More than 60% of new vehicles are fitted with air conditioning or climate control systems from new, your air conditioning needs to be serviced just like your engine in order to continue working correctly and avoid expensive damage to the components.
Air Conditioning systems operate using R134a refrigerant and over the period of 1 year up to 10% of this refrigerant or lubrication within the system can escape. The more refrigerant / lubricant you lose, the less efficient your system becomes and more strain is put on the components within the system. This is why vehicle manufacturers recommend your air conditioning system is recharged with refrigerant and lubricant every 2 years.
In the recharging process the whole A/C system is emptied, leak checked, cleaned and dried. The whole system is then recharged with refrigerant and lubricant whilst the inside of your vehicle is deodorised, which removes bacteria from the evaporator inside the vehicle and removes any odours from the vehicle.