Air Conditioning

The air conditioning system can and should be used all year round !

    In the warmer months the system is used to cool the interior of the car and the occupants

    In the colder months the system can be used to demist the windows by drawing the moisture from the glass to the outside

By the nature of air conditioning it draws moisture from the interior and deposits it outside the vehicle, (you may see a puddle under a stationary vehicle). On a long journey with the air conditioning system on the passengers may suffer from head aches, this is down to dehydration so keep a bottle of water to hand.

The moisture is collected on the evaporator which is behind the dashboard, in this cold dark damp place spores of bacterial and mould can grow which in turn creates a bad smell and the possibility of an allergic reaction while you’re driving. It is advised to turn your air conditioning off before you park up the vehicle to allow the evaporator to reach cabin temperature. If you have bacterial issues with the air conditioning system we can treat this for you.

There is two types of air conditioning gas used in the majority of vehicle, R134a and R1234yf some times the latter is referred to HFO 1234yf We are able to service both system as we have 2 separate machines to eliminate cross contamination.

If there is a leak in the system we are able to find it and either replace the leaking component or repair it if it is a pipe of hose, sometimes in situ to reduce costs removing the leaking pipe or hose.

GAS TYPE

INITIAL TEMPS AND PRESSURES

REFRIDGERNT REMOVED

VACUUM TEST CARRIED OUT

DYE ADDED

OIL ADDED

REFRIDGERANT INJECTED

R134a

NO CHARGE

NO CHARGE

NO CHARGE

£20

£30

£45

R1234a

NO CHARGE

NO CHARGE

NO CHARGE

N/A

£20

£80

All prices include vat

With the R1234a system it is not recommended a leak detection dye is used.

If the system fails the vacuum test which is a basic leak test as well as removing the moisture from the system there is no charge and will advise you on the best course of action

Sometimes the system will hold a vacuum long enough to pass the test but still have a leak and we can only inject the oil or dye.

The vacuum test is only a basic test and there may still be a leak in the system if it passes.

SYSTEM LEAK FIND

£60

PIPE AND HOSE REPAIR

£200

SYSTEM TREATMENT

£25

All price include vat

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Where Are We?

The Turnpike Garage
The Turnpike Garage
Devizes Road
Melksham
Wiltshire
SN12 6RE
Opening Hours
Monday 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday 08:30 - 13:00
Sunday Closed