For a lot of U.K drivers, we will often not use our cars air conditioning for the vast majority of the year.

This means when we do choose to turn the car’s air-con on say on a rather hot day in Cardiff, well, because it’s been switched off for so long over the winter months, well the cars air-con might not operate as you would like?

For example, the air-con might take a very long time to cool the cars overall temperature, alternatively the cars air con might simply be blowing hot air out of the dashboard!

This is despite the fact that you know that the air-conditioning is running because the cars revs have increased, yet nothing but warm air is flooding through the vents.

This can be frustrating for a lot of car owners, as during the hot summer days, we obviously want our cars air con to work when we want and quickly, this is especially if we are going on a long drive, such as on holiday for example.

This article will look at some of the more common air conditioning faults that some cars owners can have, and how our local garage can assist you in repairing your car air conditioning irrespective of the cars manufacturer or model. This means we fix all make and model cars at our garage within Cardiff, Wales.


“This means that our local garage, we fix the air-con on a wide range of different cars, for example we work on every single brand, and we offer a full range of air conditioning repair services and air con recharge options as well.”



Is your car air conditioning system not as cold as you would like?

What a lot of drivers will not know is that their cars air conditioning can sometimes lose its efficiency every single year, that’s to say, as your air conditioning system is not used throughout say the winter months, it can lose its overall efficiency through refringent loss, therefore when it is switched on during the summertime, you might notice that it either takes a very long time to cool the car or that’s it is blowing hot air.

Sometimes this can be caused by air con refrigerant loss, for example some of the rubber pipes and aluminium clamps may have perished causing a refrigerant leak, for example the aluminium fittings that are joining some rubber tubing, might have suffered abrasion or just cracked, and therefore refrigerant loss occurs making the air-conditioning system not that efficient or completely broken.

Alternatively, there might be a larger problem, such as the air-conditioning pump not working all together, other faults might be to do with air-conditioning electrical faults, which will need to be diagnosed by our auto-electricians, here at our garage here in Cardiff, South Wales.

Air conditioning leaks

It’s important to know that your cars air-con is powered by air-con refrigerant gas, now just as our kitchens fridge-freezers also often has a compressor, this can lose its refrigerant as well.

“This is the same principle in terms of what happens under the bonnet of your car, in that the air-conditioning system can lose its refrigerant, this could be a total escape of the refrigerant due to a failure with some of the components.”


We can recharge the air-conditioning on a wide range of different brand car brands, for example you might own a Seat car, you might own a Skoda vehicle,  you might own a Volkswagen, and you require the cars air conditioning system to be recharged? We can work on any make car, that’s to say our mechanics at our garage, can recharge the air-conditioning on the car irrespective of which brand vehicle that you drive.

This is quite different from some other garages, which sometimes only work on one brand of car or a selection of brand vehicles, instead our mechanics are well-versed on working on a huge range of different car makes and models, which means that we can recharge the air-conditioning system for you, and we offer competitive rates at our family run business.

Pressure test

Our mechanics, at our garage, can pressure test your car air con system, this is important to see if there are any faults with the cars air conditioning system.

Air-conditioning repair

Sometimes larger problems can occur, that’s the say a car might require more work than just recharging the air-conditioning which can be a straight-forward task, however instead what could occur is a sometimes a mechanical problem with the air-con system, for example a problem with the pulley for let’s say that the pump on the air-conditioning is not working correctly, this will require more labour to correct and may require more parts, we therefore offer a full range of car repair and this includes repairing all makes and models air conditioning systems, that’s offering to recharge or “re-gas” the system, right through to fixing compressors.

Car’s electrical faults

Sometimes the mechanics of the air-conditioning system can work perfectly, yet an electrical fault might be preventing the system from working as it should, this could be because of something so simple as a loose wire, ranging through to a fault code that has developed on the ECU, this will need our mechanics attention and our diagnostic equipment, so we can therefore accurately also fix electrical faults with a wide range of different cars.

Car diagnostics

We offer car diagnostics, we also work on a wide range of cars, we can run diagnostics on any make or model vehicle.

We can fix your cars air conditioning in Cardiff

As you can see, regardless of the fault your cars air conditioning has, our friendly mechanics can repair the fault for you.

