Manufacturers recommend that your air con is recharged every 2 years. As your car or van air conditioner is not checked as part of your MOT test or Servicing, it is important to make sure that you include recharging as part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine.
Unpleasant smells coming from the air vents suggest that your air con needs anti bacterial air freshener in the air ducts.
The recharge process is quite simple and involves removing any old refrigerant gas and oil from your air con system before replacing this with the correct amount of new refrigerant and lubricant as per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. A vacuum test is also performed to ensure there are no leaks in your vehicle air conditioning system, any leaks found would require further investigation and possible replacement of parts.
The process takes around an hour and a half, depending on the vehicle and you will once again have refreshing cool air on demand. Vehicle air conditioners that are not recharged regularly will be less effective and have to work harder to produce cool air. If your air conditioning system has not been recharged in the past two years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.
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