Regas your car aircon in Plymouth

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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 Plymouth Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Plymouth (54 found)
Protyre - Plymouth
318 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.6 / 5

Originally opened by Ferdinand Schmid as Gupa-P-Tyres Keyham in 1957 before moving to Stonehouse in 1976 and then moving to its current location Clare Place in 2001. The

First Stop Pilgrim Tyres
220 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.0 / 5

Make us your First Stop for tyres, MOT & car services in the Plymouth area. Pilgrim Tyres has been serving the people of Plymouth for over 40 years, now under new

Roundabout & Moxham Garage
82 Jobs Completed
Yelverton
4.0 / 5

We are a well known independent garage situated in the heart of Yelverton. We are extremely easy to find and have many amenities local to us. RAC trading standards ap

Allvolks Plymouth LTD
169 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.9 / 5

Here at Allvolks Plymouth LTD we offer a wide range of services to cater for everyone's needs. We carry out servicing, repairs, brakes, diagnostics, welding, clutches and

Marshall Motors SW Ltd
140 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.0 / 5

Marshall Motors SW LTD is an independently run business that prides itself on offering unrivaled sales, services, MOTs and mechanical repairs to its customers in the loca

HiQ Tyres & Autocare Plymouth
28 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

We are an AA Certified, Trading Standards and RAC approved garage. At HiQ Tyres & Autocare, we offer MOT'S, Tyres, vehicle repairs and servicing for individuals, comp

Victoria Garage
1 Job Completed
Ivybridge
5.0 / 5

"We are your friendly, local car repair centre. WeÔÇÖve been in business over 10 years and in that time our reputation for service and value has spread by word of mouth.

Evans Halshaw Vauxhall - Plymouth
Member since 07 June 2021
Plymouth

Accompanying our extensive range of offers on new and used vehicles are a wide selection of services that offer a cost-effective way of keeping your vehicle in its best p

Mayflower Auto Services
Member since 19 June 2019
Plymouth

Welcome To Mayflower Auto Services If you're looking for a reliable Car Garage in Plymouth, look no further than Mayflower Auto Services, specialists in a wide range of

R & S Motors Ltd
Member since 15 May 2019
Saltash

R&S Motors Ltd was started in 1979 by Peter Sealey and Paul Crute. As a family run business they are committed to offering the highest levels of specification and qua

Carcheck
Member since 13 December 2018
Pomphlett Farm Industrial Estate

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Rodgers of Plymouth Hyundai
Member since 22 April 2016
PLYMOUTH

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

VolksCity
Member since 14 February 2013
Plymouth

Volks City are a family owned and run business and have been in our current location near Plymouth City Center for 14 years. We are a VW, AUDI, SEAT & SKODA specialis

Star Garage
Member since 06 September 2011
Plymouth

"Welcome to the Star Garage, We have a large workshop with full dealer facilities and undertake the following : MOT testing,Full servicing facilities on all makes of cars

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Regas your car aircon in Plymouth
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 Plymouth bookings

4.65

23 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Plymouth?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Plymouth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£50.19
Nissan£64.33
Vauxhall£53.10
Volkswagen£55.49
Citroen£54.74
Renault£50.53
Peugeot£50.32
Audi£50.56
BMW£50.39
Toyota£49.60
Mercedes£50.44
MINI£48.63

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/06/2022 and 24/09/2022.

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