Regas your car aircon in Torquay

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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 Torquay Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Torquay (21 found)
ACM Garage
1093 Jobs Completed
Torquay
4.8 / 5

ACM Garage are here for all your vehicle repairs; Voted top best 3 garages in torbay last 4 years! MOT's, services, welding, clutches, gearboxes, cam belts, Hybrid cars

TREADS TYRES AUTOS LTD
2 Job Completed
TORQUAY
5.0 / 5

We are a one stop shop in Torquay covering MOT's, tyres, Servicing & repairs. We always aim to be the cheapest on pricing along with giving service with a smile at a

Speedwell (Torbay)
1 Job Completed
Paignton
5.0 / 5

Welcome to the Kia Family! When you bought your Kia, it was built with the finest care and attention. Now you are part of the Kia family, we will continue to offer you an

Cox of torbay
Member since 31 January 2017
Paignton

NOTE - Please call the office directly to make any booking, as we are now booking 3/4 weeks in advance. We do NOT check this site often. Cox of Torbay located in P

Grease Monkey Garage SW
Member since 06 May 2016
Torquay

Based in Torquay, Grease Monkey Garage SW is the answer for all round vehicle services including mechanical and body repairs. The company is the merger of two highly ski

Vospers of Torbay
Member since 24 March 2015
Torquay

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.Here at Vospers of Torbay we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your

Motec UK Ltd
Member since 08 February 2012
Paignton

"We are a established, local, independent garage. We subscribe to the motor industry code of practice offering an open and fair pricing policy.Our workshop is furnished w

ben taylor garage services
Member since 05 January 2016
torquay

we specilise in breakdowns mobile tyres and repairs

Babbacombe Garage
Member since 23 June 2020
Torquay

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Motec (SW) Ltd.
Member since 11 March 2019
Paignton

Motec (SW) Ltd

AMC Motor Engineering Ltd
Member since 13 December 2018
Paignton

AMC Motor Engineering Ltd

Snows Toyota Paignton
Member since 29 June 2015
Paignton

<Toyota Centre name> offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensu

Yalberton Autos
Member since 17 February 2016
Paigton

Our state of the art workshop houses three 2 posted ramps, a 5 tonne two post light commercial ramp and a pit for light commercial vehicles. This allows us to carry out a

Hyundai Torbay
Member since 22 April 2016
TORQUAY

Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, Hyundai Torbay is the No1 name for Hyundai in the South West especially on the South Devon coast. We offer full main dealer

Sherwell Valley Garage
Member since 08 February 2012
Torquay

"We are a local, independent garage, serving Torquay and the surrounding area.We are a Unipart Car Care Centre which means all parts fitted come with a nationwide 12000 m

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Regas your car aircon in Torquay
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 Torquay bookings

5.00

17 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Torquay?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Torquay
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£51.76
Nissan£59.84
Vauxhall£58.34
MINI£51.37
BMW£49.90
Renault£51.83
Volkswagen£53.88
Audi£50.59
Citroen£57.50
Mercedes£57.23
Toyota£55.20
Volvo£53.59
Peugeot£51.19

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

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
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • 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