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Car Air Conditioning
Sweating in your car lately? To maintain consistent efficient cool air inflow in the summer and warm dehumified air in winter, have your air con system inspected by your local trusted mechanic.
A tidy car isn't free of mold, germs & bacteria. A MiST Service at Cleve 4WD & Camping Centre sanitizes your car air con vents and interior passenger cabin surfaces of your vehicle. If left untreated, every time the fan is turned on, harmful spores are blown into the air you and your passengers breath in. Mold and other micro-organisms are a very serious problem living inside automobiles and are linked to many adverse health effects, including fatigue, frequent headaches, infections, cold symptoms, allergic reactions, sinus congestion and breathing difficulties. MiST In-Car Air Quality: Get a MiST car air con service today - call Cleve 4WD or book a service online!
Your car air conditioning filters pollutants and airborne dust particles to keep clean air inside your car, creating an odour free and pleasant environment regardless of the conditions outside. To keep to optimum condition, the car air conditioning system should be run at least once a week. This is especially crucial in winter as when usused, the seals within the system can dry up and shrink, potentially costing more in new parts and repair when it breaks down.
A car air con system consists of four basic parts - a mechanical compressor (driven by the engine), an expansion valve (a restriction the compressor pumps against) and two heat exchangers (the evaporator and the condenser), with refrigerant fluid circulating through the system.
Your air conditoner is designed to move heat from the inside of your car to outside and bring cold air in. By analogy, it functions similarly to a refrigerator, and since it operates outdoors under stressful conditions, it requires regular maintenance - just like any modern technology that contains many parts.
You should bring your car in to a qualified car service workshop regularly to ensure the air con is running at it's top condition, as well as have the mechanics inspect the condition of the whole vehicle. Repco Authorised Service mechanics perform a 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report with every service to alert you about the items that may need replacing in near future and the ones that are worn down beyond repair. Call us now or book a repair online!
Would I be better off just by opening windows?
Driving with open windows to save your air con would adversely impact on the petrol, in addition to creating extra noise, pollution and unpleasant experience potentially increasing risk of illness. The wind resistance adds further to the fuel consumption, so it is cheaper, safer and healthier to use the air con when driving under hot conditions.
Why does the car air conditioner need to be recharged?
Simply by cooling the air in your car under normal running conditions, the filters get dirty, seals may dry, pipes get leaks and the air con system can lose up to 15% of its refrigerant in a year - so in just three years the refrigerant in the system may have dropped to half of the original levels. Low fluids can prevent efficient air cleaning and even damage the air con unit. It is a good idea to have your air conditioning system inspected in your regular car servicing check-ups to prolong the life of the air con system. Even without leaks, the gas in a car air con system should be recharged in the first four years of expluatation and every two-three years after that, just to keep the air con system at peak running condition.
Why should I get my air con serviced?
You should be in full confidence that all the air con components are in full working condition, instead of simply noting the gradual decrease of output as natural wearing down of the car parts under use. Regular air con system servicing ensures the refrigerant levels are topped up, the pressures are correct, hoses, pipes, seals are properly functioning and there are no leaks.
Car Air Conditioning Cleve
Your air conditioning system keeps the atmosphere in the interior of your vehicle pleasant and enjoyable. Better air during your car journeys allow you to concentrate better and safely arrive at your destination. Our mechanics have years of experience installing and servicing air conditioning systems in commercial and private vehicles. Call Cleve 4WD & Camping Centre in Cleve SA now or make a car service appointment online!