Labour rates

Our posted labour rate is $90.00 per hour for invoices totalling 8 hours or less, and $75.00 per additional hour. Hotrod Hoses uses industry standard labour guides as reference for estimate labour times. Itemised invoices are always provided for customer approval before the commencement of any repairs.

Emergency / out of hours surcharges

Our labour rate if called to a vehicle outside our normal operating hours, which are 7.30am to 5.00pm Monday –Friday and 8am – 1pm Saturday is charged at $135.00 per hour. Which excludes any other additional fees from our suppliers. This fee also applies to any major holidays.

Minimum call out diagnostic fees

Hotrod Hoses charge a minimum of $90.00 call out fee for all jobs within the areas listed in the “Areas we cover” page. This includes the first 20 minutes of diagnostics and quoting (any parts, materials and refrigerant used incur an additional cost). We do offer our services to areas further afield and these will be quoted upon individually.

Supplements to estimates

This doesn’t always happen, but occasionally because at the time of diagnosis/ quoting we don’t take apart the entire vehicle some additional damage or unforeseen repairs may not always be apparent. Before commencing any work which will incur extra costs to the customer, Hotrod Hoses shall notify the customer for approval.

Air conditioning service charge

Hotrod Hoses charges $265.00 for an air conditioning service including callout fee in the “Areas we cover”. This excludes any additional parts (i.e. receiver/dryer,accumulator, cabin filter, orifice valve etc).

This includes the following,

#Full system evaluation and report pre and post repairs

#Reclaim any remaining refrigerant and dispose of according to Arctick guidelines

#Pressure test system with pure dry nitrogen

#Inject fluorescent leak detection dye to assist in future diagnostic’s

#Measure any oil removed during the reclaiming process and top up as needed

#Clean any debris from the condenser and radiator

#Disinfect evaporator and air ducting

#Vaccum system for a minimum of 30 minutes

#Fill system with the amount of pure new r134a refrigerant outlined by the vehicles manufacturer

#This also includes any government charges and levies

Please note, this is for vehicles containing up to 1000 grams of r134a refrigerant. Dual systems, commercial vehicles and hybrids may incur additional charges.

R12 to r134a retrofit

Hotrod Hoses will update your older vehicle's refrigerant from R12 to R134a, making your system cost-effective, colder and environmentally friendly. This service starts at $400.00 including callout fee in the “Areas we cover”. This excludes any additional parts (i.e. receiver/dryer, accumulator, condenser, orifice valve etc).

This includes the following

#Full system evaluation and report pre and post repairs

#Inspect suitability of the condenser and thermostatic expansion valve (or orifice tube) for r134a and advise on upgrades if necessary

#Reclaim any remaining refrigerant and dispose of according to Arctick guidelines

#Permanently fit r12 to r134a charge port adapters

#Remove air conditioning compressor and drain out any remaining refrigerant oil

#Flush out air conditioning hoses, condenser and evaporator to remove any remaining oil

#Replace receiver/dryer or accumulator

#Fit new o’ rings

#Pressure test system with pure dry nitrogen

#Inject fluorescent leak detection dye to assist in future diagnostic’s

#Refill air conditioning system with the manufacturers specified amount of r134a compatible refrigerant oil

#Clean any debris from the condenser and radiator

#Disinfect evaporator and air ducting

#Vacuum system for a minimum of 30 minutes

#Fill system with the amount of pure new r134a refrigerant outlined by the vehicles manufacturer

#This also includes any government charges and levies

Please note, this is for vehicles containing up to 1000 grams of r134a refrigerant. Dual systems and commercial vehicles may incur additional charges.

It as Hotrod Hoses discretion to transport the vehicle back to our workshop for repairs. This is sometimes deemed necessary because of the complexity of the work that needs to be carried out. The customer will be advised beforehand.
Trade and commercial companies are welcome, please contact us for your pricing
Cash, credit card or bank transfer is the only types of payment we accept. Mobile credit card facilities are available, this is charged at 2% per tap, insert or swipe for Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit or debit cards .