911 Porsche World - - Market Forces -

If your Porsche has air-con­di­tion­ing (and it works prop­erly) you’ll have been glad of it in the last few weeks. But once the cooler weather re­turns don’t sim­ply switch it off and for­get about it un­til the next heat wave, as that’s the best way to store up trou­ble. Seals dry out and con­tract when the sys­tem’s off for a pro­longed pe­riod, and may leak when it’s switched back on.

And if your sys­tem isn’t work­ing, take the car to an air-con spe­cial­ist rather than some­where of­fer­ing just a re-gas. An ex­pert will tell you if it is in fact just a re-gas that is needed, or if some­thing is wrong. Air-con can be ex­pen­sive to fix – 911 twin con­densers come in at around £850 fit­ted – but a spe­cial­ist will tell you if the prob­lem is a lesser one, such as th­ese con­densers, which are vul­ner­a­bly placed low down in the car’s nose, be­ing blocked up with road dirt.

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