Car air conditioning service centre

Air conditioning recharge

Car air conditioning service at Car Place, Grays Thurrock city and guilds qualified technicians and fgas licenced.

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At Car Place Grays we don’t just top up your car air conditioning. The whole system is drained and vacuumed, the compressor oil is renewed and the system flushed and leak checked before refilling with fresh new gas. Leaves your car cabin cool and fresh with complete ac diagnostic print of your car air conditioning system included.

If there is a leak on your car air conditioning system we will find it for you. By using special dyes and digital gas leak equipment, the process is fast and efficient. We will give you a quote for the repair and you will not be recharged labour for gassing after the repair.

When dirt and bacteria build up in your car air conditioning system, it can cause a musty smell to waft from your car’s vents. If your air conditioning has not been used for a long period of time (over winter, for example), mould and bacteria can form and grow in your air vents. This leads to a strong smell when the air con is used for the first time in several months. Bacteria is the most common cause of air-con smell and more often than not can be solved by an anti-bacterial clean of your car air conditioning filters at routine intervals.

Other smells coming from your car air conditioning could be as a result of a leak, causing unwanted fluids to find their way into the system. In these situations it is recommended to have your car inspected immediately to prevent further damage.

Car Air conditioning and refrigerators work the same way. Instead of cooling just the small, insulated space inside of a refrigerator, an air conditioner cools the air in your car.

How it works

Air conditioners use chemicals that easily convert from a gas to a liquid and back again. This chemical is used to transfer heat from the air inside of a car to the outside air.

The machine has three main parts. They are a compressor, a condenser and an evaporator. The compressor and condenser are located on the outside air portion of the air conditioner. The evaporator is located on the inside the car.

The working fluid arrives at the compressor as a cool, low-pressure gas. The compressor squeezes the fluid. This packs the molecule of the fluid closer together. The closer the molecules are together, the higher its energy and its temperature.

The working fluid leaves the compressor as a hot, high pressure gas and flows into the condenser. The fins on the condenser act just like a car radiator and helps the heat go away, or dissipate, more quickly.

When the working fluid leaves the condenser, its temperature is much cooler and it has changed from a gas to a liquid under high pressure. The liquid goes into the evaporator through a very tiny, narrow hole. On the other side, the liquid’s pressure drops. When it does it begins to evaporate into a gas.

As the liquid changes to gas and evaporates, it extracts heat from the air around it. The heat in the air is needed to separate the molecules of the fluid from a liquid to a gas.

The evaporator also has metal fins to help in exchange the thermal energy with the surrounding air.

By the time the working fluid leaves the evaporator, it is a cool, low pressure gas. It then returns to the compressor to begin its trip all over again.

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