Air conditioning, which was once a great luxury, is now a common feature on most motor vehicles. While the servicing of modern car air conditioning systems is best left to professionals, you can get the most enjoyment from your air conditioning system if you know a bit about how it works and what malfunctions you should be on the lookout for.

1. Odd smells coming from the air conditioning may be caused by a build up of bacteria.

As your car becomes older, or when the air conditioning system is used infrequently, bacteria, micro-organisms, mold and fungi may start growing, just behind the dash panel on the evaporator causing some very unpleasant odours. Some even claim this can result in headaches and flu like symptom sometimes referred to as “sick car syndrome.” This problem can be solved by using an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again.

2. If you car does not feel cold enough, then you may need to recharge your system.

If you feel that your car doesn’t feel as cold as your friend’s car, then your system may need servicing. The air conditioning system in your vehicle is not usually covered by most manufacturers servicing schedules and the refrigerant gas that is used to operate the system depletes over time. On average most vehicles lose up to 15% per annum. This leakage can be caused when then system is not used during the winter months. Thus allowing the small “O” ring seals to dry out resulting in a gradual deterioration in system performance. If this continues, eventually the system will not be able to operate at all.

Most problems of this type can be put right fairly easily by a leak check of your system which involves a dye being pumped into the air conditioning system, followed by a complete refill of your air conditioning refrigerant, this is sometimes referred to as a re-gas.

3. Running your air conditioning all year round will help maintain the system.

If you run the air conditioning in the winter it will help to keep the system well lubricated and leak proof. This is because the refrigerant actually carries the oil that lubricates the system and most importantly the compressor. It also keeps the seals and hoses moist, thus preventing them from drying out and cracking which can lead to leaks. Also the air conditioning dries the air, which makes it much better for de-misting.

4. Strange noises coming from the air conditioning should be attended to immediately.

If your air-con system suddenly starts making noises you have not heard before it is very advisable to have a qualified vehicle air conditioning specialist to have a look at it.  Some noises could be early symptoms of a compressor failure (the compressor is the air conditioning pump).The compressor is usually the most expensive part on the system ranging from approximately £230 to £600+ and if the bearings in your compressor break down or if the compressor seizes up it also means that other components can become contaminated with metal particles A flush of the system would then be needed as well as replacement of the compressor, the receiver/drier and the expansion valve.

5. Don’t worry if you see a pool of water forming under your car.

After using the A/C If you see a puddle of water on the ground, usually under the passenger area don’t worry. This is a normal feature of the system as it is only water dripping from the air conditioning evaporator. The evaporator has a drain tube fitted to allow thcondensation from the evaporator to drain away from the vehicle.

6. Excessive moisture inside the car can be fixed easily.

Sometimes the drain tube from the evaporator may become blocked or detached allowing the condensation to build up inside the evaporator. If this occurs water will just build up inside your car to a point where there are damp carpets or misting / high humidity type problems. These problems can be solved with low-cost servicing. 

7. Have your air conditioning serviced regularly, even if there are no visible problems.

Just as the other systems of your car need servicing on a regular basis, the same is true for the air conditioning system. The compressor needs oil, or else it will seize up. The filter collects debris and moisture. If the filter becomes blocked, then the performance of the system will deteriorate and it can even quit working entirely. Normally the refrigerant gas in a car air conditioning system has to be recharged completely within four years from the manufacture date and thereafter every two to three years

At Richard T Moore’s we have fully qualified techinians, who can help assist with any of your air conditioning needs. Please contact for bookings on 02083671747

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At Richard T Moore Motor Engineers, we have recently invested in a new Air Conditioning machine.

Over 2/3 of vehicles are fitted with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard these days. Many of us are familiar with using air-con in our cars on both hot and cold days, but not many people are aware that like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular attention to make sure it is working efficiently.

Over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your Air-Con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due a recharge.

Richard T Moore’s now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service. Within an hour, the whole recharge process is completed.

Air-Con systems not fully recharged will be less effective and have to work harder, putting more strain on the engine and using more fuel. If your Air-Con system has not been recharged in 2 years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.

During the hotter summer months motorists use the Air-Con system more; however your system is also useful in winter. Air-Con systems create dry warm air rather than the normal humid air from outside and this de-mists your car windscreen more quickly.

