Bedfordshire Air Conditioning Specialist offers more than just AirCon

Jimmy Rust, great name; should be in the movies. However, he’s not. He’s our car air conditioning specialist covering the Bedfordshire area including of course Bedford, Luton, Leighton Buzzard and at the moment also Watford and Cambridge. View Cool Car Air Conditioning Services in a larger map

But he doesn’t just do aircon. He’s a trained car mechanic. And he’s mobile. So not only can he fix your car aircon, recharge, service, re-gas, repair, problems solved etc etc, he can also service your car.

Jimmy is expert on changing brakes for example, oil changes, parts fitted, alternators, starter motors and general vehicle repairs. He also offers r1234yf car regassing. Thats the new aircon refrigerant found in many new cars, though not all. Expensive stuff, not only the gas, but the equipment needed to do the job. But that’s Jimmy for you, always on the go, on the move, fixing cars no matter what the problem so he makes sure he always has the best equipment and tools needed to do the job. Customer service is paramount of course. So whatever you need. Jimmy’s the man. Air Conditioning problems solved and general car issues fixed.

Wherever you are, at home or at work, Jimmy will come to you. Give him a call today on 01234 512 665. You’ll be glad you did. You can also find him on Google+

Car air con recharge, service and repair now in Tamworth and York

If you live in or around Tamworth in the West Midlands, or York in Yorkshire, then we now have new car air conditioning experts in your area.

As we expand our network of UK coverage we are delighted to have on board 2 new franchisees. Dave Matthews in Tamworth, and Simon Donkin in York. Both offer car air conditioning services including recharge, aircon service, and A/C repair.

Cool Car Air Conditioning Services in the UK

Cool Car Air Conditioning Services in the UK

As usual the service is mobile, so they come to you, at your home, or place of work.

You can find out more from Dave in Tamworth, and Simon in York from our contact us pages.

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Get Your Car Aircon Ready For Summer

With summer approaching, what you don’t want is to find yourself stuck in a hot car, kids fighting in the backseat and the car aircon not working.

You know how it goes, kids are fooling around, or moaning, it’s hot, you turn on the air conditioning and nothing happens, warm air comes out. You want that?

Give us a call at Cool Car, we’ll come to you, at your home or place of work, at a time convenient to you, and check it over. We’ll check it works, and if it doesn’t, then of course we can repair it.

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Over a 3 year period a car can lose up to 30% of it’s aircon refrigerant, so you’ll soon notice it’s perhaps not as cold as it was, which means you should get it checked sooner rather than later to avoid expensive repairs later on. We can check the refrigerant pressures are correct, that it cools properly, that you don’t have any leaks. We’ll check the condenser, otherwise called aircon radiator, that sits at the front of the car, and make sure it’s not damaged, and we’ll check the compressor (aircon pump) is working properly as they’re expensive to replace, and top up the system if needed. And of course, if there is a problem, we’ll fix it. We can supply any aircon part needed, whether its the compressor, condenser, drier, pressure switch, etc, whatever.

We offer a growing network of fully trained, qualified car air conditioning technicians around the UK. So don’t wait till it’s too late. There is nothing worse than sitting in traffic, stuck to your seat with the windows open inhaling the fumes. Much better to be cool, calm and collected in a nice air conditioned car.

Enjoy the summer.

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The A-Z of Self Drive

I have very vivid memories of sitting in the passenger seat as a child.

Soon after I clicked my seatbelt, I’d reach into the car door and grab every driver’s bible, laying it down across my little knee and placing the ribbon to our destination page.

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Yes, the A-Z. Travelling around a lot, it’s a book we wore out as I helped my Mum navigate her way across the UK from as early as I can remember.

Fast-forward to 2014 and I stumbled across an article about the unveiling of Ford’s self-driving car: an autonomous vehicle equipped with infra-red light sensors mounted to a roof rack that constantly scan the road as you drive. Designed to search for objects such as other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and animals it takes measurements of the road as it scans, turning those measurements into a real-time 3D map which is then displayed on the vehicles on-board computer screens.

The self-driving car is not a new phenomena; Google has been testing driverless cars since September 2012 and although the idea leaves a lot of drivers feeling sceptical, could this be a look into our not-so-distant future as UK drivers?

