Regas your car aircon in Bicester

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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 Bicester Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Bicester (17 found)
HC Car Repairs
121 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.4 / 5

We are an independently run business, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire but cover many areas. We are very friendly and polite also take pride in the work we do. We will try

Reliance Auto Test Bicester
624 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.2 / 5

"Reliance Auto Test has been in business for many years, branching out to our Bicester branch providing a one stop shop for all your Car & Van requirements. We have s

BVS Motors Bicester
52 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.4 / 5

Our Bicester workshop is a reliable partner for all kinds of repair. We focus on personalised customer service as well as ensuring fair, transparent prices and guarantee

Bicester Commercial Garages Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Bicester

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Wedgewood CRC Ltd
Member since 08 September 2011
Bicester

"Looking for a garage in Bicester for Body repairs ? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at Wedgewood CRC Ltd. With over 20 years of experience in t

Cherwell Vehicle Services
Member since 08 March 2012
bicester

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Bicester Car Surgery
Member since 17 May 2011
Bicester

Bicester Car Surgery prides itself on having friendly and welcoming staff. They are here to answer all your questions and offer free impartial advice for your motoring ne

Bicester Auto Repairs
Member since 04 June 2013
Bicester

"Bicester Auto Repairs has been established since 2000, expanding from a family run business and over the years has built many loyal customer relationships mainly due to

St-Eves Garage
Member since 04 June 2013
Bicester

"St Eves Garage is a family run business which seeks to provide a high quality personal service that satisfies each and every time.Trading as St Eves Garage since 1998, t

Autofarm
Member since 04 June 2013
Weston-on-the-Green

"Based on a farm in Oxfordshire, we have been serving the needs of the Porsche owner/driver/racer/enthusiast for over 30 years."

Discount Vehicle Rental
Member since 04 June 2013
Bicester

"With a wealth of experience within the field of vehicle repairs and servicing, Discount Vehicle Rental provides a professional and reliable service for customers in Bice

Pro-Auto Ltd
Member since 04 June 2013
Upper Heyford

"Pro-Auto is a privately owned service centre for cars and light commercial vehicles offering service, repairs and maintenance and tyre fitting and full four wheel comput

St Eves Garage
Member since 23 June 2020
Bicester

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Pro-Auto
Member since 27 January 2014
Upper Heyford

"Pro-Auto Located near Bicester at the closed down American Airbase, we have some of the most up to date diagnostic equipment in the area. VOSA Class V and VII MOT stati

Joblings (Bicester)
Member since 17 November 2015
Bicester

At Joblings Kia, Bicester, we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of care whether your current model needs servicing, or you are looking to buy a new or used Ki

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Regas your car aircon in Bicester
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 Bicester bookings

4.75

4 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Bicester?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Bicester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£57.86
Vauxhall£57.77
Volkswagen£57.68
Mercedes£60.49
BMW£58.73
Renault£58.86
Nissan£61.28
Toyota£58.02
Audi£56.19
Citroen£59.66
Peugeot£66.19
MINI£56.79
Volvo£61.74

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

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