The cooling system in your Nissan will typically lose between 8-10 percent of coolant a year.
Very few car owners are aware of this, and garages do state that there is a tendency for many car owners do not pay attention to the fact that both an air conditioning system and a climate control require service and maintenance. As the coolant slowly disappears, it results in a lowered capability to cool. Over a longer period, the system will therefore start to malfunction completely, and then the repair bill will be expensive.
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Your Nissan Aircondition (AC System) loses refrigerant over time. If refrigerant levels are too low, you run the risk of the Aircon system wearing out or breaking. Book your next Aircondition Service through Autobutler.
Be sure to use the car's air conditioning system
If your Nissan is equipped with an air conditioning system or a climate control, so be sure to use it. Not only during summer, but all year round. It is a misconception that the air conditioning system is to be used only in summer. Turn it on and use it once too often than once too little.
An air conditioning system requires constant lubrication so that the seals and pistons do not completely dry out. Oil flows in the closed system, which helps to lubricate seals and pistons, and if the system is not used enough, you may risk that the vital parts dry out, and the system breaks down.
The advantage of using your air conditioning system in the winter is that it both helps to defrost the windows, remove misting and provide a good interior climate in the car. For the a/c system in your Nissan to be fully functioning, it is recommended that you have it inspected at least once a year, and have it serviced at least once every two years.
The difference between an air conditioning system and a climate control
A new Nissan is today equipped with either an air conditioning system or a climate control. Both cooling systems work by having a compressor cool and dry the air before it is circulated around in the cabin of the car. If the windows and the sunroof are kept closed, there will be a constant temperature during the whole drive.
A fully automatic climate control regulates the temperature by means of some small sensors, which regulates the temperature inside the cabin. If the temperature changes, the system will automatically blow either cold or warm air into the car so that the temperature is kept at a constant level.
The dual zone climate control works in the same way, which moreover can also regulate the temperature individually on both the driver's side and the passenger's side, and even in some cases controlling the temperature so that it is different for the front and the back of the car.
A more traditional air conditioning system is less advanced. The a/c system is a basic solution, in which the temperature is adjusted manually. If you want to change the temperature inside the cabin, you must adjust the fan and/or the temperature dial. The temperature is not adjusted automatically.
Get an overview of your air conditioning system service
Mechanics who work with A / C systems, since 2010 have had to undergo a training program. It requires special qualifications for handling the coolant in the a/c system in an environmentally responsible way. This is since the a/c system of the vehicle pollutes a lot more than, for example CO2, which is usually regarded as a major culprit regarding the ozone layer, etc. Therefore, it is important that garages handle coolant responsibly, but equally important is that you as a car owner are not driving around with a leaky air conditioning system and climate control.
You can see below point by point how a service of Nissan's air conditioning system are done.
The system is checked - does everything function as they should?
- Replacement of the pollen filter and the filter in the evaporator.
- The evaporator is cleansed of mildew and any mold.
- The evaporator is disinfected to eliminate bad and sour odors.
- The coolant is emptied, and new coolant is filled.
When you have the air conditioning system/climate control serviced, the longevity of the systems is extended. It also helps to minimize the risk of the system breaking down, for example while on motoring holidays to southern Europe.
If you get the system serviced, it will give fewer unpleasant odors and respiratory discomfort, since there will be no bacteria formations in the system.
3 good tips on air conditioning
Do you suspect that the air conditioning system doesn’t cool as it should, please contact your local garage? Here, the mechanic will be able to identify the error using an a/c service machine.
If you turn off the a/c system 15 minutes before the car ride is over, you will be able to reduce the formation of bacteria. When the system is turned off, the heat from the engine will dry out the ducts, so that the system is emptied of the water that otherwise would condense and form bacteria.
Remember to have the a/c system inspected when you buy a used car. In this way you avoid taking over a car with a defective a/c system.