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.
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.
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.
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?