Air-conditioning in Halifax

Air-conditioning in Halifax

The authorities will know immediately you are broken down. Because of their computer networks.They will immediately get out to their breakdown vehicles. Moving you to safety before the vehicle travelling at 90 MPH in that instantaneous moment it passed that bridge/gantry .So that put the RED X signal on will be fully aware that you are broke down in front of them. Of course, without your hazard warning lamps on, because you are frustrated and panicking in that broken down vehicle

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

Car Air conditioning

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 molds, 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 . So,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 . So,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. So, in order that we could find out what the problem was.

Indeed, we used our special leak detecting tool.

Finding out the place where the gas had leaked more or less straight away. The problem was due to his air con system drying out. Breaking 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 and models of vehicles. So, we are members of Unipart Car Care centres .Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Significantly, we also sell tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk  . Finally, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.

Skoda Octavia comes in for Air-Con Service including a re-gas after some Hot Sunny Days

Skoda Octavia

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

This time of year has been very kind to many garages.Up and down the United Kingdom (UK). Therefore,it may seem strange to people who live in other parts of the world. But here in the UK our Summers are very short. So,to be truthful we do not normally get much Sun.

air-con systems

Air-con system servicing in Halifax

The new Skoda is an excellent car. Space is never an issue.Since there is sufficient room for both front and rear seat occupants. Therefore, it is designed in such a way that it will be a comfortable place to stay in. Controls are properly arranged including the Air conditioning controls.Numerous storage compartments are installed. That will on a hot day  make staying inside comfortable.

Skoda Octavia

Old condenser removed from Skoda Octavia

As a result, after our very cold and snowy March. I did not have much hope of us having good Summers. However, I was completely wrong? and this year has turned out to be hot and Sunny. Including a bonus for us garages.

As a result, 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.

Skoda Octavia air con problem

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.

Skoda Octavia

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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.

 

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

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

Fixing Car Air Conditioner- If it blows hot air then it is not working?

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

This is a video about what happens when your car’s air-conditioning starts blowing out hot air. Hence this is an indication that you could have one of three conditions. As a result, you could have a refrigerant leak, AC electrical problem or clogged condenser. Your car’s air-con uses a refrigerant to remove any heat from inside your car. Thus making the car cooler and more comfortable.

 If your AC system develops a refrigerant leak in the system from a leaky connection or damaged AC hose, the refrigerant will evaporate and make the air conditioner loose its performance. If the AC system has an electrical problem such as a switch or wire that has shorted and blown a fuse, then the air conditioning system will malfunction. 

Other symptoms include the possibility of a leak in the air-cons pipe system. Even a small leak can cause your system to lose its heat. Another common problem is a clogged up condenser. The condenser is the piece of equipment that looks like a radiator. This is positioned at the front in a similar place to the radiator. We here at PellonAutocentre in Halifax UK, find this one of the most common problems.

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

Fortunately, we have the equipment to find faults and repair the problems. Our staff have passed exams to qualify using this equipment.

This video is attributed to Scotty Kilmer. Naturally a  mechanic for the last 46 years, Scotty shows how you can fix your own car’s air conditioner. This is not advised without the correct equipment here in the UK. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognjkYaMjg&list=UUuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA&feature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don’t miss them.

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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.

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Vauxhall Vectra Air Conditioning Problems?

It is now the beginning of September and the car air conditioning season is almost over. We still get problems, though. A Vauxhall Vectra came into our garage in Halifax, with the air conditioning not working.

In recent times(during a hot spell) we have had a few Vauxhall Vectra cars in with the air conditioning not working.

 

One guy, the owner of a Vauxhall Vectra GSL found that when he pressed the air con button in the car the revs dropped on the engine, but there was no cold air coming through into the car?

We discovered that he had a plug connection to the compressor that was not connecting properly. The compressor was failing to engage, because of the faulty connectors wiring. We repaired the faulty wiring and the compressor started to engage. The system worked fine and the customer went away happy.

Vauxhall Vectra

Vauxhall Vectra has to have full front removed to get to the condenser.

Another Vauxhall Vectra came into us with her air conditioning failing to work. We tried to re-gas the system but the air con system was not holding the gas. On inspection with our leak detector, we noticed that there was a hairline crack on one of the pipes that were coming from the compressor. This pipe was causing her all the trouble. We ordered a new pipe, fitted it and re-gassed the air conditioning system. Once again the lady went away happy with her air con working to perfection.

