At Lincolnshire Car Service, we offer an Air Conditioning service for £45.00 inc Vat (Available for all makes & models)
When we carry out the service, we will start by checking the pressure of the A/C system. If low (No gas), then we will carry out a Nitrogen Pressure Test to check for any severe leaks. Once this test has passed, we will connect the service station & recover any residual refrigerant that may be in the system. The machine will then vacuum the system which will help to remove any moisture, after this the old oil is removed.
We then add new oil & refrigerant, start the car & check that the pressure on the low & high side are as they should be. Small leaks will not always be detected by nitrogen or vacuum tests – so finally we add dye to the system & advise that you monitor the performance of the A/C over the next few days / weeks.
In addition to the air conditioning service, we also offer an anti-bacterial clean that removes harmful bacteria that builds up in the system and on the vents. This will also remove the unpleasant odours that can sometimes be emitted. This additional clean is available for only £20.
More than ten per cent of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, reducing the efficiency and impeding operation. Manufacturers recommend your Air Con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every two years.
This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than two years old it is probably due a recharge. Air Con systems not fully recharged will be less effective and have to work harder putting more strain on the engine and using more fuel.