Regas your car aircon in Strood

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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 Strood Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Strood (42 found)
autotrend motor services limited
88 Jobs Completed
CHATHAM
4.6 / 5

Autotrend Motor Services offers Car & Light Commercial Repairs, MOT Testing (Class 4 and Class 7), Welding, Air Conditioning, Servicing, Clutches, Tracking and Diagno

Elite Garages Strood
103 Jobs Completed
Rochester
4.4 / 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

Mach 1 Automotive LTD
196 Jobs Completed
Chatham
4.8 / 5

We are a small family run business and 100% committed to customer satisfaction. We aim to provide a personal and high-quality service. We will back up all our work with a

Formula One Autocentres - Chatham
350 Jobs Completed
Chatham
3.7 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Strood
447 Jobs Completed
Strood, Rochester
4.4 / 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

Black Lion MOT Centre
48 Jobs Completed
Gillingham
3.7 / 5

Black Lion MOT Centre is an established and respected local garage based in Gillingham. We are a family run business able to provide a wide range of automotive services a

Dealer Diagnostics
35 Jobs Completed
Chatham
5.0 / 5

Technician With over 20 years in the motor trade All carry up to date main dealer level diagnostic software. Able to carry out software updates and programming

CT Auto Repairs
82 Jobs Completed
Chatham
5.0 / 5

Our team have over 30 years experience in a large variety of mechanical repairs and services such as clutch replacements, diagnostics, brake discs and pads, gearbox repai

Singh fleet service ltd (mobile-mechanic)
44 Jobs Completed
Gillingham
4.0 / 5

Its a mobile garage that comes to you wether your at work or home, we fix all the leading brands of cars and vans,we are very reliable even at weekends it is paramount t

Choice Mobile Mechanics Medway
6 Jobs Completed
Rochester
4.5 / 5

"Choice Mobile Mechanics Medway have a team of mechanics working across the South of England, from Bristol to Maidstone. They offer convenient on-site servicing and repai

ASM Auto Centre Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Gillingham
3.7 / 5

"We are a small locally run mobile mechanic business with a wide range in knowledge and skills offering you a personal but professional service at the best possible price

Freelance Mazda
Member since 03 August 2011
Chatham

"reelance Mazda are independent Mazda specialists, we pride ourselves on our product knowledge and our technicians have over 20 years of genuine Mazda experience. We ser

DnD24hRecovery
Member since 26 February 2012
Gravesend

"Breakdown Recoverys, Countrywide Transportation Of Ebay Purchased, Auction Or Salvage Vehicles Up To Transit Size (inc4x4's), Race Meeting Transportation, CCTV Secure Li

Quick Fix Autos
Member since 02 February 2018
Gillingham

Small garage in Gillingham, Kent. We do servicing, replacements and tyres. Any job you can think of on a vechile we can do. The only job we can’t do is painting. O

Auto-Fit Garage
Member since 17 March 2015
chatham

AutoFit Garage Services is the home of cheap affordable part worn tyres. We supply and fit good quality brand name tyres at affordable prices and provide other servic

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Regas your car aircon in Strood
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 Strood bookings

4.42

19 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Strood?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Strood
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£68.08
Vauxhall£65.84
Nissan£68.48
Mercedes£66.49
BMW£67.61
Volkswagen£67.93
Renault£75.08
Peugeot£67.40
Toyota£64.64
Audi£68.43
Citroen£71.01
MINI£64.98
Volvo£62.81

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