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Has your aircon stopped blowing out cold air in your Volkswagen car?


For your Volkswagen's air con to operate effectively, a regular refill of your air conditioning liquid is essential. Get instant quotes for your Volkswagen car, compare trusted garages and book your air conditioning service in 3 simple steps. On average a Volkswagen aircon service can be booked from £66 at WhoCanFixMyCar.

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Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
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Barnet
4.9 / 5

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RedStar-Workshop Ltd
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4.9 / 5

Dear Future Customers, we are REDSTAR-WORKSHOP, garage based in Stone, Dartford. We do offer wide range of services such as: tyre shop, tyre fitting and balancing,

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wigan
1298 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.3 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

ATS Euromaster - Gateshead Retail & Fleet
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5.0 / 5

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

Wimbledon Autocentre
712 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
4.6 / 5

Established in 1987, we’ve enjoyed a long and rich history servicing motorists who appreciate both our technical expertise and affordable prices. Renowned in the area for

Formula One Autocentres - Nottingham
103 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.3 / 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

Fateh Auto Services LTD
11 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

We are a small, independent garage who take great pride in our work. We have over 20 years of experience working on all makes and models, with one of our mechanics speci

CHALLENGER BEESTON
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NOTTINGHAM
4.8 / 5

Challenger Autos is a long established family run garage based in Beeston, Nottingham with over 30 years’ experience. Our specialist team of mechanics provide a personal

Dam Car and Van Limited
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Haydock
4.3 / 5

Campbells Garage
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Redcar
4.8 / 5

We are a 3rd generation family run business that has been trading for the last 25 years we do all major and minor garage repairs from tyres and exhausts to engine rebuild

S & J REPAIRS
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Stockport
4.5 / 5

We are a family friendly company which was established in 2014 we specialise in service work, MOTs and clutches. We will undertake any work what is required.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Normanton
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Derby
4.9 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

Top Auto Service
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Reading
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The Top Auto Service and Recovery is garage and workshop with the very best in highly experienced mechanics that specialise in most makes and models of cars. We are p

Wmr autos
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Camberley Ssurrey
4.5 / 5

Reliable mechanic with over 15 years experience on a wide range of vehicles. Experienced in all repair services such as Cambelt repair, Clutch repairs, Service work, MOT,

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
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Bristol
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The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

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Volkswagen air conditioning recharge cost comparison
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  Volkswagen Aircon Regas  bookings

4.65

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How much does a Volkswagen Aircon Regas cost?

The cost of Aircon Regas will likely differ greatly depending on which Volkswagen model you have. Combining the varying cost of parts and the difference in labour hours needed to complete the job, different Volkswagen models will cost different amounts for Aircon Regas. Take a look below at the average quote for Aircon Regas on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top Volkswagen models.


Aircon Regas Cost by Volkswagen Model
Volkswagen ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen Golf£64.73
Volkswagen Polo£63.60
Volkswagen Passat£64.14
Volkswagen Tiguan£80.86
Volkswagen Touran£65.39
Volkswagen Scirocco£63.46
Volkswagen Lupo£62.31
Volkswagen Cc£56.93

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/09/2021 and 04/12/2021.

How often does a Volkswagen's aircon 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.

What happens during an aircon regas?

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
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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.

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