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Absolutely fantastic service; friendly, professional and they kept me informed every step of the way. Very reasonably priced and trustworthy, too. Highly recommend.
Took in a second hand vehicle that I purchased off someone for a full service. The team at Smile Servicing were very professional and upon assessing the vehicle, advised me not to waste my money on servicing as it has a faulty gearbox so I took the car back from where I bought it and got my money back! They were very honest and professional throughout the whole process and I cannot recommend them enough. Will definitely use them again. Confident enough to say, Smile Servicing & Repairs is the BEST garage that I have been to in Portsmouth! Thanks a million guys!
Great service did the jobs that needed to be done quickly and the repairs got my car through it’s mot retest, I have another car now so I will definitely be using them again in the future
They came and picked my car up and dropped it back to me. They stayed in contact with me throughout the day. Very good and will definitely use them again!
Very happy with service, competitive price. Slight issue over reservation make sure you check the date tallys if booking via email. Would use again.
Just got the right place to go
Amazing company. Quick, efficient and friendly. Would 100% recommend using either for a quick fix or regular maintenance. I will definitely be using A & J Lawrence again.
Messed up first booking but was fine on the second. Good price. Accurate pricing.
Really great loved the job they done
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 premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.
Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.
That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.
As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.
We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.
We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.
Had a mot and free health check also air con check plus injector and fuel clean also excellent customer service kept up to date with mot called to let me know car had passed also allowed me to drop car off day before as has work early next day then collect later in afternoon would highly recommend and will bring going back when anything else is needed
Great Service. Thanks.
Brill service, care and attentive. Would thoroughly recommend and would use again!
Darren and his team provide a complete range of services for the motorist and motorcycle rider offering MOTs for car, van and 4x4 the centre also undertakes motorcycle MOTs. Providing a comprehensive range of mechanical services including a fixed price servicing menu. The centre also offers tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin as well as mid-range manufacturers Falken and Kumho. We also have a comprehensive range of budget tyres available to buy online and the Portsmouth team will advise the best tyres for your driving requirements. Free vehicle checks are available throughout the year and the centre will be pleased to undertake brake, battery, tyre, lights and wiper blade checks all Free of charge. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.
PGS were fantastic. Took my daughters car in, conducted their diagnostic check, ascertained a faulty battery. Replaced the battery in super quick time. Keep us informed of the progress. Highly recommended. Thank you very much to PGS staff, you guys were great.
Excellent garage all done at short notice would recommend this garage to anyone honest and reliable
First time using and would highly recommend.price as quoted and polite service
What a fantastic service. Quick, easy, professional and a great price! Will definitely recommend and use again.
Very quick and it did the trick. Post code a bit deceptive. The garage is in an industrial estate about 500 yds from where the post code will take you.
The service was excellent, speedy and polite. Staff did exactly what we asked for and the price was what they quoted, £19.95 for air con regard, it wasn't working quite as they expected so they have suggested we see if it clears and improves if not they have offered us a free 1 hour diagnostic to find the problem, but it seems to be getting cooler the more we run the air con. Would definitely recommend this garage.
A bit slower, took longer than what I was told over the phone, but friendly service.
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 Fareham for Aircon Regas on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
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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.
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.
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.