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ARCHDEACON MOTORS CAMBRIDGE
CAR SERVICING AND REPAIR GARAGE IN CAMBRIDGE CITY CENTRE
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Air Conditioning Servicing in Cambridge with Archdeacon Motors

Many cars are now fitted with air conditioning and we are air conditioning service and repair specialists. With summer coming it's important to get your air conditioning tested and serviced to ensure you can keep cool when you need to. Call us to make an appointment and, if required, we will collect and deliver your car to your home or office within a 5 mile radius at NO EXTRA CHARGE.

We can collect your car, service and sanitise your car's air conditioning system and deliver your car back to you for just £65 + VAT. And if you mention that you saw this web page we'll reduce the price to just £60 + VAT!

What causes the smell in my A/C system?
The origin of the smell is caused by fungus, bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator core. The moisture-laden environment is very conducive to the growth of these organisms. As automakers downsize components to save space and weight, this problem has been increased. Because the automakers made the evaporator smaller, they added more fins and packed them closer together to increase the efficiency of the evaporator. While this has made the evaporator more efficient, it has also made it more prone to trap moisture that contributes to the growth of these organisms. We offer a full odour removal service using the latest research, tools and equipment. Contact us to find out more.

Does A/C use more fuel?
The answer to this is 'yes' it does, but not by much. But then think of the alternatives. You could have the windows open but that would increase wind resistance which can add up to 10% to your fuel consumption, especially at speed. And don't forget the extra noise and pollution through that open window. Also, it's worth pointing out that you should run your air conditioning at least once a week, especially in winter as the seals can seize up through non use potentially costing you more in future in new parts and repair!

Why does my car need an air conditioning recharge?
You're air conditioning system can lose up to 15% of it's coolant every year, so a 3 year old car may have lost almost half it's coolant seriously impacting on the performance of the system and damaging the components involved. You should regularly have the air conditioning systems serviced to reduce wear and tear on the components and help avoid potentially big repair bills. We offer recharging and servicing.

Why should I get my air conditioning serviced?
As previously mentioned, through non use seals can seize. Your car manufacturer when they service your car only test to see if the air conditioning works, not that all the components are working properly and in full working condition. Regular air conditioning system servicing ensures the system is full of coolant, that their are now leaks, the pressure is correct and that the hoses, seals and pipes are all in full working order.

What's the best way to run my air conditioning?
Turn the air conditioning on, ensuring that it's not set to 'economy' mode. When you first get into a hot car, open the windows, ensure that the air vents are set to face level and the system is set up to do the same, not pointed at your feet. Remember cold air falls. Turn the temperature to as low as it will go, and the blower as high as possible. Also make sure that the air is on 'recirc' mode and not taking air from outside. Better to cool already cooled air!! When the temperature is more comfortable, close the windows and increase the temperature to a more suitable level as well as decreasing the blower speed. You should also point the air vents upwards to ensure the cold air flows down again.

For all garage enquiries simply call us now on 01223 315670, email us or fill in our request form and we will get back to you.