Car air conditioning pipe & condenser repairs
Air conditioning pipe repair
Over time, aluminium air conditioning pipes can deteriorate and get holes and splits in them. This is usually due to vibration from the vehicle causing pipes to rub against something and wearing a hole in them. Most of the time this damage occurs where the pipes are clamped to the car, making detection of splits and cracks difficult without using a leak detecting dye on the system.
With the cost of some air conditioning pipes in excess of £150, why not see if we can repair it? Most single weld repairs cost around £20 and will transform the damaged section back to an 'as new' state. Obviously not all pipes can be repaired, but we're happy to have a go at any pipe. Generally if there is a lot of pitting/corrosion along the length of the pipe, then it's for the bin, as welding up one hole usually leads to another appearing somewhere else when the pipe is pressurised.
We also offer a fast mail order service, repairing and dispatching pipes on the day of receipt.
Please note that we can only repair the aluminium sections of pipes and cannot fix rubber sections. Pipes will also need removing from the car before delivery to us!
It is sometimes possible to repair condensers / radiators. Although they are fairly cheap to buy new, some units are now obsolete meaning a repair is the only way forward. We have found the most reliable way to repair condensers is to completely remove the damaged core(s), and weld up the ends. As long as there is only 1 or 2 damaged cores, there is little or no ill effect on the operation of the condenser. If more than 2 cores are damaged, a replacement condenser is usually required. Again, we offer a mail order service for condensers.