AIR CONDITIONING - SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOURS
When did you last check yours? Have you ever noticed that you sneeze or feel drowsy when driving? Or that there are smells in your car that you can't seem to explain? These could be symptoms of air conditioning that needs a service. You may not realise it, by your car's air conditioning system generates a large amount of condensation during operation. This can provide the ideal environment for some very unwelcome passengers; things like bacterial spores and germs that breed quickly in such conditions and cause sore throats, flu-like symptoms, allergies and smells. Even worse, a long spell of inactivity over winter will give these nasties even more time to breed.
Breathe easy with a comprehensive Air Conditioning Service, you can be confident that your system circulates cool, fresh air and nothing else. Call 01736 731217 now to book an appointment.
Keep your car serviced to cut emissions and running costs.
Regular vehicle servicing and maintenance can help environmentally conscious motorists reduce the amount of harmful CO2 emitted from their cars, and help save money in the process.
OIL - clean oil is essential to the smooth and efficient running of the car's engine. Over time, oil can become contaminated with dirt and other particles, which reduced it's ability to lubricate key moving components. This means the engine has to work harder, burning more fuel and increasing vehicle emissions.
FILTERS - a good quality, clean filter ensures the fuel is free from dirt and other particles. Any dirt entering the fuel injection system can block injectors and other components, reducing the efficiency of the engine.
AIR CONDITIONING - a car's air conditioning system drains small amounts of power from the engine. IF the system has not been properly serviced and topped up with refrigerant, when the system is switched on it will not function correctly, wasting additional fuel.
TYRES - under-inflated tyres increase the tyre's rolling resistance, which places more strain on the engine, causing extra fuel to be consumed. By keeping your car's tyres correctly inflated fuel consumption will be improved and your tyres will last longer.
Beat the credit crunch with car maintenance checks.
By conducting regular checks of oil and coolant levels, motorists can help prevent serious mechanical damage and ensure their car holds its value for longer.
Time spent ensuring a vehicle is running efficiently pays dividends in the long run as it reduces the risk of breakdown or engine damage. Motorists can also economise by putting less stress on the engine with their driving style, which in turn reduces fuel bills.
Reduce the risk of a breakdown or costly repairs by carrying out 3 simple weekly checks.
Firstly, it is important to check that coolant levels are topped up to avoid engine trouble and expensive repair bills.
Secondly, check the oil level, ensuring that it rests between the minimum and maximum marks on the dipstick. If the oil dips below the minimum mark on the dipstick, the oil should be topped up using the correct grade engine oil, as specified in the owner's handbook.
Thirdly, keeping tyre pressures at the level recommended by the manufacturer helps to avoid a potential tyre blowout.
Optimising fuel consumption by adopting a more economical driving style can go a long way to keeping motoring costs down. Keeping a moderate speed on motorways and only overtaking when necessary helps motorists get the most from a tank of fuel. Planning ahead to avoid hard braking and accelerating is equally important, as driving at 56mph uses 25% less fuel than driving at 70mph.
Ensuring regular servicing and keeping tyres correctly inflated also helps to maintain efficient running. Lengthy service intervals can reduce fuel economy by 10% or more, while under-inflated tyres increase fuel consumption and can result in premature tyre wear.