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Car Air Conditioning Explained – Highway Auto Rockhampton

Keeping cool is a priority and best achieved by having your car air-conditioner serviced annually, Gives reliable cold air and minimise expensive failures.

We are the car aircon specialists with over 54 years’ experience

If you notice reduced not-so-cold airflow early on, rather than later, take the right step and have it looked at before other fatal A/C system damage can occur.

There are several reasons an A/C system can lose its cool. Bring your vehicle to us as soon as you start noticing this symptom, it could mean the difference between needing a small repair, or worse, a large one. Here’s what can cause your cold air to lose its cool.


Car Air-conditioning

Car Air-conditioning is a system used to create and maintain a comfortable driving environment inside a vehicle. It does this by transferring the heat from inside a vehicle to the outside keeping the temperature down inside the car. The system cools, dries and cleans the air.

The most basic systems have manual temperature control but systems are becoming more and more complex with full climate control on a lot of modern cars which rely on a lot of sensors and a electronic control unit (ECU) to maintain the selected temperature.

Strange Smells In The Cabin

If you notice any strange smells when you switch your air-con on then this could be signs of bacteria build up on your system.

As systems become older or are used infrequently the air conditioning system can start to develop bacteria, micro-organisms and even mould or fungi growing especially behind the dash panel on the evaporator, this can lead to some very unpleasant odours. Some even claim this can result in headaches and flu like symptom sometimes referred to as sick car syndrome.

Don’t suffer any longer air con systems can be treated effectively with an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again.

We offer the following services

  • Conversion of old A/C systems to use non-freon refrigerants ✓
  • Examine system throughout / contamination checks ✓
  • Vacuum & pressure test with oxygen free nitrogen ✓
  • Remove all moisture content / repair hoses / replace filters ✓
  • Check, degas & restore refrigerant levels /odour elimination ✓
  • Expert diagnostics to identify & repair faults, leaks etc ✓
  • Replacement of drier/accumulator as required ✓
  • On completion, checking vent temperatures/ gauge pressures ✓

Best quality service for your car

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Maintenance Services

Tyres, Batteries, Brakes, Oil change, Auto electrics, and more. Turn to Highway Auto Rockhampton for quality maintenance services today.

Highway Auto Rockhampton - the car experts. This is the right address for outstanding service quality for your car. Whether you are looking for advice, repair or service work we can offer the full package - coupled with the unique expertise of super skilled technicians. Australia’s leading supplier of maintenance and repair services for virtually all makes.

The experts at Highway Auto are equipped to deal with the latest automotive technology in vehicles of all makes and keep them in perfect working order. And so your car is always in the best possible hands and your manufacturer’s warranty is safe when you take it along to Highway Auto Rockhampton for all maintenance and repair work.

Highway Auto Rockhampton for everything your car needs!

Our expert advice

We recommend using your car's air conditioning system all year round. It is best to run the system for at least 10 minutes every month to keep the seals lubricated and so prevent leakage. Regular operation also stops unpleasant odors developing as a result of moisture forming in the filter or due to the build-up of bacteria.

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