Date Added: 07/03/2019
Air leaks account for nearly 80% of the problems most mechanics see regarding a car’s aircon system. While it’s never fun to have your air conditioning go out on you, this is promising news for those who are looking to solve their own auto problems with DIY solutions. If you’ve already run a diagnostics test on your car and have found that the issue seems to be with the air conditioning, don’t fret. There are some easy, cost-effective ways to provide an aircon tune up without heading to the garage just yet.
If you’ve already run a diagnostics test then this won’t be necessary, but before engaging in any DIY repair solutions, it’s important to perform a check of your entire aircon system to ensure the problem is not being caused by a simple thing such as low refrigerant. Low refrigerant might be the culprit if you notice that your luxury car isn’t cooling as it normally does. After identifying the problem, however, you’ll want to then work on removing the entire aircon system in order to either recharge or replace it yourself. If this sounds a little daunting, don’t worry: it’s similar to installing a home’s aircon, which isn’t that hard either. However, it’s important to note that if your car was manufactured before 1995, you won’t be able to replace the refrigerant yourself.
Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that you recharge your aircon at least once every two years to ensure it’s working at optimum efficiency. The entire process takes about 45 to 60 minutes and requires that you remove all of the old refrigerants and refill it with fresh liquid. This is easy and cheap to do at home, but if you find that your system is completely broken, then you’ll want to check the wiring on your auto’s aircon compressor. Look for leaks, as these seem to be the root cause of most aircon problems in the UK. You can actually purchase a cheap leak detector for this. If you find a leak or see that the wires aren’t properly connected, then you might want to head to your local garage to get it checked out before beginning the replacement process.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to fix your car’s aircon is to ensure that it doesn’t fail you to begin with. To avoid this and all of the fees it includes, you’ll want to ensure you’re taking your car in for regular checkups and maintenance. This is especially important if you’re the owner of a luxury car, as you’ll want to get it tuned up at a qualified car service center. They’ll know more about the parts and inner workings of your car and be able to ensure you aircon is working properly, so you don’t have to worry about fixing anything yourself.
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