Cool Tip! Air conditioning systems have hoses that can dry out and crack when not being used. This leads to refrigerant leak and poor performance. To prevent this happening, run your AC a few times during winter to help keep the system lubricated.Car air conditioners not only keep you cool during summer, they can also remove humidity from the cabin which can be handy in the winter to counteract a foggy windscreen.
How much should a car air conditioning service cost?
The price of an air conditioning service can vary. Canberra Auto Electrical offers a car air conditioning service starting from $160, excluding parts and gas. If additional repairs are required a workshop will be able to provide you with a quote prior to moving forward.
How long will a car air conditioning service last?
The general rule is that if the car air conditioning system is well maintained to begin with, the benefits and advantages that come with a comprehensive service performed by a suitably qualified and certified technician should last at least until the next service or about two years time.
If your car air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, needs a regas, or you haven’t had it serviced for a long time, now is your moment. Go ahead, book today Service from car air conditioning service from just $160* plus parts and gas.
*Price may vary depending on vehicle type.
What happens in a car air conditioning service?
- Inspection of drive belts and pulleys
- Check the operation of valves and thermostats
- Inspection of hoses and components
- Evacuate the system and recover the refrigerant (weigh amount and record)
- Add the required amount of refrigerant oil
- Charge system with recommended refrigerant type and capacity (if required)
- Condenser temperature check
- The suction line temperature reading
- Leak test system lines and components with an electronic leak detector
- Run vehicle to check air vent temperature and report