Why should I have my aircon serviced?
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 may be less expensive in terms of fuel usage than having your window open.
In winter your air-con will help you de-mist and de-humidify the car more quickly.
Servicing the A/C system is not normally included in a standard service. It is important not to neglect this as you may start to notice stale smells, and bacteria trapped in the system can aggravate allergies.
It is estimated that 5-10% 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.
We offer a FREE A/C pressure check.
Prices for re-gas vary so please contact your local branch for current prices.
Impurities and moisture accumulate in your car’s A/C system over time, reducing its efficiency and increasing running costs. We will empty and recover all the A/C gas currently in the car, before removing any moisture or other impurities in the system. Once this is done, the gas and oil are put back in and topped up if required.
All of our branches can re-gas vehicles that require R134A gas.
Most new car models from 2017 require 1234yf gas, which produces 98% fewer climate-damaging pollutants than its predecessor.
We can only re-gas vehicles that use 1234yf refrigerant gas at our Colchester, Ipswich, Kettering, King’s Lynn and selected Norwich branches (Reepham Road, Riverside Road and Salhouse Road).
Please note we are unable to assist with hybrid or electric vehicles.
For the fastest response to any questions regarding air con re-gas, please contact your local branch.
A full A/C re-gas will take between 40 minutes to an hour and can be completed while you wait.