Auto air conditioning systems need regular servicing
Our car air conditioning repair service includes the following:
- Inspecting compressor’s mount and drive for security
- Drive belt check and change or service retention as necessary
- Condenser check for leaks or damage
- Checking the condition and routing of all hoses and wiring
- Replacement of the vehicles air conditioning system filter
- Compressor oil level check and top up as required
- Recover, vacuum and fully recharge system
- Carry out full system operational check to ensure no faults exist
- Replace cabin pollen filter if fitted
- Carry out full leak check of the system
Top 4 signs your car air conditioning needs repair:
The first warning sign is obvious: there is simply no air conditioning. If you’re getting a whole lot of nothing or warm or hot air instead, you could have a problem with your HVAC system. The reason could be you may be out of refrigerant, you could have damaged cooling fans or even something simpler like vents or a cabin air filter clogged with leaves or other debris.
A trip to our auto mechanic quickly diagnoses the cause of the problem. Does it take longer than usual for the interior of your car to cool down? If yes, a visit to our mechanic is needed. There may be an insufficient amount of refrigerant in your car’s air conditioning system due to leaks. If the problem is not addressed immediately, it could put it under a lot of strain.
The next warning sign to indicate your auto air conditioning needs repair is if noises coming from the system are irregular. If you turn on your car’s air conditioning and hear banging, rattling or worse, it may be that debris are clogging up your fan unit that is causing those noises or a major part of the air conditioning system itself could be worn out and about to break. Once you start to hear some strange sounds coming from your car, our auto mechanic can perform the required air conditioning repair.
After running your vehicle’s air conditioning for a while, you should see water drain out from the bottom of your car. This is perfectly normal and a good sign. However, if instead, you see water stains inside your vehicle, then you could have a problem.
Sometimes, the drain on the bottom of your car’s air conditioning becomes damaged or clogged, causing the water back up. It will then flow into your vehicle typically pooling under the dash and near the front floor mats. Your air conditioning repair can be handled by our experienced car mechanic.
Switching on your air conditioning shouldn’t be an unpleasant experience, but sometimes foul odours may start. This could be a big warning sign that there is mould growth occurring within the car’s air conditioning. A bad smell should be taken care of immediately since mould can lead to respiratory problems and other health concerns.
Hear what our customers have to say.
Great service. The team really know what they are doing I take a number of cars to them.
HM Auto Electrical have done almost all our auto electrical work from Utes to trucks. Michael’s work is second to none, expertly completed and never had failures to any installations or work undertaken. He is a perfectionist and thorough where reliability is always been a mark of his. From professional wiring to compliant and safe electrical work, I am always happy to bring something over when we need it.
I had a WOF done on a small trailer today. The staff member I dealt with could not have been more pleasant. The WOF was very reasonably priced as well. I will go back and have no hesitation recommending them.
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