Air Conditioning

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Air Conditioning

Keep your Cool with a regular Car Air Conditioning Service !

The Air Conditioner is not always included in a ‘standard’ or log book service, so it can be easily neglected. In saying that, a regular vehicle service should always check for the more obvious faults which may be associated with an Air Conditioning system operating below expectations, such as:

  • Drive Belt Tension
  • Visible signs of refrigerant oil stains or the compressor, hoses, pipes or fittings.
  • Loose or faulty compressor or equipment mounting brackets

Anything beyond this cursory inspection then requires a full Air Conditioning Service.

What Is Included In A Car Air Conditioning Service ?

This will usually include the following as a guide:

Service Procedures

  • Inspection of drive belts and pulleys
  • Check operation of valves and thermostats
  • Inspection of hoses and components
  • Evacuate system & recover refrigerant (weigh amount and record)
  • Add required amount of refrigerant oil
  • Charge system with recommended refrigerant type and capacity (if required)
  • Condenser temperature check
  • Suction line temperature reading
  • Leak test system lines and components with an electronic leak detector
  • Run vehicle to check air vent temperature and report

Additional or Optional Extra Service Requirements

  • Deodorize and sanitize system*
  • Cleaning of condenser or radiator fins
  • Any additional dismantling of other vehicle components in order to gain access
  • Adjustment or replacement of drive belts and pulleys (may require component dismantling)
  • Replacement of any valves, hoses, thermostats or other components as may be necessary
  • Replacement of receiver drier filter if required
  • Any additional or advanced diagnostic testing

* It is strongly recommended to thoroughly sanitize the cabin air ventilation system, using commercial grade steam cleaning equipment (as opposed to a simple vent spray). This helps to ensure the removal of harmful mould, bacteria and mildew that can build up in the vent and condenser cavities.