Why not give us a ring, to book your car in today?





It can sure be confusing to some car owners which car servicing option they require, after all, when you are presented with some garage websites, they sometimes automatically assume that you know whether you require a “major service”, “interim service” or perhaps a “full service”?

Then prior to your booking, you may get various other options, such as selecting from “mineral oil”, “fully synthetic” or “semi-synthetic oil”– so the sheer volume of servicing options, well, can be sometimes overwhelming to some.

So, as you can see, for some car owners, the huge range of servicing options, well can be rather confusing, and what can compound this even more is the fact that the list of servicing options is becoming even longer at some garages, as cars change how they are powered, with for example, various options for hybrid vehicles, and sometimes also “upgrade options” where extra items are added to the list for an additional fee.

Therefore what you might want instead is to instead opt for a friendly and family run business like ours, which will spend the time with you recommending which servicing option you may need. This is why so many car owners in Wales come to use because we offer great prices, and high-levels of customer service.

So, whether you drive a city car, that has a hybrid electric system, or you simply drive a powerful sports saloon, that has a large V12 petrol engine and produces huge amounts of horsepower, we can offer the right servicing option for you, regardless of which car you drive.

From prestige, to everyday run arounds, our friendly mechanics each day work on servicing a huge range of diesel, petrol, electric and hybrid cars, as well as also LPG converted cars as well.

What exactly is “interim servicing”?

A lot of car owners will instantly know what a “engine oil, and oil filter change is”, and know why this is so important to carry this out as per the manufacturer’s recommendations, that’s to say as per how often the car should get serviced.

However, when some car owners are flicking through the owner’s manual, well, they may see that the manufacturer also recommends “interim servicing”, say for example, after say so many miles have been covered.

But what does interim servicing mean?

Well, some car owners can carry out a lot of miles every year, so as you can imagine this car cause more wear on the car’s components.

This means, manufacturers often state how often the car should get serviced, in terms of a major service, and interim service, therefore the car should be serviced as per what the manufacturer stipulates.

What’s included in the “full car servicing” that you offer at your garage?

As you would expect, with different vehicles, the manufacturer will specify which car parts should be serviced or replaced after so many miles or will stipulate a time-frame when they should be replaced, and this should be followed.

Therefore, a small petrol car may have a totally different service interval, and also list of items that need servicing when compared to say a large V6 performance saloon.

You can always talk to our friendly team, who can advise you as to costs, when you would like your car serviced here in Cardiff, South Wales.

Why is it so important to get items like the cars air filters, engine oil and engine coolant changed as per the car manufacturers guidance?

Under the bonnet of car are various components that work very hard every time you turn the ignition on, that’s regardless of whether the cars diesel, hybrid-electric or just petrol powered.

From the pistons to the cambelts, through to the engine oil, that’s job is to lubricate the engine, this is why as a car owner you should get your car serviced as per the manufacturer’s guidance as to “service intervals”. Also, certain car parts will be stipulated as to when then should be changed, for example, the car manufacturer will stipulate when the timing belt should be changed, so these items should be replaced as per the manufacturer’s guidance.

Therefore, because your car, and all the various car parts work so hard, it is important to keep on top of your servicing and also get car parts replaced as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or of course, when needed.

I need a garage that will service my car using good quality car parts, can you offer this?

Our friendly management team will be on hand to explain to you exactly which car parts we can supply, in terms of the various car part brands that we use at our garage.

For example, it’s not uncommon at all for a car owner to want to know which brand of engine oil we will use, during say a routine engine oil change

Our team can therefore offer all manner of car servicing, yet, we are also on hand to answer any queries that you might have.

Does your garage service hybrid vehicles?

We most definitely do, hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular, that’s to say here in Cardiff there are now many cars that have a petrol and also an electric engine.

These cars can range from a small city-cars, right through to very large sports utility vehicles.

Our mechanics can service hybrid-electric cars, whether you drive a Toyota, Lexus or perhaps a Mitsubishi? We can service your car for you, here at our independent and also family run company here in Wales.

For a no-obligation quote for car servicing, for engine oil and filter changes, through to carrying out a “major service” on your car, why not give us a ring?