Regas your car aircon in Winchester

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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 Winchester Air-Con specialists will help.


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Top garages for Aircon Regas in Winchester (19 found)
Dubtek Ltd.
21 Jobs Completed
Sparsholt
5.0 / 5

Dubtek uk ltd VW Group Specialist Vehicle Diagnostic and Repairs

Protyre Eastleigh
188 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
4.2 / 5

Chris and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre formerly known as Eastleigh Auto Centre joined the Protyre network i

Salkelds Service Centre
34 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
5.0 / 5

Salkelds are an independent MOT, service and repair garage.Based in Boyatt Wood Eastleigh. We work on most makes of car and light commercial vehicle's . We pride our

Hendy (Eastleigh)
4 Job Completed
Eastleigh
5.0 / 5

In the last decade, Kia has risen as a major global player in the automotive world and at Hendy Kia, we are pleased to offer the full range of new cars at our dealerships

Hendy Ford Eastleigh
6 Job Completed
Eastleigh
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Hendy Ford Eastleigh we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servici

Hendy Ford Winchester
2 Job Completed
Winchester
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Hendy Ford Winchester we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servic

Black Star Garage and welding
3 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
4.5 / 5

Hello Here at Black Star Garage we offer a full range of garage services which also includes Welding and Vehicle restorations. We can also offer a Vehicle collection a

Winchester Value Tyres
Member since 31 August 2017
Winchester

Now open in St Martins Trade Park, Nickel Close, Winchester Value Tyres is your local dedicated value tyre centre. We provide branded and quality economy tyres at the

Martins Winchester
Member since 08 February 2016
WINCHESTER

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Chandlers ford Service Centre
Member since 07 October 2015
Southampton

We are a small independent company located in the Hiltingbury area of Chandlers ford . The garage has been running for over 5 years growing every year . We offer a frien

Achilles Wheels
Member since 07 June 2011
Eastleigh

"Achilles Wheels is a small family run business which we started in 1995 - working on Sprints, SUDS, GTV's etc to the more modern Brera's, 159, GT's etc. - a purely Alfa

Best Autos Winchester Centre
Member since 07 June 2011
Winchester

"Best Autos Winchester Centre is a part of Best Autocentres which was opened in Winchester trade park in February 2004. It was born out of a desire to give customers a le

Best Autos Eastleigh Centre
Member since 07 June 2011
Eastleigh

"Best Autos Eastleigh Centre is a part of Best Autocentres which was opened in Winchester trade park in February 2004. It was born out of a desire to give customers a lev

Andrew Foster Winchester MOT Centre
Member since 08 June 2011
Winchester

"Andrew Foster (established 1979) is dedicated to providing the best, top quality, service needed to keep your car on the road. With modern advances in technology and com

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Regas your car aircon in Winchester
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 Winchester bookings

4.33

6 reviews

How much does Aircon Regas cost in Winchester?

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


Aircon Regas Cost by Car Make in Winchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£65.05
Vauxhall£60.47
Nissan£63.32
Volkswagen£59.29
BMW£64.35
Mercedes£59.89
Peugeot£63.11
Citroen£62.38
Renault£62.05
Toyota£65.74
Audi£58.12
MINI£59.34
Volvo£63.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

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
  • 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