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Does My Car Need An Air Con Service?

  • Friday, May 03, 2019

The blog this week is about how to tell if your Volvo or Toyota needs an air con service. With the temperatures starting to rise and the British summer starting to emerge its time to see if your air con is working correctly. Our blog today will tell you how you can identify whether you need to get your air con serviced or re gassed. Read on to find out more:

You can check yourself at home whether your air con is working properly. Just start your Volvo or Toyota and turn your air con to full power. If the air is coming out properly and its icy cold then its working fine. If there is a bad smell this could be an indication that there could be a leak or the filter needs changing. If you use your air con throughout the winter to de mist your windscreen there should be no build up of bad smells as no moisture would have been sitting in the system going stale and mouldy. You can also listen under the bonnet to the compressor – it should make a clicking noise to indicate that it is engaging and disengaging correctly. If you find that the air is not coming out cold, there is a loss of pressure from the vents or there is a bad smell then it is time to book in for further investigation with your local independent garage. Please do not assume it needs a re gas without investigation because if you have a leak you are throwing money down the drain. Always make sure that the garage you take it to has the correct certification to carry out air con re gasses as there are a lot of cowboys out there. Happy motoring folks!

Air Con service

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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