How often should I use the aircon in my car?

How often should I use the aircon in my car? I read blogs and they say it should be used all time. I have a 2016 Vauxhall Astra.

Asked on 30 November 2020 by John hancock

Answered by Georgia Petrie
All the time. The car's ventilation system is designed to operate with the air-con switched on 100% of the time. Switching off the air-con for long periods will result in the joints drying out and the refrigerant gas escaping. You will also risk compressor seizing up.
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I had followed your advice to always keep the air con switched on, and to good effect in that with my vehicle owned from new for 20 years it has always worked fine without ever even needing re-gassing....
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