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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 Colchester Air-Con Specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Colchester (39 found)
QuickLane - Colchester
159 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

- Extraordinary service for routine maintenance - We recognise the importance of placing your car in safe hands, and we aim to provide peace of mind to every customer th

Protyre Colchester
215 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.6 / 5

Stephen and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs and MOTs as well as supplying an

Easthill Garage
108 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

East Hill Garage is a family run business and that means, no commissions and no up-sell. "If you don't need it it we wont fit it". Our motto is "Your trust fuels our

BCMT Autocentre
85 Jobs Completed
Wormingford
4.6 / 5

At BCMT Autocentre we offer MoT Testing (class 4 & 7), vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range

Formula One Autocentres - Colchester
249 Jobs Completed
Colchester
2.9 / 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

Great Horkesley Garage
177 Jobs Completed
Great Horkesley
4.9 / 5

First established in 1994, we have decades worth of experience to tackle anything you challenge us with! We are a very successful, family run business that provides MOT,

Richardsons Colchester
184 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

Established in 1966 we are one of the South East's leading vehicle repair centres. We have a team of highly trained ATA staff and we are a BSI approved repair centre so y

Colchester MOT Centre
45 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

We are Colchester based garage. We do MOT, Tyres, Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, Diagnostics and general repairs. We are able to service any make and model of vehicles. We

BKT Motors
64 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

Established in 1989, our team of skilled mechanics have over 25 years experience in the mechanical industry and have been committed to delivering high-quality repairs and

Transylvania Repairs
7 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

Transylvania Repairs are a small, professional and enthusiastic team. Delivering high quality work with top notch communication. We aim to provide an honest and fair ser

Rallysport automotive
60 Jobs Completed
colchester
5.0 / 5

Rallysport engineering automotive is a car service and repair centre based in Colchester Essex. we are equipped with the latest in high tech equipment including full 4 w

Cowdray Car Centre
7 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.3 / 5

We are a family run business that is dedicated to meeting the very highest standards of workmanship. We specialise in servicing, repair and maintenance of high end vehicl

All Trans Autos Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

All Trans Autos was started in August 1980 by Jill and Richard. We employed our first member of staff, Tony, in 1984 and we are proud that he is still in our employment.

Simply Serviced
9 Jobs Completed
Stanway, Colchester
5.0 / 5

Premium Indépendant open 7 days a week on a busy retail park in Colchester. Fully trained technicians. Available to offer servicing, mot, tyres, repairs and diagnostic. A

Vehicle Repair Solutions Ltd
1 Job Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

"Vehicle Repair Solutions, your car, your choice, your complete automotive solution. As the name suggests we are not just a bodyshop or mechanical service company we are

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Car air conditioning recharge in Colchester
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 Colchester bookings

5.00

13 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Colchester?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Colchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Nissan£59.80
BMW£62.21
Vauxhall£60.63
Audi£61.95
Peugeot£64.63
Renault£79.73
MINI£61.64
Ford£77.75
Citroen£63.30

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