a continuous check in a car workshop you can counteract repairs or new purchases.
In addition to maintenance, the air conditioning system should also be cleaned and disinfected annually in a car workshop. This prevents dirt particles or fungi and bacteria from settling in the interior of the air conditioning system and thus leading to bad smelling air and increased wear and tear. You also protect your own health by taking this measure, because pollen or fungi in the air you breathe can lead to allergies or illnesses over a longer period of time. A new filter in an air conditioning system that provides unpolluted and fresh air is therefore very important.
What is an air conditioning service for?
If the air conditioner is not properly maintained, it can have unpleasant consequences. Bad smells, windows fogging up quickly or temperatures in the vehicle that are too high are often caused by a malfunctioning air conditioning system and can lead to expensive repairs.
Air conditioning systems that are not running properly can often be recognized by the fact that the set temperature is not achieved and the vehicle interior is much warmer than desired. The reasons for this are usually a lack of coolant or leaky or clogged lines.
You can prevent these problems with annual air conditioning maintenance. The change of refrigerant and leak test is standard. In this way you protect the air conditioning compressor in the long term, avoid repairs and improve energy efficiency.
To ensure that the interior temperature in your car is always optimal and that pollen and unpleasant smells stay outside, the experts at our Car Workshop take care of the maintenance of the air conditioning and auxiliary heating:
- Drain and refill the system with refrigerant or compressor oil
- Leak test
- Pressure test and function test
- Replacement of the cabin filter
- Change of refrigerant with recycling and supplementation of the shortfall
- Elimination of unpleasant odors
We recommend that you use your car’s air conditioning system all year round. Let your system run for at least few minutes every month of the year. This keeps the seals lubricated and prevents them from leaking. In addition, regular commissioning prevents the development of unpleasant odours due to the moisture that forms in the filter or the bacteria that settle in it.
So that the interior temperature in your car is always optimal and pollen and unpleasant smells stay outside, we take care of the maintenance and service for your air conditioning.
The air conditioning, together with the cabin filter, ensures fresh air all year round – and in particular protects allergy sufferers, which many drivers are not aware of.
How often does the air conditioning need to be serviced?
It is recommended to have the air conditioning of cars checked at least once a year. Alternatively, a check can be carried out after an approximate mileage of 15,000 kilometers.
Regular maintenance of the hoses and renewal of the fluids and cabin filters prevent germs and bacteria from settling in the filters and ventilation ducts and contaminating the air in your vehicle.
How can you prevent unpleasant odors from the air conditioning system?
The driver himself can help to keep the air conditioning in his car in good working order. So it is advisable to switch the air conditioning on regularly . Ten to fifteen minutes per month are enough to keep all seals elastic and to avoid unpleasant odors in the interior caused by the air conditioning.