Car air conditioning recharge in Exeter

Compare, Book, Repair. Save.
Best Local Garages
'Excellent' - 4.5/5 Trustpilot
Save £23.73
Average driver saving

Compare air conditioning regas deals online from trusted garages in Exeter.



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 Exeter Air-Con Specialists will help.


Request quotes and compare local prices and garage reviews online in seconds.

Top garages for Aircon Regas in Exeter (54 found)
Marsh Garages
26 Jobs Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

At Marsh Garages we understand how much you rely on your vehicle and need peace of mind when it comes to keeping your vehicle on the road, which is why our Aftersales ser

TREADS TYRES AUTOS EXETER LTD
212 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.6 / 5

Here at Marsh tyres We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work with un

ATS Euromaster - Exeter
Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.5 / 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

Protyre - Exeter
240 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.1 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Exeter Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our

Cazoo - Exeter
175 Jobs Completed
Exter
4.2 / 5

Cazoo Provides servicing, MOT testing and repairing for all makes and models. Our wealth of experiencing providing car sales and aftersales care ensures that our customer

T&R Car Services located Unit 17, City Industrial Estate, Haven Road Exeter EX2 8DD
67 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.7 / 5

We are local, independent garage offering vehicle maintenance, MOT tests, repairs, diagnostics, tyres sales and much more. We are a friendly team committed to 100% custo

Radical Auto Services Ltd
134 Jobs Completed
Exminster, Exeter
5.0 / 5

Here at Radical we pride ourselves on the high standard of work performed by mechanics. Our technicians are also all certified by the IMI so you can rest assured that y

Palmers Garage.
8 Jobs Completed
Exmouth
5.0 / 5

Independent Exmouth Garage and Ford Specialists. Palmers Garage are an Independent workshop offering a truly personal service to the Exmouth community and further afie

Williams Motors Limited
20 Jobs Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Williams Motors Limited is an independent garage based on the popular trading estate of Marsh Barton in Exeter. We pride ourselves on high quality repairs with a more

Mobile Mechanic Bohdan
3 Job Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanic who has been serving the local community 25 years

Adams Auto Ltd
39 Jobs Completed
Exmouth
1.8 / 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

Foxhayes Garage
Member since 13 December 2018
Exeter

Established in 1981 based in Exeter, Foxhayes garage is a family owned and run business and between our team of highly trained technicians/mechanics have over 100 years o

Kynastons Autoservices
Member since 22 February 2019
Exeter

Kynastons Autoservices is a long running (est. 1973) independent garage based in Exeter. With over 120 years' experience, our tight knit team of mechanics is primed to ta

Best Tyres Autocentre LTD
Member since 14 December 2020
exeter

We have two branches within Exeter City centre. Verney street for all your tyres and quick fix and service works. Well street for all major servicing and optional c

Auto Care Services (Exeter) Ltd.
Member since 19 June 2018
Exeter

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

Show More Garages
Car air conditioning recharge in Exeter
Frequently asked questions
+

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.

+

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.

+

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.

+

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.

+

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.

+

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 Exeter bookings

3.67

6 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Exeter?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Exeter
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Audi£59.37
Nissan£67.46
Renault£59.35
Ford£72.47
BMW£62.20
Volkswagen£58.93
Peugeot£52.53
Citroen£51.62

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
  • 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