Free Air Conditioning Check

Free Air Conditioning Check

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We drive best when we are relaxed and comfortable and therefore keeping the car's temperature pleasant is key to a safe and smooth journey. Air conditioning does not just cool you down on those warm summer days, it can also be used to help demist your car's windscreen when it gets fogged over in winter by reducing the humidity level.


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Before you make an appointment for your air conditioning re-gas, why not book a free air conditioning check with Protyre?

Our air conditioning engineers are fully certified with the Safe Handling of Refrigerants Certificate and will be able to look for any leaks within your system, as well as checking the pressure, quantity of gas and levels of refrigerant to see if anything needs topping up and to ensure you get the best performance possible from your air con.

There are currently 2 gas types for air conditioning systems; the old-style R134A or the newer R1234YF. You can check your vehicle’s handbook to see which style you require, otherwise our engineers will be happy to advise.

  • The R134A refrigerant re-gas will be at a cost of £59.99
  • The R1234YF refrigerant re-gas will be at a cost of £119.94

How does air conditioning cool down your car?

An air conditioning system works by using a heat exchange cycle to remove hot air from the car and blow in cooler air. This thermodynamic cycle consists of a condenser that removes heat and moisture from the air and a compressor that compressing a gaseous refrigerant into liquid form to drive the heat exchange cycle.

How to detect faults with your air conditioning system?

The effectiveness of an air conditioning system in a car can degrade over time. The system begins to lose charge through the loss of a small percentage of the refrigerant fluid. The easiest way to detect that your air conditioning system is no longer functioning optimally is to monitor the temperature of the air blowing out of the vents when it is switched on. If it isn't blowing out crisp, cold air, you may need a free aircon check and a subsequent recharge from one of our expert mechanics at Protyre garages. In fact, one of the main causes of faults in an air conditioning system is leakage. That is why at Protyre we can carry out leak detection tests on the entire system and have you back on the road in no time.

Another potential issue with your air conditioning may lead to you noticing unpleasant odours coming from the system. These are caused by the build-up of bacteria and other contaminants in the filters, requiring that the filters be changed or cleaned. Not only are the odours unwelcome but the contaminated air can have adverse effects for those with respiratory conditions. The experts at Protyre can address any such problems easily, quickly and reliably.

Why Protyre?

We are the local garage you can trust with hundreds of garages located around the UK. Our tyre professionals are the best in the business, helping you address any issues with your car. All our services are excellent value for money and are carried out by highly qualified mechanics. We also stock a wide range of tyres from all leading brands including Pirelli, Sumitomo, Falken and Bridgestone and our experts can help you choose the perfect tyre for your car.

Our aircon check service is completely free so why not call us today or call into one of our garages to talk to our friendly team.