Air-Conditioning Time-Service your cars AIR-CON the weathers starting to warm up ?

Air-Conditioning Time; Air-Con was invented in 1939 in the USA

The weather here in the UK has now started to get warmer, and it is generally the Air-Conditioning Time of the year that motorists turn their air conditioning on and find that it isn’t

Air-Conditioning Time

Air-Conditioning Time; Portable Air Conditioning machine that we use on cars here in Halifax Yorkshire

working as good as they would like. Sometimes the won’t be getting cold, and sometimes there will be a musty sort of smell coming from the inside of the car. It is just not the same driving on a hot day with the windows wound down. You will probably find that your air-con needs to be re-gassed, or a more thorough service and inspection may be required.

Just out of interest, the first air con  system for the car

was invented back in 1939 by Packard, in America and was the first to be fitted in the factory in 1940. The first refrigerant used in air-con was thought to be  highly damaging to the atmosphere, and a safer gas was later used in the 1960s.

Most of our customers know that it is  Air-Conditioning Time choose again and choose to have their air conditioning serviced yearly. This will clean out all the dirt and germs that have built up in the course of time, it will also recharge the gas as necessary. The other option would be to leave your air-con until there is a drop in the air con temperature and performance. There is a risk of leaving your air-con until there is a problem, the problem may arise with the result in a bigger repair and a bigger bill. Either way, in between summers, you do still need to think about your air conditioning system, we recommend that you leave the air-con on all through the autumn and winter, this stops the gas pressure from falling.

Many motorists are under the impression that Air-Conditioning Time is just for hot weather. In fact, you will need to use it all year round, otherwise, it will be highly unlikely to be working properly on the hot days we do have, (as we are experiencing at the moment) In the colder months of winter, you can use your air- con system to warm the car, and it will also remove moisture from the air so that windows do not get misted up, this something that drivers do not know.

If your car is fitted with climate control it is often tempting on really hot days to turn the cold button as far down as it will go, but unless you are on a long journey, the chances are the system won’t be able to achieve the low temperature that you are looking for. Then when you exit the car, you feel like you’re stepping into a hot, steaming forest. Not very comfortable at all. You are much better off aiming for an in-car temperature of just a couple of degrees lower than the outside temperature. You will feel more comfortable in the car, and it won’t be such a shock when you get out of the car, (we have all been there, when we hire a car in say Spain and the inside of the car are nice and cool, then when we get out it’s like stepping into an oven), if you don’t have the inside temperature so cold then your body won’t get such a shock when you hit the heat.

Any bad smells coming from your air-con system should be checked

out by a good auto-centre as soon as possible, particularly if you or any of your family has any breathing problems such as asthma. It indicates that there are bacteria in the car’s air-con system (often caused by leaves going mouldy and blocking up the exterior vents in Autumn, so do remove any that you see there!) you can also smell the bad smell coming in from other cars, this is very common and nothing to worry about.

In the Halifax area of West Yorkshire, you can have your air-con serviced by experts.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and Car Air Conditioning Service and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Air-Conditioning Time

Air-Conditioning Time; Ryan sets up our machine on a car for an air-con service

Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK-Hot weather back soon-check out you cars Air-Con

Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK; the air-conditioning unit of a car is often easily overlooked

Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK-That is until the hot weather hits us,or it malfunctions completely. And this happens, it is often too late for simple solutions. Unlike your Home Air-Conditioning Unit , your cars air

Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK

Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK- new condenser a ready to be fitted in Halifax Yorkshire

conditioning unit is much more complex.

Your cars air- conditioning unit

is a system that works much like your own bodies blood system. The air cons compressor is the heart that pumps a refrigerant called EPA throughout the Car Air Conditioning Service unit .EPA, a combination of gas and liquid, causes the air to cool when it is compressed. When the EPA coolant levels are low your air con will not work, this where an air con check over is required. In the check over the freon levels will be checked. Like your ordinary household air conditioning unit, your auto air-conditioning system will not work as it should when Freon Gas levels are low. Make sure you have a mechanic check Freon levels regularly before the unit experiences a major breakdown.

