*Additional Refrigerant at extra cost if required.*
Car Air conditioning with Webbs Autos in Nailsea
Your vehicle's manufacturer recommends that your air con is recharged or serviced every 2 years. As your car or van air conditioner is not checked as part of your MOT test and re-gassing is not typically included in your service, it is important to make sure that you include recharging as part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine.
If your AC is blowing out warm air or only works intermittently, an AC recharge can bring back cold air when you need it most on hot days and can also improve your fuel efficiency as there is less strain on the system and engine. Unpleasant smells coming from the air vents also suggest that your air con needs some attention.
R134A gas is common in vehicles manufactured before 2014. All vehicles with air conditioning manufactured since 1st January 2017 include the new R1234YF air con gas which is more environmentally friendly. Since this date, manufacturers are no longer allowed to use the older R134A air con gas in a bid to reduce global warming as the old gas is believed to be more damaging to the environment. R1234YF gas was phased in by vehicle manufacturers over time so vehicles rolling off the production line between 2014 and 2016 could require either gas.
Electric Vehicle Air Conditioning Recharge
Just like cars that run on petrol and diesel, both electric vehicles and hybrids will also require the air con system recharged when the refrigerant gas in the air con system needs replacing. Otherwise, the air con system in your vehicle will not operate effectively and will start to blow warm air. In fact, proactive maintenance of the air conditioning system is even more important here as the air con system in electric cars is also used to cool components including the batteries and electric motors, which can become very hot with extended use.
Electric vehicles use the same types of refrigerant gas as internal combustion engine vehicles with the majority requiring the newer R1234YF type of gas.
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