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Škoda Air Con & Antibactiral Service including gas top up

from £119

Car air-conditioning is a feature we've come to expect in the vast majority of new cars that are on the market. However, you may not realise that air-conditioning requires regular maintenance just like the rest of the vehicle. In fact, you may not even know how it works at all.

How does air-conditioning work?

Your air conditioning system can lose as much as 10% of its gas each year. Unless it is replaced the system will become less able to keep you cool and refreshed when it needs to.

Your car's air-conditioning system is comprised of five integral parts:

  • Refrigerant (the gas)
  • Compressor (which contains the refrigerant)
  • Condenser
  • Receiver
  • Thermal expansion valve
  • Evaporation coils

When the air-conditioning system is activated, the refrigerant (gas) travels to the condenser. Fresh air from the atmosphere passes over the condenser, which causes the gas to drop in temperature and become a liquid.

That liquid passes through a receiver, which removes impurities, before reaching a thermal expansion valve. The valve allows you to control the temperature by adjusting the flow of the liquid. The liquid is then turned into a vapour as it passes through the evaporation coils, which subsequently gets blown into the cabin as cool air. The refrigerant has become a gas again by this point, and returns to the compressor ready for the process to start all over again.

What if my system is not serviced?

The system will continue to lose gas and become increasingly less efficient. It will also result in an increase in fuel consumption. Eventually, the system will fail requiring replacement parts.

What our technicians will do

We drain and recharge the system; check hoses, filters, belts and connections; and make sure the compressor and condenser are working correctly.

How often does it need to be cleaned?

Ideally every 24 months.

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Winchester Motor Company

43 St Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9PU

01962 674813

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Available on ŠKODA vehicles 3 years (from first MOT) and up to 10 years old, subject to availability.