To make it possible for the EPA coolant to carry the heated air away and leave the car with cold air depends on the pressure that is applied to it. Air coming into the condenser helps in this process. This is the reason why, sometimes, for older models of air conditioners, the temperature is cooler when the car is travelling at full speed than when it stands idle. This allows the compressor to pump EPA coolant harder and faster. Therefore, this helps the air- conditioner system to operate much more efficiently.

As I have said earlier the first time we start having hot weather is when we turn on the AC button and nothing happens. We have all done it ?. The kids are shouting the wife’s boiling hot and shouting at the kids, all because the air-conditioning doesn’t work. More than likely the air-con system will be low on coolant fluid, and this can be corrected by checking with you local auto centre and having an air-con service, this costs around £50, but is well worth the money and leaves your car nice and cool on these few hot sticky summer days.

There are several things that can go wrong with your car’s air-conditioning

but the main problem is that you have had the system switched off for the winter/spring period and the fluid levels have gone lower, once again this will be corrected by a full Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK service or Portable Air Conditioning Units

 

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

 

Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK

Car Air-Conditioning Halifax UK-our SUN air con service machine

Auto Air Conditioning Systems at a Glance

Auto Air Conditioning Systems at a Glance-A look at how your cars air-conditioning works

Auto Air Conditioning Systems at a Glance

Auto Air Conditioning Systems at a Glance

Many of us older drivers, will remember the days when air-conditioning, was only available on the top car brands. For this reason, i decided to put a few videos onto my blog. Naturally, most modern cars nowadays are now fitted with AC (air-conditioning). Most modern Autocentres, like Pellon Autocentre, here in Halifax. Accordingly, can now carry out repairs and re-charge many car models AC systems.

Therefore, Air Conditioning in cars came about in the 1940’s. The first ones were fairly basic. Hence moving forward to today’s vehicles, there is modern  technologies. As expected, such things as computerized automatic temperature control. Which allow you to set temperature that you want, automatically. For this reason, this has added a great deal of complexity to today’s modern vehicles air conditioning systems.

Furthermore, we now have tough environmental laws, that regulate car AC systems. Regulated things include, such things as recharging the  AC system with refrigerant. Another rule that regulates the AC system is the  evacuating and charging of the PAG oil needed by the compressor. Scientific studies have proved that there has been a damaging effect of the AC refrigerant to the Earths ozone layer.

Today’s modern garage now to have technicians. As expected, have to be certified on the use of refrigerants. Thus, can also repair your air conditioner system. As expected, we  purchased a special machine for  working and servicing on the cars with AC problems.So, as a motorist, basic knowledge of your air conditioning system is important knowledge to know. because it will give the driver more knowledge about the work that a garage has to carry out when repairing your AC. .

Modern AC or HVAC systems are composed of the following, COMPRESSOR, CONDENSER, EVAPORATOR, ORIFICE TUBE, EXPANSION VALVE, RECEIVER DRIER, or ACCUMULATOR.

LINKS:
http://www.autodiagnosticsandpublishing.com/TransTS.html
http://www.autodiagnosticsandpublishing.com/CBT_Auto_Traning.htm

Air Con Problems for the owner of this VW Golf ?

4-year-old VW Golf has Air Con Problems

As I have said many times this is the time of year that we can be busy rectifying air con problems on our customer’s cars. This year we are enjoying a nice warm sunny summer and because many of the new model cars have been fitted with air con as standard then the need for the air con to work and cool the car interior has never been more important. Many of our customers also travel to continental Europe for their holidays and so a good cold air con system is imperative for a good and comfortable journey.

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VW Golf with the old damaged condenser still fitted in place

There are many reasons why your cars air con can fail you, the commonest being that the customer switches it off in the winter time and when summer comes expects their  air con to work normally, but in over half the cases their system will need a re-gas. After the re-gas is when other problems occur. The main problem is that if the air con system is not used then the system does not get lubricated and consequently will dry out causing common problems such as failed “O” rings and rubber hoses, due to the drying out process.

