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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Orpington (45 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Orpington
151 Jobs Completed
Orpington
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

R&R Mobile Mechanic
181 Jobs Completed
Orpington
4.4 / 5

Thank you for visiting the Page. We offer a wide variety of services including Call Outs (24/7) to diagnostics and repairs thereafter. Our services are transparent and p

SW Automotive
2 Jobs Completed
Biggin Hill
4.0 / 5

Why choose us? Our comprehensive mechanical and bodywork repairs are carried out by our knowledgeable team, who draw on their years of experience in order to ensure your

Eltham Test Centre
105 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of h

Swanley Garage
75 Jobs Completed
Swawnley
4.3 / 5

Welcome to Swanley Garage Services, on the following pages you will find some brief information about our Garage and the high quality, friendly and reliable services we o

KF Servicing & Repairs
23 Jobs Completed
Swanley
5.0 / 5

"Offering affordable car or van servicing, diagnostics, repairs, brakes, health checks and audio installations."

W J King Hyundai
4 Job Completed
BROMLEY
5.0 / 5

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

Orpington Honda
22 Jobs Completed
Orpington
5.0 / 5

We are available for the lifetime of your vehicle to provide a range of aftersales care including servicing, certified MOT testing, and many forms of repair. We offer thi

VGS
5 Job Completed
Croydon
5.0 / 5

VGS is an Volkswagen & Audi Group specialist. We specialise in Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda. Typically, Our customers come to us as an independent Volkswagen Gr

Bromley Vehicle Test Centre Ltd
1 Job Completed
Bromley
5.0 / 5

We at Bromley Vehicle Test Centre, located in Bromley, Kent, are a family run business offering Good Old Fashioned Service with over 35 years experience in the garage tr

Aperfection Limited
5 Jobs Completed
swanley
2.5 / 5

"We are a multi functional car and van repairs garage, located in the Swanley Village area, we also cover areas such as: - Dartford - Bromley - Sevenoaks - Hextabl

GO Vauxhall Chislehurst
5 Job Completed
Chislehurst
5.0 / 5

GO Vauxhall Chislehurst manufacturer trained technicians provide low cost servicing and MOT tests on all makes and models, to maintain your vehicle and help retain its v

W J King (Sidcup)
Member since 17 November 2015
Sidcup

Welcome to WJ King Sidcup Kia Welcome to WJ King, one of the South East's largest privately owned Motor Group. With 14 Branches in the South East comprising of Kia, Hyund

Aston Garages
Member since 14 February 2012
Orpington

"At Aston Garages our success is built upon our ability to deliver excellent service for our customers, every single time.A winning combination of professional and friend

Jemca (Bromley)
Member since 29 June 2015
Bromley

Jemca Bromley offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you

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Car air conditioning recharge in Orpington
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 Orpington bookings

4.92

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How much does Aircon Regas cost in Orpington?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Orpington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£66.52
Ford£67.13
Mercedes£73.30
Volkswagen£71.79
Nissan£70.55
BMW£67.34
Audi£78.46
Toyota£71.92
Citroen£71.48
Renault£83.54
Peugeot£70.69
MINI£62.59
Volvo£72.02

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/04/2022 and 07/07/2022.

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.

  • Enter your car registration number
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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