Is an air conditioning service necessary?

My Toyota dealer recommends that I have my air con serviced after only two years. They quote £150. Is this necessary?

Asked on 22 August 2022 by Robert Thompson

Answered by Dan Powell
If the air conditioning is running cool and isn't showing signs of problems then I personally wouldn't bother.

That said, you may want to check the air con service isn't written into your car's warranty or the terms and conditions of your finance agreement (should your car be on PCP or lease).

The best way to keep your air con in tip-top condition is to keep it switched on 100% of the time. Most problems occur when drivers switch the system off for the winter months, which results in the system drying out and/or the compressor seizing up.
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