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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 Hove Air-Con Specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Hove (80 found)
Frosts Cars - Shoreham-by-Sea
347 Jobs Completed
Shoreham-by-Sea
4.4 / 5

For over 65 years Frosts Cars Ltd have been caring for vehicles and assisting the motoring needs of Sussex. Still a family run business, our Service Centres in Chichester

PJE Automotive Ltd
70 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.7 / 5

Here at PJE Automotive our quality of engineering expertise and customer service is “second to none”. To tell the truth, we are proud of the high standards that we achiev

Formula One Autocentres - Burgess Hill
83 Jobs Completed
Burgess Hill
4.4 / 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

Westbourne Motoring Assistance
336 Jobs Completed
Goddards Green
4.5 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Elite Garages Brighton
93 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.9 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Rivervale Cars Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Portslade
3.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Silverbrookes
58 Jobs Completed
Hassocks
4.7 / 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

Westbourne Motors - Hickstead
206 Jobs Completed
Hassocks
4.6 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Formula One Autocentres - Newhaven
33 Jobs Completed
Newhaven
3.5 / 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

Robins Garage
386 Jobs Completed
Hove
4.6 / 5

I am an IMI qualified mechanic and MOT tester with over 14 years experience. We have experienced and friendly technicians. We take all jobs! Full service, mot repair

LG Sussex Ltd T/A Peacehaven Tyre & Autocentre
6 Job Completed
Peacehaven
5.0 / 5

Peacehaven Tyre And Autocentre are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages

M-Tech Garage Services.
166 Jobs Completed
Worthing
5.0 / 5

M-Tech Garage Services Ltd is an independent garage with over 25 years of industry experience. We're an RAC approved garage with a highly qualified and skilled team to ta

A Star Garage
217 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.9 / 5

We are based in Brighton and it's a new business I've been a mechanic for last 8 years.

Swift Motor Services
10 Jobs Completed
Worthing
5.0 / 5

With over 25 years trading in the Worthing area, Swift Motor Services have traditionally specialised in Renault vehicles, although we deal with all makes and models. Over

Beaconsfield Mot and Service centre ltd
4 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.7 / 5

"Local Business, Trading for over 20 years.Within walking distance from london Road.Carrying out mots and repairs to all makes and models of cars.Welding, Tyres, Exhausts

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Car air conditioning recharge in Hove
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 Hove bookings

4.58

24 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Hove?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Hove
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£66.24
Mercedes£67.80
Ford£66.27
Volkswagen£70.27
Nissan£63.85
Renault£81.24
MINI£63.60
BMW£64.98

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

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