conditioning system service
V V Services
offer a fully mobile vehicle air conditioning Repair and Regas service;
we are based in Bridgend, South Wales and cover an area from Newport
to Swansea along the M4 corridor and the surrounding area.
Air conditioning is
a system used to create and maintain a comfortable driving environment
inside a vehicle. It does this by transferring the heat from
inside a vehicle to the outside keeping the temperature down
inside the car.The system cools, dries and cleans the air.
The most basic systems
have manual temperature control but systems are becoming more
and more complex with full climate control on a lot of modern
cars which rely on a lot of sensors to maintain the selected
Air conditioning system schematic diagram-basic system
Air conditioning problems
Air conditioning system not cold enough
The Air Conditioning system in your vehicle is not usually covered
by most manufacturers servicing schedules and the refrigerant
gas that is used to operate the system depletes over time. On
average most vehicles lose up to 15% per annum this problem can
be caused when then system is not used during the winter months
allowing the small “O” ring seals to dry out resulting
in a gradual deterioration in system performance eventually resulting
in the system being too low to operate at all.
problems of this type can be put right fairly easily by a leak
check of your system followed by a complete refill of your air
conditioning refrigerant, this is sometimes referred to as a
re-gas. Please contact
us for your air con annual service
or re-gas if you live in the Cardiff,Swansea, Bridgend or Newport
system smells odd
you notice any strange smells when you put your air-con on
then this could be signs of bacteria build up on your system.
systems become older or are used infrequently the air conditioning
system can start to develop bacteria, micro organisms and even
mould or fungi growing especially behind the dash panel on the
evaporator, this can lead to some very unpleasant odours. Some
even claim this can result in headaches and flu like symptom
sometimes referred to as sick car syndrome.
suffer any longer air con systems can be treated effectively
with an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth
and leaves your car smelling fresh again.
earlier this is treated the better you will feel!
call for a quote. from one of our mobile air con repair technicians.
your air-con system suddenly starts making noises you have not
heard before it is very advisable to have a qualified vehicle
air conditioning specialist to have a look at it.
noises could be early symptoms of a compressor failure (the compressor
is the air conditioning pump).The compressor is usually the most
expensive part on the system ranging from approximately £230 to £600+ and if the bearings in your compressor break down
or if the compressor seizes up it also means that other components
can become contaminated with metal particles A flush of the system
would then be needed as well as replacement of the compressor,
the receiver / drier and the expansion valve - quite a hefty
Its not all bad news however - some noises are quite normal
There are 2 different
types of air-con system operation some vehicles use a system
where the compressor (pump) cycles on and off which means that
there is a clicking noise heard every few seconds this is normal,
however if this switching cycle changes noticeably or the air
con is not very efficient this could be an early symptom of low
refrigerant or low gas pressure.
of water underneath the car after using air-conditioning
You will sometimes see a water puddle on the ground, usually
under the passenger footwell area, this is a normal feature
of the air conditioning system as it is only water dripping
from the air conditioning evaporator which has a drain tube
fitted to allow the condensation from the evaporator to drain
away from the vehicle.
carpet in the footwell or excessive misting of the windscreen
Sometimes the drain
tube from the evaporator may become blocked or detached allowing
the condensation to build up inside your evaporator if this occurs
water will just build up inside your car to a point where there
are damp carpets or misting / high humidity type problems.
are usually fairly easy to resolve. just remember our specialist
air con repair technicians are only a phone call away in
and around the south Wales area.
Main areas covered by
Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport, Port Talbot, Swansea, South Wales
Valleys along the M4 corridor.
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