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Is your heater not blowing cold air? Is your car damp, or are your windows steaming up? Don't worry - you need a Regas, and our Ashford Air-Con Specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Ashford (39 found)
Protyre Ashford Victoria Rd
223 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.4 / 5

Gary, the current centre manager has years of experience fitting tyres and advising customers of the best tyres to meet their driving needs. Protyre Victoria Road has gai

Ivydene Garage
96 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.0 / 5

We are a family run business who have grown from strength to strength over the years, and are recognised by Bosch as a centre of excellence. Established in 1981, we have

Tyreweb Ashford - Team Protyre (The Parade)
108 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.3 / 5

Ashford's newest MOT centre is now open at The Parade. Tyreweb Orbital Park, positioned next door to McDonalds, is easily accessed from the A2070. The centre also boasts

MasterTech Automotive - Ashford
34 Jobs Completed
Woodchurch, Ashford
4.0 / 5

"MasterTech Automotive - We are BMW, Porsche and German Specialist Catering for ALL MAKES including prestige, performance and profile vehicles.Specialist in hard to trace

ATS Euromaster - Ashford
Job Completed
Ashford
5.0 / 5

At ATS Euromaster you’ll find everything you need to keep your car in peak, roadworthy condition including servicing, tyres and checks. This is all backed by our team of

Ashford Service Centre Tyreweb - Team Protyre
50 Jobs Completed
Ashford
5.0 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our centres have comf

Formula One Autocentres - Ashford
63 Jobs Completed
Ashford
5.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Sibley Law Automotive
30 Jobs Completed
Ashford
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Sibley Law Automotive. As a family run vehicle service, MOT and repair workshop we aim to utilize all of our combined 30+ years experience to offer a personal

For The Road
589 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.8 / 5

For The Road - Automatic Gearbox and Engine Re-Build Specialists FOR THE ROAD is a well established independent garage, specialising in Engine Reconditioning, that has b

Ashford Performance
28 Jobs Completed
Ashford
3.3 / 5

Here at Ashford Performance, our aim is to provide high-quality repairs and fantastic customer service at competitive prices. We cover a wide range of repairs and service

Kenhire Ltd
Member since 07 January 2020
Ashford

Kenhire have been helping private and corporate customers in Ashford, Kent since 1949, providing a level of service that only a local, family run business can. With f

Ashford Garage Services
Member since 11 March 2019
Ashford

Ashford Garage Services Ltd is an independently owned car garage and a member of The Good Garage Scheme. Having expertise in all makes and models of vehicle, we are dedic

Ashford Orbital
Member since 17 November 2015
Ashford

Routine servicing is a key ingredient of trouble free motoring. Here at Ashford Orbital we understand that whilst it is necessary, the cost is not always welcome. To comb

PowerBase Automotive Ltd
Member since 07 September 2011
Ashford

"Welcome to PowerBase, whatever your automotive needs, we can help. Our highly trained technicians are expert in the repair and maintenance of all makes of vehicle, and u

Petes mobile mechanics
Member since 02 September 2017
ASHFORD

Good repairs and good prices, been in the trade for 15 years. Located in Ashford, Kent

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Car air conditioning recharge in Ashford
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 Ashford bookings

4.82

22 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Ashford?

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 Ashford for Aircon Regas on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Ashford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£62.44
Vauxhall£57.06
Volkswagen£68.03
Nissan£59.69
Audi£57.60
Mercedes£73.95
Citroen£59.80
Toyota£62.24
Peugeot£59.34
Renault£56.61
MINI£56.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/04/2022 and 07/07/2022.

How often does car air conditioning need recharging?

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.We work with a network of over 10,000 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive air conditioning regas deals for you.

  • 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