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Took in a second hand vehicle that I purchased off someone for a full service. The team at Smile Servicing were very professional and upon assessing the vehicle, advised me not to waste my money on servicing as it has a faulty gearbox so I took the car back from where I bought it and got my money back! They were very honest and professional throughout the whole process and I cannot recommend them enough. Will definitely use them again. Confident enough to say, Smile Servicing & Repairs is the BEST garage that I have been to in Portsmouth! Thanks a million guys!
Great service did the jobs that needed to be done quickly and the repairs got my car through it’s mot retest, I have another car now so I will definitely be using them again in the future
They came and picked my car up and dropped it back to me. They stayed in contact with me throughout the day. Very good and will definitely use them again!
Great service. Vehicle had a few issues and they resolved it all very quickly and efficiently.
Great, Quick Service. Very friendly service staff. You should take your car there. Now.
Spent more time than required for price paid. Not fixed but identified component fault for me to approach Audi direct. Only Audi can upgrade / access the software MMI system through their main dealerships.
Fantastic customer service from Paul & Dan and very fair pricing. Even supply a courtesy car. They’ve been going for 28 years and I now know why! Highly recommend these guys!
Great job. Thank you.
Very happy with the clutch and flywheel replacement, car now pulls away and drives as it used to. Only minor thing - they don't take cash, only cards, meaning an extra bus ride home to get the other half to pay with her card and bus back to the garage again. Would have been nice to have been told it was cards only when I booked the car in, dropped it off, or arranged to pick the car up!!
Friendly and helpful staff
Straightforward but prices quoted to repair my vehicle were very high so went elsewhere
Fantastic garage looked after my Mrs excellently couldn't do enough for her would recommend this garage to all outstanding service will definitely use again
DPF blocked forced Regeneration which did the job.
Chris was polite and helpful! My full car service and mot was done so fast and at a great cost with no advisories! Many thanks guys and have a great Christmas and New Year!
Service and MOT carried out professionally and quickly, highly recccomend.
Excellent service ..well recommended!!
Nice polite mechanic who serviced the car, noticed a bearing issue & called for approval before doing the work. They sourced and fitted the part same day for a very competitive price. I would definitely use them again. They are in a convenient location too if you want to sit in Costa, Wetherspoons or do some shopping whilst they work on your car.
Excellent service Job completed as quoted Friendly staff
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 premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.
Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.
That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.
As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.
We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.
We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.
What a fantastic service. Quick, easy, professional and a great price! Will definitely recommend and use again.
Very quick and it did the trick. Post code a bit deceptive. The garage is in an industrial estate about 500 yds from where the post code will take you.
They did the job I wanted at the price they quoted and quickly... What more could you want? The site is easy to find and the waiting area has Wifi and Tea/Coffee making facilities, plus it is clean.
Very good, there no problems at all. They did exactly what they said they would do and charged what they said they would.
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 Portsmouth for Aircon Regas on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
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This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/09/2018 and 19/12/2018.
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.
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.
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.