Did you know that manufacturers recommend checking your Climate Control Air Conditioning systems every two years to help keep your family cool? This usually means evacuating the refrigerant gas, replacing the lubricating oil, and carrying out a system leak test.

Over time the air conditioning gases escape causing the engine to vibrate, piping to move and rubber rings to expand and contract, resulting in leakage. This worsens if the air-con is not used during the winter months as with no oil passing through the system, the small rubber “O” ring seals can dry out resulting in increased leakage and a gradual deterioration in performance.

See the latest AutoFacts video to learn how your car’s air conditioning system works.

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 a Repco Authorised Service $99 car air conditioning service today*.

Did you know the state of your air conditioning system doesn’t just impact the temperature of your car?  If you are experiencing bad smells coming from the air ventilation system, this may be caused by a build-up of bacteria. As your car ages, or when the air conditioning systems are used infrequently, bacteria, micro-organisms, mould and fungus start growing behind the dash panel on the evaporator causing some very unpleasant odours which can be harmful to your family.  Thankfully, it’s good to know that cleaning your system is an easy and inexpensive process at your local Repco Authorised Service Centre.

You can also find out more about air conditioning systems here

It is fair to say that the Ford Territory and Falcon are two of the most popular vehicles on Australian roads.  Both of these models are prone to high rates of wear in some rear suspension components, such as the rear differential bushing.  This is particularly apparent on vehicles that have travelled high kilometres, have high horsepower or vehicles towing loads regularly.

A tell-tale sign that this bushing is no longer performing as intended is hearing a clunking noise or feeling a jolt under acceleration or when shifting gears from drive to reverse.  The primary function of the rear differential bushing is to provide smooth and quiet transfer of power from the engine to the rear wheels of your vehicle under acceleration.

Should this issue go unresolved it may result in excessive wear on surrounding drive train and suspension components so it is wise and economical to act swiftly should you be experiencing any of these symptoms.

Your local Repco Authorised Service Centre is experienced in diagnosing and fixing this problem. We can replace your worn rubber differential bushing with a highly durable Nolathane differential bushing specifically designed and manufactured to address this problem and return your vehicle back to its optimum performance.

So, if clunking goes with your Territory  or Falcon, call us today.

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We should point out that we aren’t having a go at your musical preferences, but rather your shock absorbers. If you have worn shock absorbers on your car, not only will you be rocking and rolling around corners, but possibly reducing your stopping distance by as much as 2.6 metres which can be incredibly dangerous for everyone on the road.

Most people don’t know that the primary role of shockers is to keep your tyres in constant contact with the road surface. That is why Repco Authorised Service members are part of the Monroe Safety Specialist program, to help educate and keep motorists safe. View our Auto Facts Video to learn more.

As a Monroe Safety Specialist close to 360 Repco Authorised Service Centres across Australia can offer customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your independent mechanical workshop is partnering with one of the biggest names in the business.

Our fully trained technicians can test all of your steering and suspension systems and advise you on the right shockers for your driving conditions and needs. Learn more about shock absorbers here.

So call your local Repco Authorised Service centre today and make sure the only rock and roll in your car is coming from the sound system!