Frequently asked questions
Q. How long does it take to service and re-gas my air con system?
A. At least an hour, anything less means that the job has not been done correctly.
Q. How much gas does my air con system take?
A. It varies with the make and model. The refrigerant is metred by weight, and a small car may take half a kilo, a luxury car with climate control may take one and a half kilos.
Q. How often should my air con system be serviced?
A. Every 18 months to 2 years to ensure it operates at maximum efficiency. If you let the system run low on refrigerant, the compressor has to work twice as hard and will therefore wear out in half the time.
Q. How often should I run the air con in my car?
All the time on hot or cold, depending on the outside temperature. This will ensure that the rubber seals and gaskets in your system don't dry out and crack, thereby causing leaks. Run your system for a few minutes every week at the very least.