Behr Hella Service will be focusing on safety, health and lower repair costs during the 2016 thermal management campaign ? three aspects that can be positively influenced by having your air-conditioning system checked on a regular basis. After all, a properly functioning air-conditioning system prevents the interior of the vehicle from overheating and increases the driver’s ability to concentrate on the task at hand.

This, in turn, has a beneficial impact on the safety of all road users. In addition, fungi, spores and bacteria that can form in the air-conditioning system and are harmful to human health are removed by means of disinfection of the evaporator, and regular inspections identify possible defects earlier, thereby avoiding high repair costs.

To draw customers’ attention to the benefits of having their air-conditioning system checked regularly, the thermal management expert is supporting garages with various measures: A tightening strap, posters and flyers ensure the necessary attention and explain the advantages and importance of the regular air-conditioning check, which should be carried out once a year or every 15,000 kilometers. The HELLA TECH WORLD online portal ( also offers garages comprehensive technical support: Checklists and videos showing the steps involved in replacing a compressor, for example, technical brochures with a wealth of information about thermal management and maintenance manuals for air-conditioning and cooling systems. The latter are very useful to have in the garage to determine the types and quantities of refrigerant and compressor oil for various air-conditioning and engine cooling systems. The refrigerant and compressor oil fill quantities for agricultural machinery are also available this year for the first time. The know-how tool likewise offers additional information on thermal management: The animated 3D tool also illustrates more complex correlations of assemblies while providing effective assistance in troubleshooting.