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Car Air Conditioning Service
Guyra Mechanical are the best mechanics to conduct all of your Car Air Conditioner servicing, repair or inspections in Guyra and the surrounding areas.
Guyra Mechanical care about the environment and have Arctick Authorisation to reliably and responsibly conduct automotive air conditioning service (AU32986). ARC Approved Car Air Conditioning Servicing reduces Fuel Costs and protects your health.
Todays cars are extremely complex and just like the engine, the air conditioning system in your car should be serviced on a regular basis
Don’t Melt In Your Car
Send the heat packing. Automotive air conditioning systems use refrigerant to absorb the heat from the air within the inside of the car then expell it to the outside, leaving only cooled or 'conditioned' air behind to be redistributed. It's therefore essential that the rubber seals are checked for any signs of leaks or issues which may be contributing to a loss of refrigerant.
If this refrigerant starts to leak or evaporate your air con system will begin to deteriorate and have to work harder increasing your fuel usage. Even new cars can lose approximately twenty percent of their refrigerant gas within two years of purchase.
To address this problem it is strongly recommended that the refrigerant in your Vehicle Air Conditioner system is replenished completely within four years of the manufacture date and every two to three years after that.
Getting your car's air conditioning serviced every twelve months means you often help protect the system against costly breakdowns now and in the future - and a well serviced Vehicle Air Conditioning system actually saves you money because it reduces the amount of fuel being used up.
You should bring your car to a qualified workshop such as Guyra Mechanical (AU32986) on a regular basis to ensure the air conditioner system continues performing in optimum conditon as well as having the mechanics advise you on the condition of the entire car.
Repco Authorised Car Service mechanics perform a 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report with every service and are often able to give you a heads up about any items that may need to be renewed in the near future or those that are already damaged beyond repair.
Guyra Mechanical in Guyra are qualified to undertake air conditioning repairs, services and regas on most makes and models (AU32986).
Air Conditioning FAQ's
A car air conditioner system contains four basic parts - a belt driven pump known as a compressor to compress and circulate gas, a radiator like unit known as a condenser (to dissipate heat and condense gas to a liquid), a heat exchanger called an evaporator to take the heat from the car and dehumidify refrigerant and an expansion device called a thermal expansion valve (TXV) or an orifice tube, (dependent on the kind of air-con system used).
A car air conditioning system is designed to absorb the heat from the air within the interior area of the car then expell it to the outside, leaving only cooled or 'conditioned' air to be redistributed. As hot air is passed across the fins of the evaporator the heat is easily absorbed by the refrigerant (in gas form), effectively removing the heat from the air in the car and taking it outside.
The now heated gas is pulled through the compressor where it is further heated (via compression) to a very high temperature. The refrigerant is then literally forced through the condenser, allowing the cooler outside air to quickly extract the heat from the refrigerant as it is condensed to a liquid. The refrigerant then moves through the expansion device (either a TXV or Orifice tube), which regulates the flow of refrigerant going to the evaporator. At this point the refrigerant expands back into a gas form and the entire process begins all over again.
What makes up a car air conditioning service?
A typical air conditioner service may include
Air vent temperature check
- Confirm condenser temperature correct
- Check suction line temperature ok
- Corrections of pulley and drive belt
- Operational check of valves and thermostats
- Condenser fins cleaned
- Assessment of hose and component condition
- Evacuation and recharge of refrigerant (where required)
- Use electronic leak detector to evaluate system lines and components for leaks
Why do I need a car air conditioner system service?
By checking or changing the oil level in the refrigerant you protect the compressor and save it from seizing up. When the air filters become obstructed with dirt and bacteria it will affect the performance of the entire system and it can even cause it to cease functioning completely. As well as reducing air conditioner efficiency, dirty air filters can cause all kinds of health problems too.
Your vehicle air conditioning system should be examined yearly for any signs of problems with the hoses, connections and seals and confirm too much regfrigerant is not being lost over time. Regularly servicing your vehicle air conditioner keeps refrigerant at optimum levels meaning the system does not need to work as hard and this in turn protects the system from damage and minimises fuel expenditure.
A car air conditioning system is designed to absorb the heat from the air within the interior area of the car then exhaust it to the outside, leaving only cooled or 'conditioned' air to be redistributed. This is achieved using a special compound called refrigerant, capable of readily absorbing heat as a gas and quickly losing heat as a liquid.
Although it operates in a way similar to a domestic refrigerator, there are also crucial differences. As it is mounted on your car, the air conditioning system is subjected to an epic amount of movement and vibration in addition to having to operate outdoors.
Being exposed to the elements and very harsh operating conditions and being expected to operate intermittently rather than being 'Always On' can cause issues with the connections, seals and hoses. Your vehicle air conditioner ought to be checked annually as well as being properly serviced every two years to ensure there are no problems or refrigerant loss due to failure or leakage from these points.
Simply by cooling the air in your car under normal running conditions, the filters of the air con get dirty. If the system is run infrequently, seals may dry and crack allowing them to leak and the air conditioning system can lose as much as 15% of its refrigerant in a single year. Even without leaks, the gas in a car air conditioning system will eventually degrade or evaporate over time and should be recharged regularly to keep the air con system in peak running condition
Under Australian law, only qualified mechanics with the appropriate licences are able to service or repair car air conditioning systems, especially where regas (recharging of the refrigerant) is concerned. Strict guidelines and procedures must be adhered to when handling refrigerant, which must always be fully recovered and not allowed to escape into the atmosphere during servicing.
Refrigerant can also pose serious health risks if handled incorrectly. Specialist equipment is also required as the air conditioning system is under extreme pressure and must be pulled into a deep vacuum to remove any moisture, which can seriously damage the system.You can find out more about licensing on the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) Website.
The damp environment can promote the development of microbes, bacteria and even fungus growth inside the evaporator core. This can lead to nasty smells and possibly even be bad for the health of any vehicle occupants. While modern evaporator units tend to be more efficient, they have an increased capability to trap moisture and allow for micro-organism development.
Guyra Mechanical mechanics have the capability to use special ultrasonic technology to remove any micro-organisms that may be causing unpleasant smells or health issues.Just ask about our MIST service, which will kill any bacteria that may be lurking in your Car’s Air system. These bacteria can cause odours and even make you sick, especially if you have allergies or asthma. A MIST service doesn’t just make your car smell better - it makes it healthier for you and your family.
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