Sometimes we may get a customer in who says that the car is blowing cool air into the cab, but not cold air. This is usually when the air con is set at high with the fans on high but the car is still only blowing in the cool air, we have all been there, you just can’t get the car cold enough? What we do in this case is first to check that the cooling fans are running on the Refrigeration Condenser (the thing that looks like a radiator usually at the front of the car’s engine) when the air con system is switched on. We also check out the condenser for any debris such as dead leaves, dust or insects that may be clogging the condenser up, you would be surprised what we find clogging the Air Conditioning Condenser Unit up?

We also check out the Pollen Filter or cabin filter as it is sometimes known as, if it clogged up then we will replace it. We then check the pressures of the air con system to see if they confirm what they should be set at in the user’s manual. The condenser is a very important part of the air con system.

It works the opposite way to the radiator (evaporator), it sits at the front of the car and air is blown over the condenser, but the air soaks up the heat and then cools the refrigerant inside the air con system. All this is done under high pressure, the air carries the heat out of your car and the refrigerant converts it back to a liquid. The liquid is then sent back to the evaporator (a low-pressure area) and the taking place of the system moving from a high-pressure area to low-pressure area forces the refrigerants temperature to perform a rapid drop and the cycle starts all over again, super cooling the cab of your vehicle (simple?).

VW Golf had an air con cooling problem

On a day last week, we had a car presented to us with this exact problem, we carry out all repairs and other work on car  air con systems here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax UK.the air was coming out in the cab cool but not super cool. The car was a 2010 VW Golf (only 4 years old). The

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VW Golf with a brand new condenser fitted ready for a re-gas

the customer left the car with us and we proceeded to connect up our air con machine and re-gas the cars cooling system. The problem was spotted straight away because the car started to leak out the liquid from the condenser at the front of the car. After an examination of the condenser, we found out that car had recently had a minor bump at the front end, and consequently damaged the air con condenser. In earlier times this is what happened to car radiators nowadays this is where the air con condenser sits and so takes the brunt of any damage from stones or small accidents.

However this was one of our easier jobs to do and we replaced the condenser with a new one, re-gassed the system and the customer and his VW Golf went on their way, with a nice cold cabin their car.

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and, of course, Tyre-safe.

 

Car Air conditioning (air con)-A busy time of year

Car Air conditioning bring many problems for their drivers

Here in Halifax in the UK, we are experiencing a particularly warm and pleasant summer. We are at the moment in the middle of the main holiday season and trade can be a little hit and

Car Air conditioning

Volvo air con condenser removed to fit a new “O” ring.

miss. Many of our customers have had their cars serviced in preparation for their summer holidays, so the servicing side of the business can be a little slower this time of year.

However, one of the things that have kept us going in this hot summer is the number of cars with Car Air conditioning systems that break or have never worked for years. The hot weather makes them dig deep into their pockets and have the air con Operating Systems serviced or repaired. The cars that come to my garage with problems are usually older cars and some come to us complaining that they are having strong smells coming from inside the car.

This is due to the Car Air conditioning system not been used often with a build-up of nasty’s in the evaporator located just behind the dashboard, this consists of moulds, fungi and bacteria, that can cause some drivers to feel ill. This problem can be remedied by using an anti-bacterial spray which should get your car back to smelling fresh again.

Unfortunately, the Car Air conditioning system in cars are not covered by warranty and the system will need servicing from time to time when the gas starts to deplete and the air con system stops working properly, leaving the driver hot and sweaty.

For some reason motorists in the UK, where we have four seasons a year switch off their air con systems in the winter time. I do not think they know that you can run the air con and the car heater at the same time and also the smaller cars with the lower engine capacities will use much more fuel and so they switch the air con off.

Car Air conditioning

Volvo broke “O” that caused all the problems

Car Air conditioning system can dry out if not used

This result is that the system will dry out and start to damage some of the internal parts, including small “O”, rings that act as seals within the air con system. These are normally lubricated by the “PAG OIL” that circulates within the system when the air con is in use. The consequences of this are the refrigerant gas that is confined to the system will leak out through the broken “O” ring, causing it not to work.

