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Book in online using our simple booking facility.
Alternatively, you can call Easy Garage on 01432 850085
or use the contact us section of the website
Simply select your choice of car service and enter in your registration number. Once you have selected your service you can pick the date and time you want to bring your car in to us. You can also add any extras you require later on in the booking process
Alternatively, you can call our us on 01432 850085
If you are concerned that your air conditioning system isn’t blowing as cold as it could be or it’s been a few year’s since your last air con recharge, why not book a free air conditioning check.
We’ll test the average vent temperature in your vehicle to see if your air con system is working correctly. We will check the pressures using the Easy Air con machine and compare. If our technician finds the vehicle would benefit from an air conditioning recharge, there is no obligation to have any work carried out.
Our Air Con regas start from as little as £45.00
Carry out air conditioning service including regas.
Remove old refrigerant gas and oil from air con system. Replace with the correct amount of new refrigerant and lubricant as per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. Carry out a vacuum test. Carry out Operations and temperature check. £45.00
Air Con regas and clean service
You will receive the same as above in the regas plus...
for the ultimate air con service, we can clean the system at the same time for only £60.00
Included within the regas and clean service is the air con cleaner product.
The AC full works regas and service
You will receive the same as above in the regas and clean plus...
We will replace the cabin/pollen filter £85.00
Why recharge your car air con?
There are many reasons to get your air conditioning recharged besides the most obvious one being to keep you and your passengers cool on journeys in hot weather (though we might add that leaving a box of lollies in a non-air conditioned car for too long can be very upsetting for kids and grown-ups alike). If you like getting the most out of your tank of fuel then you might be interested to know that recharging your air con increases fuel efficiency. This is because when your air con refrigerant is low, the air con system struggles to cool the air and so works harder to try and produce cold air. This extra work uses more fuel.
Similarly, it pays to recharge regularly if you don’t want to have to pay out for expensive air con parts and repairs later on. The refrigerant used in your air con system is extremely cold and has the added benefit of cooling down the air con compressor. Without refrigerant, or if it were to run too low, the compressor would get dangerously hot and fail.
Air conditioning even has its uses on cold winter days. If you are struggling to demist your windscreen, pop the air con on to produce dry warm air to rapidly clear your view. Turning your air con on during the colder months of the year also ensures the system doesn’t seize up and will continue to work effectively when the temperature starts to warm up.
Is air con part of my MOT or Service?
No, your annual MOT ensures the vehicle is safe to drive as per strict DVSA guidelines. Since air conditioning is considered a ‘nice-to-have’ feature and is not critical to the safe running of the vehicle, your MOT tester will not check to see if your air con is working.
Similarly, air con is not included in the standard service schedule set out by your vehicle manufacturer. Regular servicing will help keep your car running for longer in a safe and reliable condition and includes some replacement parts like the oil and air filters. But those drivers expecting their air con to be recharged as part of their service will be disappointed. Many manufacturers provide a separate air con service schedule which will recommend a regas, on average, every 2 years
Why does air con stop working?
The refrigerant, or gas, found in your air conditioning unit is critical to the air con system working properly. It is this refrigerant that flows around the system and provides the cold air in your cabin. However, as a result of this process which involves continually shifting states from gas, to liquid and back to gas again, some of this air con gas permeates through the system each year. Less gas means less cool air so refilling every few years will keep your air con working in tip top condition.
Of course there are other reasons why air con stops working but low refrigerant is the most common and, thankfully, the easiest to fix. If after a regas your air con is still blowing warm, it probably means there is a crack somewhere in the pipes of the air con system and the refrigerant is escaping.