Air Conditioning Maintenance

It may surprise you to hear that your air conditioning system requires maintentance and attention just like any other part of your vehicle. Over time it can become contaminated with mircro-organisms which can then be blown into the passenger compartment, causing unpleasant odours and potentially triggering allergies.

Performing regular maintenance to your vehicle's air conditioning will help reduce the risk of major components failing. There is potential for components to fail due to a lack of inner lubrication and moisture control. The system can also leak refrigerant gas over time, causing the air conditioning to run inefficiently. This in turn makes the compressor work harder and increases the overall fuel consumption of your car. Humidity levels can also be affected by a poor performing system and this can lead to misting up of windows, driver fatigue and a reduction in visibility.

Bentley recommends that a vehicle's air conditioning system is serviced every two years. Here at Harwoods we offer two levels of air conditioning maintenance:

  • Air Conditioning Cleanse - This involves cleaning the ventilation system to destroy bacteria, fungus and mildew, leaving a freshness you can sense and smell.
  • Full Air Conditioning Service - This incorporates the air conditioning cleanse and also involves evacuating the existing contents of your system and recharging the system with new refrigerant to Bentley's specification.

Both levels are cost effective, especially when compared to the potential cost of fixing a damaged air conditioning system.

For more information please call your local Harwoods Bentley on the contact numbers below:

Bentley Sussex 01798 300 248
Bentley Hampshire 023 8001 9438