How We Test Your Car Air Conditioning For Leaks
Environmentally Friendly Leak Testing
Used to quickly find & fix air conditioning leaks
A car air conditioner leak can make driving your car almost unbearable, especially in the height of the hot Brisbane summer! At Australian Mechanical in Enoggera, we find and fix many car air conditioner leaks to get customers back on the road quickly and affordably. But, we also do it in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment!
The team at Australian Mechanical are always looking for ways to improve our service to our clients. One of the best tools we have when working with your car air conditioning is our Nitrogen Pressure Leak Test Kit. With our nitrogen test kit, we can find leaks quickly in your air conditioning and check our repair jobs without unnecessarily leaking refrigerant into the atmosphere.
The nitrogen kit is perfect for finding leaks due to the following:
- Loose mechanical connections
- Hose leaks
- Much more
Do All Mechanics Use This Method For Air Conditioning Leaks?
Unfortunately not all mechanics use the nitrogen method to detect leaks in a car’s air conditioning. Some mechanics inject freon into the system and then inject dye to make the freon movement visible under UV lights. Meanwhile, nitrogen is an inert gas that is a much greener alternative to freon and UV dyes.
How To Tell If Your Car Air Conditioner Is Leaking
Some of the symptoms of a leaking car airconditioner include:
- Inconsistent air temperature
- Weak airflow or warm air coming from the vents
- Compressor won’t kick on, leaving the air un-cooled
- A strange or sweet smell when driving your car
- Constantly having to regas the system
If you’ve noticed any of the above issues or anything strange/out of the ordinary with your car’s air conditioner, it’s time to have it looked at by a professional. If left unchecked, this relatively simple-to-fix issue may cause damage to your AC compressor and other AC components, leading to a more expensive problem.
To learn more, check out our blog titled How to tell if your car aircon needs a regas.
Need Your Air Conditioner Looked At?
Is your air conditioning system not as cold as it used to be or require continual refrigerant top ups? The team at Australian Mechanical in Enoggera can quickly and cost effectively find and patch car aircon leaks to get you back to being comfortable in your car – without hurting the environment!
If you would like to book your vehicle in for an air conditioning leak test, call our friendly team on 07 3356 1538.
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