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What is included in an air con check?

During the check our mechanic will check your air con pressure, the quantity of gas, make sure there are no leaks and check your refrigerant levels to see if your system needs to be regassed for optimal performance. If you do require an aircon regas or repair, the mechanic will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote upfront.

How do I know if my car aircon needs regassing or servicing?

Typically, you'll notice that the air blowing from your vents isn't as cold as it usually is. Or if there is a more serious problem with your air conditioning system, it might not be blowing any air at all.

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Hey Fixter, how often should I regas my car aircon system?

Manufacturers recommend a regas every 1–2 years. It's a good idea to service the aircon system at the same time to ensure optimum performance.

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Want to learn more about Volkswagen free air con check?

What is included in an air con check?

During the check our mechanic will check your air con pressure, the quantity of gas, make sure there are no leaks and check your refrigerant levels to see if your system needs to be regassed for optimal performance. If you do require an aircon regas or repair, the mechanic will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote upfront.

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Volkswagen (often shortened to VW) is a German automobile manufacturer founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, a Nazi labour union.

Volkswagen is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, who in turn is majority owned by Porsche. They own and operate a vast number of cars under other brand names—at the time of writing, they have 342 subsidiary companies.

Possibly its most well-known model of the current generation, the VW Golf, was the 2nd best selling car of 2018, behind the Ford Fiesta, which consistently takes the top spot year after year.

The Golf’s 64k registrations in 2018 added to the vast tally of 3.4million Volkswagen cars on the road today.

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VW cars achieve consistently strong reviews and are highly respected by critics and drivers alike. They are renowned for investing more money into research and development than almost any other marque and distributing their wealth of motoring knowledge across the many partner brands under the VW Group umbrella.

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A classic of its time, originally named the Volkswagen Type 1, it soon became nicknamed the Beetle due to its unique shape, and subsequently the bug. The unique looking car was designed by Ferdinand Porsche for Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap and simple mass-produced car to travel around his country’s new road network.

The new model Beetle, originally launched to celebrate the original classic in 1997, and with an updated successor in 2011, was designed around the VW Jetta platform sharing much of its build with the Jetta and Golf. VW announced in 2018 that the Beetle would finally be removed from production in July 2019.

Why is my car’s air conditioning important?

A fully functioning air con system is important for the comfort of you and your passengers, especially on warmer days and on long journeys. Air conditioning is also very important because it helps cool the car down, making it safer to drive in hot weather and reducing the risk of it overheating.

How long should aircon regas last?

The gas in your air conditioning unit can last up to as long as 5 years, but most will manage somewhere nearer only 2.

We'd recommend having your aircon serviced every few years, but many drivers choose to wait until there's no cold air blowing from their vents. Although this is quite a standard practice among drivers, it's not always the best idea if you want to protect your compressor and maintain its optimum operation.

How do I know if my car aircon needs regassing or servicing?

Typically, you'll notice that the air blowing from your vents isn't as cold as it usually is. Or if there is a more serious problem with your air conditioning system, it might not be blowing any air at all.

How often should I regas my car aircon?

Manufacturers recommend a regas every 1–2 years. It's a good idea to service the aircon system at the same time to ensure optimum performance.

Do you use more fuel with the aircon on?

Using your aircon can increase fuel consumption by up to 8–10%. However, driving with the windows open can cause extra drag, especially at higher speeds, which will also increase fuel consumption.

Does car aircon gas run out?

Yes. The refrigerant gas used to keep your car interior cool will be used up over time. When getting your gas topped up, you should also check the aircon's lubricant level for optimum performance.

What happens if there is no gas in my car’s aircon?

Without the gas your aircon requires, it won't be able to provide the necessary cold air to keep you and your passengers cool on a hot journey. Also, if there isn't enough gas in your system, the compressor could become excessively hot and even damaged.

How long does it take to regas an air conditioning system?

The labour time will vary depending on the mechanic and on your car make and model. It usually takes around 45 minutes to complete a re-gas on your vehicle's air conditioning system if it is fault-free.

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