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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 Tunbridge Wells Air-Con Specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Tunbridge Wells (46 found)
Cazoo - Tonbridge
64 Jobs Completed
Tonbridge
3.8 / 5

Cazoo Provides servicing, MOT testing and repairing for all makes and models. Our wealth of experiencing providing car sales and aftersales care ensures that our customer

G & R Autos LTD
255 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge Wells
4.8 / 5

We have over 17 years previous experience within the motor trade. We take on all makes and models of cars and short wheel-base vans. We can do anything from: Bulb

Eden Prestige Autocare Ltd
73 Jobs Completed
Kent
4.3 / 5

Eden Prestige Autocare is a family owned business with over 120 years of experience between our professional team. We are located in Edenbridge and serve the Kent, Sussex

Formula One Autocentres - Tunbridge Wells
78 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge Wells
4.7 / 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

Lifestyle Ford Tonbridge
6 Job Completed
Tonbridge
5.0 / 5

We at Lifestyle in Tonbridge are a main Ford and Renault dealer. We offer a collection and delivery as a customer drop off and collect. Courtesy cars available upon reque

Paddock Wood MOT Service & Repairs Ltd
2 Job Completed
Paddock Wood
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that was established over 40 years ago in South London. We relocated to Paddock Wood in 2009. Since 2009 we have established a good custo

MTMC
9 Jobs Completed
TONBRIDGE
5.0 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Tonbridge, specialising in the service and repair of all makes of cars. Our services include: Servicing, Supply & fit of tyres

LADDINGFORD GARAGE SERVICES LTD
4 Job Completed
GRAVELLY WAYS
5.0 / 5

"FAMILY RUN WORKSHOP WITH 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. ALL MAKES AND MODELS REPAIRED. LATEST TOOLS AND DIAGNOSTICS. ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT. EVERYTHING FROM CLASSICS TO MODERN

Lifestyle Ford Tunbridge Wells
1 Job Completed
Tunbridge Wells
5.0 / 5

We at Lifestyle in Tunbridge Wells are a main Ford, Suzuki and Subaru dealer. We offer a collection and delivery as a customer drop off and collect. Courtesy cars availab

MOTORVATION SAAB
2 Jobs Completed
Tonbridge
4.5 / 5

"Founded by Chris Wilkinson we have always sought to establish ourselves as professional, friendly and above all honest. As Independent Saab Specialists we have always re

ATS Euromaster - Tonbridge
Member since 07 June 2021
Tonbridge

At ATS Euromaster you’ll find everything you need to keep your car in peak, roadworthy condition including servicing, tyres and checks. This is all backed by our team of

Lifestyle (Tunbridge Wells)
Member since 17 November 2015
Tunbridge Wells

Lifestyle Europe have multiple service locations in the South East offering Main Dealer Servicing and Repairs for Ford, Mazda, Renault, Kia, Subaru and Isuzu. This locati

JM Autos
Member since 26 November 2021
Tonbridge

We're an independent garage based in Tonbridge, Kent, we're primarily a Vauxhall specialist and have over 20 years experience in the brand so you can rest assure your v

Tunbridge Wells Hyundai
Member since 22 April 2016
TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Tunbridge Wells Hyundai is the main dealer in Kent, with Dealerships in Tunbridge Wells and Medway. The business was established in 1970 in Tunbridge Wells, the Company h

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Car air conditioning recharge in Tunbridge Wells
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 Tunbridge Wells bookings

5.00

8 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Tunbridge Wells?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Tunbridge Wells
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£62.78
Renault£60.55
Citroen£63.44
Audi£59.21
Nissan£69.09
Toyota£62.42
Vauxhall£63.50
Volkswagen£66.14

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/04/2022 and 07/07/2022.

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.

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
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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