The Smartcharge AC stations are the most technically advanced AC stations available. We have recently invested in a Smartcharge 195.
This Smartcharge 195 Unit reduces the recycling time by 50% compared with conventional air conditioning stations. Meaning we can continue to offer a quick service even at our busier times.
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Air Conditioning
Q. Are you qualified?
A. Yes we are certified, it is required by law for all vehicle air conditioning systems.
Q. How often should air conditioning be serviced?
A. Due to the location of the air conditioning system is it subject to moisture, vibrations and temperature changes. The interval for servicing can depends of the conditions of use and annual mileage. For an average car use and around 12000 miles a year we recommend servicing your air conditioning between 12 and 18 months.
Q. What does an air conditioning service consist of?
A. We measure the pressures in the system and also check the quality of refrigerant to make sure that it not contaminated and all functions are still working. We also empty the entire contents of the systems and deeply clean it. After its empty we re-fill the air conditioning system.
Q. How long does an average air conditioning service take?
A. If the service runs smoothly it normally takes around half and hour. If any faults or issues occur then an additional appointment may be required.
Q. Why does my car run low on air conditioning refrigerant?
A. In normal working conditions all automotive air conditioning systems will lose about 10 – 15 % of the refrigerant, through the physical joints of the device. This is considered ‘natural leakage’
Q. How much refrigeration does my vehicle hold?
A. This depends on the type of vehicle that you are driving. A small family car will take around 500g and a larger executive vehicle may take over 1KG. The manufacturer’s specification will include the weight required.
Q. Sometimes when I turn the air conditioning on I receive a damp smell, which eventually clears.
A. This smell is probably the result of bacteria breeding in the condensation collecting in the system. This bacterium can lead to allergic reaction, coughs, sore throats and sneezes.