How to keep your Car Air Con Healthy

For all of you, who treat your car with the utmost care, even a scratch to the body of your prized possession will be cause enough for you to become irate. However, spending long hours over your precious weekends to shampoo and polish your car from the outside is not good enough. In order, to ensure that your car gives peak performance, you need to maintain it by getting it serviced by an expert services shop. LVV Services , located in South Wales , are experts in servicing all types of car Airconditioning.

Why not let a mobile aircon technician pay you a visit ?

However, just as your car requires servicing, so does your car air conditioning system. The health of the car air conditioning depends upon routine checks and regular servicing sessions, ideally spaced twelve months to eighteen months apart. The natural porosity of the hoses and other components of the air conditioning require regular upkeep. Moreover, a well-functioning car air con system is not just important it is a necessity, since lack of use, could result in the refrigerant gas leaking slowly out of the car air con system at an estimated rate of 15%-20% every year!

Ensure that you switch on your car air conditioning for at least five minutes every week even during winter because an unused system can result in seals becoming dry, leading to gradual deterioration in the air conditioning systems performance. This could also mean that the system could slowly wither away.

Do you have more questions on the servicing and re-gassing of your car air con system ?

We hope that the below frequently asked questions will help to clarify your doubts whilst providing you with a deeper insight about the air-conditioning system servicing process.

•  What is the time duration required for servicing and re-gassing the car air con?

In order to complete the servicing and re-gassing properly, a minimum of one hour is required. A time period of less than one hour means that the job is not being done properly.

•  How much gas does the car air con system require?

The amount of gas is dependent on the make and model of the car. The gas is measured by weight and a small sized car can consume up to half a kilo of refrigerant, whilst a luxury car with climate control can take as much as one and a half kilos of gas.

•  How often does the car air con system require servicing?

Ideally, the car air con system should be serviced every 12 - 18 months. This ensures peak efficiency in operation. If the air conditioning system is run on low refrigerant level, then the compressor has to apply extra effort, thereby reducing its life span.

•  Is the frequent running of the car air con healthy?

Running the car air conditioning system regularly is good for the systems health. It's advisable that you switch on the air con for a short duration of time, irrespective of the outside weather. When you run your aircon daily, it ensures that the rubber seals and gaskets in your system remain lubricated, thus preventing leaks.

•  What are the causes of bad odour? How can the car smell fresh again?

Bacteria, micro - organisms or fungal growth behind the dashboard on the evaporator is usually the cause of a strong smell. When the fan blows air, these organisms blow into the ambient car atmosphere causing flu like symptoms or allergic reactions. Having the car air con system serviced will help get rid of these types of bacteria, leaving your car smelling fresh and fragrant.

Steve Magill is the Managing Director of LVV Services Ltd. which is located in South Wales.Covering Cardiff, Swansea , Newport ,Bridgend and surrounding areas.

He advises all car owners against any mechanics who suggest that they can service the system in less than an hour. This probably means they are taking shortcuts and will not do a proper job.

“When you choose LVV Services to service your air con system, then your car is in safe hands and you can rest assured.”

You can also contact LVV Services for any problems related to your car.

They specialize in Smart Repair of autos including:

Dent removal
Car diagnostics
Paint repair
Alloy wheel repair and
Air conditioning


Car Body Repair and Dent Removal covering South Wales
Phone Steve - Now - 07792 320692 or Carmond - 07977 514324

Main areas covered by our technicians:

Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport, Port Talbot, Swansea, South Wales
Valleys along the M4 corridor.

New for 2006 we now offer a Dent Removal / Repair Service in and around the West Wales Area

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