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Don`t hold me to this but i think we may be getting an Indian summer, Well it has been warm and sunny for the past couple of days.

We had a customer in complaining his Air conditioning wasn’t cooling him down enough on the ten degree HOT days we have been getting this summer, So as always Inline Garage Services Darlington went that extra step to ensure that the customers vehicle could cool down the air entering the vehicle (See Picture Below)


Ok then that was a joke but did you know that as with any any other part of your car, in order to run efficiently the Air-conditioning system needs regular attention. In fact, it needs recharging with gas and lubricant every two years in order to avoid unpleasant smells and harmful bacteria forming.

This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due a recharge.
Air-Con systems not fully recharged will be less effective and have to work harder putting more strain on the engine and using more fuel. If your Air-Con system has not been recharged in 2 years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.


Inline garage services offer a number of servicing options for your vehicle air conditioning system:-

Air conditioning antibacterial treatment inside vehicle:-

As your car becomes older, or when the air conditioning system is used infrequently, bacteria, micro-organisms, mould and fungi may start growing, just behind the dashboard panel on the air conditioning systems evaporator.

This build up of bacteria can result in what is commonly known as “sick car syndrome”. Not only is an offensive smell given off whenever the air conditioning is switched on , but occupants can feel sick or contract ear, nose and throat infections from your system.

We treat the evaporator with a specially formulated Air Conditioner anti-bacterial spray that kills all the bugs and leaves your air conditioning smelling sweet.

Air conditioning antibacterial treatment inside vehicle £15.00 inc v.a.t


Air conditioning system service

The following list identifies what our air conditioning service on your vehicle consists of

  • Check operation of heater
  • Check operation of condenser fan
  • Check condenser for damage & obstructions
  • Check condition of condensate drains
  • Check operation of compressor
  • Check drive belts
  • Check condition of A/C hoses
  • Check condition of A/C wiring and connectors
  • Pressure test system for 5 minutes and check for leaks
  • Remove old refrigerant left in system
  • Evacuate system for 30 minutes
  • Recharge air conditioning refrigerant
  • Add oil quantity
  • Add UV dye
  • Check centre vent temperature
  • Leak test system
  • Carry out antibacterial treatment inside vehicle

Standard Air conditioning system service £45.00 inc v.a.t

As detailed above our air-conditioning service includes not only the renewal of the gas in the system but we also renew the oil and also add a dye, which is used under ultra violet light to pin point any gas leaks in your cars air conditioning system.

Useful customer tip:-

During the hotter summer month’s motorist use the Air-Con system more; however your system is also useful in winter. Air-Con systems create dry warm air rather than the normal humid air from outside and this de-mists your car windscreen more quickly.