From £78 + VAT

Complete Vehicle Air Conditioning Service

Among the lowest prices in the area

Dowleys offer a complete air conditioning check and recharge service for all makes of vehicles.

Within an hour the whole recharge process is completed. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Dowleys Aircon

Vehicle Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is a system used to create and maintain a comfortable driving environment inside a vehicle. It does this by transferring the heat from inside a vehicle to the outside keeping the temperature down inside the car. The system cools, dries and cleans the air.

The most basic systems have manual temperature control but systems are becoming more complex with full climate control on a lot of modern cars which rely on a lot of sensors to maintain temperature.

Over 2/3 of vehicles are fitted with climate control systems as standard these days. Many of us are familiar with using air con in our car on both hot and cold days, but not everyone is aware that the air conditioning system also needs regular attention to make sure it is working efficiently.

Over 10% of air con gas permeates from the air con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your air con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due a recharge.

A poor air con system can increase your fuel costs as the air conditioning pump needs to work harder.

What we check for in an air conditioning service

Our comprehensive air conditioning service includes:

  • Temperature Checks
  • Full Visual Inspection
  • Recovery of Refrigerant
  • Evacuation of Air and Moisture from the system
  • Leak Test
  • Recharging to recommended levels, adding fresh system oil as necessary
  • Air conditioning cleaner to clear bacterial build up and remove any unpleasant smells

Why it's important to maintain car air conditioning in winter

Most people only think about getting their Air Conditioning serviced during the warmer weather. However, air conditioning systems don’t just remove heat from the air entering your car, they also remove moisture.

During wetter conditions water is transferred into the cabin by occupants of the vehicle. When heaters are used this causes water to evaporate steaming up the windows.

By using AC these issues can be reduced or eliminated which is why it’s important to maintain the AC in the winter months too.

Also, if you’re one of those people who don’t use their air conditioning during the colder months, consider this. The main cause of expensive air conditioning part failures is caused by build up of moisture in the system causing internal corrosion to these parts. If you run your air conditioning regularly throughout the year it helps to alleviate this problem!


Air Conditioning in Winter

How long did you spend this morning waiting for your car windows to de-mist?! Try one of our competitively priced air conditioning services for winter.

  • Air Conditioning Service (using R134A Gas) £78.00 + Vat
  • Air conditioning Service (using R1234YF Gas) £145.00 + Vat