With the warmer weather on the way, doesn’t it make sense to check your car A/C is working correctly.

If you don’t use it you lose it!

If you’ve noticed a strange musty old-sock smell, or it’s just not doing a very good job of cooling you down, you may need a bit of basic air con TLC.

“Air conditioning systems are made up mechanical moving parts, and to be maintained they need to be used regularly.”

“If you’ve not been using it for 6 months then chances are it’s not going to be working as effectively as it should be”.

When the thermometer rises, so too does the number of sweaty motorists calling AutoCool to get their air con units fixed.

Some stuff is best left to the experts, but there are a couple of basic maintenance items that you can do yourself:

Use it or lose it

A bit late now if you’re having problems, but try and get into the habit of giving your air con a 5 minute blast at least once a week.

Use it to de-mist the windscreen in the Winter and the dry air will improve your visibility faster.


If you’re getting the old sock smell when you turn on your air, a simple application of air conditioning sanitizer could do the trick.

Call and book us in to come to you and perform our specialist AirCon Antibac Blast.

Here are the two main maintenance items we routinely carry out on air con units:

Change the filters

If your air con filters are clogged up then they won’t be allowing enough air through the system. Pollen, dust and other particles get trapped in the filter so they don’t make it inside the car, but when they build up air flow is reduced.

If your air con just doesn’t get cold enough, this can fix it instantly.


No air con unit is perfect. Although it’s a ‘closed system’, the gas used to cool the air in your car inevitably escapes over time which means you need to have it recharged.

Using it regularly can help with reducing the frequency with which this has to happen, but you’ll still need to have it re-gassed from time to time.

If you’re unsure whether your air con system needs a makeover, give AutoCool AirCon a call now FREE on 0800 772 3070 or email us on: info:autocoolaircon.com

AutoCool’s highly trained technicians specialise in all vehicles AC systems including Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.

Call AutoCool now FREE on 0800 772 3070 we come to you, home or workplace, no problem.

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