Car air conditioning

Keep your cool this summer with a properly maintained car air conditioning system.

In Australia a properly working air conditioner is vital to keeping your car comfortable all year round.  Regular car services will check for obvious faults which may be associated with the air conditioning system, like drive belt tension, visible signs of refrigerant leaks and loose or faulty compressor or equipment mounting brackets, however  it’s good practice to have a comprehensive air conditioning service regularly.

Did you know that in addition to regular servicing, running your car air conditioning during winter also helps to maintain the system in good working order. Air conditioning systems contain a myriad of hoses and seals that can dry out or crack, which could lead to coolant leaks and poor performance.  View our Air conditioning AutoFacts video to learn more.

When you visit your local Repco Authorised Service centre, trained mechanics will perform a series of checks, balances, repairs and replacements to get your air conditioner in top condition. 

Commonly asked questions about car air conditioning systems:

How does my car’s air conditioning system work?

What can go wrong with my car’s air conditioning system?

How much should a car air conditioning servcie cost?

 The price of an air conditioning service can vary.  Repco Authorised Service offers a car air conditioning service starting from $99*, 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.

What’s the difference between a car air conditoning service and a regas?

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 a Repco Authorised Service from car air conditioning service from just $99* plus parts and gas.

*Price may vary depending on vehicle type and workshop location. 

What happens in a car air conditioning service?

  • Inspection of drive belts and pulleys
  • Check operation of valves and thermostats
  • Inspection of hoses and components
  • Evacuate system and 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