DID YOU KNOW?

Most air-conditioning systems should be serviced once a year to keep them running well and efficiently?  While obvious faults may be spotted on a routine service, anything beyond that requires a proper air-conditioning service.

Keeping cool in an Aussie summer or warm on a chilly morn-ing are important to most motorists.

At Sandgate Autoelectrics and Air-Conditioning, we can ser-vice and repair all models of air-con to keep you and your family comfortable in the car.

While a regular car service will check for obvious faults which may be associated with the air conditioning system, such as drive belt tension, visible signs of refrigerant leaks and loose or faulty compressor or equipment mounting brackets,  it is good practice to have a comprehensive air conditioning service.

Apart from the obvious cooling of the cabin, your air conditioning also serves to reduce humudity in the cabin and it is good practice to use your air conditioner in winter to keep your windscreen free of fog which impairs your visibility.

Running your AC during winter also helps to maintain the system in good working order. Air conditioning systems contain hoses and seals that can dry out or crack, which could lead to coolant leaks and poor performance.

Our expert auto electrician and mechanics will perform a series of checks, balances, repairs and replacements to get your air conditioner in top condition. 

Want to know exactly what is undertaken when your car air conditioner is serviced?

  • Test operation of AC system and report on work needed
  • Check for last service and filter replacement and report
  • Check over complete system for leaks and dye if used
  • Check tension of drive belt
  • Test operation of AC system and report on work needed
  • Check idler pulleys
  • Vacuum system complete system for 30 mins
  • Supply and fit filter if needed
  • Check cabin air filter and report
  • Add compressor oil and dye
  • Add AC service sticker
  • Recharge AC system with virgin gas
  • Test operation of thermostatic control
  • Electronic leak check system for leaks
  • Clean vehicle and deodorizer system

Some faults which we often see with car Air Conditioning systems are

  • Blocked air flow through the Condenser and Radiator
  • Visible signs of oil stain at the compressor, hoses, pipes or fittings.
  • Loose or faulty compressor mounting brackets and hoses
  • Service port caps missing
  • The drive belt tension being incorrect

How Does AC Work?

This is a bit american but explains how AC works in a car.

What's that smell?

Dealing with a nasty smell coming from your vents?  This is caused by a build up of bacteria that can cause health issues. This can be solved by using as an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again.