Air conditioning is found as a standard in over two thirds of all vehicles manufactured today.
Many drivers experience the benefits of air con in their car or van on a hot day but just like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular attention to ensure it continues to work efficiently and effectively.
You may not be aware that over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. Car manufacturers recommend everyone to recharge and clean their air conditioning with gas and, lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due an air-con recharge.
Air conditioning doesn’t just provide in-car comfort during the hot summer months; people also use air conditioning in the winter so they can demist their windshield. Air-con systems create dry warm air rather than the normal humid air from outside which can clear your windscreen much more quickly than your regular blowers. Tired people tend to cause a lot of accidents after a long day, turning your air conditioning on will result in cleaner, fresher air. In turn, helps to prevent drowsiness, meaning you are able to remain fresh and alert.
Traffic jams on a hot day are almost unbearable without air conditioning, especially when you have children in the backseat complaining about the heat. With air conditioning you’re most likely going to have a more chill drive anywhere.
Why use it for winter?
To help dehumidify the air, reducing fogged up windows. It will also help clear up window condensation.
Top Tread Tyres offers a complete air-conditioning recharge service available at centres in south Yorkshire. Operated on a drive-in basis, appointments are usually available on the same day. However, for added convenience, you can book by calling 01709 559000.