The Vauxhall Vectra is also prone to having a damaged condenser.

This is located at the very front of the car and looks just like a radiator. To get to the compressor, you have to remove the whole body panel. When the customer brought in the car, he told us that his aircon was out of order. The first thing we did was to check for leaks with our special fluid. The leak test bought up a leaking condenser.

It looked like the condenser had been hit by a stone and was damaged. This is a common Vauxhall Vectra fault because the condenser is exposed at the front. We fitted a new condenser and re-tested the system before re-gassing it. After the re-gassing the air conditioning

Vauxhall Vectra

Vauxhall Vectra condenser showing debris and damage

the system worked fine and the guy went away a happy bunny (the day was a scorcher)

Eric Roberts

Auto Air Conditioning-101 Made Easy-An Insight into your cars Air Con System

Auto Air Conditioning

Auto Air Conditioning

Of course, the air conditioners found in the car works similarly to the air conditioners used at present in the offices and houses. In simple words, the air conditioning system of a car is the smaller unit of window air conditioning systems found in many homes.

Although they come out with the same end result. So, the mechanism of a car air conditioning system is quite different from the conventional domestic air conditioning units. The car system in my opinion is a little more complicated.  The car system takes the warm air from out of the vehicles cab and recycles the air. Hence, through the cars air-con system. Returning the air to the cab as cold air.

Auto Air Conditioning-Not for DIY motorists

The system is really a heat exchange unit fitted under the cars bonnet. Therefore the air-con system can be very complicated to repair by the DIY motorist. So if you got certain problems in the car air conditioning system then you need to visit your local car service centre. Such as Pellon Tyre and Auto Centre in Halifax UK.

In order to understand, how the car air conditioning system operates. Then, it is required for you to know some of the various parts of the air-con unit. Although systems slightly differ? so In this system, there are two types of valves. There are expansion and dryer valves, which are required for the correct functioning of the air-con system. The function of expansion valves is to regulate the internal temperature of air, and it controls the refrigerant flow inside the system.

This also reminds me that air-con systems are serviced by specialized equipment. Subsequently, our operators have to attend a course and be certified for using this specialist machines that we use.

Auto Air Conditioning-Leaking gas is the main problem

In general though, if your air-con system is giving you certain problems. So, call a local garage. Off course most of the problems that we encounter ares not a simple job to rectify. I recommend that drivers should have an annual air-con service. Possibly, at the same time as as your cars full service. Leakages take out all the gas present inside the air conditioner unit. This is probably the commonest problem that we encounter. Of course with the passage of time, the system becomes useless.

This attached video gives an excellent description of how the Auto Air Conditioning system works in most models of car.

This video represent a “Typical Auto Air Conditioning System – How It Works” as well shows the potential problem of over-charging systems with TXV Valves. Our solution at AC AVALANCHE is to use SMART CLIP Technology for the correct fill!

Car Air-Con Shock Price Rise-Car Air Con Recharge Prices Increasing Across the Europe

Car Air-Con Shock Price Rise

Car Air-Con Shock Price Rise

Car Air-Con Shock Price Rise

Of course, this came as a shock to me. Hence, when Ryan Linton explained to me about the massive increase in the price of the car air conditioning gas? The increase will be massive? from about £37 to £300 per gas canister.

The increase has come from our beloved European Union although indirectly. Consequently, air-con gas used in many cars is classed as a pollutant. Much of it is produced in China. Because if this the EU in there wisdom have  put restrictions on the amount of gas that the Chinese export in tot the EU.

So, at the moment the reduction is about 11%. Although this only seems a small amount it puts a massive increase onto the resale price of the gas to the garages and the end users. Our customers?

The frightening thing is that the EU in all their wisdom are going to restrict imports further to a wacking 37%. The mind boggles. I suspect that our customers will not bother having their cars re-gassed. In my opinion we are now getting over penalized by these silly emission rules coming out of the EU.

As you may well have noticed, car air con recharge prices have increased all over the UK and Europe. This is due to EU HFC regulations. We explain whats going on and why.

A small light at the end of the tunnel may be the fact that many other influential car nations such as Germany are starting protest against these stringent measures. However, for the time being we in the garage trade will have to pay for the increase in price of the air-con gas. Of course this charge will have to be passed on to the customer.

Unless the EU changes its mind. Which I very much doubt then this will just be an added cost to the burden on the motorist.

Eric Roberts

Source: Car Air Con Recharge Prices Increasing Across the Europe

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.