Yes we can. Most air conditioning services and repairs are simple jobs that can easily be done onsite. Many of our mechanics are also qualified air conditioning technicians and can regas your air conditioning. If not we use our partner network so you have a onestop automotive repairer. And with more 5star Google reviews than any other mechanic in Australia, it’s no wonder more vehicle owners are converting to Australia’s most trusted and convenient dealership alternative.
The news is likely not good. A bad smell indicates mould and mildew buildup or a blocked cabin filter resulting in a lack of air filtration. Both mean you and your passengers are breathing bad air, which can lead to sickness. Your vehicle’s cabin filter should be replaced often as part of your normal service schedule. It’s vital to filter out dust and contaminants in your cabin. Your air conditioner can have a build up of water, causing mould and mildew to grow. Either way if your A/C continues to smell you need it looked at by a professional.
There are several reasons why your A/C could have lost it’s cool. All require attention from a mechanic or auto electrician. If you continue to use your air conditioner the problem will continue to get worse and the repair bill will get larger. The worst case scenario is water leaks in your air conditioner which impacts parts, and also causes mould and mildew that you’ll be breathing in your vehicle.
If you aren’t receiving enough cool air into your vehicle’s cabin there are 4 likely reasons:
Mould or mildew may have accumulated from any residual moisture in the system.
A hose may have come loose.
The fan is broken.
A seal is cracked or loose.
All of these require attention by a mechanic or qualified auto electrician. Continuing to run your air conditioner during these conditions puts additional strain on your fuel consumption, and could mean that you’re breathing bad air.
Yes. Running your vehicle’s air conditioner during winter helps to remove humidity from the cabin. Humidity can lead to a foggy windscreen but also mould and mildew buildup. Air conditioning systems also contain a number of hoses and seals which can dry out and crack during winter if not used. This will ultimately lead to poor performance and an unnecessary repair.