How much does it cost to Regas car air conditioning?
Australia is a very hot and humid continent and having a properly working air conditioner is vital to keeping you/and your family comfortable in your vehicle all year round. In today’s age, we have come reliant on our air conditioning systems, that forget the AC system needs an annual service to make sure it’s fully functioning.
While a regular car service will check for obvious faults which may be associated with the air conditioning system, such as drive belt tension, visible leaks, loose or faulty compressor, and condensers, it is good practice to have a comprehensive air conditioning service
Car air conditioners not only keep you cool during Summer, but they also remove humidity from the cabin, which can be handy in the winter to counteract a foggy windscreen.
Running your AC during winter also helps to maintain the system in good working order. Air conditioning systems contain a myriad of hoses and seals that can dry out or crack, which could lead to coolant leaks and poor performance.
Car AC Regas Cost
When you visit Jack Frost Car Air Conditioning, our ac technicians will perform a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle’s air conditioning systems.
This includes pressurizing the system with our highly detectable n95/h5 nitrogen/hydrogen leak detection trace gas and comprehensively leak testing your evaporator core behind the dash (no one else does this!), compressor, condenser & hoses to find any leaks you may have.
We inspect all visible components of the system to ensure their integrity & also test and inspect electrical circuits & operation. Our technicians will check for further repairs and replacements to get your air conditioner in top condition.
If no leaks are found and your system passes all legal requirements, we can re-gas your car air conditioning system from $158.00. ( Includes 6 months Warranty.) See below for more information about our regas prices for mobile and workshop.
Mobile Car AC Regas Service ( R134A)
Total cost $220 (inclusive of the call out, inspection & diagnosis charge).
Workshop Car AC Regas Service ( R134A)
Total cost $176 (inclusive of the inspection & diagnosis charge).
*Price may vary depending on vehicle type, season and outside work hours ( i.e Saturday bookings).
New Vehicle Owner?
For newer model 2015 onwards check out our r1234yf recharge service. 1234yf is a new environmentally friendly gas and only on very few cars after 2015 but mainly from 2017 onwards use this gas.
Car Air Conditioning Service Check
Want to know exactly what is undertaken when your car air conditioner is serviced?
- Inspection of drive belts and pulleys
- Check operation of valves and thermostats
- Inspection of hoses and components
- Identify the type of gas in the system
- Recover all refrigerant from the system
- Remove and replace the receiver/dryer unit if necessary
- Check the condition of the compressor, condenser, and all hoses
- Check the condition of all wiring harnesses
- Dry nitrogen pressure test system, checking for leaks
- Vacuum system with a two-stage high flow pump
- Test system is holding vacuum
- Recharge with R134A refrigerant to vehicle specifications
- Test system operation, pressures, condenser fan operation, blower fan operation, and vent temperature Service
Bacteria Smell Removal
Dealing with a nasty smell coming from your vents? This is caused by a build-up of bacteria that can cause health issues. The air you breath is very important, so making sure the air is clean and free of toxins, bacteria, viruses and odors in your car cabin is detrimental for the health of you and your family. Learn more about our Cabin Purification service
Protecting the environment
Car manufacturers are being forced to change the refrigerant used in the air conditioning system over the next few years over to HFO-1234yf. The motor industry has decided that the refrigerant used for the past 20 years is less environmentally friendly than a refrigerant with a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Initially, the response was to use carbon dioxide gas (CO2) to cool the car. This is actually possible but resulted in very poor results in areas where the temperature is high, like Brisbane – exactly the sort of place where AC is required. This would result in more fuel being used to cool the car – not exactly what we would want nor would that be very environmentally desirable.
Service backed by Trust, Knowledge, and Expertise
Jack Frost is a fully licensed Mobile Car Air Conditioning and Auto Electrical service and approved ARCtick repairer holding the appropriate licenses to handle refrigerant gasses. We are Brisbane’s highest-rated service and an RACQ approved repairer.
Serving customers for over 20 years, our mission has always been to deliver customer satisfaction providing quality services at affordable prices. Rest assured Our Technicians are trained to the highest level, so they can offer the best quality service and advice.