Keeping you cool.

Contrary to popular belief, your car’s air conditioning plays an important function within the car, more than just keeping the inside of your car cool during warm weather.

When working properly, air conditioning helps to improve the air quality inside your vehicle, filtering out pollutants, airborne bacteria, and pollen. Over time, the refrigerant gas in your car’s air conditioning system diminishes, especially when the system isn’t used regularly.

To get the most from your vehicle’s air conditioning system, it can pay dividends to take some simple steps to help maintain it and to keep your car refreshingly cool.


Run your air-con weekly or even daily.

Regularly, turn the air conditioning on and let it run for a minimum of 10 minutes. Set the temperature to the coolest setting and the fan at the quickest speed setting. This will help to keep the refrigerant gas pressure at its optimum level and the air conditioning compressor in tiptop condition, reducing the chance of a mechanical problem developing.


Keep the windows shut and the cool air in.

On the hottest days it may be tempting to open your car’s windows while you’re traveling to make the cabin as cool as possible but doing so forces the air conditioning system to work harder to achieve the temperature you have selected. This in turn will have a detrimental effect on your fuel consumption, costing you a pretty penny over time.


Defrost in the summer.

If your car’s air conditioning has a defrost setting, it is well worth running this for 10 minutes every week to help remove moisture from the system and prevent the build-up of mildew. You’ll enjoy air conditioning that is fresher and less prone to emitting unpleasant smells that will affect the comfort and enjoyment of your journeys.


A clean car, healthy air conditioning.

Over time, bacteria can thrive in the innermost workings of a car’s air conditioning system. Looking after your vehicle’s interior will help prevent dirt and debris from accumulating. A full anti-bacterial clean of the air conditioning system will also help to keep your car fresh and odour-free.


Follow the service schedule.

Vehicle manufacturers recommend carrying out an air conditioning service every two years to keep your air conditioning working at an optimum level giving you the freshest, coolest cabin for those long, hot summer journeys.