Air Conditioning or Climate Control Systems are often ignored because they are not part of a routine maintenance regime and this can often lead to some common faults being experienced. These could be;
A natural loss of gas which is generally caused due to a lack of use during cold period or, as alluded to earlier, a failure to have the system regularly maintained. We would recommend an inspection at least every 2 years. Top Tip: You can help yourself a little by running the de-misting process during the winter which will help to keep the seals moist.
Another cause is a loss of gas due to leakage. Pipework and hoses can come loose, get damaged through rubbing and condensers and pipework can, after time, corrode, especially with the salting regime used in the winter months. Road debris such as small stones can also damage the condenser. Any of these issues can and often do lead to a loss of gas.
Other faults which may cause problems with your air conditioning or automatic climate system are electrical. These could include, fuses, relays, pressure switches or even wiring. Regular use of your air conditioning, even in the winter month, will reduce the likelihood of natural leaks and regular checks and maintenance should ensure that you have a trouble free cooling system in your vehicle. Regular use should at least avoid the seals becoming dry which will likely lead to leaks. We can provide a car air conditioning service/re-gas for just £60.
Another common complaint is unpleasant smells coming through your air conditioning system or climate control. This can have a few causes but will often be due to residual moisture remaining in the system having failed to correctly drain off or even smoking in the car. In addition to bad odours, your air conditioning system may house naturally occurring airborne fungal micro-organisms, mildew and mould. These can be dealt with by using an anti-bacterial clean. We can provide an anti-bacterial service for just £20.
If you need something else sorted whilst your car is in for an air conditioning service, perhaps an oil change, interim, or major service or another type of mechanical repair such as brakes, steering, suspension, clutch etc., then you need look no further than Grease Monkey Garage in Cheddar because we offer a complete range of mechanical services for cars and light vans. We think you will find our friendly service and quality explains why we continue to enjoy the patronage of customers from all over the local area including, but not limited to; Cheddar, Shipham, Wrington, Axbridge, Blagdon, Winscombe, Churchill, Langford, Weston Super Mare, Bleadon, Locking Hutton, Banwell, Sanford, Congresbury, Yatton, Nailsea, Cleave and Kewstoke. Ask about our free recovery service within 15 miles of Cheddar.
We provide vehicle servicing for the vast majority of mainstream petrol and diesel engine vehicles as well as light vans. Our interim car service starts from just £99 including parts! You can request a quotation for the cost of your tyres or any other service using our online form: Quote Me!
We have invested in the tools and equipment to allow us to complete any works undertaken in an efficient and competent manner. Whether you require a puncture repairs, a scheduled oil service or wheel alignment we can complete the lot and at prices that will have you smiling!
We offer air conditioning services and anti-bacterial cleans for everything from the family car through to 4x4’s and fleet vehicles.
We appreciate that the terminology used by different manufacturers to describe their vehicle service schedules can be a touch confusing. Our aim is to steer you in the right direction. Most manufacturer will provide a schedule for each type of service and we would recommend that you keep to these schedules, even in your vehicle is out of warranty. Failing which we would recommend a service every 12,000 miles or 12 months to improve your chances of trouble-free motoring.
Services are invariably described using the following language:
The latter will involve following the manufacturers schedule and specification in terms of service and parts. This type of service is essential if your vehicle is within the manufacturer’s warranty period.
But don’t worry, we will go through the various options available to you based on your needs, those of the vehicle, any specific manufacturer requirements and, of course, your budget. We can also offer a brake fluid service, air conditioning service and scheduled cambelt changes.
Even if you keep to the manufacturers recommendations vehicle parts will inevitably require maintenance, repair or replacement. After all, nothing lasts forever and here a Grease Monkey Garage we can deal with these issues on your behalf. Sometimes it may only require a little tweaking or adjustment but whatever the issue we can, following your instruction, get on with resolving the issue.
For smaller jobs we offer a 'Drop 's Go' service where you can leave your vehicle with us in the morning and collect it on your way home. Alternatively, subject to availability, we can provide a courtesy car for the duration of your repair.
Our servicing, repairs and replacements are not limited to the following but, these are the most common areas where our expertise is sought.
Our range or repair services also includes: Engine & Gearbox rebuilds, alternators, water pumps, starters etc.
The key to reliable motoring is a good maintenance regime and dealing with issues before they become expensive. All vehicles are subject to wear and tear and an MOT only covers the legal minimum standard for the road and, inevitably, it does not cover everything on your vehicle. Early, pre-emptive repairs can often prevent much larger expenses later or a complete failure. Whether you have a family vehicle, business vehicle or operate a fleet, we will be more than happy to maintain your vehicle or vehicles.
We can complete any of the following;
We can complete retrofits on most mechanical or electrical parts. Let us know what you need
For fleet operators we can, subject to negotiations, keep a selection of routine maintenance parts 'on the shelf' such as mirrors, bulbs, batteries etc.