Take care of your air conditioning
Air Conditioning systems in vehicles are as important in the colder months as in the summer.
Maintain your air conditioning throughout the year
The first thing you can do to keep your air conditioning performing well over the years is to run it regularly, regardless of the season. We underestimate the impact of under-using a component of our vehicle and yet, to keep it performing well, it is recommended that you use your air conditioning for about ten minutes every week to keep the system running smoothly.
Also think about some small additional habits that will help prolong the life of your air conditioning system. First, always be sure to turn off your air conditioning several minutes before turning off the engine. Then, in hot, dry weather, remember to release any hot air from the passenger compartment before starting the air conditioning system to reduce thermal shock and trauma to the parts.
Finally, we recommend that you have an Air Conditioning service performed every two years.
Recognising a faulty Air Conditioning system
Detecting when your Air Conditioning needs to be refurbished is easy with 4 tell-tale signs:
- A bad smell in the air: Usually due to a bacteria build up on the evaporator.
- A stagnant mist on the windows: A sign that the air conditioning is not dehumidifying the passenger compartment.
- Lack of cool air: In most cases, this is due to a lack of refrigerant in the circuit.
- Poor ventilation which is often due to wear or clogging of the pollen filter.
The air conditioning system is complex, which is why we strongly recommend that you consult a Point S expert as soon as these symptoms appear and as a preventive measure before each spring/summer season.
Value for money
For more information on our Air Conditioning service and for more technical details, please visit our Air Conditioning service page.
To have your system checked or for any further information, please make an appointment on our website or visit your nearest Point S centre.