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Most recently answered air con questions
How often should the aircon be serviced on my car?
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....
How can I trust a garage charging me for an air con regas to not put the cheaper gas then charging me for the dearer gas?
I have just bought my first car with air con. I have been advised that i need to run it all the time to stop the seals drying out. This may be okay in summer but I prefer to have the heater on in winter....
What car on sale has the most comfortable seats and coldest air con?
I purchased a used car from an independent dealer. The same day we noticed water coming from underneath the glove compartment, entering the passenger footwell (air conditioning leak). Am I within my rights...
My Toyota dealer recommends that I have my air con serviced after only two years. They quote £150. Is this necessary?
My wife’s 2008 Honda C-RV has been an excellent car. As you always advise, the air con is kept on all the time. Recently I’ve noticed that when set to “LO”, the air from the vents is cool but not really...
I am concerned about the advice regarding how long air conditioning needs to be on as I have only put mine on occasionally when on a long downhill runs so that no energy is taken from the motor. If I now...
You recently advised that the best way to keep your car's air con healthy is to keep it switched on. I think that's bad advice as it uses up to 10 per cent more fuel!

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