Air Con Service Details
The most obvious symptom that a vehicle needs to be recharged is that there will be a noticeable loss in the overall cooling capability of the AC system. The AC system operates by circulating pressurized refrigerant, so if the amount drops too low it will eventually begin to affect the operation of the system. You may notice that the air is not blowing as cold as it was before or is not blowing cold air at all.
Air Con Recharge?
What is an Air Con Recharge?
Air Conditioning Re-Fill
The recharge process is quite simple and involves removing any old refrigerant gas and oil from your air-con system before replacing this with the correct amount of new refrigerant and lubricant as per your vehicle manufacturer's recommendation.
How much does it cost to recharge an AC?
Average Cost / Price to Fill up Air Con
The average cost for an AC Recharge is between £160 and £220. Labour costs are estimated between £98 and £124 while parts are priced between £62 and £96
What It Consists Of?
Our Service Details
Air Conditioning Systems
Air Conditioning Systems really need regular servicing due to the natural porosity of the hoses and components of the air conditioning systems in modern vehicles.
Less Efficient Each Year
The refrigerant gas R134a will leak slowly out of the A/C system at a rate of 15-20% per year, thereby making your system gradually less efficient until it finally stops working all together.
Our BOSCH AC machine checks the system for any leaks and also services your A/C System leaving it running nice and cold and eliminates bad odours.
If you let your Air Conditioning system run out of refrigerant and then you don't use the system for several months the chances are that internal component seals will dry out and you will have leaks in your system when it is eventually re-gassed. This could be expensive!
How Can You Help?
Always ensure that your Air Conditioning system is in working order by running it on full cold at least once a week for a few minutes, even in the winter for windscreen de-mist.
Varient Depending On Car
To vacuum the system to remove moisture takes atleast 20 -25 minutes alone. On larger vehicles such as Range Rovers with climate control then 30 minutes in vacuum is advisable.
How Long Will It Take?
For us to carry out a safety check, inspect your piping and recharge the system can take at least one hour to carry out. If anyone says that they can do it in less that one hour they are taking shortcuts and not doing the job correctly / or doing a thorough job. To vacuum the system to remove moisture takes atleast 20 -25 minutes alone. On larger vehicles such as Range Rovers with climate control then 30 minutes in vacuum is advisable.