Regas your car aircon in Chichester

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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 Chichester Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Chichester (35 found)
AR AUTOS - HAVANT
19 Jobs Completed
Havant
5.0 / 5

A. R. Autos - Havant is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bedhampton, Havant. With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealerships and reaching va

Tyre and Auto Havant - Team Protyre
59 Jobs Completed
Havant
4.9 / 5

Ian and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Havant joined the Protyre network in 2016. The

Ian Bright Motor Engineer
246 Jobs Completed
Halnaker
4.7 / 5

Ian Bright Motor Engineers is a friendly independent garage situated in a beautiful countryside location in Halnaker, Chichester. Established since 2013, our small team

Formula One Autocentres - Chichester
284 Jobs Completed
Chichester
4.0 / 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

Tyre and Auto Emsworth - Team Protyre
81 Jobs Completed
Emsworth
3.4 / 5

Daniel and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Havant joined the Protyre network in 2016. T

Hutchings Vehicle Services
77 Jobs Completed
Bognor Regis
5.0 / 5

We are the original French Car specialist in Bognor Regis. Our work shop is on the end of a block of three units, we are next door to another garage are reception is loca

Frosts Cars - Chichester
91 Jobs Completed
Chichester
4.3 / 5

For over 65 years Frosts Cars Ltd have been caring for vehicles and assisting the motoring needs of Sussex. Still a family run business, our Service Centres in Chichester

Tyre and Auto Hayling - Team Protyre
15 Job Completed
Hayling Island
5.0 / 5

Carl and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Hayling joined the Protyre network in 2016. Th

Triangle Cars
114 Jobs Completed
Havant
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Triangle Car Havant's 1st choice Tyre Centre and Auto Repair Workshop for private and corporate customers, providing an affordable quality service you can trus

Sussex Mobile Mechanics
4 Jobs Completed
Chichester
4.5 / 5

With over 30 years experience and 10 years as Master Tech, our leading mobile mechanic and diagnostic technician is a true specialist in the field. All our mobile mechan

A&D Autos (Bognor) Ltd
5 Jobs Completed
Bognor Regis
5.0 / 5

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

Lillywhite Bros Ltd.
Member since 30 July 2019
Emsworth

Lillywhite Bros Ltd is a family run business established over 60 years ago in Emsworth, which is ideally located between Portsmouth and Chichester. It is currently run by

Yeomans Nissan - Bognor Regis
Member since 23 April 2021
Bognor Regis

Our service departments are the best people to look after your Nissan. Not only are they Nissan-trained to ensure they know how to keep your car in tip-top condition but

Rew Auto Services Ltd
Member since 27 January 2014
Chichester

Rew Auto Services Ltd

Auto Repairs And Recovery
Member since 12 March 2018
Littlehampton

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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Regas your car aircon in Chichester
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 Chichester bookings

4.66

29 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Chichester?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Chichester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Nissan£64.91
Ford£62.67
Vauxhall£63.91
Volkswagen£60.92
Audi£61.57
BMW£63.13
Renault£61.58
Peugeot£62.09
Citroen£67.27
Toyota£59.69
Mercedes£60.20
MINI£60.17
Volvo£60.10

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

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
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

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