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Asked for a few extra things to be done and had some extras also fitted/replaced to help pass MOT hence variation in final price. All in all, extremely satisfied with the service - great price considering the amount of work done! Marian was very helpful and easy to talk to. Would highly recommend.
Very Nice work and very helpful mechanics. Will come back for sure
Excellent work, very helpful staff
The service offered seemed fine and was done on the same day.
Friendly independant garage. Carried out a thorough checks on the air con before commencing repairs. Fairly priced with good service. I would recommend this garage.
Did a great job. They did it when they agreed in the time frame specified. Very happy
Very friendly service, work comes with 12 month guarantee. Though it took two weeks to do as came into other problems the car runs like a dream.
Found aircon leak and properly repaired and pressure tested excellent service and very well priced would definitely recommend thankyou to all the team.
They were excellent
Good quick service
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Alex from Howat Automotive provided a very honest and reliable service. Accommodating of all of my cars (regular service, engine coolant leak troubleshooting) needs as well as collecting and dropping of the car. Honest and flexible pricing. I would definitely recommend to others as I plan to use again myself.
Alex was very polite in dealings prior to the service. Picked up the car on time and dropped back at the time agreed. No initial concerns with work and I am confident there won't be in the future. Would recommend Alex to anyone looking for a service
Alex from Howat Automotive performed a 60K mile service on my Skoda Fabia. He collected and returned the car from my home 15 miles from the garage, same day. His quote (all in) was £30 cheaper than my local garage. His manner was friendly and professional, and he had quite unexpectedly cleaned the car (which was filthy) at no extra charge. I am very impressed, and would recommend him.
Excellent service - polite and friendly, competitive prices, quick response and good quality service.
Top service , highly recommend. Thanks
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 Thatcham for Aircon Regas on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 14/09/2017 and 13/12/2017.
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.
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.
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.