Auto Air Conditioning problem?
The car Air Conditioning mechanics at R & L Automotive can repair your air conditioning, whether it’s a quick re-gas or a more complex repair.
Having your vehicles Air Conditioning (A/C) System in good condition is important to your comfort and your safety as a driver, especially in a country like Australia!
Your Auto Air Conditioning not only keeps you cool, but helps clear your windscreen and reduces the humidity inside the cabin.
We recommend getting your Air Conditioning system checked out every few years at R & L Automotive mechanic repair shop, to ensure it remains in good condition.
What is Auto Air Conditioning Servicing?
When completing any Air Conditioning Service at R & L Automotive, we will:
- Inspect the drive belts and pulleys
- Check thermostat & valve operation
- Inspect the hoses & components
- Leak test Air Cond. system with Electronic Detector
- Evacuate Air Cond. System & recover Refrigerant
- Charge system with recommended refrigerant type
- Add required amount of refrigerant oil
- Check the condenser temperature
- Perform a suction line temperature reading
- Run vehicle to check air vent temperature
Do you want us to check your A/C System?
At R & L Automotive, we work with Cars, 4WD’s, RV’s, Vans and Trucks.
Tips on Maintaining Your Car’s Air Conditioning (A/C) System
There are things that you can do to help keep your Air Conditioning System in good shape.
- Let your A/C Run for around 10 minutes a week
Running your A/C for 10 minutes each week will help to maintain the gas pressure at an ideal level.
To do this, turn on the A/C system to the coolest setting on the highest fan speed.
- Use the A/C’s Defrost Mode 10 mins
If you let your A/C Systems ‘Defrost Mode’ run for around 5-10 minutes it will help to prevent a buildup or mildew and musty odours as it will eliminate excess moisture.
- Keep the Vehicles Interior clean
Dust and dirt particles can prevent your A/C from working effectively.
By regularly cleaning your vehicles carpets, mats, seats, seat covers and dashboard, you can minimise the wear and tear on your A/C System
- Don’t “Pre-Cool” your Vehicle
Your vehicles Air Conditioning System works more efficiently when it has airflow, so instead of waiting until the cabin is cold, turn on your A/C once you’ve started driving.
- Reticulate the Air within the Cabin
Using the Air conditioning’s ‘Reticulation Mode’ uses significantly less operating power to cool your vehicle as it only uses what air is available in the cabin.
- Park in the Shade
If a vehicle is left in the sun, it’s A/C system will need to work much harder to bring the temperature down in the cabin.
That’s why we recommend parking your vehicle in a shady place as much as possible.