Regas your car aircon in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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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 St Ives, Cambridgeshire Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in St Ives, Cambridgeshire (9 found)
Quattro-Tech
8 Jobs Completed
St. Ives
4.5 / 5

Quattro-Tech, located in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, is an independent Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda repair specialists with a dedicated team having more than 40 years c

One Stop Motorist Centre & Body Shop
Member since 27 June 2011
St Ives

"One Stop was founded in 1994 with the aim to promote customer confidence and relations through a high quality professional service. We at One Stop pride ourselves on b

BOB EMPSON & SONS
Member since 05 December 2014
Cambs

"We are a family run business, celebrating 50 years this year we undertake all mechanical repairs, mot and bodywork "

Purser & Luxford
Member since 14 April 2022
Huntingdon

Welcome to Purser & Luxford Purser & Luxford is your local family run garage in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. We have been established for over 40 years, with custom

M A Autos Wyton
Member since 14 August 2012
Wyton on the Hill, Huntingdon

"At M A Autos, we offer a wide range of expert car servicing and repairs.Although established in 2002, we have over 25 years of experience in the business.Our team is mad

Binnie and Juggins
Member since 14 August 2012
Needingworth, St Ives

"Binnie and Juggins has been an established local business in the St Ives, Cambridgeshire area since 1976. We offer a friendly and efficent service both in your new purch

Vindis Van Centre St. Ives
Member since 19 February 2014
St Ives

"Vindis Van Centre St. Ives, part of the Vindis Group, provides full aftersales services in our expansive workshop at our retailer on Low Road, St. Ives. Services include

ATS Euromaster Huntingdon
Member since 12 August 2017
Huntingdon

Here at ATS Euromaster in Huntingdon you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock w

Regas your car aircon in St Ives, Cambridgeshire
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 St Ives, Cambridgeshire bookings

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How much does Aircon Regas cost in St Ives, Cambridgeshire?

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 St Ives, Cambridgeshire for Aircon Regas on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£66.55
Ford£64.38
Nissan£67.52
BMW£62.71
Peugeot£73.25
Volkswagen£70.49
Renault£66.23
Audi£68.60
Citroen£66.52
MINI£59.86
Toyota£72.19
Mercedes£74.24

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

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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  • 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