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The Sun Comes Out and the Air Con Goes On

Posted by Fiona on 14 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Here at Automotive Engineering we have noticed a few trends with our customers. When the rain starts and the bleak weather kicks in you want your tyres and brakes checking and when the sun starts to make an appearance, it is about this time of year that we start to get inundated with people wanting their air conditioning looked at.

We have all done it, the first hot summer’s day strikes, we hit the air con and nothing happens, or worst still it just blows hot air in your face. Our air conditioning services go beyond what other garages across Northampton can offer. We do so much more than re-gas your unit as we have state-of-the-art equipment which allows us to diagnose what the problem is with your air conditioning. We are fully qualified in this service and are certified with the City and Guilds, so you know that you are getting good value for your money.

Cooling systems within a car can come under a lot of pressure, particularly at this time of year.  Although it has been designed to withstand all sorts of abuse, complacency about its maintenance may cost you big in the future. Like a car, air conditioners need regular tune-ups to run properly as they lose about 5% of its original efficiency for each year of operation.

Although your air-con unit works in a similar way to a domestic refrigerator or freezer, it is rather more fragile than your typical domestic fridge unit.  If air conditioning is not be used for long periods - and lets face it no one needs it during the winter months in this country - it can either develop leaks or its compressor can seize.

We recommend you let Automotive Engineering take a look at your system before you embark on that long car journey in the stifling heat and find your air con decides to pack up then. We will make sure that you system has sufficient gas pressure to work effectively and that the refrigerant also contains a special oil to lubricate the compressor. We are Northamptonshire’s leading car air conditioning experts, which is why we are always so busy at this time of year, so get ahead of the crowds and book your service today.




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