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Either way, getting from A to B has come a long way since the days of the printed map. The traditional driving bible has long been overtaken by the age of GPS and of course with the aid of smartphones.

However, an army of theatre enthusiasts are still flying the flag for the old-school format with a new musical all about the life of the woman credited with popularising the A-Z.

‘The A-Z of Mrs P’ tells the story of Phyllis Pearsall, a bohemian painter who published a London A-Z and founded the Geographer’s A-Z Map Company, the famous maps of British cities still published to this day.

This nostalgic celebration may be a reaction to UK sales of the paper map taking a very significant 25% dip between 2005 and 2012 suggesting that the A-Z could finally be on it’s way out.

Even before the popularity of satellite navigation and the age of the smartphone, tools such as Google maps gave drivers and pedestrians alike the ability to mark out their root and print off a copy before they set about their journey – a practice that soon became an alternative (particularly with new drivers) to buying an entire map.

Maybe this is the issue: newer drivers just don’t see the need for traditional A-Z road maps. In fact, with the arrival of the Sat-Nav, I’ve noticed many a driver no longer see the need to learn the major motorways, never mind their A’s and B’s. All you have to do now is buckle up, plug her in and away you go to your destination without so much as looking at a road sign.

However, let’s not say our goodbyes to the A-Z or the paper map just yet. With technology, as always comes glitches when you least expect it and when the battery in your smartphone gives up the ghost after one-too-many games of Flappy Bird, or your GPS loses signal you’ll be glad for a paper version to mark out your destination.

So although the self-driving car may be a big part of our navigational future, it’s worth keeping you’re A-Z tucked away in your glove compartment for the foreseeable. Not to mention the fact that, although zooming in and out of a smartphone works well for small journeys and GPS will direct you perfectly to the next right turn, sometimes we just need to take a look at the bigger picture.

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7 Things to Consider As A New Driver

We at Cool Car are aware that your auto air conditioning may not be an instant priority when learning the ins and outs of  a car as a new driver on the road. It’s okay…we understand…

It’s only when you’ve been driving for a while and got a bit of experience under your belt that you truly begin to appreciate your car and what makes it run smoothly on a daily basis. Oil changes, tyre changes, air con regas, M.O.T’s and services are all learning curves that will come sometime after you’ve passed your test.

So for new drivers, the most important part (for now) is to minimise driver distractions in order to maintaining control of your vehicle.

We’ve drummed up a few pointers to help you (the new driver) to keep in control and prevent collisions.

#1 Buckle up

First things first; before you start moving you must of course put your seat-belt on and ensure you passengers do the same. If they refuse, don’t hesitate to refuse to drive them – after all, if anything we’re to happen, it’s your responsibility as the driver.

#2 Ten-to-two

It’s that age old thing that every driving instructor starts off with – your hands should be at ‘ten-to-two’. And although we all see those experienced drivers handling the wheel with their thumbs (or their knees!) you really need to keep this is mind with the amount of driver distractions that take place inside vehicles nowadays – takeaway drive-thrus, mobile phones and other devices, mp3 and CD players, sat-navs and of course other passengers: make sure your mind is still on the wheel.

#3 “Txt bk!”

As an extension of our second point, we thought it best to really drive this one home. DO NOT text and drive. If someone rings or texts you and you really must answer/read/respond, then you should find a safe place to pull over and do so. Don’t give in to nagging texts! When it comes to driving safety, they can wait until you have stopped and parked safely.

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#4 Are you sitting comfortably?

Something else we learn to do as soon as we get in the car – adjust your seat and check your mirrors to suit you. However, after we gain a bit of experience we tend to do these things as we’re moving – especially if we’re in a rush. You should however, make time for this practice and don’t get out of the habit of checking everything’s adjusted just right AS SOON AS you get into the car.

#5 Blame it on the weather-man:

We’ve had some pretty stormy weather to contend with here in the UK recently. But wherever you are in the world, make sure you slow down in any poor or extreme driving conditions: ice, rain, sleet, snow and fog all require that bit more of your attention as a responsible driver.

#6 Don’t rush

Again, a bit of a no-brainer, but so important. Speeding significantly shortens your reactions times and increases crash severity. The energy released in a crash more than doubles just by increasing your speed from 40mph to 60mph.

#7 Don’t drink and drive

Of course, don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve had a drink – equally, don’t become a passenger of a driver who has had a drink.

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