Regas your car aircon in Prestwich

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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 Prestwich Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Prestwich (111 found)
CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
83 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.7 / 5

We cover all aspects of work for you vehicle including: MOT's, Servicing, Tyres, Suspensions and Diagnostic’s. We also Buy and Sell cars of any age and condition.

Outwood Motors Ltd
445 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.7 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my custo

Carfix Manchester LTD
311 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest lev

Wilco Motosave - Manchester
425 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres. With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshi

Brook Street Motors Bury
712 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide e

DS AUTO
1895 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.2 / 5

DS AUTO, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service. We work alongsi

Bury Motors Renault
1 Job Completed
Bury
5.0 / 5

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2769 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are an independent garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area. We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds, we do have state of the art diag

Mr Tyre Ltd - Farnworth
753 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

Quadpoint Motor Service Ltd t/a RS Autos
246 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage based in Farnworth, Bolton with more than 30 years of experience. We provide a range of service from mot's, diagnostic checks, repairs of all

Formula One Autocentres - Pendlebury
246 Jobs Completed
Pendlebury
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

The Car Group
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Bury

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Formula One Autocentres - Eccles
357 Jobs Completed
Eccles
4.2 / 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

F Dunn & Sons Garage
203 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

At F Dunn & Sons in Greater Manchester, we offer car repairs and MOT tests close to the city centre, near the Etihad stadium. We are an independent family run garage,

Formula One Autocentres - Walkden
136 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 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

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Regas your car aircon in Prestwich
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 Prestwich bookings

4.36

80 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Prestwich?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Prestwich
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£63.00
Vauxhall£63.23
Nissan£62.90
Volkswagen£62.52
Audi£62.01
BMW£59.46
Toyota£59.37
Peugeot£63.36
Mercedes£66.48
Renault£65.11
Citroen£61.00
Volvo£58.63
MINI£58.71

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