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Aircon regas is required every few years when the air coming from your vents is no longer cool.

It ensures that you are able to demist your windows properly and that driving is more comfortable, and thus safer.

Checking your aircon should be a regular part of car maintenance, to ensure that all components of your car are in good working order,

make sure to book in for a full service every 12 months or so.

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AUTO PARTS AND MORE Ltd.
141 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Vehicle repair centre is here for your automotive repairs and maintenance work, all at a reasonable and transparent prices. Our success rides on the goal of providing the

Custom Werks
367 Jobs Completed
West Drayton
3.8 / 5

Custom Werks are BMW/Mini Specialists, we also undertake other German cars, with extensive experience of engine rebuilds and all major and minor mechanical repairs as wel

Peter James Motor Group.
508 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

Leonardo auto center
428 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
3940 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided: -- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements -- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. an

MTECH Auto Services
776 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey

Tyresure and brake Co London Ltd
22 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Tyresure & Brake Company London Ltd are a garage based in North London, located 5 minutes walking distance from Northumberland Park overground station, next to the Sh

MMM Auto UK
670 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
4.5 / 5

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Along with MOT testing station

The Garage Walton
258 Jobs Completed
Walton on Thames
4.8 / 5

We are based in Walton on thames Surrey. Mot just £39.95 & save even more with a service! We offer fixed price servicing starting from £85.00 meaning you can sa

London Motor Sports Ltd
1416 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH. Our main focus has always been to deliver best qu

Car Lovers
649 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.7 / 5

I would like to introduce myself and my company which is called Car Lovers and the name says it all. My name is fauzan also known by (soldier). I have been working in and

SMS Motors
1795 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.6 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much

KMK Automotive - Leatherhead
555 Jobs Completed
Leatherhead
4.9 / 5

When you choose KMK Automotive, you’re guaranteed an excellent service from one of the most esteemed companies in Leatherhead We offer a collection and delivery servi

Formula One Autocentres - Dartford
600 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.0 / 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

CPS Automotive Ltd.
488 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our custo

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Car air conditioning recharge in London
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 London bookings

4.56

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How much does Aircon Regas cost in London?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£70.75
Vauxhall£68.22
Nissan£74.36
Volkswagen£73.25
Mercedes£77.21
Toyota£71.81
BMW£70.00
Audi£71.54
Peugeot£73.26
Renault£76.45
Citroen£71.95
MINI£66.60
Volvo£72.77

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

When does my aircon needs 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.



What happens during an Aircon Regas?

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.

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • 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