To find where the leak is we have to re-gas the system and try to find the leak with a special chemical that we use to show us where the leak is and then repairing the fault.

In fact, this was the case just the other day. A customer called into to see us with a problem with his Car Air conditioning. In fact, it was not working at all. The car was an older Volvo V40 and the customer always switched the air con off in winter. The car was five-year-old and so we started the process of re-gassing the system in order that we could find out what the problem was.

Indeed, we used our special leak detecting tool and found out the place where the gas had leaked more or less straight away. The problem was due to his air con system drying out and had broken one of the “O” ring seals. This is a common thing with most cars. If the engines do not run then the hoses and other rubber parts will dry out and perish, because of no lubrication exactly the same as the air con system, the “PAG OIL” circulates in the system and oil all the parts when the system is running. The particular “O” ring was located in the high-pressure pipe part of the condenser which had to be removed and a new one fitted. Here at Pellon Autocentre can repair most models of cars air con systems in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire.

Many other things can go wrong with air con but I will cover those when and if they happen in other blogs.

The new “O” ring was fitted and the driver drove away much happier with his nice cool Volvo.Car Air conditioning

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Check Your CAR AIR CON – to Cool You In British heat Wave that is expected?

Car air con-I know that we have all seen and heard this weather warning in the past and nothing ever comes of them, especially from the “Daily Express” newspaper group. This warning from the “Daily Mirror” is of a heat wave that may last up to two weeks; nice if it happens.

I did think though that it was about time I did an article about your CAR AIR CON (air conditioning system). In my opinion, it is always a good thing to remind our customers that it is

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134a gas used in car air con systems

important to have your air con system checked out and serviced.

Car air con in winter

Many drivers make the mistake of turning their car air con off in winter. I appreciate that with it on the car uses slightly more fuel, but the truth is that when it is switched off, and then the parts of the car air con system are not being used and will deteriorate. The parts and hoses are often made of rubber and plastic and because it is a sealed system, you are likely to get a loss of pressure due to leakage and this leads to the system failing with the car air con system not working and probably leading to a more expensive repair. Some of our customers think that the heating system will not work with the air con switched on, but this is not so, the car will be hot or cold with the air con in winter and summer.

How does your air con work?

Basically, all car air con systems work in a similar fashion. It operates by taking a gas known as R134a refrigerant and pressurize it in a sealed system using a compressor. As the system is pressurized it heats up by absorbing the air around it. The hot gas is then passed through a series of tubes, similar to a car radiator which dissipated the heat.

car air con service machine

car air con service machine

The gas loses its heat and gets really cold by turning into a liquid, this is the stage when the cold air is blow into the cars cabin and cools you down.

Some of your cars air con component parts

At the very heart of your air con system is the compressor. The compressor is the part that takes the R134a refrigerant gas and pressurizes it  to cool the air. The compressor is operated by an engine belt but has also had an electric clutch system that controls the demand for colder air, in other words, the compressor will turn on and off as you demand colder air in the cars cabin.

The next part to explain about is the Condenser. The condenser is mounted at the front of the car next to the main car radiator and is usually smaller in size. This is the part that converts the gas into a liquid as it becomes cooler, just like the radiator cools the water down that comes red hot from the engine, a similar principal.

The next part is like a small radiator and is called the Evaporator. The evaporator does exactly opposite to the condenser and supercools the liquid as it passes through the tubes. At this stage air is forced through and into the cars cab, super cooling the cars interior to the delight of the occupants on a hot sunny day. As the gas cools down again it is turned back into a

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Dale repairing a faulty car air con condenser

liquid and the cycle starts over again.

Another important part of your car air con is called the thermal expansion valve.

