Air Conditioning Service / Repair

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    Air Conditioning

    Getting your car air conditioning serviced isn’t something that car owners think of until it’s broken – but this is where they are going wrong. Car owners should make sure that their air conditioners are serviced professionally at least once a year.

    Sometimes, the air-con in your car may not be producing enough air for the size of the vehicle you’re in, or it may be intermittent in terms of quality. In these situations, it can be very inconvenient for your car air-con system to not be working during the hot summer months.

    It’s these issues that Mercury Car Centre can help with, ensuring that your car air-con system gets the repair that it needs and a great service overall.

    Essex’s Car Specialists

    At Mercury Car Centre, we offer you the full range of services and repairs that you’d expect from a modern, well-equipped car air conditioning workshop.

    Each of our skilled technicians have received specialist training in the servicing of all makes of air conditioning systems, and use the latest diagnostic equipment to ensure the job is done to the highest of standards.

    Our standard A/C service routine:

    • The vehicle is connected to the diagnostic equipment.
    • Duct temperature and gauge pressures are checked against ambient temperature.
    • The refrigerant is recovered and weighed.
    • The receiver-drier is replaced (we strongly recommend this should be changed every two years).
    • The system is evacuated, dehydrated and recharged with the correct amount of refrigerant and oil.
    • A leak test is carried out.
    • The system control functions – including clutch actuation, flap operation and thermostats – are checked to OEM specifications.
    • The drive belt tension, mounting bolts, condenser condition, drain hose, pollen filter and other relevant components are checked.

    Why your A/C system needs regular servicing

    Regular servicing every year will extend the life of your air conditioning system by addressing any potential problems before they occur.

    It’s important that this is done by a professional. Air conditioning systems contain refrigerant under high pressure which could cause injury if it’s not handled properly.

    Here at Mercury Car Centre, we have been giving professional air-con checks for a number of years. We are aware of the replacement parts your system will need and are qualified to deliver air conditioning recharge services as well.

    Choose Your Service/Repair

    Air Conditioning System Re-gas

    £ 49.00 +VAT

    Air Conditioning System Service

    £ 99.00 +VAT

    Service records maintained including digital service records

    Our standard A/C service routine:

    Get in touch

    If you are interested in our car air conditioning services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team – we’d be happy to help! You can find more information on where we repair air conditioner units by clicking here to get in contact with us.


    We believe that having a regular service for your car’s air-con can result in a more cost-effective running of your air-con. It is cheaper to book prepaid and regular servicing appointments than forking out a lot of money for air conditioning recharge services or additional refrigerant gas.

    Usually, you are able to tell quite easily if your lubricant and refrigerant levels are not right, as your air-con will not be able to maintain the right temperature of the air or the right amount of air coming out of the unit. In this case, you’ll need to replace either indoor unit or outdoor unit components to get rid of any unpleasant smells that the unit may be creating.

    This usually depends on the issue at hand, but air-con services can be completed same-day or take a couple of working days to complete. It will depend whether you have issues as simple as bad odours, or something more complex such as recharge lubricant issues.

    We sometimes offer expedited services for a higher price, but upon leaving your car with us, we will always aim to provide you with an accurate estimate of how much time the air-con service will take. As with most air-con issues, we will have to inspect carefully to ensure we are aware of what needs to be fixed.

    In order to keep your air-con running smoothly and ensure that it is functioning optimally, there are some habits we suggest getting into.

    You should be aiming to keep your AC condensers and filters clean at least once every month. Throughout the year, a lot of buildups can occur in these systems and that is usually the most common reason for air-con failures to occur.

    Additionally, you should make sure you use the system regularly while driving. A lack of use can sometimes result in a faulty system, so turn it on now and then to keep it in check.