Air conditioning for Cars


Click on any heading below that interests you. The first few are of general interest, then there are a few which might help if your vehicle has problems, then several specific answers and finally a page of links.


General info and advantages

How it works and a Bit of History

But I've got Climate Control

Does the AC use extra petrol?                                                                                                                                         

I've heard that AC is responsible for the hole in the ionosphere

A Rant about Climate Change and wasting resources

Another refrigerant

How long does the refrigerant last?

My car has AC but it is not as cold as the AC in my friend's car

My car gets smelly

I've been told my car needs a new AC compressor

I know that it needs occasional recharging but is there anything else that needs doing?

How do I know when I need a top-up?

What is the best way to run my AC?

How much would it cost to have Aircon installed into my car?

R12 after October 2000

The Mysterious ECON Control

Could I use Secondhand Parts to repair my car?

Link - contact the author

Links to other Websites