Regas your car aircon in Houghton Regis

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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 Houghton Regis Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Houghton Regis (44 found)
Luton Automotive 1
2019 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.6 / 5

Hi PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO MINIMISING RISK DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS A FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE WITHIN 5 MILES EXTRA CHARGES

Formula One Autocentres - Dunstable
506 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
3.1 / 5

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 pre

MK Tyres Leighton Buzzard - Team Protyre
121 Jobs Completed
Leighton Buzzard
4.8 / 5

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

Bismillah Garage Services Ltd
112 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.2 / 5

Bismillah Garage Services is a family business, well established and respected MOT & car service garage in Luton also supplying replacement automotive parts such as e

A5 Autobody
133 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
4.8 / 5

A5 Autobody

Georgina Service Station
20 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
4.2 / 5

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KaSpeed
4 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Car servicing and repairs, Pre MOT preparation, MOT

Mike Brewer Motors Luton
6 Jobs Completed
Luton
5.0 / 5

Surrounded by motors all his life as his dad was heavily involved in car customising, Mike discovered his passion for motoring as a teenager and knew this would be his ca

Hartwell Ford Dunstable
9 Job Completed
Dunstable
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Birchwood Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing yo

Chiltern Tyre & Exhaust
4 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
5.0 / 5

"Welcome to Chiltern Tyre & Exhaust, we have been trading now for over 15 years and our aim is to offer a high quality, honest and reliable service to all of our cust

Red Diagnostics
2 Job Completed
Luton Road, Dunstable
5.0 / 5

At Red diagnostics we repair cars with diagnostic / electrical issues that other garages simply don't have the equipment to fix. We have most main dealer diagnostic tools

Agromac Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Houghton regis
4.8 / 5

"Cars and small Vans trader with garage facility offering full range of repairs starts from scratch removal through panel bitting, arch welding ends on body straightening

ATS Euromaster Dunstable
3 Job Completed
Dunstable
5.0 / 5

At ATS Euromaster Dunstable, we offer a range of product and services such as tyres, MOTs, servicing, engine diagnostics, air-conditioning, brakes and exhausts at competi

BRD Autocare Centre
2 Jobs Completed
North Luton Industrial Estate, Luton
5.0 / 5

"We are an Italian family business with more than 35 years experience in maintaining all types of vehicles in addition to prestigious vehicles. In Italy I have worked on

Mobilevehiclesolutions.com
1 Job Completed
dunstable
5.0 / 5

"We are a new mobile mechanic business operating in the herts, beds and bucks area. With over 26 years experience. Speacialising in vehicle servicing, general repairs, di

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Regas your car aircon in Houghton Regis
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 Houghton Regis bookings

4.68

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How much does Aircon Regas cost in Houghton Regis?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Houghton Regis
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£63.15
Ford£66.39
Audi£64.44
BMW£65.16
Nissan£67.81
Volkswagen£65.29
Peugeot£66.02
Mercedes£66.47
Citroen£64.06
MINI£62.73
Renault£63.13
Toyota£64.17
Volvo£63.88

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

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
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  • 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