All Trans Autos Ltd are able to offer a complete Air conditioning Car service by qualified local technicians in Colchester, Essex.
Air conditioning is an integral part of most modern motor vehicles. The benefits of air con are mainly experienced on hot days and cold winter days to demist the vehicle; The same as the rest of the car it benefits from routine AC maintenance to keep it working as efficiently as possible.
It is for this reason most car manufactures recommend an air conditioning car service and air-con regas every 2 years.
Air conditioning servicing includes a system air con regas. This procedure takes about 2 hours. The air conditioning system is emptied of the gas, all the pipes are cleaned using an anti-bacterial solution to remove bacterial build-up from the air con system. A new pollen filter is fitted and the AC system is then re-gased with the correct amount of gas and oil as per your manufacturer’s recommendation.
Here at All Trans Autos Ltd we are able to offer air-con re-gas, air conditioning servicing and AC repairs of the air conditioning systems in cars, vans and motorhomes in Colchester. As a Bosch Car Service garage, we have invested in the training required by law which enables us to confidently carry out the maintenance required in accordance with current legislation including both R134A gas and R1234yf.
All Trans Autos Ltd are able to carry out nitrogen pressure tests on aircon systems to check for leaks in the air conditioning system.
We can carry out an air conditioning regas while you wait. The procedure involves removing the old gas and refilling the system with new gas and oil as per your manufacturer’s recommendations.
R134a is also known as Tetrafluoroethane (CF3CH2F) from the family of HFC refrigerant. With the discovery of the damaging effect of CFCs and HCFCs refrigerants to the ozone layer, the HFC family of refrigerant has been widely used as their replacement.
It is now being used as a replacement for R-12 CFC. It is safe for normal handling as it is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-corrosive. It is widely used in the air conditioning system in newer automotive vehicles.
R1234yf (SolsticeTM yf) is a HFO used as a replacement for R134a in automotive air conditioning. R1234yf (SolsticeTM yf) has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) under the limit set by the EU’s Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive and is the next generation refrigerant for automotive air conditioning.