We offer a complete air conditioning service for all cars, including older cars with R12 systems.
There is no need to make an appointment just drive in and we will carry out a free A/C system check.
Ultrasonic Cleansing (Removes Odours And Bacteria)
New Car Air-Conditioning Systems (Hfo-1234yf Refrigerant) Servicing
Electric & Hybrid Cars Electric Powered A/C Compressor Systems
If you have another A/C issue within the six month period unrelated to our repair, we will offer a free recharge service to help towards a cost effective repair.
R134a - £95
1234yf - £150
Including: Oil, UV dye, Pollen filter check.
Warrantied for 6 months.
£40 Fully refundable on completion of our repair.
£50 Ultrasonic cleansing removes bacteria and associated smells from the air conditioning system. Warrantied for 6 months.
(All prices include VAT)
Central Auto Centre is one of the first local garages able to service
and repair the new HFO-1234yf A/C systems.
This is the latest environmentally preferred (EU regulations) air-conditioning refrigerant which is required in all new models certified after 1st January 2013.
This service is currently only available from a handful of garages across London and the south east.
The most common problem customers report about there air conditioning systems is
"It's just not getting cold" or "It's not as cold as it was last year".
The system is dependent on the amount/weight of gas, not enough gas or even too much gas will mean the system is not working at full efficiency.
The gas leaks out slowly over time this is best compared to a balloon, over a long period of time the gas will slowly leak out and hence lose efficiency. To rectify this fault the A/C system needs servicing which is also called Air-conditioning Re-gas or A/C Recharge.
We can service Electric and Hybrid Car A/C systems. Some hybrid vehicles use air conditioning compressors that are operated by an electric motor instead of a drive belt, because of this they use a different compressor lubricating oil which doesn’t conduct electricity. It is important that there is no cross contamination when working on these cars to reduce the risk of a high voltage shock if the compressor was to fail in such a way or even cause the A/C system to fail when the incorrect oil is used!