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How much does a air conditioning regas cost for Mini cars?

A typical Mini air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) in the UK costs around £128 - £201. Depending on your Mini model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Mini cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) costs. Mini air conditioning regas (r134a gas) costs on average £60 - £94.
Car modelFixter price range
Air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) for Mini Mini£128 - £201
Air conditioning regas (r134a gas) for Mini Mini£60 - £94
Air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) for Mini Mini Hatch£128 - £201
Air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) for Mini Countryman£128 - £201
Air conditioning regas (r134a gas) for Mini Countryman£60 - £94
Air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) for Mini Clubman£128 - £201
Air conditioning regas (r134a gas) for Mini Clubman£60 - £94
Air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) for Mini Convertible£128 - £201
Air conditioning regas (r134a gas) for Mini Convertible£60 - £94
Air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) for Mini Paceman£128 - £201
Air conditioning regas (r134a gas) for Mini Paceman£60 - £94
Air conditioning regas (r1234yf gas) for Mini Coupe£128 - £201

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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.

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.

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

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

Most manufacturers suggest getting the aircon serviced every couple of years. A faulty air conditioner won’t affect your car’s MOT, but it can affect your comfort.

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Want to learn more about Mini air conditioning regas?

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.

Mini

Mini is a British automotive marque that has been owned by the German multinational vehicle manufacturer BMW since 2000.

The Mini brand was originally introduced in 1969 when the vehicle model became a marque in its own right, breaking away from the Austin and Morris brands under the British Leyland umbrella.

The Mini Hatch was the 7th best selling car of 2018 in the UK. Mini is a consistent favourite among buyers with a leaning for British cultural icons and retro styling.

There are around 750k Mini cars on the roads, showing that the brand is still as popular as ever due to their compact sizing, attractive styling and its reputation as a classy and classic small car.

Mini: a premium product of British motoring

With its unique and unmistakable styling, Mini is firmly placed as a premium product. Its ownership by BMW has added advantages in production, by being able to lean on the executive luxury German marque for many of the advanced technological systems and specialist industry knowledge used in their manufacture.

A piece of British culture and a Hollywood star

Enhancing its popularity as a household name, the original British Mini became a star of the silver screen when it appeared predominantly in the gold-heist movie ‘The Italian Job’ in 1969, starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward. With a remake hitting the screens in 2003, the new Mini was called on to star once again, and a selection of Mini hatch models continued the tradition by featuring in the film.

Despite its small footprint, the Mini hatch is providing real competition to the Audi A1 and VW Polo due to its premium quality build. And with the weight of BMW behind them, it’s easy to see why.

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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