Car Batteries

Why It’s a Good Idea to Buy a New Car Battery Instead of a Used One

Whenever we need to buy a replacement for a part that has failed it can be very tempting to go for the cheap option to save some money. However, when it comes to car batteries, here are a couple of reasons why buying a used one may not be such a good idea.

Why You Should Buy a New Car BatteryThe first and biggest reason is that you will never know exactly how good the used battery is. There are some tests that can be done to give you a general idea, but many times these tests can say a battery is good when it isn’t. Even if the test was right, you don’t know how much longer the battery will last.

Car battery health depends on so many different factors and you just don’t know how it was treated. So even if the battery is good now, it could only last a couple of weeks, and then you are back to square one. And with used batteries there usually isn’t a warranty.

When you buy a new car battery, you get a battery that you know is in perfect condition and you get warranty, which means if it does develop a fault, you can return it for a brand new replacement. Sure, you might spend a little bit more initially, but you can be sure that your car will start every time you turn the key, and you won’t get stranded in the middle of nowhere at night because of a faulty old battery (you’ll wish you spent the little bit extra then!).

If you need to get a replacement battery for your car, get in contact with us today. We sell Hella and VARTA batteries which are top of the line, come with a 2 year warranty and free installation. We also will perform a free charging system check to ensure your car’s electrical system is working as it should.

Air Conditioning

How Is an Air Conditioning Regas Done on a Car?

If you find that your air conditioning is not blowing as cold as it used to, chances are it needs a regas (also known as a recharge). AC regassing is a normal part of maintenance for air conditioning systems and generally needs to be done every 1-2 years.

Car Air Con Regas in Auckland

Why does AC need regassing?

The way the car AC system is designed, there are lots of seals and parts that are prone to failure overtime, allowing small leaks to happen. In theory, the system should be fully sealed and never leak. But in reality, leaks do happen. Especially as the car ages, seals can because hard or brittle and let some gas to escape. This is one of the reasons that it is recommended to regularly turn the AC on even if you don’t need it, to keep the seals oiled so they last longer.

If you find that your AC system needs regassing often, that is a sign that something is not right and you should have it checked out for faults or leaks.

What’s involved in doing the regas?

The regas procedure involves removing the old refrigerant gas from the systems and filling it with new gas. There is a regas system that hooks up to your AC system which extracts the old gas and then fills it with the correct new gas.

We will also do a performance test before replacing the gas to see if your AC system is working correctly. If there is a fault, we will let you know what needs to be fixed before completing the regas.

Other AC maintenance items

While dealing with the AC system, it may be worth replacing the cabin filter (probably never been done) and doing an anti-bacterial clean if you notice a musty small coming from the air vents.

Get your AC regassed today

If you need to get your car’s AC system regassed, talk to us at Eurosparx today. We are able to service and repair both 134a and 1234yf systems and can do a regas from $220 including GST. Give us a call now on 09 218 7789 or