Regas your car aircon in Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Edinburgh (140 found)
The Garage.
439 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.5 / 5

Situated in Glenrothes, Fife, The Car Garage is an independent vehicle repair company offering MOT preparation and service facilities on-site. We pride ourselves in provi

Fairdeal Autos
178 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.0 / 5

Welcome to Fairdeal Autos, we are the largest independent garage in West Lothian. We can provide you with the most honest and professional car servicing and MOT that the

Fife Autocentre - Kirkcaldy
306 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
751 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.5 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

Fife Autocentre - Glenrothes
170 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

LVS Garage Services
145 Jobs Completed
Livingston
4.9 / 5

LVS Garage Services is a small independently Family run garage based in Livingston for over 30 years. Our specialist team of Technicians provide a personal and friendly s

Robert Hutchison Service Center
30 Jobs Completed
Leven
5.0 / 5

We are a well-established independent garage based in Kennoway near Leven, who have been in operation since 1986. We run an exceptionally clean and tidy workshop, from t

Rentec Autocare
256 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.7 / 5

"Established in 2008, we are an Independent Renault specialist who has over 30 years’ experience in the motor trade industry. Rentec Autocare are a new breed of car rep

PM Accident Repair Specialist Ltd.
14 Jobs Completed
Broxburn
4.5 / 5

PMG AUTO CARE : MOT/SERVICE /REPAIR AND DIAGNOSE /REPAIR ACCIDENT DAMAGE FOR INSURANCE/TRADE AND PUBLIC ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK

CRS Garage & MOT Centre
56 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
4.6 / 5

...We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in the vehicle repair & maintenance industry. Our main focus is our customers & their needs. We also have

Autofix Garage
91 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
3.9 / 5

We are a local garage based on West Harbour Road (EH5) in Edinburgh. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, electrical work and servicing as wel

Auto-Technical Edinburgh
17 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.0 / 5

VW AUDI specialist , providing dealership quality at an affordable price .

Balmoral Motor Company
53 Jobs Completed
Dalkeith
5.0 / 5

Vehicle repair services and MOT centre in Dalkeith, Midlothian. At the Balmoral Motor Company Ltd, we have more than 60 years of experience repairing and servicing all ma

Qwiklube - Edinburgh
379 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.9 / 5

Our philosophy is simple a fair price for an excellent job with outstanding customer service! We are so confident about the standard of workmanship and quality of the

Qwiklube - Musselburgh
81 Jobs Completed
Musselburgh
5.0 / 5

Our philosophy is simple a fair price for an excellent job with outstanding customer service! We are so confident about the standard of workmanship and quality of the

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Regas your car aircon in Edinburgh
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 Edinburgh bookings

4.53

17 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Edinburgh?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Edinburgh
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£74.19
Vauxhall£79.75
Nissan£81.05
Ford£75.17

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/08/2022 and 26/11/2022.

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