About Us

CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centres are industry-leading vehicle air-conditioning and heating professionals.  We pride ourselves on following industry best practice, being actively involved in industry developments, and ensuring our staff have up-to-date training.

We give long-term value for money rather than a quick fix that could lead to costly repairs later. We believe the only way to fix air-conditioning, car heaters and engine cooling systems, is to fix it properly.

Industry links

All CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centres are members of the Motor Trade Association (MTA) – New Zealand’s largest body of automotive dealers, repairers and retailers. As MTA repairers, we promise to provide superior service, stand by our work and follow the MTA code of ethics.

We are members of VASA Automotive Air-Conditioning, Electrical and Cooling Technicians of Australasia. As VASA members, we are recognised as professional workplaces in which our technicians follow best practice in maintaining and repairing vehicles. We follow the VASA customer code of service and VASA code of ethics.

The environment

CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centres are committed to doing the best for the environment. As all air-conditioning systems have refrigerant, we ensure refrigerant is not lost to the atmosphere during servicing. We follow international best practice for safely installing, servicing and decommissioning vehicle air-conditioning. Our advocacy has helped to make it an offence to vent refrigerants used in the automotive air-conditioning industry.

When an air-conditioning system is leaking, a cheap and quick fix is to ‘top it up’ with refrigerant (known as a re-gas). At CoolCar, we don’t re-gas underperforming air-conditioning systems, as refrigerant escapes through leaks into the atmosphere. It is also not the best approach for the long-term performance of your air-conditioning system. We recommend you get the real cause of the problem addressed, with proper repairs and replacement parts fitted. This saves you money in the long term, as well as being better for the environment.  Don’t forget, it’s now against the law for someone to top up or re-gas your leaking air-conditioning without fixing the leak first.

Customer contact

At CoolCar, we believe our customers deserve to understand how your air-conditioning works. You’ll find information on this website about how to get the best from your vehicle air-conditioning and heater systems. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to come into one of our centres. We’ll be happy to talk.

How we came to life

CoolCar air-conditioning service centres began in Auckland in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Originally known as The Auto Air Centre, with a number of centres in Auckland, we changed our name to CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centre in the year 2000. This was to reflect our commitment to staying up to date with the latest innovations. The name also pays homage to a pioneering business of the same name which operated until the early 1990s, where many of the current CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centre owners learned their air-conditioning skills.  These guys cut their teeth doing air-conditioning when it was necessary to cut the firewall to install the evaporator and heater box they’d made themselves!  They really understand how and why it works.  Since then they’ve stayed up to date and are regular attendees at auto electrical, auto air-conditioning and engine cooling system training events which supplements the exposure our workshops have to air-conditioning systems in all makes and models from restoring Cadillac’s AC, to warranty work for new car dealerships. Three business owners are past or present representatives on the MTA Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation sub-committee which is amalgamating with other automotive sub-specialities to become the newly formed automotive technology committee in recognition of the increasingly complex, integrated and electronic regulation of motor vehicles.  Catherine from Hamilton represents NZ interests on the VASA Board of Directors.

Focus on excellence

The founding CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centres own CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centres Ltd. This parent company supports our centres in focusing on best practice, and remaining up to date with innovations and standards in the industry.

CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centres Ltd works to:

  • develop the CoolCar air-conditioning businesses as centres of excellence for customers
  • provide expertise and systems to continually enhance the performance of the centres
  • provide technical support and mentoring for each other for maximum customer benefit with diagnosing the most difficult faults encountered
  • develop preferred supplier relationships to benefit customers.

To find out more about our centres and why you should choose a CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centre see our individual centre webpages on this website.

Many of our customers have become life-long friends!