Vehicle Air Conditioning Service & Repair
F Gas Certified – Hybrids Certified – ATA Accredited
Service and repair in the Arundel, Chichester Bognor Regis area.
WE ARE ATA ACCREDITED & F-GAS REGISTERED AIR CONDITIONING EXPERTS
Air Conditioning Service and Repair Arundel
Re Gasing Your Air-Con System
If your car’s hot and bothered in summer and misted up in winter, it’s time to book an air conditioning service. Most manufacturers recommend an air conditioning service to be carried out every two years. As well as keeping you cooler in hot weather, a fully recharged system will reduce your fuel consumption by putting less strain on the engine.
Replacing the cabin filters will ensure that your passengers are breathing well-filtered quality air. Bad cabin air can lead to drowsiness. The last thing you need on a long journey.
It is important to service your cars air-con as any fault can impact upon the cars overall performance, the air you are breathing and even cause corrosion.
Our extensive service includes a refrigerant recharge and replacement of lubricating oil, plus a comprehensive system components check.
ATA ACCREDITED & F-GAS REGISTERED
All air conditioning service and repair work carried out on vehicles is now regulated by the ATA (Automotive Technician Accreditation). This means that all vehicle mechanics should be ATA accredited to carry out Air Conditioning Repairs or Service. We have a team of ATA recognised technicians who are trained in the use of state-of-the-art car air conditioning systems in Arundel.
Furthermore we are F-Gas registered. The F-Gas Register is appointed by the secretary of state for the environment, food & rural affairs (DEFRA). They operate an F-Gas Certification body under the stationary equipment provisions of fluorinated greenhouse gases regulations.
For more information and a friendly chat why not give us a call on 01243-545544.
We service a wide area including Arundel, Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Causes of Air Conditioning Failure
There are many reasons a cars Air Conditioning System is not cooling and being a little low on refrigerant is one of them. Re-gasing the air-con system might work. The cars on the road to day are less forgiving to over or under charging of refrigerant. Being off by as little as 3 – 4 oz is enough to have a major performance hit, or no cooling at all. Too much refrigerant will damage the compressor as well, this can be a slow death so you may not even realise your recharge caused the compressor failure.
Even with the correct equipment it can be difficult to get the oil amount correct. Too little and you burn up the compressor but too much can affect the performance or damage the compressor. Using the wrong oil can also damage the compressor.
If you own a hybrid with electric AC – really don’t mess with it! The cost of those compressors runs into the thousands and they are easily damaged with incorrect oil. Always consult a specialist.
Air Conditioning Fluid Leaks
AC systems don’t use up refrigerant so if it’s low there IS a leak. When refrigerant leaks out it takes oil with it. If you keep topping up the refrigerant without adding oil you’ll damage the compressor. Some of the refrigerant cans have oil in them but that might give you an overcharge of oil leading to compressor failure.
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WE NEVER FIT SECOND HAND PARTS!!
Service & Repair
keeping your vehicle air conditioning system in tip top condition will save you money in the long term. Reduce fuel consumption. Ensure fresh cabin air.
Air conditioning units on hybrid cars require our specialist technicians. They can be very expensive to repair. Drop in for a free check if in any doubt.
Free Safety Check
Are you concerned about the condition of your air conditioning system? Don’t risk failure. If you have any doubts or worries pop in for a free safety check.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Firstly we have been maintaining air conditioning systems on all sorts of vehicles for many years. Additionally fully trained technicians carry out all our air conditioning repairs. We keep up to date with the latest technologies. Of course there is nothing like good old fashioned experience.
There are many specialist tools and equipment needed for the proper servicing and repairing of air conditioning systems. Additionally hybrid vehicles require other specialist equipment. We use the best.
Our name is our guarantee. Happy customers are therefore the backbone of our business. Most of our customers also come to us from recommendations and we are happy that they keep coming back. Furthermore we have a long and successful history of carrying out air conditioning maintenance in the Arundel and Chichester area. So drop in and be our next happy customer!
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General Enquiries: 01243 545544
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