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Air Conditioning

Is your car’s air conditioning blowing hot air and struggling to keep you cool during the summer months? Bring your vehicle into Browns Garage in Haywards Heath for professional AC servicing and repairs. Our qualified mechanics can get your air conditioning working optimally again.

We recommend getting your air conditioning checked at least annually, especially before the summer heat arrives. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect the AC system, test for refrigerant leaks, check belt condition, measure system pressure, evacuate the AC system and recharge the refrigerant if needed.

Regular air conditioning servicing is the best way to ensure you can enjoy cooling air that works efficiently and effectively for as long as possible. That’s why Brown’s Garage provides a complete air conditioning recharge, repair and cleaning on all vehicle types.

Car Air Conditioning Cleaning

Unpleasant odours when switching on the AC can signify bacteria build-up inside the system. Our air conditioning cleaning at Browns Garage eliminates nasty smells by disinfecting the AC. We use an antibacterial treatment to remove harmful pollutants and mould, leaving your car smelling fresh again.

Cleaning AC bacteria improves cabin air quality, which is beneficial for those with allergies. Our qualified mechanics can refresh your vehicle’s air conditioning to keep your car feeling clean. Contact Browns Garage in Haywards Heath, Sussex to restore that new car feeling by sanitising your AC today.

Improve Your Fuel Economy

Ensuring your air conditioning is well maintained helps with fuel economy and saves you money at the pump. If your AC isn’t working during the warmer months, it may be tempting to open the windows to let in some fresh air.

However, this can increase drag, which means your car must work harder to travel. A well-maintained air conditioning system allows for effective use, come rain or shine, ensuring you save fuel as you won’t need to open the windows.

What to Expect from an Air Conditioning Recharge?

We conduct thorough air conditioning inspections to ensure your system is running smoothly. From checking the initial system to homing in on individual components and testing for leaks, the more we can diagnose, the more effective our air conditioning repairs and recharge service is.

Here are some of the processes you can expect from an air conditioning recharge:

  • Individual component assessment, from belts and hoses to fans and electrics
  • Internal system controls – such as heating and flaps
  • Refrigerant recovery to ensure optimal distribution
  • Leak detection
  • New parts fitted as required
  • Initial system assessment
  • Vacuum system assessment

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get my car’s air conditioning serviced?

Air conditioning is more important than ever for modern car drivers, adding a level of comfort that you quickly miss when it’s not working. From ensuring your car is cool enough in the heat of summer to preventing windows from misting up in winter, air conditioning is integral to the smooth running of our vehicles. From a fuel efficiency perspective, an effective air conditioning system will save you fuel as the air pumps will otherwise have to work much harder to provide the same level of cooling air.

Can air conditioning servicing increase a car’s resale value?

Few people wish to buy a car that has known problems, and if the air conditioning system is one less issue to worry about then it can go some way to helping your car retain its resale value. At Browns Garage we ensure that all services are recorded, not only for your peace of mind but also as evidence should you sell your car and wish to prove the frequency of the services you have commissioned.

How often should I get my AC serviced?

We recommend getting your vehicle’s air conditioning system inspected at least once a year, ideally before the hot summer months set in. During a typical AC service, our expert technicians will check all components, test for leaks, measure pressure, evacuate the system, and recharge the refrigerant if needed.

For older cars over 5 years old, biannual services in the spring and fall are advisable. The constant expansion and contraction of AC parts causes wear over time. Getting semi-regular servicing prevents minor issues from escalating into major repairs down the line.

Why does my air conditioning blow hot air sometimes?

There are a few common reasons your car’s AC may be blowing hot air instead of nice cool airflow on hot days:

  • Low refrigerant levels – Over time, refrigerant can leak out of the sealed AC system through small cracks and worn seals.
  • Faulty AC compressor – If it is broken or worn out, the compressor may fail to pressurise refrigerant properly resulting in weak AC airflow.
  • Blocked condenser – The condenser expels heat outside the system. If debris builds up on its fins, airflow is restricted preventing proper heat dissipation and cooling.
  • Cabin air filter – A clogged filter prevents proper air circulation through AC vents leading to reduced cooling.

Bring your car into Browns Garage and our qualified technicians can pinpoint the cause of your AC issues. We’ll troubleshoot the problem and make any necessary repairs to get your air conditioning blowing crisp, cold air again just in time for summer.

What kinds of car air conditioning can you repair?

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Our professional technicians at Browns Garage have many year’s experience carrying out air conditioning repairs and diagnostics for all makes and manufacturers of cars including Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Land Rover, Mazda, Mini, seat, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and more. No matter what type of car you have, our team can help with air conditioning repairs for all makes & models, all ages including classics and supercars for Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas.

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Stewart Thompson
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Nikki Walker
My car has been at Browns Garage on several occasions now, and each time, the team has gone above and beyond. You couldn’t ask for better service and I’d highly recommend.
Theona Kyle
In the 20 years that I have been getting my car repaired at Browns they have always done a great job and never overcharged or done unnecessary work. I recommend them highly.
Tina Chapman
Honest, helpful and they didn't even charge for their time!
Loti Fairhall
Wouldn’t go anywhere else to have our cars looked after. Darren and the team are accommodating, honest and reliable whether it’s a full MOT/Service or just changing a bulb!