The expansion valve controls the flow of the super-cooled refrigerant to the evaporator; this equipment helps to regulate the cold air that ends up in your cabin. The next part of the car air con system to mention is the accumulator also known as the “drier”. The drier protects the compressor from damage that may be caused by any liquid that makes its way back and could damage the compressor. It does this by a chemical process that absorbs any moisture to the system, it also acts as a filter catching any small pieces of rubbish that may have made its way into the system.

That just about covers the general idea of how your car air con system works without trying to get too complicated. Cars have all got different variants and are fitted with sensors to pick up temperature and differences in pressure, but most Old Cars work off a similar system. Toyota Cars have a different system to say BMW cars.

We at Pellon Auto centre here in use a Sun-air con machine to service the cars with and what it does is to recirculate the gas and add more if required and then re-pressurizes the system. Many cars loose pressure because they have not had their air con switched on in winter and the system has lost pressure, but most servicing machines can find a fault and we use a special spray to find any possible leaks in the cars system.  

Hope this air con advice  was of use to you
car air con

car air con

 Pellon Tyre and Auto centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship. 

   

   

Car Air-Conditioning (air-con)-Who would have thought that we Needed It?

Car Air-Conditioning (air-con)

Air-con was one of the last things that you would have needed here in the United Kingdom’s cool climate, but now that we have it in almost every vehicle, I do not know how we did without it? This time of year is when our customers are starting to get their cars ready for the summer and this includes have their Car Air-Conditioning system serviced.

I must admit though that I remember the pre-Car Air-Conditioning days of motoring on a hot summer’s day. In those days, the only way to cool down was to open the car’s windows and stick your head out of the window. Not only that I also remember when the cars windows would steam up in spring and winter, due to condensation, this has now stopped because of car air-conditioning fitted to most cars. We used to arrive at our destination dripping with sweat, with our legs sticking to our trousers and other bits, all because the cars did not have air-con systems

America was way ahead of us here in the UK as far as Car Air-Conditioning is concerned

Although they had far more hot days and they really did need it especially in the Southern states. Air-con in the car was actually invented and used in America as far back as 1939 and Packard were the first car makers to install Car Air-Conditioning as far back as 1940, and although it was a crude system compared to today’s cars Used Cars, it was

Car Air-Conditioning

Car Air-Conditioning service machine

better than nothing at all. In fact, it was Chrysler that was the first to introduce a properly integrated air-con system into their cars in 1953 as an optional extra. By 1970 almost half the cars in America were installed with Car Air-Conditioning and us in Europe were still miles behind.  

Car Air-Conditioning (air-con)

At the same time in 1970 the USA adopted a new “Clean air act”, but the regulations for motor vehicles did not come into force until 1990. This meant that the refrigerants inside the Car Air-Conditioning had to be re-cycled and a different refrigerant had to be used. The gas that we all use at the moment is the R134A, but we think that a newer gas will be used in the near future. European car manufacturers quickly followed suit and air-con was installed in all of the big production cars such as BMW and Mercedes and was quickly followed by the family car market, down to the small cars made by Citroen and the Toyota Yaris.  

Car Air-Conditioning (air-con)

The main parts of the car air-con system consist of the Air Conditioning Condenser Unit, compressor and evaporator and a few other parts that, these all work together to remove and cool the humidity that is in the air and circulate it into and through the car, the warm humid air is replaced with cool air at the temperature that you set it at. That is until things such as the Car Air-Conditioning Condenser start to go wrong.

It is a well-known fact that cars fitted with air-con use more fuel and so some drivers switch of the air-con when the weather is cold. It is in actual fact false economy to switch off your air-con in winter. This is an extract from the Autokool website…http://www.autokool.co.uk/faq_13.html

“It is false economy to turn the system off in the winter. This can lead to deterioration of the seals and gaskets in your system and, even more, rapid refrigerant loss. On the coldest of days turn the system on to ensure that the windows are demisted and the interior of the car is comfortable. Contrary to popular belief this does not greatly reduce your mpg or performance. With modern engines and increased fuel efficiency the cost of using your vehicle air conditioning system has been considerably reduced with modern advancements in engineering”.

