Whether you have a long journey planned in your car this summer or you will simply be using it to commute to work, with temperatures rising you will want your car’s air conditioning system to be working at high speed to keep you cool. You should carry out a few important checks and get your car booked in for a re-gas or air con service to guarantee that, once temperatures get to their peak, your car will provide a chilled environment for you to drive safely. Allow us to explain some of the steps you can take to keep yourself and your car cool this summer without opening the windows.

Test your car air conditioning

Over the winter months, your car air conditioner will likely have spent most of its time blowing hot air to heat the cabin and demist your windscreen, so you will want to test out the AC system to make sure that it can still blow cooler air effectively. Many signs that your system is not working properly, such as a rattling noise, damp smell, or your fuel economy dropping suddenly when turning your car air conditioning on, are easy to pick up on. Having your air con repaired can lead to you saving fuel on those longer journeys.

Book an air conditioning regas

Over time, your car’s cooling system will gradually become less effective and requires regular maintenance to make sure it is operating properly. One of the ways it can continue to produce cool air is by having the refrigerant gas topped up. This quick and easy solution will make sure that your air-cooling system is working correctly, so that there is not continuous hot air coming through the air vents in the warmer months. You can check the sight glass under the bonnet of your car. We would recommend having your air con re-gassed every 1-2 years to make sure you have no issues cooling the car.

Book a service

A regas is usually a suitable solution to have your air conditioning blowing cooler air once again and make sure your vehicle is summer-ready. If you notice your system still not working properly, or you want complete peace of mind that nothing will go wrong, there is also the option of booking an air conditioning service. This allows a mechanic to run a diagnostic test, which will flag up any potential problems with the system. They can also take a detailed look at the working parts of your car’s AC, including drive belts, hoses, and the cabin air filter.

If you want to make sure that your car air conditioning is in full working order for the summer months, our expert team at Double Dee Autos are here to help. whether it’s a re-gas or a service, our comprehensive car air conditioning services will have your car AC working at maximum efficiency once again. To get booked in with us for this or any other car maintenance services, give us a call today on 020 8460 3040 or email to speak to a member of our team.