Whether your vehicle requires R1234YF (from £58) or R134A (from £115) air conditioning gas, we have qualified technicians who can safely restore your car's air con to full efficiency, helping you cool down in the summer and ensure your car's windscreen stays demisted throughout winter.
Not sure what's wrong with your vehicle's air conditioning? We can fault find, and carry out a straight-forward air con regas, or investigate what repairs may be needed. Whilst our main-dealer trained technicians get to work, you can relax or work in comfort from our spacious Wi-Fi enabled Business Lounge.
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Your air conditioning isn’t checked during an MOT, or as part of general servicing. As a result, you should get it checked out periodically to ensure it’s still working properly.
Air conditioning isn’t just
useful for the summer, with its demisting function just as helpful during cold
snaps because the air it pumps out is dry. It will also have filters that reduce
dust particles and bacteria. Like any machine, we recommend using your air con year-round
to ensure the liquid keeps flowing and oil used as lubricant does its job.
You’re probably reading this page as your air conditioning doesn’t feel that effective or pressing the AC button simply makes no difference. Given during 2022 a new record was set for summer temperatures, more than ever it’s important to ensure your car’s air conditioning is performing well.
It’s estimated that the refrigerant
gas that keeps your car’s air con nice and cool permeates between 10% and 15%
of its gases each year. It’s therefore not a surprise that after a few years
you may notice it not quite doing the job.
As previously mentioned, we recommend using your car’s air con year-round. Otherwise, you may face a nasty whiff coming from the vents, which is down to bacteria and mould building up.
You can try using anti-bacterial spray, but you probably need to change your cabin filter and – from then on – use your air con regularly to avoid it happening again!
Kits are advertised on the internet, but in reality they’re almost as expensive as paying a specialist, and if anything does go wrong, you could be left paying for it to be done anyway.
More importantly, we know what to look for when it comes to finding leaks any other problems with the system – after all regassing might not fix the issue.
We’d also like to stress that it’s important to be safe, and our technicians have a specific qualification for using our air conditioning machines. The refrigerant gas has potential to cause painful freeze burns.
It takes just under and hour to completely remove the old gas from your air con’s system and refill it with fresh refrigerant at gas. You can choose to have your air con recharged while you wait from our Business Lounge, which has desks, free Wi-Fi and complimentary drinks. You can of course combine your Air Con recharge with a service or MOT.
It's recommended to get your air conditioning serviced every 2 years, but in truth you’ll probably know if it’s not effective, or it is starting to smell. We can test its effectiveness during a Vehicle Health Check or Service – just let us know.
As a family owned, independent business, we want you to feel comfortable. Get in touch with us online to request a quote and booking, or alternatively call us on 01689 664 769.
Don't forget to ask how you can save in conjunction with any other work, like a car service or MOT.