Car Air Conditioning Service

Cool Tip! Air conditioning systems have hoses that can dry out and crack when not being used. This leads to refrigerant leak and poor performance. To prevent this happening, run your AC a few times during winter to help keep the system lubricated.Car air conditioners not only keep you cool during summer, they can also remove humidity from the cabin which can be handy in the winter to counteract a foggy windscreen.

View our Air conditioning AutoFacts video to learn more.

When you visit your local Repco Authorised Service centre, trained mechanics will perform a series of checks, balances, repairs and replacements to get your air conditioner in top condition.

Commonly asked questions about car air conditioning systems:

How does my car's air conditioning system work?

What can go wrong with my car's air conditioning system?

How much should a car air conditioning service cost?

The price of an air conditioning service can vary. Repco Authorised Service offers a car air conditioning service starting from $149*, excluding parts and gas. If additional repairs are required a workshop will be able to provide you with a quote prior to moving forward.

How long will a car air conditioning service last?

The general rule is that if the car air conditioning system is well maintained to begin with, the benefits and advantages that come with a comprehensive service performed by a suitably qualified and certified technician should last at least until the next service or about two years time.

What's the difference between a car air conditoning service and a regas?


If your car air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, needs a regas, or you haven’t had it serviced for a long time, now is your moment. Go ahead, book today a Repco Authorised Service fromcar air conditioning servicefrom just $149* plus parts and gas.

*Price may vary depending on vehicle type and workshop location.

What happens in a car air conditioning service?

  • 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

What's that smell?

Dealing with a nasty smell coming from your vents? This is caused by a build up of bacteria that can cause health issues. A Prostream Mist treatment will kill the bacteria and that smell! Learn more here.

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 applauds 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.

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Trust, knowledge and expertise

Independently owned and operated, Repco Authorised Service is a trusted name in car servicing. You can be assured that all service centre’s trading under the Repco Authorised Service brand are trained to the highest level, so they can offer the best quality service and advice. Every service centre working on car air conditioning systems has a refrigerant handling licence. This knowledge and expertise is also backed by the Repco Authorised Servicenationwide warranty.

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