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Air Conditioning

Remember - Air Con is not just for summer!

Yes, you can have cool air in summer, but you can use it to have warm dehumidified air in winter which easily demists the windows. The filtering system helps reduce pollutants and other airborne particles, including pollen.

As you can see in the diagram, your car's air con is quite a complex extra system attached to your car's engine. You know the need for good engine mainenance, but what about your air conditioning system?

Here at
Lakeside Garage we have the latest specialised air con equipment to help keep your car's sytem running at 100% efficiency.

Air Con System


Car Air Conditioning Problems?

Although the average car air conditioning system comprises only 5 main components there are still things that can go wrong during normal operation of the unit. The biggest threat to the system in general is that of excess water building up within the refrigerant that this uses.

Under normal circumstances water is produced as the system runs, this is perfectly acceptable when it is dripping out under the car. It is when moisture becomes free-floating within the system that the real problems arise, with the potential for this to become iced-up and corroded over time.

Here at
Lakeside Garage we start with a visual check of the various pipes, connectors and hoses that are part of the Air Con system. Now we attach the gas analysis machine to check what's inside the pipes and parts. We can read out the exact composition of the gas, oil and anything else in the system. Once we know what is going on inside the system we can sort out problems, clean out any moisture and re-charge the system to the correct amount of gas needed to keep you car cool.

You can't do anything yourself, its not like checking the coolant, tyre pressures or the oil before a long journey - the gas is under pressure and should be sealed in.

To have your Air Con running at maximum efficiency, to avoid leakage of gas into the environment and to clean out the bacteria from the filter sytem, bring your car to
Lakeside Garage and let us service the parts that are often neglected. We have the equipment and the extertise to keep your Air Con in tip top shape.

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