Air con spend to rocket

WhoCanFixMyCar.com has revealed that drivers will spend over £45m on air conditioning services this summer.

Based on internal garage and consumer data, the marketplace has predicted that there will be over one million air con units serviced in total in the months of June, July and August, having already seen a 2500% increase in requests in May compared to April. In May 2018 alone, circa 350,000 drivers nationwide had an air conditioning re-gas performed on their cars – the most common type of service.

WhoCanFixMyCar.com analysed its data over the past year and forecast a considerable increase in demand for air conditioning services this summer due to the impending heatwave, where the Met Office predicts June, July and August to be hotter than average this year.

Al Preston, co-founder of WhoCanFixMyCar.com, said, ‘If demand for air con services continues to increase at the rate it is then garages are going to be inundated with work; it’s great for them but they need to be prepared for the influx of jobs.’