Perth Air Con - Perth's Leading Independent Service & Repair Specialist

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About Your Aircon

The majority of vehciles manufactruered today are fitted with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard. Most people will be familiar with using air-con in our car. You should also be aware that like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular checking and maintenance. it is working correctly. How does it work?

Your air conditioning system works in a very similar way to a refridgerator. In summary by pressurising refridgerant then allowing it expand it will absorb heat from the air around it. If it is then re-pressurised so it gives off the heat. So by using the heat absorption elements inside the car and the heat disipation outside the car, cooling results. It's all physcis, apparently

While the above explanation is very simp;le, the systems are are slightly more complex. Your Aircon system will have the following parts

  • Compresor. This compresses and circulates the refrigerant in the system
  • Condensor. As the refridgerant circulates this unit changes the refrigerant from gas to liquid and expels heat removed from the car.
  • Evaporator. Transfers heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling your car.
  • Filter. Removes any mositure or minor impurities that may enter the system.
  • Circulating pump. Drives the refridgerant around the system to make the whole process work.
  • Refrigerant. The liquid used has changed as the traditional content, Freon, is becoming increasingly more expensive and hard to find. The refrigerant carries the heat.
  • Interconnecting pipes
  • Cabing, switches and controls

While the most common reason for Aircon not working is loss of refridgerant the cause can be a failure or damage to any of the above elements.

Why use Alastair Reid Garages?

Member of Good Garage Scheme - customer feedback available online

Peace of mind - knowing our trained technicians have access to the latest information for your vehicle

Full range of services in Perth garage and Guildtown garage - MOT, servicing, tyres, exhausts, engineering etc.

All makes and models of vehicles serviced and repaired

The only dedicated auto electrical repair service in a Perth garage

Know your costs - no hidden charges, service costs fixed upfront

We value your business and will do everything we can to ensure you are happy with every aspect of your visit

Proven - established in Perth area for over 60 years

Understanding your needs - independent Perth garage

Delivering consistent service focused on your needs and time-scales

Quality - feel safe with our 12 months parts and labour guarantee

Consistency - we subscribe to SMTA, Motor Codes and OFT Codes of Practice

Save time - we use the latest diagnostics equipment available in the industry

Convenience - choose Perth Garage our city centre location or Guildtown, with free courtesy car

Manufacturers Warranty is protected

Save money - our fixed and repair rates save you money on main dealer prices

What Our Customers Say

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Visit with Confidence

You can visit Independent Alastair Reid Garages in complete confidence, knowing you will be looked after. Not only do we guarantee all of our work (parts and labour) for 12 months, we also subscribe to codes of practice. As a Bosch appointed service centre we adhere to the OFT code of conduct for garages, in addition we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Good Garage Scheme and Motor Codes, all of which give you security in the knowledge we will take care of you and your vehicle. In the unlikely event that you wish to challenge the work that Alastair Reid Garages have undertaken, then please contact the garage directly in the first instance. Should you not be happy that this issue is resolved then you can contact Motor Codes via their website, they provide dispute resolution services on behalf of Alastair Reid Garages.