Your car's air conditioning system will lose 10-15% of its refrigerant every year, which can cause a build up of fungus and bacteria within the evaporator core, this can emit a peculiar smell and sometimes lead to an allergic reaction in extreme cases.
Here are just a few of the many problems which are directly caused by neglecting your air conditioning unit:
- There are a multitude of electrical faults that can arise from a neglected AC unit, for example problems with fuses, relays, cables and pressure switches can cause systems to stop running - when your AC is functioning properly you get a more comfortable, safer driving experience.
- A poorly performing car air conditioning system can cause a buildup of fungus, bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator core, causing a smell, sometimes an allergic reaction and can lead to legionnaires disease.
- Hoses and pipe works can loosen over time and cause fractures - hoses can also rub together causing holes to form, another thing to note is that the condensers and pipe work can corrode due to the gritting salts used in the winter months causing leaks to start.