Vehicle air conditioning is an absolute necessity in the Australian climate.
Chandos Auto’s are licensed Automotive Air-conditioning Specialists with over 15 years experience.
We offer air-conditioning re-gas, repair & conversion for all vehicle makes and models at highly competitive prices. We repair or supply and fit compressors, condensers, receiver driers (a.k.a accumulators) and TX valves for a wide range of vehicle makes and models.
In 1989, the Australian Government restricted the use of refrigerant R12 under the Ozone Protection Act, thus requiring replacement of the use of R12 with the environmentally friendly R134a gas. Recent legislative changes have broadened the original ozone depletion protection (ODP) to cover synthetic greenhouse gases including Fluorocarbon (HFCs) refrigerants such as R134a. Because R134a is a restricted substance under the new Commonwealth legislation only trained, licensed technicians can purchase, handle and sell it.
We strongly recommend R12 to R134a conversion (retro-fitting) for older vehicles conditioned to use the R12 gas, as R12 gas is no longer available to consumers.
Chandos Auto’s has the necessary licenses, technical expertise and equipment to handle restricted refrigerants. Speedie quickly and efficiently diagnose faulty or leaky air-conditioning systems to minimise environmental effects. We routinely use Fluoro-Chek glo dye in R134a gas to detect leaks and protect the environment.
We also supply Solpower SP-Auto, the latest improvement in automotive airconditioning gases. SP-Auto contains the standard R134a, UV leak detector dye and additional performance enhancements that allow the gas to last longer and cool your car faster; ideal for high ambient temperature environments. SP-Auto is compatible with all air-con systems conditioned to use R134a.
We recommend that at anytime any part of the air-conditioning system is changed or serviced, the receiver-drier or accumulator should be replaced too to prevent corrosion and moisture in the aircon system (moisture combines with the refrigerant to form hydrochloric acid which is extremely corrosive to metal components and can damage other parts of the system).
So trust the guys at Chandos Auto’s to check & re-gas your air-conditioning unit & stay cool every summer without adversely affecting the environment.
Air Conditioning Service (why and when)
Whilst the modern automotive car air conditioning system is both efficient and reliable, it is a mechanical system, which requires periodical servicing and maintenance in order to maintain its performance. Vehicle manufacturers recommend an annual service to maintain the efficiency of the system and ensure the reliable running of the vehicle.
Most car owners and many service centres, do not appreciate that if a car air conditioning system is not correctly maintained on a regular basis, there is a risk of system damage or even a complete vehicle breakdown.
Air conditioning systems contain potentially harmful CFC or HFC gases under very high pressures. Exposure to the refrigerant can cause cold burns and blindness.
The only safe way to maintain your system is through an annual service by a vehicle air conditioning technician using specialised equipment. Chandos Auto’s is fully equipped with the very latest state of the art vehicle air conditioning system servicing equipment and our technicians have undergone extensive specialised training.
Our Car Air Conditioning Service checklist:
- Identify the type of gas in the system
- Recover all refrigerant from the system
- Remove and replace the receiver/dryer unit if necessary
- Check condition of the compressor and condenser unit
- Check condition of all hoses and wiring harnesses
- Pressure test the system
- Vacuum system for a minimum of 30 minutes
- Recharge with R134A refrigerant
- Fluro dye and oil Leak test all components
- Carry out pressure and temperature test System
- We repair and service compressors
- Repair and modify – All Hoses and Pipes including ( aluminium / brass / copper / steel ).
- Eliminate bad odours from your air conditioner
- Repair climate control systems
Air conditioning Repairs and Conversions
- Convert Pre 1994 vehicles from old CFC R12 gas to New R134a gas
- Diagnose and Repair all air conditioning problems
- Repair climate control systems
- Eliminate bad odors from your air conditioner
Air Conditioning Installations
We install new units to all types of vehicles and only use quality systems at an affordable price.
We install new and reconditioned compressors with full warranty
We repair and service compressors
Hose & Pipes
We manufacture, repair and modify – All Hoses and Pipes including (aluminum / brass / copper / steel).
We can provide a solution to suit any custom job that is required.
We are based in Cheltenham, but we are not limited to just one place and offer car service and repairs for residents of Beaumaris, Black Rock, Sandringham, Highett and the surrounding areas. Call us on 03 9584 3232 to booking.