What does air conditioning do?
Your air conditioning system cleans, dries and cools the air in the cabin, giving you a comfortable driving environment.
In the summer, having a cool car makes for a better driving experience and using your air-con is less expensive in terms of fuel usage than having your window open. In the winter your air-con will also help you de-mist and de-humidify the car more quickly.
Why does my air-con need servicing?
Servicing the air conditioning system is not normally included in a standard service. It is important not to neglect this system as you may start to notice stale smells, and bacteria trapped in the system can aggravate allergies.
At Fast-Fit when we perform a full system re-gas we empty the system completely and refill it with clean gas to ensure your air-con stays fresher for longer.
Our IMI approved air-con technicians offer an all-year-round leak test and re-gas if needed, replacing refrigerant, PAG oil and UV dye (if necessary). It is estimated that around 10% of the refrigerant in your air-con system escapes every year so we recommend recharging your system every 2 years to keep it working at full capacity.
How much will it cost?
Due to a nationwide gas shortage, prices will be going up – so get ready for the summer with an air-con re-gas from £49 inc. VAT. Please note we are currently not able to provide an air-con re-gas service for hybrid, electric or any vehicles that require 1234yf refrigerant gas. We can only provide this service for vehicles that require R134A gas. If you are unsure please contact us and we will help.
Where can I have my air conditioning system serviced?
Our air-con service is available at the following branches:
- Cambridge, Histon Road
- Colchester, Butt Road
- Felixstowe, Undercliff Road
- Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas Road
- Ipswich, Norwich Road
- Kettering, Stamford Road
- King’s Lynn, Lynn Road
- Norwich, Dereham Road
- Norwich, Reepham Road
- Norwich, Riverside Road
- St Neots, Cambridge Street
A full air-con re-gas will take between 40 minutes to an hour and can be completed while you wait.