Fines For Faulty Air Conditioning
Drivers are being warned they could face up to £5,000 fines where faulty air conditioning can lead to poorly ventilated vehicles.
Since the recent heatwaves across the UK seeing temperatures soaring over 30°, motorists are being reminded under Rule 237 of the Highway Code, they have a responsibility for the upkeep of their vehicle by ensuring it is well ventilated to avoid drowsiness. Naturally drowsiness can lead to a lack of concentration resulting in serious accidents to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Rule 237 of the Highway Code states:
Keep your vehicle well ventilated to avoid drowsiness. Be aware that the road surface may become soft or if it rains after a dry spell it may become slippery. These conditions could affect your steering and braking. If you are dazzled by bright sunlight, slow down and if necessary, stop.
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It’s not just the safety of people that should be considered when in hot vehicles. We should also consider pets travelling in vehicles in hot weather. They can very quickly become dehydrated and suffer distress and heatstrokes and even death.
With forecasters warning of more extreme heat over the August bank holiday weekend, now is a good time to get your car or van air conditioning checked.
Air Conditioning Services at Ewood MOT & Service Centre
It does not matter how new your car is, we would recommend to have your car air conditioning serviced every 2 years. This means you can maintain a good working system, keep filers clean and clear, reducing dirt and bacteria and reduce faults arising.
At Ewood MOT and Service Centre, we offer the following Car Air Conditioning services.
- Air Conditioning Service
- Air Conditioning Re-gas
- Air Conditioning Bacterial Flush and Clean