Most modern garages are equipped to service your Car Air-Conditioning system on your car

And the members of staff at the garage should all be certified to use the equipment and handle the refrigerant that is used, so check out the air-con before the summer arrives and keep yourself cool and dry.

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee on all our work

Car Air-Conditioning

Dale fitting a new Car Air-Conditioning condenser on a car in Halifax

and parts.

Skoda Octavia comes in for Air-Con Service including a re-gas

 

The condenser was located behind the dash of the Skoda Octavia, making it a difficult task, with not much room to move and working space was tight Air-Con Service resulted in new parts

Skoda Octavia-This time of year has been very kind to many garages up and down the United Kingdom (UK). It may seem strange to people who live in other parts of the world,

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Air-con system servicing in Halifax

but here in the UK our Summers are very short and to be truthful we do not get much Sun.

Skoda Octavia

Old condenser removed from Skoda Octavia

After our very cold and snowy March, I did not have much hope in having good Summers. However I was completely wrong and this year has turned out to be hot and Sunny. The bonus for us garages is that our customers have been roasting in their cars. Because of the recent damp and rainy Summers, the motorists have been neglecting their cars Air-con systems and many did not work, giving us a golden opportunity to make a little more profit. I say little because of the fact that we are all still in hard times and the price of air-con has come down, here in Halifax.

However, I decided to buy a new sign to put up in the garage, right at a set of traffic lights (very eye catching). The heat carried on from day to day, and air-con inquiries were coming in thick and fast. The only problem with air-con is that it takes about an hour to complete the cycle of checking and re-gassing, however, we did very well and most of our customers went away with a lovely cold car to drive in the 30c temperatures.

I say most of the customers went away happy, because some did not. These were the ones with faulty air-con systems on their cars, including the driver of a 56 plate Skoda Octavia.

He, unfortunately, had a faulty Air Con Condenser. This is the part that looks like a radiator and indeed does the same thing as the radiator. Instead of removing the heat from the engine it removes the heat from the Skoda Octavia and is hidden away, somewhere behind the dashboard in the Skoda Octavia. The air-con systems come in three main parts the condenser,compressor and evaporator all these combined take out the heat and humidity from your car.

Air Conditioning Systems work by the compressor pressurising the gas, which is also the refrigerant and then moves into the Air Conditioning Condenser creating heat, as in the car radiator this flows through the very small condenser tubes cooling down the heat and forming into a liquid again, this circulates around the system, converting the heat from your car into cold air again, it is rather like steam turning back into water again, the system operates under high pressure and the refrigerant used cools the Skoda Octavia again, all clever stuff.

More reading...http://auto.howstuffworks.com/automotive-air-conditioning1.htm

Dale fits new air-con condenser

Skoda Octavia

Condenser hid behind Skoda Octavia dash

Dale Linton one of my technicians was given the job of fitting the condenser and made the usual good job of it. The condenser was located behind the dash of the Skoda Octavia, making it a difficult task, with not much room to manoeuvre and working space was tight. Most air-con jobs work in very tight spaces. The job was completed and the customer went away in a nice cool car.

Article by Eric Roberts Managing Director of …www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to Car Air Con Systems on all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Bridgestone Tyres Fitted onto this Aston Martin Rapide Calls in for New Set of Tyres

 

To finish off this post I would like to mention a special car that we had call in this week for a set of Bridgestone Tyres Fitted. for the Aston Martin

All this nice sunny weather is bringing all sorts of cars in for different things, as motorists prepare their cars for the summer holidays, that are coming up in the near future. As you can imagine this can be a busy time for garages all up and down the country as customers want all the little jobs doing that have been put off, before they set off on their journey.

Bridgestone Tyres Fitted

New Bridgestone tyres fitted to Aston Martin

One of the things that has hit us most, is the number of cars wanting the Air-Conditioning looking at. At times we could have done with two machines, there was such a rush from the customers to get their air-con seen to(no signs of a recession here). Another problem that affects the motorists in hot weather is the brakes. We will start getting phone calls in the near future from people with noisy and squeaking brakes as the hot dry weather start to take its toll on the brake pads. All the dust from the pads and from the dry roads, start to accumulate between the pads and the discs and build to make the brakes very noisy and requiring attention from the garages.

