How much to regas my Air conditioning system
This depends a lot on the make and model of the vehicle.The basic price is between $135.00 and $185.00.
My air conditiong is not cold anymore
Could be a range of things from having no refrigerant in the system to an electrical fault.You need to talk with Radiators Plus and have it booked in for a service
Why is my air conditioning not working anymore
Radiators Plus will first run the vehicle and test to see wether the clutch on the compressor engages.If it doesn’t then we will test to see if there is refrigerant in the system. If no refrigerant in system or very little we then nitrogen test to see if we can see or here leakage.If there is ample refrigerant in system then there is an electrical fault of some description. That will need further testing.
Cars motor has had work done to it or was involved in and accident and needs regassing
No problem, System is fully nitrogen tested for leakage. New dryer, or accumulater (filter) fitted and then the re-gassing can commence.
Cracked or damaged alluminium lines or rubber hoses
Radiators Plus can replicate any rubber hose and TIG weld in fittings to suit including running full alloy lines
My car is quite old (pre 1991) and my air cond. system hasn’t worked for years
Your car needs to be “Retrofitted” with the new Refrigerant. This is quite involved and can be quite expensive.Air condioning pumps may sometimes need to be replaced, if not the correct oil must be used that is compatible with R134A refrigerant.Rubber lines need to be fully tested and all orings that you can get to need to be replaced.Late model condensers are more suited to the new R134A refrigerant, TX valves and High pressure switches may need changing.
These can be one of the most overlooked items in the air conditioning system. Radiators Plus check and replace cabin filters, after all you go to great lengths to get your air conditioning system to work efficiently and then you go and breath dirty air.
Do I really need to put a new filter (receiver/dryer) on my vehicle
Yes, for starters it is against regulations not to replace the receiver/dryer filter. It should be changed at every service.Secondly you wouldn’t change your engine oil without changing the oil filter.
How often should I run my air conditioning
You should run the air conditioning system at least for a few minutes once a week to keep seals and orings from drying out.Run in the winter months on the hot setting to regularly demist windows etc.