Car air con repair in Auckland
Having poor air conditioning in your car during the summer is the worst. So please, get in touch with our team for a cost-effective, and straightforward car air conditioning repair.
Our air con repair service includes:
- inspecting the air conditioning drive belt,
- checking refrigerant system pressure,
- detecting any leaks,
- examining the vent temperature, and
- performing a diagnostic scan on the system
Our mechanics have the tools, expertise and experience to address all fundamental air conditioning issues.
We recommend checking your A/C once a year
It’s essential to have your car’s air conditioning system regularly checked and maintained for a couple of very important reasons:
- a clean, well-maintained air conditioning system helps your car run more efficiently, using less fuel
- looking after your vehicle’s air conditioning system helps prevent air con gases from being emitted into the atmosphere
What is involved in a vehicle air con check and service?
We are equipped with the latest and most advanced air conditioning service equipment to provide a comprehensive air conditioning service.
Our air con service includes:
- clean and recycle air con gas
- top up your vehicle’s air con gas (it naturally loses some over time)
- check that the air con compressor is working to ensure fuel efficiency
- check your refrigerant levels and topping up as needed
- check that your vehicle has no leaks in its air con system
- clean your vehicle’s air vents to prevent bacteria causing bad car smells
Our air con service also includes an inspection of your:
- drive belts pulleys
- car hoses
- valve and thermostat operation
- condenser temperature
- suction line temperature
- air vent temperature
The importance of car air conditioning
Air conditioning has come a long way since it was first introduced initially in 1902 – and then installed in cars as of 1939. Those early systems used to fill the entire boot space of a car, until General Motors created the front-mounted air con system in the 1950s.
Early car air con systems used to run on a gas called Freon, but this is no longer used. Vehicle A/C systems are now much more efficient and environmentally friendly.
What is car air conditioning regassing?
An air con regas is the process of removing old refrigeration gas from your air con unit and filling it with new refrigerant. This makes the system work more efficiently and needs to be done regularly.
We don’t recommend you do this yourself. Bring your vehicle in to the experts at Mt Roskill Collision Centre and we can do it for you if you suspect your air con system hasn’t been checked in a while. We can also include regassing as part of your regular service appointments.
How often does car air conditioning need to be regassed?
The frequency depends on the age of your vehicle and the climate where you live. Your car loses approximately 10 per cent of the refrigerant every year. Every year, therefore, you will experience less cool air if you don’t have your air con system maintained and regassed regularly.
If you notice that the air blowing from your vents isn’t as cool as it used to be, it may be time to have your air con system regassed. If you have no recollection of ever having your system regassed, then it’s probably time to do so.
Does air con make your car use more fuel?
If you use your air con properly, it will actually help your car run more efficiently.
This involves having your air con checked and serviced regularly. Like many other parts of your car, a poorly functioning air con system will make your engine work harder than it needs to – increasing your fuel consumption.
Driving with the windows open will create drag or wind resistance, which means your engine has to work harder than it should. While turning on the A/C might add to your fuel use, it’s less than the increased fuel use caused by the aerodynamic drag of open windows. We advise you always use your air con instead of opening windows while driving on the motorway.
Other things you can do to help your air con system work well are using it regularly and having the cabin filters changed regularly.
Our air con machine is eco-friendly as it recycles the gas and minimises the environmental waste that could eventually end up in the atmosphere. We also conduct a standard car service that ensures all elements of your car are in good working order.
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