Air Conditioning Servicing and Recharging

23 February 2011
Les Potts

Air Conditioning Servicing and RechargingWe are pleased to announce the purchase of a Cooling Edge Fully Automatic data base driven Air Conditioning station. We can now measure the refrigerant recovered from the system and replace it with the correct weight of R134a refrigerant and lubricant.

Over 80% of our Land Rover customers have vehicles fitted with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard these days.
Climate control system run the air conditioning all year round, from the hotter summer months to keep the car cool through to the winter months to keep the cabin dry and warm and to aid demist of the vehicle.

Les Potts 4 Wheel Drive offers a complete air conditioning testing and recharging service. A recovery and recharge can be carried out within one hour during which time you can take a seat in the warm surrounding of our new customer waiting area.

We recommend that the A/C system on your Land Rover A/C system has its refrigerant recovered, recharged and replenished with oil every 2 years.


Some of the less known facts are:-

  • An estimated 10% of A/C refrigerant will leak from the system every year.
  • System recovery and recharge removes the moisture in the system which would eventually turns the refrigerant acidic which causes damage to the full system
  • A correctly charged system will provide more miles per gallon than an overcharged or undercharged system
  • A system that has a fault must be rectified as soon as possible as if the refrigerant has leaked from the A/C system moisture will have entered causing possible damage to all components in the A/C system.
  • We recommend that Land Rover climate control systems have A/C switched on all year round. For manual A/C system we advise using the system twice per week for a minimum of 1 hour as this moves the lubricant around the system protecting seals and other components.


Les Potts 4 Wheel Drive Air Conditioner Treatment

Air Conditional Servicing Example ControlAn addition to the recover and recharge Les Potts Air Conditioning Treatment will provide the following benefits to air conditioning systems:

  • Destroy bacteria on the evaporator
  • Eliminate unpleasant odours emitted from air conditioning systems
  • Deodorise the passenger cabin
  • Provide a healthier environment for car occupants

Air Conditioner Treatment is a preventative and curative treatment used to effectively eliminate mould, fungi and unpleasant odours that occur in air conditioning systems; typically when not used for a period of time.

ALL OUR TECHNICIANS ARE LAND ROVER TRAINED. SERVICING YOUR LAND ROVER AT LES POTTS WILL NOT INVALIDATE YOUR 3 YEAR MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY.­