Close-up of the AC system in a Renault

Price on air conditioning service for Renault

21 June 2019, 13:47

If your Renault needs to have its climate or air conditioning system serviced, Autobutler recommends that you get the job done at an authorized workshop. However, there are a number of things that you can do yourself to solve problems with your climate or air conditioning system before going to a workshop.

Air conditioning service for a Renault - get the right price

As a car owner it is pleasant that you can easily adjust the temperature in the car's cabin. But the system has to work properly. Autobutler has examined the price of an air conditioning system service for a Renault.

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Your Renault 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.

On newer Renault models, the car's air conditioning system is controlled via a multifunction display. Exactly how advanced your system is, depends on the Renault model you are driving.

But the climate system can usually control the temperature separately in the cabin's right and left side and also has functions such as "clear view" with the possibility of a quick defrosting and demisting both of the windscreen, the rear window and the side windows.

The automatically controlled air conditioning system ensures the best possible indoor climate and a good view even on days with moisture and rain in the air.

The climate or air conditioning system controls both the air circulation speed, the air distribution and the temperature. And by using the system year-round, you ensure the highest possible comfort during driving.

In order for your fully automatic A/C system to work as it should, the system must be serviced at a workshop.

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As a rule, you say that every two years you must get your air conditioning system cleaned to remove the bacteria and fungi that form in the system filters and evaporate.

Use your air conditioning system throughout the year

Many Renault owners are not aware that an air conditioning system can be used both in summer and winter. In fact, using the system all year round is a definite advantage.

Because when your air conditioner is not running, the lubricant is not moved. This increases the risk that the system's gaskets will dry out and the system will leak. On the other hand, if you use the system year-round, you ensure that it is well-lubricated and provides a comfortable indoor climate in your car.

Servicing of climate and A/C systems

Each year, your Renault's air conditioner loses 10 percent of the coolant. When the system lacks coolant, it does not work optimally. At the same time, the air conditioning's pollen or cabin filter also has a limited capacity. The filter takes care of dust, pollen and bacteria from the air before the clean and cooled air is sent into the cabin.

When you drive to your Renault garage to get your climate or air conditioning system serviced, the work will include the following items:

  • Refrigerant replacement and filling.
  • Replacing the oil that acts as a lubricant and ensuring that the gasket in the compressor does not dry out or gets worn more than necessary.
  • The system's dryer, which extracts moisture and dirt from the circulating refrigerant, is checked.
  • Replacement of pollen filter/cabin filter.
  • All air ducts are cleaned so that any bad smell disappears.

Bacteria in the system are a killer

When you drive your Renault and use your air conditioning system, cold air is blown into the cabin. This means that all pipes in the system are cold.

When the car is stopped, the air inside the pipes will begin to condense. It is especially a widespread phenomenon in the summer. The water from the condensation should preferably be able to get out of the system, but often there are small pockets where the water does not disappear by itself.

In these small pockets, bacteria and micro-organisms can grow which ultimately cause a musty and unpleasant odor in the car's cabin.

In the worst case, the unpleasant odor can cause airway issues, eye irritation, fatigue, and headaches. Therefore, if you experience bad smell from your air conditioning or climate system, use Autobutler and book an aircondition service.


*The stated prices and savings are based on the garages own individual prices, from garages that are part of autobutler.co.uk, which offer the service in question. The stated prices and savings are based on an average calculation of quotes for the service in question, within a radius of 50 km on jobs with a minimum of 4 quotes over a 12-month period. The average saving is calculated as the difference between the cheapest and most expensive quote, for each job on that service. The average price is calculated on all quotes obtained on jobs on the service in question. Your individual price and savings may vary depending on the car make, model, year and where in the country you want to get the job done.

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