Using the wrong A/C compressor oil is one of the biggest causes of compressor failure. To maintain customer satisfaction, an in depth knowledge of oils and their composition is necessary. The primary function of oil in the A/C system is to lubricate and control friction in the moving parts such as the compressor and TX valve. Oil also helps to maintain the integrity of seals and gaskets, lets heat escape from the compressor and controls corrosion. In this article we shine the spotlight on the different oils used in vehicle air conditioning systems and help you avoid common faults.
The mighty drier, not the most complex part of the A/C system, but extremely important to keep the system running at optimum performance. When you search the Highgate Air website for driers, you will find 941 results to suit all imaginable cars, trucks, mining and agricultural vehicles. This essential component can often be overlooked, but it’s important to change driers regularly. In this article, we explain why.
It is critical to install hose fittings correctly, if leaks and other problems are to be prevented. While these components are designed to withstand the intense stress of heat, pressure and vibration, they will eventually wear to the point of requiring repair or replacement. We cover the latest equipment you can use to easily and effectively repair hoses, saving you time and re-work in the future.