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.
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