Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

At Autoworks we are unlike most other garages, we do not ‘dabble’ in air conditioning. We are trained and qualified automotive air-conditioning technicians and have an expert air conditioning side of the business known as Bonair.

We not only carry out re-gassing on R134a systems and the newer 1234YF systems, but offer a full diagnostics, servicing and repair service at our premises. In fact because we are fully trained and qualified air conditioning technicians we carry out a system pressure diagnostic automatically when carrying out a system re-gas, free as part of our service.

We can repair and manufacture most air-conditioning pipes and hoses saving you those expensive dealer pipe replacements.

We give value to our customers by offering a free AC re-gas if a leak is subsequently found after we re-gas a system (provided we carry out the necessary repairs)**

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Why service your air conditioning system?

Your cars’ air conditioning system will lose 10-15% of its refrigerant every year, this means that after 3 years your system (if not serviced) can be down by as much as 45% of its refrigerant. This makes the compressor run for longer therefore reducing your MPG, and increasing the wear and tear on the compressor.

Do you get a ‘Musty’ smell when using your Air-conditioning?

This can be caused by a build up of fungi and bacteria within the evaporator core, this in turn can emit a peculiar smell and sometimes lead to an allergic reaction in extreme cases. This is sometimes called ‘Sick Car Syndrome’. We can rectify this for you at relatively low cost, in most cases while you wait.

Your vehicles air-conditioning system has a filter called a receiver drier or accumulator, depending on the type of system your vehicle is fitted with. These have a 2 to 3 year life span, and only a 4 hour life span if open to atmosphere. If not replaced they can have dramatic effects on the service life of your system.

What a Basic Vac and Re-gas service of an air-conditioning system includes:
1. Removal of old Refrigerant
2. System Vacuumed and checked for Leaks
3. Oil and Dye added to system
4. System Recharged* with Refrigerant and temperature checked

A specialist member of staff will be more than happy to help, so contact us today.

*It is illegal to charge a system with refrigerant if you know or suspect it to
have a leak.

** Terms and conditions apply

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Benfleet – 01268 756650 | Southend – 01702 342255