Regas your car aircon in Northwood

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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 Northwood Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Northwood (92 found)
Courtwood Car Services
278 Jobs Completed
Uxbridge
4.5 / 5

"Based in Uxbridge and established since 1978, Courtwoods are a family run company with a reputation for being reliable, friendly and professional. We are committed to ex

RSC Ltd.
52 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.5 / 5

We have on site a fully equipped three ramp workshop. Our work shop philosophy is very old school, we will never carry out any work to your vehicle unless it is needed, a

Ruislip services
391 Jobs Completed
Ruislip
4.5 / 5

Ruislip services is a one stop shop for all your motoring needs. Starting from Tyres, diagnostics, servicing, MOT, Clutch, brakes, exhaust, batteries and many many more.

Brookdene Motors
266 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.8 / 5

Brookdene Motors has been established for over 25 years, offering general repairs and servicing to Watford and the surrounding areas. We are specialist in VW, Audi, Seat,

EDS MOT AND SERVICING
116 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.9 / 5

Dear Customer, Here at EDS we undertake all kind of work on any vehicle make and model, from a basic service to engine replacement. We offer a range of services li

Protyre - Bushey
406 Jobs Completed
Bushey
4.1 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear and Falken with same day fitting available on a selection of

AVS Ltd.
218 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.3 / 5

We are a well established local Harrow garage, providing a wide range of garage services including Servicing, MOT's, Bodywork Repairs, Tyres, Brakes and Clutches to name

Northwood Coachworks Limited
18 Jobs Completed
Watford
3.7 / 5

Welcome to Northwood Coachworks! We're a family-run workshop in our 23rd year in business, serving West London, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. We specialise in

Top Mechanics Ltd
97 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.4 / 5

Here at Top Mechanics LTD we specialise in working on Fords, Volkswagens, Toyotas, Mercedes’, Audis and BMW’s and whether it’s clutch Replacements, Timing Belt Changes, B

Tab Automotive
335 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.9 / 5

Dealing with main dealers and independent car garages can get quite stressful, especially with busy home life and work schedules, so therefore why not choose a knowledgea

West Harrow Garage
86 Jobs Completed
Harrow, London
5.0 / 5

West Harrow Garage Ltd is a family run business, established in 1998 with over 30 years hands on experience within the motor industry. With our growing customer base,

The MOT Centre
157 Jobs Completed
Piner
4.3 / 5

Based in Hatch End, The MOT Centre has a team of expert mechanics on hand to deal with all your car repair requirments. Our repair service uses the most up to date tools

Car Care (UK) Limited
224 Jobs Completed
West Harrows
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage based in West Harrow who pride themselves in providing an efficient and great service to all of our customers. We offer various services such

ACH Bodyshop Ltd
4 Jobs Completed
Harrow
5.0 / 5

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J&M Automotive Solutions
55 Jobs Completed
Ruislip
4.9 / 5

J & M Automotive Solutions is a family run business which has 10 + years of motor trade experience. After spending a vast amount of years in the main dealer network w

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Regas your car aircon in Northwood
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 Northwood bookings

4.53

40 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Northwood?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Northwood
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£70.73
Vauxhall£67.98
Volkswagen£72.40
Nissan£75.18
Mercedes£77.37
BMW£67.43
Audi£68.36
Toyota£72.52
Peugeot£71.41
Citroen£71.42
MINI£67.44
Renault£73.88
Volvo£68.35

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

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
  • 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