How much is it to re-gas my air conditioning system?
The price depends a lot on the make and model of the vehicle. The basic price is between $135.00 and $185.00.
What is the problem when my air conditioner is not working anymore?
The reason for this could be a range of things from having no refrigerant in the system to an electrical fault. For a professional diagnosis, go to Radiators Plus and get your vehicle serviced.
I had some work done to my vehicles motor. I had been involved in an accident and the air conditioning system needs re-charging. What is involved and can I make an appointment to have it repaired?
No problem, we start by fully nitrogen testing your system for leaks, this is when repairs are undertaken. If ok we then fit new dryer/accumulator (filter), test for leakage and then the system is ready for re-charging.
My vehicle’s aluminium lines and rubber hoses are cracked or damaged, what should I do?
Radiators Plus can replicate any rubber hose and TIG weld in fittings to suit including running full alloy lines.
My car is quite old and my air conditioning system is not working anymore, what should I do?
Your car may need to be “Retrofitted” so the system will accept the new R134A refrigerant. This is quite involved and can be a very complex process. Ring Radiators Plus to discuss the best option.
Do you replace the cabin filter?
These can be one of the most overlooked items in the air conditioning system. Radiators Plus can check, possibly clean or replace dirty cabin filters.
Do I really need to put a new receiver/dryer (filter) on my vehicle?
Yes, for starters, it is against regulations not to replace the receiver/dryer filter. It should be changed at every service. Secondly, you wouldn’t change your engine oil without changing the oil filter.
How often should I run my air conditioning?
You should run the air conditioning system at least for a few minutes once a week to keep seals and orings from drying out. Run in the winter months on the hot setting to regularly demist windows.
I have water coming from the engine somewhere.
See if you can see where the leak is. If you can’t then ring Radiators Plus for advice. Vehicle may have to be towed to us for a pressure test to determine where the leak is.
Do you sell new radiators and do you fit them?
Yes we do, please ring for a quote. We also install, pressure test and fully flush your cooling system.
I think my plastic tank has a split in it, can you repair it?
We do not repair your plastic tank but replace with a new plastic tank if the radiator is in good order. While the tank has been removed we cleanout and flow test your radiator.
Can you make new tanks for my old radiator?
Radiators Plus can re-manufacture new tanks for your old radiator. We also have a large selection of old school tanks and sidebands.
I need a radiator suitable to cool my custom car that I have built?
Radiators Plus will ask you a bunch of questions, from what is your preference, brass/copper or full aluminium, do you need thermo fans or are you using the original fan, estimated HP and where is it to be driven, street, drags or circuit, etc.
Do you do truck radiators?
We specialise in truck radiators from replacing with complete assemblies to re-coring etc.
Do you have the facilities to handle big radiators?
Radiators Plus have the lifting apparatus to handle the biggest of radiators. with a full custom truck jig.
I have a badly rusted steel bottom tank out of an industrial radiator, can you help?
Radiators Plus can replicate your steel tank and weld in original oil coolers and fittings, no problem.
Do you replace hoses and water pumps etc.?
Radiators plus replace hoses, some water pumps, new clamps and thermostats.
Do you sell coolant?
Radiators Plus only use quality OAT’s brand coolants from leading manufactures. With new vehicles or vehicles less than 5 years old we use original coolants.
Will Electrolysis cause a radiator to leak?
Electrolysis is caused by faulty earths in the engine bay. Maybe some motor works had been performed and the all important earth strap or straps had not been re-installed. Can also be by a mixture of coolants which is also not helped by a faulty earth. Aluminium radiators are especially susceptible to stray current. Call Radiators Plus so we can check for Stray Current.
What should I do if my oil cooler is leaking?
Radiators Plus can repair most oil coolers. Radiators Plus can source quality aftermarket oil coolers, both bar and plate or tube and fin. Radiators Plus also build some types of oil coolers depending on the application.
What should I do if my truck radiator has a leaking gasket?
We can fully service truck radiators. We strip down truck radiators replacing gaskets and nuts and bolts, checking tanks for straightness and even having them sandblasted. If the truck radiator is faulty in the core we will quote on a new quality Australian core.
Do you do custom radiators?
Radiators Plus “boutique radiator “side of the business is Custom Alloy Radiators made to measure. We are one of the only Radiators Shops in Tasmania that completely make a designer radiator from scratch. We use quality Australian made alloy cores, namely PWR. We design tanks to suit, sidebands, brackets for pusher or puller fans, flanged inlet and outlet fittings with quality billet filler necks and bosses. We will make a radiator for absolutely anything from bikes, street machines and rods.
Can you repair intercoolers?
We can repair or recore intercoolers. Radiators Plus will make and install intercoolers including Tig welding there own tubing and using silicone hose joiners in all systems. Sports cars, race cars, 4WD’s a speciality.
Are you experienced?
Andrew and my employee have had over 40 years experience in the radiator industry, from manufacturing, repairing, sales and marketing to owning and running Radiators Plus.
Here Radiators Plus, we have everything ready for you and your vehicle.