We all like to hop in the car turn on the AC and enjoy a comfortable trip,
but when was the last time the AC system was serviced?
For many people, it is when the system fails to operate or starts delivering warm air instead of cool.
For Air conditioning systems to provide long-term service they do require some maintenance and periodic servicing.
This article is to explain why it needs to be serviced and what is usually required
So firstly let’s assume your reading this because your system has stopped working.
So why isn’t my AC system working
Low gas pressure is the most common reason why AC system fails to operate.
With this in mind, under normal circumstances, the air conditioning system in your car is meant to be a completely sealed unit, so in most cases, if the system is low on gas there is a leak or fault somewhere in the system that must be rectified.
The difficult part is locating which component is causing the issue, to just recharge the system without rectifying the fault is a waste of your money and is illegal.
(The system must not leak refrigerant into the atmosphere)
Even a small leak in the system is likely to lower the pressure required for the system to operate, in a matter of hours.
Read more: Things I need to know about my AC system
When I grew up the most common diesels we encountered were trucks and buses with a few 4WD vehicles sporting diesel engines.
They were used in these vehicles because of cheaper running costs and the amazing amount of power they will produce at low revs.
Over recent years they have also been included in passenger vehicle options with many people changing from tradional petrol powered vehicles to diesel powered versions.
Add into the mix turbos and other components designed to make them perform cleaner and better,
diesels are very particular about how they need to be driven and serviced.
At Future Auto Service Centres our technicians are fully trained in diesel servicing, upgrading and repairs to ensure we can provide our clients with the best service and advice for their diesel vehicle, based upon how it is used and what the owner requires of it.
Read more: Is a diesel right for you