Car Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is a system used to create and maintain a comfortable driving environment inside a vehicle. It does this by transferring the heat from inside a vehicle to the outside keeping the temperature down inside the car. The system cools, dries and cleans the air.

The most basic systems have manual temperature control but systems are becoming more and more complex with full climate control on a lot of modern cars which rely on a lot of sensors to maintain the selected temperature.

pic34Strange Smells in your cabin?

If you notice any strange smells when you put your air-con on then this could be signs of bacteria build up on your system.

As systems become older or are used infrequently the air conditioning system can start to develop bacteria, micro organisms and even mould or fungi growing especially behind the dash panel on the evaporator, this can lead to some very unpleasant odours. Some even claim this can result in headaches and flu like symptom sometimes referred to as sick car syndrome.

Don’t suffer any longer air con systems can be treated effectively with an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again.

With over 40 years experience we are the air conditioning specialists

The latest in leak detection technology saving you time and money. We use only R134a which isthe replacement refrigerant for the older R12 refrigerant. All new cars are R134a today. This is due to its non-flammable ozone friendly properties.

Our vehicle air conditioning service capabilities include Leak Testing using the latest Dye Injection techniques, and Electronic system diagnosis used for the latest Electronic Climate Control systems.

We offer the following services

  • Conversion of old A/C systems to use non-freon refrigerants
  • Examine system throughout / contamination checks
  • Vacuum & pressure test with oxygen free nitrogen
  • Check oil levels in the compressor, replacing as required
  • Remove all moisture content / repair hoses / replace filters
  • Check, degas & restore refrigerant levels /odour elimination
  • Expert diagnostics to identify & repair faults, leaks etc
  • Replacement of drier/accumulator as required
  • On completion, checking vent temperatures/ gauge pressures

We have access to thousands of quality parts

Compressors Used to pressurize refrigerant vapour coming from the evaporator to condensation pressure. Compresses gas only, not liquid.

Evaporators Evaporates the liquid refrigerant using the interior heat. Types include Round tube/fin, Serpentine, and Plate/Fin.

Condensers Cools the pressurized refrigerant as vapour, with a pressure between 10 and 20 bar to below the condensation temperature. During condensation, the latent heat from interior compartment will be rejected.

Filter Dryers
Filter Dryers Absorbs the condensate (Water) from the circulated air, Filters out small particles from the compressor, and stores liquid refrigerant (only used on systems with thermostatic expansion valve). Type include Steel, Aluminium, Horizontal, Vertical.