An air-con system does not simply blow cold air into the cabin of your vehicle. It also expels hot air that is already inside. To do this, it requires several components (which were not present in those early taxis). The components are the evaporator, condenser, compressor and the blower. Regular servicing will prolong the life of these components as well as reduce the risk of failure.
A car air-conditioning system can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and fungus. This is particularly important for sufferers of asthma or allergies. There are special sanitising treatments to help remove these bacteria and fungus. If you detect a musty smell from your air-con vents, it is a clue that these contaminants are in your air-con system.
CLEAN THE CONDENSER
Have debris and dirt cleaned from the condenser to allow for optimal airflow. This also allows you to evaluate the condenser for loose, broken or faulty parts.
EXAMINE, CLEAN OR REPLACE THE FILTER
In-cabin filters may become clogged, which will block airflow and reduce the air-con efficiency. A dirty filter can carry dirt into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity.
SYSTEM LEAK CHECK
Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to cool the air coming into your vehicle. Have your mechanic check for tiny leaks in the system that allow refrigerant to escape and have them repaired and the system recharged for optimum service.
- Air vent temperature check.
- Reclaiming, recycling or replacement of operating gas.
- Replacement or check of receiver drier / filter.
- Adjustment of drive belts and pulleys.
- Check operation of valves and thermostats.
- Inspection of hoses and components.
- Deodorise and sanitise system.