Company details for Aircon Direct for Cars

Aircon Direct for Cars

  • 0147 (Display number) 01474 832941
63 Flowerhill Way
Istead Rise
Northfleet Kent DA13 9DS United Kingdom

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About us

Aircon Direct for Cars has been operating for over 40 years and about 16 years ago decided to specialise only in the air-conditioning of vehicles including cars, trucks, combine harvesters, agricultural tractors, coaches or plant. We service, troubleshoot, repair and recharge the air conditioning systems of cars and other vehicles. We are a founder member of a pan European association devoted to this specialisation.

As we are small vehicle air conditioning company we are able to provide a very conscientious and personal service in this specialised market place. Aircon Direct consists of three family members and one long term trusted employee.

We concentrate only on your vehicles air conditioning system although at times we are occasionally forced to stray into heater problems if it is affecting the AC. Similarly we sometimes need to look for electrical faults if they are preventing the correct operation of the air conditioning system.

Aircon Direct are pure specialists in the aircon of vehicles whether they be cars, trucks, combine harvesters, agricultural tractors, coaches or plant. We specialise to the extent that we do not even get involved in new installations of AC into cars - only the diagnosis of problems, and the repair and recharging of existing systems. If however you need a new system added to your car, with our experience we may be able to direct you to a suitable source - we are happy to offer advice where we are able.

Our normal service area is from South East London, to the south of the River Thames going eastwards into Kent as far as Faversham, then south to Ashford, west to Royal Tunbridge Wells right near the border with Sussex, north east to Croydon and then north into London again as far as the Congestion Charging Zone border, keeping the A23 as our general westerly border. In other words, much of the county of Kent and a little of SE London although we do occasionally sneak into Surrey, Sussex or Essex when requested and if time permits.

Our standard service takes around an hour or maybe a bit more and costs £60 plus vat - slightly cheaper between October & March. We don't waste your time as we come to your home or business with one of our specialized equipped AC service vans. If your car has the earlier R12 refrigerant (approx before 1993) this is no problem to us but since the non-availability of this refrigerant after September 2000 the solution is slightly more complicated. There are more details on our information website listed below and we are fully equipped for these options, most of which will cost £75. We are now able to accept Visa and Mastercard credit or debit cards (but not American Express) and also happy to receive cheques or cash for our mobile service.

Our gas analyzer enables us to make checks for contaminated refrigerant. Should your car require new parts we are well served by several excellent specialist aircon suppliers who are able to supply most airconditioning replacement parts at prices usually well below the car manufacturers list price. We hold a stock of some of the most frequently required parts and are able to obtain most other parts in 24 hours. Our service vans are well equipped with spare fittings and specialized tools and we are often able to repair damaged hoses and pipe work or make up some completely new hoses on site.

Much of our work is dedicated to the accident repair trade where we offer a specialized air conditioning service to trade and customer vehicles. Our current clients include some of the largest Accident Repair Centres in the South East, including Porsche Approved Repairers, Mercedes Repairers, Jaguar and BMW specialists and main dealerships.

Articles/Press Releases

  • 06/01/2017 - Beware all brand-new cars --
    As from January 1st 2017 every new car must use the latest “Eco” refrigerant R1234yf.
  • 23/11/2016 - Safe Driving
    To drive safely you need to be able to see through a completely clear glass screen or you risk the death or injury of your family in your car or those walking, driving or riding near your car.
  • 22/11/2016 - Keeping your windscreen clear in all weather
    Surely the ability to see just where you are going when you are driving a car is the most important factor on whether you and your passengers are going to arrive safely at your destination.
  • 17/11/2015 - R1234yf – the latest refrigerant
    This latest refrigerant has been mandated by the EU to be used in all new models of cars built since 2013 and every new car built after January 1, 2017.
  • 03/12/2014 - Mazda Eunos Roadster
    We see a number of these nice little conventional sports cars most of which simply need converting to the modern refrigerant R134a from the R12 system they were originally fitted with.
  • 03/12/2014 - Air Conditioning was never designed to cool the air
    Unlikely as this sounds it is perfectly true. AC was developed to extract moisture from the air in a printer’s workshop in order to dry the paper more quickly.
  • 16/02/2010 - 'Ferrari' air conditioning brought up to date
    Aircon Direct for Cars knew exactly what to do to update an air conditioning system ready for installation in a replica of a very rare Ferrari P4 330 as part of a kit car build project.

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Aircon Direct for Cars

Many thanks for all your help John. As you know the Mitsubishi FTO tends to run hot and so the climate control needs to be in tip top condition. Reliable service, great job. Cool car now even cooler.

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