Regas your car aircon in Altrincham

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Is your aircon not blowing cold air? Is your car damp, or are your windows steaming up? Don't worry - you most likely need a car aircon regas, and our Altrincham Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Altrincham (37 found)
BHP Mobile Tuning & Repairs
1158 Jobs Completed
Sale
4.6 / 5

Welcome to BHP Tuning & Repairs BHP Tuning and repairs is the only number you will need for any of your vehicle needs. We offer All vehicle repairs to all makes

S Garages Ltd
348 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.3 / 5

S Garages Ltd is a local vehicle servicing and repair centre serving customers in Sharston Industrial Estate for the past 13 years. If your van or car needs services or e

Altrincham Service Centre
11 Job Completed
Altrincham
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that can repair and service all makes and models including Audi, BMW, Ford and VW. We understand the need for trust and reliability and that

Autocare Mobile
2 Job Completed
Altrincham
4.0 / 5

"car,bike,light commercial servicing,maintenance,diagnostics,remapping,tuning,welding etc,all carried out at home or work,we are skilled professionals with 35 years exper

Vagworks
Member since 06 August 2020
Gorton

We are a registered VW / Audi independent specialist. We specialise mainly in the coding / software side of vehicles. Anything from retrofitting new functionality to cali

Citroen Manchester South
Member since 04 November 2013
Sale

"Here at Citroen Manchester South you will find our friendly staff are committed to providing the best customer service, such as MOT, value service, tyres and exhaust rep

B.I. Appleton Ltd
Member since 11 April 2011
Manchester

"In 1939 Basil Appleton started his own business repairing cars and charging accumulator batteries, which were used to power wireless radios. His workshop was a rickety o

Arnold Clark (Altrincham)
Member since 17 November 2015
Altrincham

Arnold Clark is a family run business, it has gone from strength to strength over the past 50 years and has established itself as Europe's largest independent Motor Deale

RRG Altrincham
Member since 29 June 2015
Altrincham

RRG Altrincham offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you

Urmston Service Station
Member since 10 October 2017
Manchester

Independent MOT Garage in Urmston,

parkgate tyres and mot
Member since 18 April 2018
Knutsford

mot, tyres, servicing repairs diagnostics

Appletons
Member since 19 May 2015
Timperley

Auto Electrical Services

David Cogan Auto Electrics
Member since 19 May 2015
Manchester

Specialist in auto electrical diagnostics. We also do servicing and MOT work. We have been in business for 32 years and have provided quality work to our customers.

Autotech Motor Engineers
Member since 19 May 2015
sale

BMW and Mercedes Specialist

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Regas your car aircon in Altrincham
Frequently asked questions
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How does car Air Conditioning work?

Your air conditioning works in a similar way to your fridge. It uses 'refrigerant', which changes from a liquid to a gas at a relatively low temperature, in a series of coils. When it does, it absorbs heat. It blows air past these coils, cooling the air as it passes. Afterwards, this gas is converted back to a liquid, creating heat, but this heat is blown outside, rather than into, your car.

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What is an Air-Con 'Regas'?

The process involves removing all refrigerants from your air-conditioning system and replacing with the precise quantity of fresh refrigerant. It is required if the air is no longer blowing as cold as it should or isn't clearing up fogged windows.

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How can I prolong the life of my Air Conditioning?

Use it! Make sure to switch it on every few weeks in the winter/spring and let it run until the air is blowing really cold. This will mean it is more reliable in the summer.

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Can I regas Air-Conditioning myself?

‘Kits’ are available to inject fresh refrigerant into your system. However, they won't remove old refrigerant, impurities, moisture etc, nor will they check for leaks. Given the low cost of a professional re-gas, we would always recommend it.

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How often do you have to regas car air-conditioning?

Most vehicle manufacturers would recommend that the process should be carried out every 1-2 years.

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How to check air-con gas

There are a number of ways to check your aircon to see if it needs a regas. Look out for your AC running for a long time and never cooling your car, air coming out of vents not very cold, a hissing or bubbling noise and of course any leaks. These signs should push you towards booking in a regas.

Average rating for  Aircon Regas in Altrincham bookings

4.16

25 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Altrincham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Aircon Regas is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Altrincham for Aircon Regas on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Altrincham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£63.79
Mercedes£66.04
Ford£69.66
Audi£60.13
Nissan£63.52
Volkswagen£63.18
Peugeot£64.17
Toyota£57.60
BMW£57.43
Citroen£58.11
Volvo£67.81
MINI£57.30
Renault£70.30

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/09/2022 and 05/12/2022.

How often does car air conditioning need recharging?

Usually, you need your aircon re-gassed about every two years. This will allow the aircon system to run smoothly and probably save some fuel too.

The majority of modern cars have air conditioning fitted as standard as it is vital for making the ride in a car comfortable for passengers.

An air conditioning system works by using refrigerant gas to push air through several components in the aircon system and then into your car.

Whether its freezing cold or boiling hot, it’s your air conditioning which makes driving in such conditions bearable, so it’s important to look after the system!

Surprisingly, over 10% of air-con gas escapes through the system each year. This means that the power of the system drops significantly over time. However, your air conditioning will not be checked during an MOT or service which is why it’s important that you make an effort to have it checked specifically.

Car manufacturers recommend that cars should have their air con recharged (Regassed) every two years.

Even if your car is new it should be something that you have checked as your cars performance could be significantly affected.

This is because the engine will have to work harder to produce cold air if there is an issue with the air conditioning meaning more fuel will be required to make the system work.

If the system has not been recharged in two years, the drop in engine performance will be noticeable.

As soon as you realise a drop in the power of your air con you should take the vehicle in for repair. If there is an unpleasant smell being emitted, this is another sign that the air con needs looking at.

How does aircon regassing work?

The job of recharging air conditioning is not complex and will not take long.

The mechanic will carry out a leaks check on the air con system before the repair work, to ensure the job can be carried out without causing damage to the car.

As soon as this is complete, the technician will be able to recharge the system.

The mechanic carrying out the work will first remove old refrigerant from your car as well as the current gas and lubricant.

They will then replace it with new gas and lubricants.

The job will also typically include an entire system clean out which is carried out to remove any bacterial build up.

This is often the reason for a strange or unpleasant smell being emitted from the air conditioning which is why it is important to have this job completed every two years.

The whole process should take around 45 minutes as there are no new parts required for install.

The air conditioning in your car should be noticeably improved after a regas if you haven’t had one for over two years.

If you want to ensure your air conditioning stays in tip top condition, make sure to use it regularly as this the compressor will stay lubricated.

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy, which is why we simplified the process.

  • Enter your car registration number
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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking aircon regas online.

Gavin from Ross Motors explains an Aircon regas