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Keeping Healthy Car Air Conditioning

As summer is approaching we should consider our car’s air conditioner.

It is so important that it is in good condition for the heat of an India's summer, not only for your comfort but also for your health.

Today we’re also going to have a look at what consists in a good air conditioning service.

Car Air Conditioning Service

A regular car air conditioner service or regas will help to ensure optimum passenger comfort, particularly on those hot summer days when you need it the most.

Contrary to what some people believe, an auto air-conditioner system does not simply blow cold air into the car. The Air-con system is actually designed to remove the hot air from within the vehicle cabin and dispel it to atmosphere outside the car.

In order to do so, the airconditioner system relies on a number of components to operate effectively, such as the evaporator, condenser and compressor. Like all mechanical parts, these items are prone to wear and regular system servicing helps to protect them from breakdown.

Tips For Maintaining A Car Air Conditioner

To help maintain the car airconditioner system it pays to run the system for a few minutes at least once a week – no matter how hot the temperature may be. This ensures that the many hoses, valves and pumps throughout the system are kept well lubricated.

Whenever you have the car serviced, make sure you ask the mechanic to check the refrigerant level and regas the system if necessary. The Air conditioner is not always included in a standard log book service, so it can be easily neglected.

It is good practice to get a full air conditioning service at least once a year. Try and do this before the hotter months start, as this will ensure that you are not caught out by a sudden heat wave at the start of the season.

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CAR AIR CONDITIONING RE-GAS

1. Your car will need a re-gas every 1.5-2 years on average. So if it has been a while, it is time to take your vehicle in for a re-gas.

  • 2. On average your vehicle will lose around 10 percent of the gas annually. As it loses the gas it will stop producing as much cold air as you would like.
  • 3. How long the re-gas process takes varies according to the type of vehicle you have. But you can count on it taking an hour or so.
  • 4. You do not usually need an appointment to have a re-gas. Simply stop by and ask that your air conditioner be checked out, letting them know it is time for a re-gas.
  • 5. Your vehicle air conditioner will work better overall if you continue to get it re-gassed as needed.

What Is Included In A Car Air Con Service ?

Air vent temperature check

Reclaiming, recycling or replacement of operating gas

Replacement or check of receiver drier / filter

Adjustment of drive belts and pulleys

Check operation of valves and thermostats

Leak test of system lines and components

Inspection of hoses and components

Cleaning condenser fins

Deodorize and sanitize system