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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Laindon (25 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basildon
1860 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

DMA Performance limited
2 Job Completed
Burnt Mills Ind Est
5.0 / 5

DMA performance are a highly reputable company who strive to provide customers with an honest and professional service at competitive prices. Here at DMA performance we

Formula One Autocentres - Basildon
227 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.2 / 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

1st Start Garage
44 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

1st Start Garage is a small family run business which has been trading for many years, approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, for

Service24hr
4 Jobs Completed
Basildon
5.0 / 5

Here at Service24hr We offer a main dealer service without the high costs, all highly skilled and experienced mechanics. Offering a mobile service and workshop repairs,

L V Repairs
78 Jobs Completed
Basildon
3.1 / 5

Welcome to L V Repairs. LVR are a local independent car repair business and has been servicing the community for over 10 years. We specialise in all makes and models s

TST Mechanic
29 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.0 / 5

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Auto Motive Kar Klinic
14 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.8 / 5

Auto Motive Kar Klinic - quality repairs at affordable prices located in Basildon. We are a garage based in Basildon, and have over 25 years of experience within the moto

Swan Coachworks Ltd
7 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.7 / 5

Swan Coachworks based in Basildon, Essex - Vehicle Repair, Service and MOT Centre. We are a specialist commercial vehicle and car body repair shop. If you're looking for

JE Mechanics
11 Job Completed
Wickford
5.0 / 5

Hello! JE Mechanics is a Mercedes Benz specialist based in Wickford, who are always willing to go above and beyond for our customers. We are a young, energetic team who p

Toomey Renault
Member since 18 October 2021
BASILDON

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Upminster Panelcraft Ltd.
Member since 18 October 2021
Basildon

Established for over forty years, we have built our reputation on high quality repairs, specialist custom bodywork and customer service. We appreciate that your time is

Basildon Hyundai
Member since 18 October 2021
BASILDON

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

MotorAid Basildon Commercials
Member since 18 October 2021
Basildon

"MotorAid Basildon Commercials has been an independent specialist for fifteen years, servicing and maintaining our customers German cars from our two branches in Basildon

D.A. Performance
Member since 18 October 2021
Basildon

"D.A. Performance have been in business since 2006. We are a local independent garage which does any kind of work including Computer Diagnostics, General Servicing & Repa

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Car air conditioning recharge in Laindon
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 Laindon bookings

4.25

24 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Laindon?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Laindon
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£64.96
Vauxhall£65.52
Mercedes£63.22
Nissan£61.86
Renault£67.56
BMW£64.88
Volkswagen£67.01
MINI£66.49
Peugeot£63.28
Toyota£69.98
Audi£64.71
Citroen£66.45

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/07/2021 and 18/10/2021.

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