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Automotive Air Conditioning

Repairs, Service Installation

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Automotive Air Conditioning

Diagnostics & Fault Finding

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Luxury Automotive

Air Conditioning Serviced & Repaired

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Classic Cars Systems

DesignedInstalled Repaired

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Air Conditioning

Service Repair Install

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Classic Car Restoration

Modification, Repair Restore



Arctic Automotive Air conditioning has over 30 years experience in servicing, repairs and installations on all types of mobile applications with a large percentage of work being undertaken on car systems ranging from small Nissan Micras up to Rolls Royce.


We are now carrying out repairs to vehicles containing R1234yf refrigerant.


We will not recharge the air conditioning system without carrying out a full and thorough pressure check to ensure the system is leak free.

We will carry out the complete job from diagnosis to repair and installations (subject to availability) assuring our customers of complete satisfaction and reassurance that their car is being professionally repaired.

We start with a high pressure test with oxygen free nitrogen evacuation then recharge and check the system for correct functionality and system performance.

R1234YF refrigerant is now being used in all new 2013 model  cars and currently costs three times that of R134a making it an absolute necessity to ensure the air conditioning system is 100% leak free before recharging the system.

Occasionally a customer will report strange smells from their air conditioning system which we can take care of during the service. An increasing and very important part of the maintenance of your vehicle's a/c system is to periodically check the system refrigerant charge, failiure to do this can leave the air conditioning system running at a dangerously low level resulting in inadequate oil return to the very expensive compressor which can eventually cause it to sieze.  

The cleaning of heat exchangers and the replacement of pollen filters with good quality products and the fitment of activated carbon filters when available. This type of maintenance can have a positive effect on the fuel economy of your car when using the air conditioning system and prolong the life of the air conditioning systems expensive components.


We dont just work on  modern car models, a lot of customers contact us to carry out work on older cars and classic cars where they need some  TLC to diagnose leaks, source and  replace the components which can be difficult to remove due to rusted and siezed fixings and pipe joints. Occasionally we have had to modify a receiver drier from one car to fit another where the part has been made obsolete.


We have also designed, made and installed a/c systems to a variety of vehicles my favourite one being a 1968 Ferrari 365 GTS as shown on this web page, where from scratch  the system was designed to fit into this car which never had a/c installed from the factory. The evaporator and fan assembly was all hand made,  the condenser and compressor was selected and then made to fit into the compact body work and finally the system was piped in and electrical looms made all bespoke to the car.

So if you have an old  or new car   pick the phone up and give us a try and tap into over 30 years experience.






This picture shows a some pollen filters that were removed from their respective car air conditioning systems.

The picture say's it all.

Using your ventilation system with filters like these will effect the efficiency of your a/c system so much that it will probably never reach its temperature set point making it work constantly increasing fuel consumption and allow dirt onto the evaporator  causing corrosion and eventually a leak in the most in accessible a/c system component on the car. It can cause bad smells and make an ideal breading ground for bacteria, severely effect the indoor air quality for the occupants contributing to asthma e.t.c.


 I have had reports where two mechanics  changing pollen filters on a Jaguar  both contracted Pneumonia as a direct result of breathing in the deposits of the filters.


Have the pollen filter changed regularly with a good Quality brand, if you need to discuss this topic please contact us where we can give you a price for replacing  yours.





















This picture shows a comparison between a dirty filter and the new replacement one.

Where a good quality carbon filter is available we would advise the customer to have this type in order to give the best odour and particulate filtration results possible.










This component is a receiver drier which is the filter for your air conditioning system, it deals with filtering any particulate matter and moisture inside your air conditioning system.

The receiver drier can be fitted out of site as this one is on an eight series B.M.W. and as such is out of site and out of mind for many garages and owners alike, however this component is very important and should not be over looked when carrying out any repairs. If they are left for too long before being changed  they can become saturated and break down causing all sorts of problems not to mention suffering from external corrosion as this one has.


I removed this filter as the cause of a leak that this  B.M.W. had, it was leaking so badly that the pressure testing gas was leaking out faster than I could put it in,  well looking at the state of it I can here you say it's obvious,  well not the case for the tyre establishment that had several attempts at recharging the air conditioning system and then finally gave up.



Pressure testing an air conditioning system is for me the most important starting point in diagnosing faults and so I will finish by saying,


if your discussing the finer points of your cars air conditioning system with a friend and the term regassing is brought into the conversation ask yourself   WHY ?






































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