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Get your vehicle heating and foggy windows sorted

CoolCar can fix your vehicle heating, demisting and defogging issues so you can be safe and cosy on the road.No-one needs to drive to work freezing or overwhelmed by windows fogging up or demisting not working. All it takes is a visit to your local CoolCar centre.CoolCar staff are highly trained in all things heating including auto heating repairs and service. We have autoelectrical and air-conditioning expertise. We have the tools and specialised equipment to diagnose and repair any car h...

June 8, 2024

Heating or aircon not working properly? We’ll get it sorted.

With the weather chopping and changing from hot to cold, get in touch now to get your aircon & vehicle heating checked, serviced, or repaired. Cars, choppers, boats, caravans, farm equipment – you name it we do it. We also provide autoelectrical services at selected branches.Courtesy cars available by arrangement – cheap and cheerful but better than a bus! Talk to us about our mobile service for trucks, tractors, and heavy equipment – by arrangement.Five centres: Waikato: Hamilto...

May 12, 2024

Did You Know That Re-Gassing Your Vehicle as a 'Quick Fix' is Illegal?

Re-gassing your vehicle, without first having the leak repaired, is merely a temporary fix. Hence, it is CoolCar’s policy to accurately diagnose the vehicle and repair the fault, before we re-gas it. Modern-day vehicles are designed like a vacuum, in order to cycle the same refrigerant over and over, until a fault or leak occurs so that harmful refrigerant cannot enter the environment. If your vehicle’s air-conditioning system is faulty, and you suspect that it is low on refrigerant, or requ...

November 24, 2023

Keep Cool on the Road These Holidays

Get in quick to book your vehicle aircon evaluation, repairs or service so you’re ready to hit the road this summer. Courtesy cars by arrangement when available.Auto electrical services: Our auto electrical specialists have the expertise to sort all your auto electrical issues. Including engine overheating issues, starters, batteries, alternators, taillghts, windscreen wiper issues, radio installation, central locking and much more.Vehicle types: We cover all vehicles – cars, carav...

October 23, 2023

For Sale: Purpose Built Hunting Landcruiser

This purpose-built hunting vehicle (pictured) is for sale! Modified FJ45 Land Cruiser with a 9,000lb Warn winch and compressed air. It runs a 1UZ V8 and H55J five-speed gearbox running 3.7 ratio diffs. Air-conditioning and heater. Personalised license plate NOT included. Contact Rodney 021 745 031.The vehicle has a long-wheelbase cab on a short-wheelbase chassis. Compressor-driven 4WD shift and 100-litre fuel tank in the back. Running two batteries. Runs eight spotlights including two in the bac...

October 23, 2023

Beware of Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons in your vehicle air-conditioning system are dangerous, with fires a real risk.We say – don’t go there. Should anyone propose using a ‘green’ or ‘environmentally friendly’ refrigerant that isn’t the approved refrigerant for your car –– be very concerned.The approved refrigerants are Freon R12, R134a or R1234yf.If you are told the refrigerant being used is a hydrocarbon, more efficient than the proper stuff or just cheaper, be on guard and ask if it is one of the app...

October 7, 2022

We’ll Keep You Safe And Warm!

Talk to us today for all your vehicle heating and air conditioning needs. We have five CoolCar centres – four in Auckland and one in Hamilton.Please phone ahead to make a booking so we can provide you with the best service. Phone 0508 COOLCAR (0508 266 5227) or go to the Centres section of this website for the contacts for our individual centres.CoolCar North Shore and Hamilton also offer a field service by appointment throughout greater Auckland and Waikato for vehicle refrigeration...

July 5, 2021

Mobile Air-con, Refrigeration & Heating Service Open – For Essential Vehicles

CoolCar are providing a mobile service offering truck and van refrigeration, and vehicle air-conditioning and heating services for vehicles used in essential services only. We are able to provide these services for food transportation, primary industries vehicles, emergency services and other services classified as essential by the Government. We cover cars trucks, tractors and heavy equipment. By appointment only. Physical distancing and hygiene practices will be followed for your safety and th...

March 22, 2021

R744/CO2 Comes to CoolCar Hamilton

Mercedes has elected to use C02 as a refrigerant due to its relatively low-GWP (global warming potential).  Compared with some other refrigerants, CO2 has a GWP of 1 (being the baseline for CO2 equivalent measurement). The typical refrigerant R134a, used for 25 years in cars, has a GWP of 1400.  International accords are driving the change to low GWP refrigerants in all applications; cars, domestic and commercial air-conditioning, and refrigeration. The air-conditioning system in the t...

March 11, 2021

Mobile Air Conditioning Service

Did you know CoolCar has mobile workshops that can come out to you when you’re machinery is too big to come to us? We look after all AC requirements for diggers, trucks, cranes, tractors, excavators, trains, and all heavy vehicles – Auckland and Waikato-wide.Whether your issue is poor airflow, the AC system is blowing but not cold, or runs cold for the first 10-156 minutes, our field service vehicles come to you.  Our mobile workshops are fully equipped to diagnose air-conditioning faul...

