Lets be honest, until the Summer arrives and hopefully the sunshine most of us ignore the air-conditioning in our vehicle. Maybe a little insight will help with maintenance and also save you money, which cannot be a bad thing.
The A/C (air conditioning) unit in your Bentley contains gas and is contained inside an airtight area. The system is activated by the compressor. As it’s pressurized, it gets hotter by absorbing the heat around it. This hot gas is then distributed through a series of tubes that expend the heat. The gas can lose lots of its warmth when you abate the pressure. As it cools it becomes a liquid which produces the cold air from your air conditioning. The air conditioning system is made up of a compressor(which takes the refrigerant) the condenser(which cools the refrigerant) an evaporator (which forces cold air into your vehicle)valves (which regulate the temperature). and an accumulator (which filters off moisture and any unwanted products).Your air-conditioning system should be checked annually for refrigerant loss. On average, a system will lose between 10% and 15% per year through natural usage, making your system less efficient.
However if this loss is due to a leakage it can also lead to expensive replacement of parts. You can avoid this expensive mistake when you have your annual service; our technicians perform a dye test to seek out any leaks followed by an environmentally friendly full evacuation and recharge of the system complete with anti-bacteria additive.
Meanwhile to help your system maintain a healthy life it is prudent to run your system for around 30 minutes a week, including winter. This will reduce the aforementioned loss of gas and also a moisture build up will corrode the internals of the pump and pipework.
Why not call now for a A/C health check on 0208-500-9228.