No matter what season it is, the air conditioning system in your car or van is extremely important and must be maintained at least every couple of years to keep it in a safe working condition. While air conditioning is most commonly used in the summer, during the winter it also plays a vital role in keeping your car heated and removing any fog on the windscreen that can block the driver’s view of the road.
Air conditioning systems are one of the most complex parts of a vehicle, with specialised controls, vacuum lines within the vehicle and a refrigerant system that requires regular maintenance to make sure it is filled and working correctly. Due to the nature of the system and the large repair bills that are associated with having to repair air conditioners that have not been maintained, it is advised to get a professional technician to run tests during a vehicle service or to book in separately for a full air conditioning service.
Working air conditioning systems take the heat from inside a vehicle and remove it; while during the summer, a malfunctioning air conditioning system may be noticed quickly, if you aren’t using the system during the winter, problems may not be spotted as quickly. Turning it on every couple of weeks, even if it is not needed, can help you to locate issues before they turn into bigger problems that may take longer and be more expensive for a technician to fix.
If no cold air is being expelled from the system, if condensation is forming in your vehicle or if the system is making a different noise than normal, the system could have a problem and needs fixing. There could also be a problem if an unusual smell is coming from inside the air vents, this signifies that there may be a leak in the system.
If you have noticed any of the most common problems with air conditioning systems then it is important to book an appointment at MOT Factory so we can stop the damage causing further problems. Normally we can identify and solve the problem quickly, assessing the compressor, expansion valve, the condenser, and the evaporator to locate which part needs repairing as well as investigating any possible leaks.
With every member of the team at MOT Factory qualified to repair damaged air conditioners, we can make sure that the problem doesn’t keep you off the road for long. If any parts are needed, we will discuss the options with you before going ahead with any work, making sure that you know the estimated price and time frame in advance. As with all our fitted parts, a guarantee will always be provided, so you don’t have to be concerned about receiving the best at MOT Factory.