All vehicles registered between 1994 and today will use one of two refrigerant types, these are:
Air-Con Regas R134A
Up to 2017 models
Air-Con Regas R1234YF
2017 models or newer
Why should I Re-Charge My Air-Con System?
A vehicle’s air conditioning system offers many benefits to the driver throughout the year. Aside from keeping you cool, fresh and comfortable during the warm summer months, it can also be used to help you defrost your windows in the winter. However, each year, your car’s air conditioning system loses charge, making the system less efficient and, as a result, making your vehicle feel warmer, so it’s important that you make an effort to maintain your car’s air con system.
When Should I Arrange My Air Con Recharge Service?
To ensure it keeps running efficiently, many vehicle manufacturers recommend that a driver opts for a car air conditioning refill and recharge approximately every two years. You may be able to tell if your air con needs recharging if it only blows out warm air, or if it works intermittently. If you notice an unpleasant smell coming from the air vents, this could also indicate that the system needs attention. At Motormech Guildford, we also offer car air conditioning cleaning services.
If you notice bad odours coming from your air vents when you turn on your car AC, then your car may benefit from an air con cleaning service, also known as a debug. Over time the humidity and moisture in your cars air con system can cause a build-up of bacteria, mould and fungi, particularly if it is left unused for periods of time. This build up can be bad for your health, particularly if you suffer from allergies, as the bacterial spores are blown into the cabin of the vehicle and breathed in by passengers. Not only can this cause sickness, but also an unpleasant air con smell may be produced from the air vents when you turn your air conditioning on, making for an unpleasant driving experience.
Air Conditioning Leaks
Your vehicles system may not recharge correctly due to a leak, if this is the case then our fully trained technicians* can carry out a leak detection test, if the leak is not immediately obvious, to diagnose the fault with your air conditioning system and our dedicated service team will then be able to provide you with a quote for repair.
AIR-CON SERVICING | £129.00
If your air conditioning system is operating correctly but produces a mouldy or damp smell then your vehicle requires an air conditioning service which includes an anti-bacterial treatment, a change of pollen filter and a system inspection and recharge. This will kill off the bacteria building up within you air conditioning system and freshen your vehicle. Motormech Guildford offers this for the cost of just £129.00.