Air Conditioning Service & Regas

It is recommended that your air conditioning has a service every 2 years to make sure it's working efficiently. But did you know, air conditioning checks are not part of your car's annual service so it's up to you to have it checked, with any car over two years old able to benefit from a re-gas.

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Our experienced mechanics can carry out an air con service and regas easily at our dealership in Coleraine where we offer the following:

1 Air Conditioning Regas to help keep your air con working at its best.

2 Air Conditioning Refresh and Regas for a fresh and clean aroma which quickly eliminates bad odours.

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Air Con servicing at Roadside (Garages) Limited Coleraine, N. Ireland

Benefits of having my air conditioning serviced

  • Efficient air conditioning system keeps fuel costs down
  • Most manufacturers recommend that your air conditioning system is serviced every two years
  • Helps to prevent the build-up of unpleasant odours
  • Reduces the gradual build-up of harmful bacteria and contaminants
  • Fully working air conditioning can quickly and effectively demist your windscreen
  • The climate in your car has a direct effect on driver fatigue
  • Servicing reduces sore throats/allergic reactions

Air Conditioning Regas - recommended every 2 years to help keep your air con working at its best

Your vehicle's air conditioning system can lose up to 10 per cent of its gas each year and unless it's replaced the system will need to work harder to produce the cool air, which puts more strain on the engine and uses more fuel. Our technicians at the dealership in Coleraine, Co. Londonderry will remove any old refrigerant gas from your air conditioning system and replace it with new refrigerant and lubricant. From £60*

*Price is dependent on type of gas required for your vehicle - R1234YF or R1349. Please ask for details.

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Air Conditioning Refresh & Re-gas for a fresh & clean aroma which quickly eliminates bad odours

A full air conditioning service includes a refrigerant recharge/regas and replacement of the lubricating oil as well as a full check of all system components as well as removing all moisture and debris quickly. From £80*

*Price is dependent on type of gas required for your vehicle - R1234YF or R1349. Please ask for details.

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10 Signs You May Need Your Air Con Serviced

The air conditioning system of your car is an important feature that keeps the temperature inside your vehicle comfortable. However, it is one of the things that get worn and damaged due to frequent usage and old age.

When your vehicle’s air conditioning fails to provide the right temperature that you need, it’s important to have it checked, serviced, and repaired as necessary.

But how do you determine when your car’s air conditioning system is need of maintenance and/or repair? We show you ten signs of a bad or failing air conditioning which should serve as warnings. Whenever you notice any of these signs, you need to have it checked and repaired right away.

1. Weak Airflow

A weak airflow coming out of your car’s air conditioner means that the air is having trouble reaching your air vents. This can be caused by an accumulated mould or mildew in the evaporator core, loose blower hose, fried ventilation fan, or opened core case seals, blower house seals, or evaporator core case seals.

2. Leaking Dashboard

A visible water stain on your mat can be an indication that your dashboard is leaking. A leaking dashboard can be a sign that your hose is clogged, which prevents it from sipping the water out. Age and moisture may cause A/C system leaks. This can create further damage to other components so it needs to be fixed immediately.

3. Losing Its Cool

When you notice your vehicle’s air conditioning begins to lose its cool, it may be due to lack of refrigerant, a clogged expansion tube or refrigerant charging hose, broken compressor, broken blower motor, damaged condenser or evaporator, or a failed fuse or switch. This symptom may need a small maintenance or a major repair, depending on what’s causing it.

4. Leaking Refrigerant

The refrigerant is the one responsible for keeping the interior of your car cool. If you notice your air conditioning can no longer provide a cool temperature despite having turned it on for so long, there’s a chance that your refrigerant is leaking. Rubber seals and hoses can lose their elasticity over time, allowing the refrigerant to escape.

If moisture is present, it can cause damage to the accumulator, receiver, or drier. A leaking refrigerant needs immediate attention because it can affect and damage these other vital parts of your A/C.

5. A/C Starting Out Cool Then Suddenly Gets Warm

There are many possible causes why your air conditioning system starts blowing out cold air but then suddenly gets warm after a while. It may be caused by a clogged expansion valve which blocks the refrigerant from flowing into the evaporator. This may also be a cause of a damaged compressor clutch that prevents the compressor to maintain the correct pressure. Or it may also be a sign of a blown fuse or leaks.

6. Unusual Noise

When you hear unusual, rattling noise whenever you turn your car’s A/C on, this may be a sign of a broken fan belt or condenser. There’s also a chance that the noise is caused by debris in the fan. Unusual noises should not be ignored because they can be a symptom of a more serious problem.

7. Nasty Smells Coming From the A/C

When you begin to notice nasty odour that smells like sweaty clothes, your A/C’s cabin air filter may be dirty or worn. You need to have this cleaned, or perhaps a replacement is necessary. Regular changing of air cabin filters will help prevent long-term damage to your air conditioning system, and it will also help reduce your fuel consumption.

Aside from dirty or failing cabin air filters, bad odours may also be caused by mouldy evaporator case or air vent. This can put your health at risk because mould can cause allergic reactions in some people. Regular cleaning of the evaporator case and the air vent will help fix this issue.

8. Compressor Clutch Not Moving

When your compressor clutch is not moving, it is a sign that your A/C compressor has a problem. The compressor clutch allows the compressor to turn only when it needs to. When the clutch stops moving, it can either seize, which permanently keeps the compressor activated; or break, which prevents the compressor from receiving engine power. When this happens, the clutch or the entire compressor may need to be replaced.

9. Leaking Oil

If the A/C evaporator, compressor, condenser, lines, or fittings have problems, it may leak compressor oil. An oil leak will prevent the air conditioning system from functioning properly and produce cool air. Leaking oil may not be easily visible, but it is an underlying issue that causes your A/C system’s sudden inability to produce cool air.

10. Burning Smell

When you notice a burning odour when you turn your air conditioning on, chances are the wirings of your compressor are burnt or overheated. Damaged compressor wirings prevent the vehicle air conditioning system from functioning properly. You will need to repair or replace the wiring immediately to fix this issue.

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