Regas your car aircon in Dorchester

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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 Dorchester Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Dorchester (21 found)
Euro Car and Commercial
17 Job Completed
Dorchester
5.0 / 5

Mark Richards motor repairs
48 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
5.0 / 5

I am IMO trained mechanic that worked for Vauxhall and Suzuki for 15 years we are a family run garage we pride our self's on good work at fantastic prices

GP AUTOMOTIVE 2019 LTD
43 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Gp Automotive - Weymouths newest auto-centre. At Gp Automotive we are committed to driving down the cost of motoring, with low cost labour, fixed price ser

Dorset & Southwest Mobile Mechanic
279 Jobs Completed
Dorchester
4.6 / 5

As mechanics we specialised in Diesel engines gearboxes and auto electrics, I specialise in electronic diagnostics (management lights etc). I pride myself to be reasonabl

Bathwick Tyres - Weymouth
56 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
4.4 / 5

Bathwick Tyres - Weymouth - Team Protyre joined the Protyre network in 2018. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars,

Lynch Lane Car Care LTD
6 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
4.3 / 5

We are a small family run business employing experienced qualified technicians located in the south west seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset. We cover all your motoring nee

Winterbourne Abbas Tyre & Auto Services Ltd
14 Jobs Completed
Dorchester
5.0 / 5

We are a family garage business newly opened in Winterbourne Abbas, our premises are situated behind the Esso Filling Station on the A35. The services that we can offer a

R M Service & Repairs
39 Jobs Completed
Dorchester
5.0 / 5

We are a newly formed independent garage based in Dorchester, Dorset, who offer customers a comprehensive list of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with

Wool & Bovington Motors Limited
3 Jobs Completed
Wareham
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Wool and Bovington Motors we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when s

Casterbridge Motor Group Ltd
Member since 13 December 2018
Dorchester

Family run Mercedes-Benz Specialist in Dorset's county town. We are also RAC Approved offering to undertake warranty work. Offering a wide range of Automotive options at

SE Tyres Dorchester
Member since 03 August 2011
Dorchester

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Dorchester offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Good

Helston - Westerley Dorchester
Member since 28 February 2017
Dorchester

Helston Garages was founded in 1960 by Mr & Mrs Carr Snr, as a filling station and repairs workshop located in the small Cornish town of the same name. In the beginni

ATS Euromaster Dorchester
Member since 12 August 2017
Dorchester

Here at ATS Euromaster in Dorchester you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock w

Maiden Newton Service Station
Member since 06 March 2013
Maiden Newton

"Maiden Newton Service Station is a family run business in rural Dorset approximately 10 minutes from the county town Dorchester. The Andrews family have been providing a

Sintech Solution
Member since 04 December 2013
Millbourne st Andrew

"Looking for a garage in Dorset for car Diagnostics repairs If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at Sintech Solutions. With over 30 years of experien

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Regas your car aircon in Dorchester
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 Dorchester bookings

5.00

6 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Dorchester?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Dorchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£52.75
Ford£61.19
BMW£53.20
Citroen£54.39
Peugeot£63.58
Volkswagen£54.45

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

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