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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Folkestone (14 found)
Sam Harris Automotive
131 Jobs Completed
Folkestone
5.0 / 5

We are proud to offer a Dealer level service specialising in the german/prestige car market We are fully equipped to Repair and maintain your vehicle to manufacturer s

Tyremark Folkestone - Team Protyre
16 Job Completed
Folkstone
5.0 / 5

Tyremark Folkestone - Team Protyre joined the Protyre network in 2019. The centre specialises in supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manu

S & S vehicle’s LTD
38 Jobs Completed
Kent
5.0 / 5

S&S Vehicles has been established for 39 years. Rebranded I’m 2018, we are the only garage in Folkestone to cater for all your vehicle needs under one roof. From MOT’

Marchwoods (Motor Engineers) LTD
20 Jobs Completed
Folkestone
4.8 / 5

"Marchwoods are a leading independent garage offering a while you wait service on tyres, brakes, MOTs and Servicing. We offer all types of mechanical repairs and pride ou

Hythe Garage
Member since 19 October 2021
Hythe

"We are a small well established family run business based in the centre of Hythe.We have been established for over twenty years in the town and have a large portfolio of

JT Services Kent
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

Classic Vehicle Services and General Automotive Services Jason has been involved in the motor trade all his life from building his own mini before passing his driving

Autorite Finishers Ltd
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

"Autorite Finishers is an independent, privately owned bodyshop repair and paint shop. We have been established since 1969 and proved ourselves to be FolkestoneÔÇÖs leadi

Hawkinge Vehicle Services
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

"Hawkinge Vehicle Services is a family owned business led by John Hogben, a real hands-on individual who initially trained with a local Jaguar dealership many years ago b

Auto Economy Centre
Member since 19 October 2021
Etchinghill

"Welcome to the new Auto Economy & Auto Tyre Centre website! Having recently celebrated our 10 year Anniversary, we have set about making some changes to benefit you, our

Kent County Mobile Tyres
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

"Vehicles worked on: Cars, vans, agricultural, 4x4 and commercial.Supplied: Branded tyres, budget tyres. repairs, balancing and tracking.Areas covered: Folkestone, Ashfor

Stade Street Garage
Member since 19 October 2021
Hythe

Nearly New Ford Car Specialists. Servicing and MOT Testing for all makes of car.

Spand Motors
Member since 19 October 2021
Hythe

"Spand Motors is a family run business that has been situated in Hythe since 1988. The company offers a full range of garage facilities including servicing, repairs and M

Riviera Tyre & Exhaust Centre
Member since 19 October 2021
Hythe

"Riviera Tyres are Car Servicing and Repair Specialists in our fully equipped workshop. Over all we have over 15 years experience in car repairs and car servicing in Kent

ATS Euromaster - Folkestone
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

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

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Car air conditioning recharge in Folkestone
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 Folkestone bookings

4.20

5 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Folkestone?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Folkestone
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£66.79
BMW£59.83
Peugeot£61.54
Nissan£59.80
Vauxhall£60.34
Mercedes£63.27

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/07/2021 and 19/10/2021.

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.

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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