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Is your heater not blowing cold air? Is your car damp, or are your windows steaming up? Don't worry - you need a Regas, and our Swindon Air-Con Specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Swindon (66 found)
RS Services
36 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.2 / 5

I’m a mobile technician with over 25 years in the motor trade, I am also an mot tester and trained in car body repairs. I believe in doing the job right 1st time as I do

J&J Vehicle Engineering
541 Jobs Completed
Cricklade
4.9 / 5

We are an established independent garage based on the outskirts of Cricklade which offers an honest and reliable service. No job is too big or small, our team will always

Formula One Autocentres - Swindon
565 Jobs Completed
Swindon
3.8 / 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

Bathwick Tyres Swindon - Team Protyre (Stratton St Margaret)
43 Jobs Completed
Stratton St Margaret
4.0 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Swindon Stratton St Margaret Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to o

Bells Silencers Swindon - Team Protyre (Hooper Place)
219 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.4 / 5

Bert and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Bell Silencer joined the Protyre network in 2016. The centre

Automax Swindon
141 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.9 / 5

Automax is a local business in Swindon which was established in 2009 by Tomasz Kremer. Tomasz and his team have several years of experience in the motor trade with a pass

Novo Repairs
67 Jobs Completed
Swindon
5.0 / 5

Welcome to our organisation aim of Novo Auto Repairs is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehic

Cross Street Garage Swindon Transfer Bridge
211 Jobs Completed
Swindon
3.8 / 5

We are a family run independent garage that has been established for over 40 years. We take pride in our service and repairs of all make vehicles and always endeavour t

Infinity Automotive
43 Jobs Completed
Swindon
3.7 / 5

Whether you need car servicing or repairs, we have the expertise and the latest equipment to provide you with the highest standard of services. From interim services to f

Swindon Auto Services
116 Jobs Completed
Swindon
5.0 / 5

Based in Swindon, we specialise in VAT FREE vehicle servicing, repairs and small vehicle sales. We have only been set up since August 2015, however, we have already ac

Swindon mobile mechanic
7 Jobs Completed
SWINDON
3.4 / 5

Swindon mobile mechanic is a high quality vehicle servicing company, changing the way we service our cars forever. With the introduction of a new European Law called “Bl

Swindon Motor Park
8 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.7 / 5

Citroen and SEAT main dealership who have facilities and knowledge to undertake servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicle.

ATS Euromaster Swindon Retail
2 Job Completed
Swindon
5.0 / 5

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

Pebley Beach Service Centre
7 Job Completed
SWINDON
5.0 / 5

We are an Nationally Award winning Service Centre, competitively priced with premium levels of Service. Voted UK Garage of the Year (Motorcodes/Autoexpress) in 2014, w

Just Car Clinic Swindon
5 Job Completed
Swindon
5.0 / 5

"Just Car Clinic Swindon is part of Just Car Clinics which is the second largest accident repair and car care company in the UK with 26 centres throughout England. Ever

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Car air conditioning recharge in Swindon
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 Swindon bookings

4.37

19 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Swindon?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Swindon
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£72.45
Citroen£62.73
Volkswagen£63.92
Ford£63.45
Audi£61.86
Nissan£61.72
BMW£62.09
Mercedes£61.35

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

How often does car air conditioning need recharging?

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.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.

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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