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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Chelmsford (41 found)
Wickford Autocentre
339 Jobs Completed
Wickford
4.6 / 5

Going by first impressions, Russel Gardens in Wickford may not be the sort of place where you would expect to find a modern auto centre, and especially not one that can o

ATS Euromaster - Chelmsford
Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
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

Quest Motor Group
5 Jobs Completed
Braintree
4.5 / 5

As an authorised Bosch Car Service workshop, you rest assured that we deliver high quality servicing, maintenance and repairs for all makes and models of vehicle. Our acc

Tyremart GT Dunmow -Team Protyre
152 Jobs Completed
Broadgroves
5.0 / 5

Tyremart Great Dunmow opened in 1984 on the Oak Industrial Estate opposite Ongar Motorcycles. The centre with its distinctive yellow and red colours has grown over the ye

Supertyres Maldon - Team Protyre
109 Jobs Completed
Maldon
4.4 / 5

Our Maldon centre managed by Joe Hasketh was formerly known as Supertyres and provides a comprehensive range of fast fit services for car, van and 4x4 drivers including t

Formula One Autocentres - Chelmsford
417 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
3.5 / 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

VSA MOBILE AUTOS
25 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
4.2 / 5

Fully trained vehicle technicians we've worked with some of the best manufactures in the world such as Ferrari, Lamborghini , Bentley and Aston Martin throughout my profe

BOOST'M
8 Jobs Completed
CHELMSFORD
5.0 / 5

NO JOB IS TOO BIG TOO SMALL,TUNNING,REMAPiNG, SUSPENSION

HiQ Chelmsford
36 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
4.8 / 5

HiQ Chelmsford is the complete car care centre offering Servicing and MOTs to dealer standard for all makes of vehicle. We have a huge stock of all the major brands of ty

Shenfield Auto Services Ltd
Member since 12 November 2014
Brentwood

"Shenfield Auto Services is an independent, family run Car & Motorcycle Service and Repair Centre designed specifically to cater for all your requirements under one r

Torque Monkey
Member since 11 August 2020
Chelmsford

Previously known as iTuning Autocenter, Torque Monkey is set to be the latest performance tuning centre and car repair auto shop in the Home Counties. With over 15 years

Braintree Motor Works Ltd
Member since 20 February 2017
Braintree

Here at Braintree Motor Works, we offer a full range of car servicing and can undertake work on all makes and models. We are also specialists in car diagnostics in Braint

Markham and Smith Motor Engineers Ltd
Member since 10 October 2019
Witham

Looking for great value car servicing in Witham, Essex? We are an independent sales and service centre specializing in the service of Ford vehicles at great prices. We pr

Mercury Car Centre
Member since 19 December 2013
Brentwood

"We offer MOT, Services or Car Repair in Essex. We are independent specialists for Audi, VW, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, Land Rover and Range Rover. If you are

Wood Automotive Ltd
Member since 15 March 2018
Great Waltham

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

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Car air conditioning recharge in Chelmsford
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 Chelmsford bookings

3.96

25 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Chelmsford?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Chelmsford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£71.64
Vauxhall£66.44
Nissan£68.97
BMW£73.25
Mercedes£67.35
Volkswagen£73.45
Renault£64.92
Audi£74.81
Toyota£70.64
Citroen£65.74
MINI£64.57
Peugeot£85.90

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