Air-con Re-gas Garages
To cool your wheels (and you), you’ll need to re-gas your aircon every couple of years. If you’ve noticed that your aircon is just moving warm air around, you need to re-gas.
It’s not just about keeping you cool, however, as your aircon also helps to keep your windows demisted.
If you’re suddenly feeling hot under the collar when you’re behind the wheel, you need to use AutoAdvisor to find the best garage for a re-gas.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Your air-con works on the same principle as your fridge. it uses refrigerants which change from liquid to gas at low temperatures and when they do change, they absorb heat. These refrigerants are in coils and so when warm air passes over them, they “grab” heat from the air and the cooled air blows into your car. The heated air is blown outside.
You can use a DIY re-gas kit, but this won’t remove the old refrigerant, impurities and moisture, or check for leaks. A professional re-gas with one of AutoAdvisor’s trusted partners is fairly cheap, so it’s the better option.
If your air-con isn’t cooling your car anymore, you can hear bubbling or hissing or if you can see leaks, you need a re-gas.
A mechanic removes all the old refrigerants from the air-con system and replaces them with fresh.
Yes, just by using it. Run it every couple of weeks evening in winter and allow it to run until the air coming through is really (really) cold. This makes sure that the compressor is regularly lubricated.
Most car manufacturers recommend a re-gas schedule of 1-2 years. Your air-con system can lose up to 10% of its refrigerant each year and as this system keeps you comfortable while driving, it’s important to keep it in good order.
I want to get my Air-con Re-gas but how do I find a local garage?
Easy, follow the 3 steps below and we’ll send your request off to all the local garages we work with and they will come back with quotes!
Enter your registration
Select Air-con Re-gas Service
Enter your postcode
Any additional information about your Air-con
Set-up an account
Sit back & relax
Wait for the quotes to roll in
Ineffective aircon can increase your fuel consumption
Your engine has to work that little bit harder to provide cold air if the aircon is sub-par. This means you’ll be using more fuel. You’ll be spending more and seeing a definite drop in engine performance.
You should book a re-gas as soon as you realise your aircon has lost power. If you notice an unpleasant smell coming from it, with or without a loss of power, you need to have your aircon serviced.
What happens during a re-gas?
Your mechanic will check for leaks first of all, to make sure your system can accept and retain the new refrigerant. If there are leaks, they’ll have to be repaired first.
The first step of re-gassing is to remove the old refrigerant and lubricant and replacing it with fresh. Very often, the entire system will be cleaned out to remove any bacterial build-up or any other contaminants.
The entire process should take no more than 45 minutes and you’ll notice a real difference.
Finding the best re-gassing deals
It can be difficult to find a mechanic you can trust and who does a good job for a decent price. AutoAdvisor can help you to narrow down your local options as we have a huge network of reliable garages and mechanics all over the UK.
All you have to do is enter your registration number, the details of your car and any particular requirements and you’ll have a selection of attractive quotes to choose from at your leisure.