AC Service For Hybrid Vehicles
We are one of the only companies in the North West and North Wales to offer Hybrid specific AC servicing either at our workshop or mobile.
Hybrid vehicles bring their own requirements and heres why...
Some hybrid vehicles use air conditioning compressors that are operated by an electric motor instead of a drive belt. The motor’s insulated windings are immersed in the compressor’s lubricating oil. The oils used in these compressors have high dielectric (non-conductive) properties. DENSO has produced a chart showing that as little as 1% contamination by an improper oil can affect the dielectric properties. If a different type of oil somehow makes its way into one of these compressors, and if the insulation on the windings has become damaged or compromised, a variety of problems may occur.
● The greatest risk is that the oil may conduct high voltage to the compressor case or connected components. A person may receive an electric shock if they touch the compressor, engine, etc. and an appropriate ground.
● Sensors in the compressor case can detect very small voltage leaks. Once a leak is detected, the control system will shut down the compressor.
As drastic as it may seem, in service bulletins, some hybrid vehicle manufacturers state that all of the refrigeration system components must be replaced if oil cross contamination has occurred!
Some AC equipment may introduce an unacceptable level of oil contamination if used to charge refrigerant into a hybrid vehicle with an electric motor driven compressor. Residual incorrect oil may remain in the equipment’s hoses and internal plumbing, and be delivered into the system during the charge process.
Our recovery/ recycling/ recharge (RRR) machines meet SAE specification and are acceptable for use on all hybrid vehicles with electrically driven compressors, and they may also be used for conventional A/C systems. The machine is designed to prevent any oil from mixing with the refrigerant during charging.
If an older machine is used for conventional A/C systems, it cannot be used to recharge the A/C systems on hybrid vehicles that use an electrically driven compressor.
Our Machine determines wether it is a hybrid vehicle prior to connection and carries out an internal system clean, It vaporizes the refrigerant, and traps and holds the vast majority of non-vaporous materials (including oil), so they cannot enter the vehicle’s A/C system. This eliminates the need to purchase separate equipment to recharge hybrid vehicles with electric motor driven compressors.
To get your Hybrid AC system serviced give us a call on 01513742421
we offer mobile AC servicing for hybrid vehicles in these areas -
ELLESMERE PORT, CHESTER, WILLASTON, MOLD, LIVERPOOL, WIGAN, NORTH WEST, NORTH WALES, CULCETH, MIDDLEWICH, BUCKLEY, POYNTON, STOCKPORT, FORMBY, KINMEL BAY, TOWYN, ABERGELE, FRODSHAM, BIRKENHEAD, EASTHAM, NEWTON, LEIGH, GREATER MANCHESTER, VICARS CROSS, CHRISTLETON, MICKLE TRAFFORD, HOOLE, ROSSET, GWERSYLLT, MINERA, HOLYWELL, CAERWYS, DYSERTH, ABERGELE, STANDISH, SANDBACH, DELAMERE, BIRCHWOOD, BURSCOUGH, MAGHULL, KNOWSLEY, SAINT HELENS, CROFT, WOOLSTON, DARESBURY, SALE, RAINFORD, ALLERTON, AIGBURTH, WAVERTREE, TOXTETH, DINGLE, KIRKDALE, ANFIELD, EVERTON, WALTON, FAZAKERLEY, CROXTETH, BROADGREEN, CHILDWALL, CROSBY, INCE BLUNDELL, AINSDALE, STRETFORD, SALFORD, OLD TRAFFORD, TRAFFORD PARK, DUKINFIELD, HYDE, GORTON, HAZEL GROVE, BOLLINGTON, HOLMES CHAPEL, TARVIN, TARPORLEY, ST ASAPH, ST HELENS, WHITCHURCH, DENBIGH, LLANGOLLEN, RHYL, MAGHULL, KIRKBY, KNOWSLEY, PRESTATYN, CHIRK, CONNAHS QUAY, NESTON, WEST KIRBY, HOYLAKE, BROMBOROUGH, HOLMES CHAPEL, MORETON, FLINTSHIRE, HUYTON, SPEKE, HESWALL, OSWESTRY, FLINT, WREXHAM, CREWE, WREXHAM, MERSEYSIDE, WIRRAL, MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE, WILMSLOW, HALE, FRODSHAM, INCE, ELTON, HALEWOOD, HYDE, OLD COLWYN, COLWYN BAY, BOOTLE, CROSBY, ROCHDALE, LYMM, NORTHWICH, WINSFORD, WIDNES, RUNCORN, KNUTSFORD, SANDBACH, ALDERLEY EDGE, BURTONWOOD, NANTWICH, HELSBY, WARRINGTON, HEALD GREEN, CHEADLE, MOLD, PLUS MANY MORE AREAS