The temperature inside a vehicle in the summer sun can easily exceed 50°C. To effectively remove heat, an automotive air conditioner relies on various components that are controlled electronically.

These include:

  • compressor

  • condenser

  • evaporator

  • pressurised refrigerant

  • valves and hoses

Keeping your vehicle comfortable during hot weather is dependent on the proper maintenance of your A/C system. To perform optimally, the system must be free from leaks so that the refrigerant remains in the system. Over time, component wear and leaks can occur, affecting the performance of any car air conditioner.

The most common cause of inadequate cooling is when the refrigerant falls below the manufacturer’s specification. This occurs through normal dissipation of the refrigerant gas and leaks due to worn seals, loose fittings and connections. Low refrigerant levels not only impact on passenger comfort but could cause damage due to components operating under extra load. To ensure refrigerant levels are correct and that the components of your A/C system work properly, we recommend an annual auto air conditioning assessment at the end of winter.

This includes: 

  • A visual inspection of all air conditioner components 

  • An ultra-violet dye test to find leaks

  • A system pressure test

  • Purging of old refrigerant and renewal to manufacturer specification

  • Renewal of all system and compressor oil

  • Measuring temperature at ventilation outlets to determine cooling performance

We also offer an A/C system cleaning service to remove mould, bacteria and fungi, ridding your car of the musty odour associated with dirty air conditioner components. The cleaning agent is applied using a specialised hose injection system and does not require any disassembly of components.

BOOK AN AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE at a Value Tyre Group store.