On average, your car’s air conditioning system needs a service and regas every 1.5 to 2 years. This means that if it’s been a while since you last had it serviced and regassed by an ARC approved service provider, it’s time to get it done.
Your car’s air conditioning system loses around 10% of its gas annually, making it increasingly difficult for it to produce cold air as the gas levels drop. Servicing and regassing the system every 18 months keeps it in top condition, and you and your passengers cool all year-round. Along with regular servicing and regassing, all parts must be lubricated with refrigerant oil and you should also run the A/C system regularly to keep and prevent bacteria and mould from building up in the system, which is the #1 cause of bad odours in the system.
Do I need a service and regas now?
If your car air conditioning system doesn’t seem to be working properly, there could be a refrigerant leak. As refrigerant leaks into the atmosphere it contributes to global warming, one of the reasons why it’s illegal to top up an A/C system that’s leaking refrigerant. What’s more, if you chose to do it illegally, you’ll need to system regassed more frequently and you could end up with significantly higher repair costs. Don’t take any chances, have your air conditioning system serviced and regassed by an ARC approved service provider.
ARC approved regassing
Having your car’s air conditioning system regassed involves more than just topping up the gas. Due to strict ARC (Australian Refrigeration Council) requirements (which are put in place for safety reasons), it’s no longer possible to ‘just have a car regassed’. As an ARC licenced auto air conditioning service provider, there’s a procedure that our technicians must follow in order to ensure the highest levels of safety for you and your passengers.
It’s also important to note that if our technicians don’t follow the requirements outlined by ARC, we could face heavy fines and lose the ARC accreditation we’ve worked hard for. As a result, when you bring your vehicle to AK Auto Electrics in Gladstone Central, you can rest assured you’ll get an ARC approved auto air conditioning service of the highest standards.
Our regassing procedure
Our fully qualified and ARC accredited technicians follow a strict procedure to regas your car, ensuring the safety of you and your passengers, and making sure our auto air conditioning services meet the latest ARC requirements. We’ve worked hard for our ARC accreditation and don’t plan to lose it by cutting corners which put our valued customers at risk. Due to these requirements, before we can refill your air conditioning system with gas, we must first inspect and check the air conditioning system for leaks and damage, provide you with a quote for any repairs needed, carry out the repairs, and then regas the system.
If you have any questions about our regassing process or you’d like to book your car in for a vehicle regas by ARC approved technicians, call AK Auto Electrics on (07) 4972 7555.