Car Air Conditioning Service

A Repco car air conditioning service will ensure you and your car can keep your cool.

Your car's air conditioner is not always fully serviced in a 'standard' or log book service. So if you find it is working inefficiently, it might be time to book it in for an air conditioning service.

A regular vehicle service will check for obvious faults which may be associated with the air conditioning system. Anything beyond this high level inspection then requires a full air conditioning service.

What is included in a car air conditioning service?

Your local Repco Authorised Service mechanic will happily explain what is involved for your car's air conditioner service but here is a guide of what to expect;

  • Inspection of drive belts and pulleys
  • Check operation of valves and thermostats
  • Inspection of hoses and components
  • Evacuate system and recover refrigerant (weigh amount and record)
  • Add required amount of refrigerant oil
  • Charge system with recommended refrigerant type and capacity (if required)
  • Condenser temperature check
  • Suction line temperature reading
  • Leak test system lines and components with an electronic leak detector
  • Run vehicle to check air vent temperature and report

Addtional or optional extra service requirements;

Different cars may also have specific service requirements that are unique to the make of car or the particular model and there are optional service elements you may wish to request;

  • Deodorize and sanitize system*
  • Cleaning of condenser or radiator fins
  • Any additional dismantling of other vehicle components in order to gain access
  • Adjustment or replacement of of drive belts and pulleys (may require component dismantling)
  • Replacement of any valves, hoses, thermostats or other components as may be nessecary
  • Replacement of receiver drier filter if required
  • Any additional or advanced diagnostic testing 

* It is strongly recommended to thoroughly sanitize the cabin air ventilation system, using commercial grade steam cleaning equipment (as opposed to a simple vent spray). This help to ensure the removal of harmful mould, bacteria and mildew that can build up in the vent and condenser cavities.


In Australia anyone working on automotive air conditioning systems in must have a refrigerant handling licence. Every workshop must display their trading authorisation and refrigerant handling licences at all times.

Basic air conditioner checks

During a standard service you would expect the following to be checked;

  • The drive belt tension
  • Visible signs of refrigerant oil stains around the compressor, hoses, pipes or fittings.
  • Loose or faulty compressor or equipment mounting brackets

But as you can see above a full airconditioner service is much more extensive than this and imperative to ensuring the health of your car and the quality of the air you breathe so go ahead and book in a Repco Authorised Service $99 air conditioning service* today.

*excludes gas & parts. 

Protecting The Environment

Refrigerant gas is extremely damaging to the ozone layer and any gas that is irresponsibly released into the atmosphere harms the environment and contributes to global warming. By law, all refrigerant gas must be recycled and Repco Authorised Service applaudes the work and efforts of bodies such as Refrigerant Reclaim Australia and who help to ensure refrigerant gas is recycled or if contaminated, destroyed using specific methods.

Find a Repco Authorised Air Conditioning Service Centre

The following Repco Authorised Service centres can provide expert car air-conditioning service or regas.


02 6332 1594 / 02 6332 5323 CALL US
02 9557 4000 CALL US
McDougall Hill Singleton
02 6574 6971 CALL US
02 4227 2225 / 02 42261800 CALL US
North Rockhampton
07 4922 5923 CALL US
North Rockhampton
0749265600 CALL US
Salisbury Plain
08 8283 0211 CALL US
Golden Square Bendigo
03 5442 2226 CALL US
North Fitzroy
03 9481 6948 CALL US
Sunshine North
03 9367 2033 CALL US