Car air conditioning

R1234yf Refrigerant for Car Air Conditioning

R1234yf is a synthetic HFO (hydrofluoroolefin) refrigerant developed by DuPont and Honeywell. It is a successor to R134a for car air-conditioning systems. The reason R1234yf refrigerant is being introduced as because it has an very low global warming potential (GWP), with a rating of less than 1. This means that one kilogram of R1234yf released to atmosphere has a significantly …

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Car Air Conditioning Recharge

Why do I need a Car Air Conditioning Recharge ? If your car’s air vents are blowing out nicely chilled air when you turn the air conditioning on and if that happens without a strange smell and in a reasonably short space of time – then the answer is you don’t need a car air conditioning recharge. However, when Polar Airconditioning get involved …

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How Car Air Conditioning Works

If you have ever wondered how your car air conditioning works, then here we run through the basics of a typical aircon system. Air conditioning does several things to condition the air passing through a space, in this case the driver and passenger area of your car. Although you may have though the air is only being cooled, the moisture …

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Mobile Car Aircon Regas

We offer a mobile car aircon regas service throughout the North West. As one of the region’s leading quality regassing service we work with independent garages and dealerships, fleet managers as well as individuals looks for a quality car air conditioning regassing service. Generally we recommend you regas your vehicle’s aricon at least every two years to keep it working …

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5 More Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Following on from last week’s article that focused on some of the most popular safety and convenience based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), this article will focus purely on the niche safety systems that are being installed in the latest cars.  These systems are at the cutting edge of current technology and are bringing the automotive industry closer and closer …

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5 different Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Car safety technologies such as air bags have been around for as long as anyone can remember. But increasingly, in the market of ensuring driver safety whilst driving, the focus has been on complete prevention rather than simple protection. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been around since the 1990’s, GPS is an example of that. But as computers and …

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ADAS Camera Calibration

As increasingly sophisticated equipment becomes more commonplace in your car, for example automatic collision detection, distance control and parking assistance, more and more cars have multiple cameras and sensors installed in them. Collectively known as ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) it is estimated that as many as 80% of new cars will soon feature some form of ADAS package.

Car Air-con Regas

When Should I Regas My Car Air-con?

Most of the new cars sold today are fitted with air conditioning so as a car owner you are going to have to have a car air-con regas at some point in your ownership, unless you are very lucky. In the first years of ownership your car’s aircon system will provide climate control easily and efficiently when you need it. However …

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What is Active Cruise Control?

Active Cruise Control (we will use ACC from now on) comes under many different names for example; ACC; Autonomous Cruise Control; Adaptive Cruise Control; Radar Cruise Control or Traffic-Aware Cruise Control. They all mean pretty much the same thing and are referring to an enhanced version of a car’s cruise control system that is now becoming common on mid to high …