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Spring car maintenance advice from Frey Clement

After this amazing spring bank holiday weekend, better weather is hopefully here to stay!

Now is the time to give your car a thorough clean. Give it a good pressure wash to all areas to remove any winter grime and more importantly road salt.

Any areas like in the picture need to be cleared and ensure that all drainage areas are free from debris.

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If water cannot drain away it will find its way into all kind of places that it should not be. Many expensive electrical components are damaged beyond repair after suffering from water ingression. Don’t let this happen to you!

Another maintenance factor often overlooked is servicing of air con. systems which is not part of a standard service. If your car has one and you haven’t had this done separately in the last two years, your vehicle will definitely be due for routine maintenance. A percentage of refrigerant is lost from your vehicle’s air conditioning system each year which then allows for a build-up of fungus and bacteria. You may notice a peculiar smell coming through the vehicle’s air vents and that can sometimes lead (in extreme cases) to an allergic reaction. Air con. systems that are not fully re-charged put more strain on the engine, which consequently uses more fuel whilst running.

Here at Frey Clement we have the latest air-conditioning technology, Eco 3000. Our air-conditioning service includes:

  •  Removal of all gas from the air conditioning system
  •  System vacuumed and then checked for leaks
  •  Lubricating oil and dye added
  •  System re-filled with new gas & output temperature checked in line with manufacturers’ recommendation

For more information on this service see:

If you need any further help or advice with your vehicle checks or your air-conditioning needs servicing, please contact us on 020 8994 0253 for help or to book an appointment.

Air con maintenance includes climate control systems, gas removal and replacement, cleaning, checks and repair.