How often should the air conditioning system be serviced?
It is a good idea to have the a/c serviced regularly. Annual services are recommended. This will mean fewer breakdowns and should give your system a longer working life.
The receiver drier, which is the filter of the a/c system, should be replaced every two years (in accordance with the manufacturers' specifications) or if the system has been opened for some reason.
What is done during an air conditioning service?
The system is tested for leaks. If no leaks are found, the old gas is evacuated and regassed with 134A gas. The receiver drier may be changed, depending on how old it is and whether the system has been open.
How long does it take to find a leak?
This varies according to the type of car and the position of the leak. Some leaks are easily detected, while others take a while to find. As a result, it is best to leave the car for at least half a day if possible, especially during busy periods.
What happens when the problem is diagnosed?
A quote is prepared for the cost of the repairs. The customer is then contacted with the price. The customer then decides whether to go ahead with the job.