Regas your car aircon in Southampton

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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 Southampton Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Southampton (99 found)
Elite Garages Southampton
467 Jobs Completed
Southampton
5.0 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Oakley Road Garage Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Southampton
5.0 / 5

Here at Oakley Road Garage we pride ourselves on quality of work & customer service. We are here for all of your motoring needs, specializing in, but not limited to,

A.R. Autos - Bishops Waltham
475 Jobs Completed
Bishops Waltham
4.9 / 5

A. R. Autos - Bishops Waltham is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bishops Waltham, Southampton.. With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealers

Swanmore Car Repair Centre
1324 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.7 / 5

Swanmore Car Repair Centre is an independent repair garage established in 2008. We offer a wide range of services and commend ourselves by providing the best quality an

Saleks Motors
751 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.5 / 5

Saleks Motors trade as one of the premier independent garages in Southampton and as a proud member of the Bosch Autocrew network. Serving the entire Hampshire area, we en

Hedge End Service Centre
34 Jobs Completed
Hampshire
5.0 / 5

Tyre and Auto Southampton - Team Protyre (Burgess Rd)
256 Jobs Completed
Southhampton
4.7 / 5

Nick and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Southampton joined the Protyre network in 2016

HM Vehicle Repairs
161 Jobs Completed
Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom
4.6 / 5

We are an independent family run workshop which offers a range of mechanical repairs and services to customers in and around Swanmore, Hampshire. Our team of mechanics ha

Formula One Autocentres - West Quay
286 Jobs Completed
Southampton
3.9 / 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

Eco Tyres
87 Jobs Completed
SOUTHAMPTON
4.4 / 5

Eco Tyres Alongside our Tyres, MOT & Car Servicing, we also offer a wide range of services including Exhausts, Batteries, Brakes, Suspension & Shock Absorbers, C

Protyre Eastleigh
188 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
4.2 / 5

Chris and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre formerly known as Eastleigh Auto Centre joined the Protyre network i

Formula One Autocentres - Southampton
187 Jobs Completed
Southampton
3.0 / 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

Cadnam Garage Services
94 Jobs Completed
Cadnam
5.0 / 5

Whether needing an MOT, service or repairs, an ECU remap, or just another vehicle, our team of experienced technicians and support staff are happy to advise you in findin

Shirley Car Care Centre Ltd
612 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.7 / 5

Based in Shirley, we are a family run company and give 100% customer satisfaction for all your vehicle needs. We specialise is Clutches, Semi-automatic gearboxes, Servi

Quayside MOT & Service Centre
109 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.9 / 5

Based in Southampton city centre, we are just a short walk from WestQuay Shopping Centre. We are an independent garage and mot station With our quality workmanship and

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Regas your car aircon in Southampton
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 Southampton bookings

4.35

46 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Southampton?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Southampton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£65.28
Vauxhall£62.88
Nissan£62.90
Volkswagen£61.45
BMW£66.27
Mercedes£62.66
Citroen£63.22
Toyota£67.40
Renault£59.77
Audi£61.29
Peugeot£61.68
Volvo£65.37
MINI£61.10

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
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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