October 21, 2020

A Day in the Life of a CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centre

Typically, when thinking of car air-conditioning, our customer’s minds go straight to a re-gas as the solution.  There’s no re-gas in sight with the work that’s on at CoolCar Air-Conditioning Hamilton.  Here’s an outline of the vehicles in the workshop today.Firstly, there is the 1978 Chrysler Valiant.  The system is low on refrigerant but before re-gassing we need to find and fix the leak.  In this case, the system is leaking from the compressor which on this occasio...

August 12, 2020

Wedding Photo Contest Winner!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our wedding photo competition. The winner is Nikita Naea with this stunning photo from her wedding, also featuring the couple’s much-loved pride and joy on four wheels!...

April 1, 2020

Aircon Restorations And After Factory Aircon & Heating Fits

CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centre Hamilton specialise in air-conditioning and heating installation and restoration in classics and all other vehicles. See us for all your custom-built AC requirements.Owner Rodney Smith was involved in air conditioning  installation when it was a new concept for vehicles in New Zealand. Our technicians are skilled in system design, manufacture and installation required to add or reinstate air-conditioning and/or heating to any vehicle. We have a well-equipped ...

March 7, 2020

We Have A Winner!

The winner of our Facebook dog photo contest is Alie Marshall with this awesome pic of her gorgeous dogs. We had so many wonderful entries – we encourage you to go take a look on our Facebook page at @CoolCarAirConditioningCentre...

February 20, 2020

Win a $60 Harvey Norman Voucher!

Post your favourite pic of your dog or dogs with your vehicle on our CoolCar Air-Conditioning Facebook page to go in the draw to win a $60 Harvey Norman voucher. Be creative! Let us know the pastimes you love to do with them. Frisbee, river swimming, beach walking, ball throwing? Also, let us know if your dog has a job or a special trick.As part of your entry, please like and share the post on our Facebook page, and keep your licence plate out of the pic!  Entries close 10pm,...

February 9, 2020

Awesome Winning Photo! 4WD Style

We’ve been thrilled with the entries we received for our recent Facebook 4WD competition. People submitted their favourite pics of their 4WD and what they love to do with their vehicle. Fun activities include off-roading, camping, towing the boat, scenic drives and surf trips. All the pics prove what a great country we have and how awesome it is to get out and about.  One entrant wrote what he loved using his 4WD for: “Taking the road least travelled and seeing the country”. We couldn...

January 27, 2020

CoolCar Competition Rules

We regularly run competitions because we love to engage with our customers in a fun way. We often hold photo contests on our Facebook pages and are really pleased these provide a lot of entertainment. The creativity and thought people put into entries is awesome! Please read our conditions of entry here:In entering our competitions, please:never include the licence plate or other registration details of any vehicles in your photosmake sure you have the full informed consent of any people in the ...

January 26, 2020

You Might Need More Than A Regas

Customers often ring around getting pricing for a re-gas.We are reluctant to give pricing without seeing the vehicle first as we don’t know what we are dealing with until then and offer a vehicle inspection.We explain that the vehicle will need to be inspected and that if low refrigerant is the issue the leak would need to be found and priced for repairs. Often the customer will enquire that if it was just a re-gas how much would it be?Today we had such a customer, but she was persuaded to bri...

November 13, 2019

CRUZ Roof Racks at CoolCar North Shore!

CoolCar North Shore are delighted to join the NZ installers of Cruz roof racks, roof bars and accessories.For more information and vehicle specific pricing, check out the link below or call in to see usCRUZBER SA – Manufacturer since 1963 of roof racks, roof bars and accessoriesCRUZBER SA is one of the leading manufacturers of roof racks and roof bars in the European market with a complete range of solutions for passenger cars, offroad vehicles and commercial vans. Its headquarters and central...

November 7, 2019

Light Truck And Van Refrigeration

CoolCar offer light truck and van refrigeration services at some centres.There CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centres are specialists in these services ─ Manukau, East Tamaki and Hamilton.This is in addition to the centres’ usual services, including vehicle air-conditioning and heating for all types of vehicles.“If you suspect your truck or van has an issue with the refrigeration, the best thing to do is to immediately make a booking with one of these three centres, where our...

February 10, 2019

For Classic Car Enthusiasts

As you would expect, putting air-conditioning in classic cars presents different complexities to modern cars.This Ford Mustang Fastback 1966 had been retrofitted with Ford Mustang AC during its life but a lot of the components were missing.First, we polished and fitted a stainless air-conditioning compressor and power steering mount. We polished a compressor to match and built a condenser and mount to suit. Our next step was to re-hose the whole car for air-conditioning.A new power steering pump...

November 28, 2018

Top Tips For Your Air-Conditioning

Here we share top tips to keep your air-conditioning system healthy.Keep the air-conditioning running:Keep your air-conditioning system turned on throughout the year to keep the seals and hoses supple.Put your windows upIf your air-conditioning is working properly there should be no need to open the windows, other than to dump the worst of the heat if your car has been parked in the sun.  Once you’re going, keeping the windows closed will ensure a constant, cool temperature.Get regular servi...

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