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The season starts 1st April through to 1st October. R. Lionheart Services mobile vehicle air conditioning offer specialist air conditioning service on classic cars that have used R134a from new and those that have already been converted to R134a and modern cars (petrol, diesel, hybrid & fully electric).

I recommend servicing your air conditioning every two years and then every fourth year alternate the service so that the accumulator or filter/drier is replaced due to the desiccant within these components becoming saturated. By doing this it will keep your vehicle air conditioning in tip top condition.
Note: A one hour evacuation (vacuum) is required to remove any moisture that could have got into the system, this will be charged at an hourly rate.

R. Lionheart Services offer two air conditioning services

Standard Service

Consists of taking and recording the ambient air temperature before initial work starts. A recording of the static and running pressure (high & low side) is taken. Checks are also carried out on the centre vents’ temperature, the A/C switch is working, amount of refrigerant recovered, target vacuum is achieved, after 20mins the reading is recorded in millibar. To recharge the system the ambient temperature is recorded again, and the system is recharged with the correct amount of refrigerant. Running pressures are recorded plus the running temperature on dashboard centre vents. A service sheet is then issued to the customer showing the service attained.


Platinum Service

In addition to the standard service, I also check the fan speeds through measuring the air flow rate from the face vents with an anemometer. The recirculation switch is checked, and all the air conditioning components are secure and in working order. The compressor, condenser & condenser electric fan, accumulator/filter drier, evaporator & condenser core are all cleaned. Checks to see if the TXV, A/C pipes & hose and electric cables are secure, the evaporator drain holes are cleared where possible, pollen filter renewed, the drive belt tension is correct, radiator & fan are operating correctly, and the cowlings correctly fitted and secure.

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R. Lionheart Services mobile vehicle air conditioning services operates a fast and reliable door-to-door mobile service, covering the whole of Romney Marsh, Rye to Deal and in land to Canterbury & Maidstone.

I carry out work at a location of your choice and at a time to suit you, meaning less disruption to your busy schedule.

I have a ‘full motor traders’ policy’ which allows us to drive any customers vehicle fully insured.

Before starting work on any vehicle air conditioning, a protective cover is fitted to protect the vehicles bodywork, I then test the system with the latest gas analyser to confirm the refrigerant within.

Only original manufacture approved refrigerant should be used but some businesses will use any refrigerant available or due to the expense, remove the original and replace with a cheaper refrigerant. R. Lionheart Services mobile vehicle air conditioning only use original manufacture approved R134A or the latest R1234YF refrigerant.

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Deep Clean your Vehicle
and Air Con System

Keep your vehicle and air conditioning system clean, fresh and hygienic.

I offer two services:

Odour removal deodoriser treatment - which eliminates bad smells from inside the vehicle, for example, spilt milk, cigarette & dog odours and damp smells. I recommended this service is carried out every 6 months.

Air conditioning disinfectant - gives your air conditioning system an antibacterial deep clean, which kills 99.9% of viruses including Coronavirus-COVID-19 and SARS. It is not only beneficial for those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues, but also helps you to keep your air conditioning ventilation system running more efficiently. I recommend this service is carried out every 3 months.


Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Award in Diagnosis and Repair of Mobile Air Conditioning/Climate Control Systems Level 3 Award in Basic Mobile Air Conditioning

Persons are required by ‘law’ to be qualified to handle refrigerants and service mobile vehicle air conditioning systems. Part of the ‘F’ gas regulations mobile air conditioning systems (M.A.C.S) City & Guilds 7543 001 /002, levels 1, 2 & 3 are obtained by suitable training theory in a classroom and practical hands-on-working on vehicles and finally sitting a written exam and interview.

Richard is qualified in all disciplines.

Level 1 - is a qualification required to be able to recover refrigerant from the car before being crushed/recycled, for example scrap car dealers would need this.

Level 2 - is a qualification that is required to be able to handle (recover/charge) refrigerant in a vehicle, this is the minimum requirement for an air conditioning Technician.

Level 3 - is the highest award achievable and is only awarded when levels 1 & 2 has been obtained. A technician at this level can trace, fault-find and repair complex faults on a vehicles air conditioning system.


R. Lionheart Services mobile vehicle air conditioning offer services at highly competitive prices. At the same time, you can also be sure of a top-quality service.

Based in Kent, R. Lionheart Services has earned a reputation as a reliable technician of air conditioning throughout the South East.

Prices are inclusive of 1.5hours labour, which normally is enough time to carry out a standard air conditioning service on a fully working system.

A MINIMUM call out fee of £60 is charged for air conditioning systems that is not working. This covers up to the first hour inclusive of fault finding, after that my hourly rate applies and mileage charged over 10 miles radius from my home.

Basic re-gas service (up to 750g of R134a) from = £80

Platinum service (up to 750g of R134a) from = £100

Basic re-gas service (up to 750g of R1234YF) from = £140

Platinum service (up to 750g of R1234YF) from = £160

Vehicles using over 750g of either R134a or R1234YF - POA

OFN Pressure test = From £15

ODB diagnosis/reset charged = £20

PAG, POE oils dyes & leak stopper etc added separately to invoice.

Odour removal deodoriser treatment = £30

Air conditioning disinfectant kills 99.9% viruses = £40

Hourly rate @ £35 per hour, this rate also goes for replacing faulty parts.

Mileage charged over 10 miles from my home (Burmarsh) = £1.00 per mile

Sundays additional call out of £20 to be added to above prices.

All parts used come with a 2 year warranty and on completion a service sheet is issued to prove the air conditioning service has been carried out properly therefore protecting the environment.

Payment is easy - via portable contactless card payment machine, cash or bank transfer.