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Our expert insights into air conditioning regas in Birmingham

Our expert insights into air conditioning regas in Birmingham

What does an air conditioning regas do?

If you’re not getting cold air into your vehicle, regassing is the most likely solution. A regas is the removal of old refrigerant gas from the system and replacing and recharging it.

Symptoms you might need an air conditioning regas

If you notice that the air conditioning in your car isn’t providing the usual levels of cold air, it’s probably time for a regas. Try and use the system all year round to keep it running smoothly.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your air conditioning regas in Birmingham. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we regas your air conditioning?

Our fully qualified and efficient mechanics will remove all old refrigerant from your air conditioning system and replace it with the precise quantity of fresh refrigerant.


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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should I need to regas my air conditioner?

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Terry

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What does an air conditioning regas do?

If you’re not getting cold air into your vehicle, regassing is the most likely solution. A regas is the removal of old refrigerant gas from the system and replacing and recharging it.

Symptoms you might need an air conditioning regas

If you notice that the air conditioning in your car isn’t providing the usual levels of cold air, it’s probably time for a regas. Try and use the system all year round to keep it running smoothly.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your air conditioning regas in Birmingham. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we regas your air conditioning?

Our fully qualified and efficient mechanics will remove all old refrigerant from your air conditioning system and replace it with the precise quantity of fresh refrigerant.


Learn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should I need to regas my air conditioner?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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How much does air conditioning regas cost in Birmingham?

How much does air conditioning regas cost in Birmingham?

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A typical air conditioning regas in Birmingham costs around £29.70 - £80.53. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, the price of a air conditioning regas on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Birmingham in order to give you an idea of how much the air conditioning regas should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
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Citroen Xsara-picasso

1.6 litres

£93.18 £78.9615%

Mitsubishi Outlander-hybrid-phev

2 litres

£92.32 £75.0519%

Skoda Rapid-spaceback

1.4 litres

£93.47 £76.6218%

Seat Ibiza

1.2 litres

£94.43 £77.4018%

Volvo 142

1.6 litres

£89.64 £76.6215%

Suzuki Swift

1.3 litres

£91.94 £76.6217%

Ford Focus

1.6 litres

£36.83 £29.7019%

Vauxhall Corsa

1.3 litres

£94.22 £80.5315%

Mitsubishi Montero

1.6 litres

£93.82 £78.1817%

Volvo Xc60

2 litres

£92.25 £78.1815%

Volvo 142

1.6 litres

£89.64 £76.6215%

Seat Ibiza

1.2 litres

£94.43 £77.4018%

Citroen Xsara-picasso

1.6 litres

£93.18 £78.9615%

Mitsubishi Outlander-hybrid-phev

2 litres

£92.32 £75.0519%

Suzuki Swift

1.3 litres

£91.94 £76.6217%
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* The cost of your air conditioning regas depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages in Birmingham

MIDLAND AUTOCENTRE (BULLRING)

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
10 reviews
MIDLAND AUTOCENTRE (BULLRING) is located in Birmingham, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

Autoway Ltd

Birmingham, UK
stars-4.5
17 reviews
Autoway Ltd and their team of qualified mechanics at Birmingham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

XCLUSIVE MOTOR SERVICES LTD

Birmingham, UK
stars-4
19 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Motorbodies uk Ltd

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
15 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

SMART MOT CENTRE BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
11 reviews
SMART MOT CENTRE BIRMINGHAM and their team of qualified mechanics at Birmingham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

CW Vehicle Service LTD

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
23 reviews
CW Vehicle Service LTD and their team of qualified mechanics at Birmingham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

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Birmingham

Birmingham is the second-most popular city in the UK, located in the Midlands with a population of over 4.3million.

Originally a market town in the medieval period, Birmingham is now an international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub.

A centre for culture, Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Birmingham has also played its part in sporting history; home to Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC, it was Birmingham resident and Aston Villa director William McGregor who founded the Football League.

Birmingham will also be the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, expected to take place in July and August 2022.

The most popular cars in Birmingham

Possibly due to the rise in industry and commerce, and its handy functionality in city traffic, the Mercedes A-Class is estimated to be the most popular car in Birmingham, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Vehicle numbers in Birmingham

There are approximately 3 million licensed vehicles in the Birmingham area, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Kia Sportage and the Ford Focus.

Fixter garages in Birmingham

There are a total of 49 Fixter garages in the Birmingham area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Birmingham area:

  • B1, B2, B3 & B4: City Centre, Birmingham
  • B6: Aston & Witton, Birmingham
  • B10: Small Heath, Birmingham
  • B15: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • B8: Washwood Heath, Birmingham
  • B13: Moseley, Birmingham

What does an air conditioning regas do?

It’s no longer considered a luxury, so most modern cars come with air con. However, like anything else, it needs regular maintenance. If you’re not getting cold air into your vehicle, regassing is the most likely solution.

A regas is the removal of old refrigerant gas from the system and replacing and recharging it, along with the lubricant and in line with the manufacturer’s instructions, so that the air runs cold again. (By the way, vehicles made from 2017 onwards are legally obliged to use a new type of refrigerant.)

While DIY kits are available, they save you almost nothing compared with getting a specialist to do the job. What’s more, if something goes wrong, you could be left with a pricey bill, or there could be safety issues. (Refrigerant can cause painful freeze burns if it gets on your skin or in your eyes.) Equally, if there are any other problems with the air con system, a professional will be able to put them right.

How often should I need to regas my air conditioner?

Most manufacturers suggest getting the air con serviced every couple of years, although many drivers wait until there’s no cold air coming through before taking action. But it’s really not worth putting it off—as well as creating an uncomfortable travelling environment, poorly working air conditioning makes it harder to demist windows in winter, and may mean the engine has to work harder, so fuel consumption rises. Additionally, pipes in the system could crack, or parts seize up.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

A faulty air conditioner won’t affect your car’s MOT, but it can affect the comfort of you and your passengers. It’s worth keeping your air conditioning running at its optimum performance as the impact it can have on your vehicle’s fuel efficiency could significantly affect the day-to-day cost of your motoring.

What happens when we regas your air conditioning?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will check for cracks and leaks that could be hindering the air conditioning system’s efficient operation.
  • Wherever required, all old refrigerant will be removed from your air conditioning system and replaced with the precise quantity of fresh refrigerant.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the refrigerant has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure its correct running make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

Symptoms you might need an AC regas

Your air con isn’t as cold as normal

If your AC has stopped working correctly and you notice that the air conditioning in your car isn’t providing the usual levels of cold air as normal, it’s probably time for a regas.

Looking after your air conditioning

It’s true that most general car services don’t cover air conditioning, but any garage should be able to do a straightforward air con service and regas for you at an affordable price. They will probably want to do a pre-service inspection first, and any repairs needed as a result are usually billed for separately.

The inspection should include looking out for any cracks or leaks that could hinder the system’s efficient working.

Try and use the system all year round to keep it running smoothly, and consider an anti-bacterial clean if musty smells are emerging from the vents—your garage or workshop should also offer this. Additionally, change the cabin filter regularly.

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