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After 3 days, 4 Countries and 350 miles, Tom and fellow cyclists from EIRFC arrived in Amsterdam on Friday. The cycle was oragnised to raise money for three charities – Diabetes UK and Alzheimer’s Society, and local Enfield charity Radiomarathon. This is the second charity ride that local Rugby club Enfield Ignatians have organised, aiming to support local, and national charities, that are close to members hearts.

There is still time to sponsor Tom and the team, to help them reach thier target of £10,000. Please follow the link below.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/DodosGoDutch

Thank you

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At Richard T Moore Motor Engineers, we have recently invested in a new Air Conditioning machine.

Over 2/3 of vehicles are fitted with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard these days. Many of us are familiar with using air-con in our cars on both hot and cold days, but not many people are aware that like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular attention to make sure it is working efficiently.

Over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your Air-Con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due a recharge.

Richard T Moore’s now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service. Within an hour, the whole recharge process is completed.

Air-Con systems not fully recharged will be less effective and have to work harder, putting more strain on the engine and using more fuel. If your Air-Con system has not been recharged in 2 years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.

During the hotter summer months motorists use the Air-Con system more; however your system is also useful in winter. Air-Con systems create dry warm air rather than the normal humid air from outside and this de-mists your car windscreen more quickly.

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Tomorrow we will be celebrating our 40th Birthday at Richard T Moore Motor Engineers. Please join us from 1pm for a BBQ and drinks at 84 – 84a Slades Hill.

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It’s only 5 Days till we celebrate our 40th Birthday, So don’t miss out and please come and join us.

Richard first set up the garage on Slades Hill, Enfield in 1975. Since then, the business has continued to grow and establish itself in the area.  We are lucky to have built up a great customer base and made lots of friends along the way!

So, to say a big thank you to everyone who has help us succeed, and for your continued loyalty, we would like you to join us in celebrating. We will be having a BBQ & Drinks on Saturday 25th July at the garage, 84 Slades Hill, Enfield, from 1pm.

All welcome, with families too! Please RSVP using the details below so we know how much food to buy.

E: richardtmoore@btconnect.com

T: 020 8367 1747

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It’s only 9 Days till we celebrate our 40th Birthday, So don’t miss out and please come and join us.

Richard first set up the garage on Slades Hill, Enfield in 1975. Since then, the business has continued to grow and establish itself in the area.  We are lucky to have built up a great customer base and made lots of friends along the way!

So, to say a big thank you to everyone who has help us succeed, and for your continued loyalty, we would like you to join us in celebrating. We will be having a BBQ & Drinks on Saturday 25th July at the garage, 84 Slades Hill, Enfield, from 1pm.

All welcome, with families too! Please RSVP using the details below so we know how much food to buy.

E: richardtmoore@btconnect.com

T: 020 8367 1747

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Enfield, Mechanics, Car Repair, Car Mechanics, Car mechanics Enfield, MOT, Enfield, Car Service Southgate, Oakwood, Winchmore Hill, Palmers Green 

It’s only 9 Days till we celebrate our 40th Birthday, So don’t miss out and please come and join us.

Richard first set up the garage on Slades Hill, Enfield in 1975. Since then, the business has continued to grow and establish itself in the area.  We are lucky to have built up a great customer base and made lots of friends along the way!

So, to say a big thank you to everyone who has help us succeed, and for your continued loyalty, we would like you to join us in celebrating. We will be having a BBQ & Drinks on Saturday 25th July at the garage, 84 Slades Hill, Enfield, from 1pm.

All welcome, with families too! Please RSVP using the details below so we know how much food to buy.

E: richardtmoore@btconnect.com

T: 020 8367 1747


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Here at Richard T Moore Motor Engineers in Enfield, we are aiming to improve our online presence. Recently, we have created our new website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

Now, we would like some of our present customers to help us by leaving a Google review. As a gesture of goodwill, we will be giving a £5 discount to every customer that leaves us a review.

Just follow the link below:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=richard+t+moore+motor+engineers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=lwotVdayBM2XaqjugZgD

Thanks in advance for your review, and we look forward to your continued custom.

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At Richard T Moore Motor Engineers in Enfield, we offer a wide range of services for your vehicle. From Major to Minor Services, Winter Service and Holiday/Long Journey Checks.

If you would like a quote for your vehicle, please contact us on:

T: 020 8367 1747

E: richardtmoore@btconnect.com

Or fill in the contact form on our website


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