Wiper blades also wear faster in the heat. The build up of dust and insects require us to use our wipers more often. In the winter time we use the wipers to clear away the water from rain and snow,but in summer we use them to clear away dirt and insects and so they will not use as much water and therefore come under pressure from friction, and friction means greater wear thus they wear out much quicker, so make sure that your window wash bottle is always full and the correct anti-smear washer liquid is used, there is nothing worse than a smeared windscreen with the Sun shining through the screen and you can not see anything.

Special car for a set of new tyres

To finish off this post I would like to mention a special car that we had call in this week for a set of Bridgestone Tyres Fitted. The car was a beautiful Aston Martin Rapide in a silver colour, what a beauty ?.

The car was fitted with Bridgestone Tyres Fitted S001-AMR  that are made specially for this model of car and the sizes were rear 295/35×20 and the fronts were 245/40×20. It always makes me proud that customers trust us to have Bridgestone Tyres Fitted on these very expensive cars, and this is why we always keep up to date with the best fitting machines and of course my excellent fitters led by Alex Bray. The tyres were over £1000.00 for the set and the customer let me use a few pictures of his car for my blog, many thanks to him.Bridgestone Tyres Fitted

Thanks Eric Roberts…

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Yokohama tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Air-Con Service-Service your cars AIR-CON the weathers getting hotter ?

America invented Air-Con for cars in 1939 now in almost all UK cars.

Air-Con Service-Our weather here in the UK is forecast to get get hotter this Summer. The weather companies including the BBC have said that a high pressure system is due to start building.

 Although motorists are feeling the pinch.With the economy and the price of fuel. It could be a nightmare stuck in your car with the kids screaming in the back.Just because they are too hot. We all know the feeling. Especially on roads like the A14 and M11, busy holiday destinations. Where there are always traffic jams whatever time of day. You can be guaranteed of getting caught up in a huge snarl up.

 Air-Con Service

car having Air-Con service in Halifax GB

If this happens and the temperature reaches 30 degrees. Thus, you will definitely need your cars Air-Con working. Also now is time to have your Air-Con serviced. It is no good leaving it until you are on your journey. If you are driving on the Continent and your AC fails. It could cost you up to 10 times the price as it does here in the UK. In France. A friend of mine , (who lives there). Always waits until he visits the UK to have his Air-Con Service. Also buys tyres and batteries, because of the price difference.Especially, between here and the other European countries.

Just out of interest.The first air con- system for a car was invented back in 1939 by Packard, in America and was the first to be fitted in the factory in 1940. The first refrigerant originally used was highly damaging to the atmosphere, and a safer gas was later used in the 1960s.

Air-Con Service

Here at Pellonautocentre in Halifax GB. We have many customers that have an annual Air-Con service. This ensures that their car performs properly all the year round.It ensures that  their  system works without a hitch. This will clean out all the dirt and germs that have built up in the course of time. It will also recharge the gas as necessary. The other option would be to leave yours on until there is a drop in the  temperature and performance.

This way will leave a risk of leaving yours on  until there is a problem, the problem may arise with the result in a bigger repair and service bill. Either way, in between summers, you do still need to think about your air conditioning system, we recommend that you leave yours on all through the autumn and winter, this stops the gas pressure from falling. Most of the public do not know that you should leave the Air-Con on all year round, but I do understand that the cars now coming out with smaller and greener engines will use more fuel with the Air-Con Service in cooler weather. Any bad smells coming from your air- con system should be checked at your nearest Autocentre for a Car Service, if you do not know of one in your area look online for your nearest Unipart Car Care Centre

air-con service machinewhere you will get free advice on what to do with your car  Air-Con System.

In the Halifax area of West Yorkshire, you can have your Air-Con Service done by experts, and should be looking to pay around £45 for a complete Air-Con service.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Pellon tyres are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. They also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.