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    • Gavhough
    • By Gavhough 10th Mar 12, 8:45 PM
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    Aircon Regas
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    • 10th Mar 12, 8:45 PM
    Aircon Regas 10th Mar 12 at 8:45 PM
    Now it is starting to warm up a little, does anybody know of any good aircon regasing deals?
    Thanks all
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  • Sgt Pepper
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    • 10th Mar 12, 9:08 PM
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    • 10th Mar 12, 9:08 PM
    You need to get the leak sorted first.
  • Premier
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    • 10th Mar 12, 9:53 PM
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    • 10th Mar 12, 9:53 PM
    Now it is starting to warm up a little, does anybody know of any good aircon regasing deals?
    Thanks all
    Originally posted by Gavhough
    Formula One currently have a special offer for air-con regas of 29.00
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  • andrew-the-cat
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    • 11th Mar 12, 9:01 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 9:01 AM
    I hate to say it but Kwik Fit normally do offers around this time of year for 25 or so. The machine they use is completely automated so before everyone starts jumping in and saying how incompetent their staff are, they *can't* !!!! it up. A friend of mine works there and did my car for me a few years back.

    Be warned though if your air conditioning does not work AT ALL now it is possible it has a leak. This will need to be fixed before it can be gassed up and could potentially be very expensive.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 11th Mar 12, 9:22 AM
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    • #5
    • 11th Mar 12, 9:22 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 9:22 AM
    Now it is starting to warm up a little, does anybody know of any good aircon regasing deals?
    Thanks all
    Originally posted by Gavhough
    Hate to say it as well but Kwik Fitt will do a recharge for 29.99 and an aircon service for 49.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • pinkmouse
    • By pinkmouse 11th Mar 12, 10:08 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 10:08 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 10:08 AM
    I have just bought a car with air con. I've never had one before so I didn't know that it needed regassed. How often do you need to do this? The car I have is an 08 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Auto.

    Thank you!
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 11th Mar 12, 10:41 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 10:41 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 10:41 AM
    I have just bought a car with air con. I've never had one before so I didn't know that it needed regassed. How often do you need to do this? The car I have is an 08 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Auto.

    Thank you!
    Originally posted by pinkmouse
    Air Conditioning Re-Gas

    It is recommended that you should recharge your air conditioning system every 2 years with gas and lubricant, in order to keep it running efficiently. This is not included as part of a routine car service and so it can often be overlooked. If your car is more than 2 years old it is more than likely due a re-gas.

    This service ensures that your air conditioning system is working efficiently by testing the gas pressure to see if it has dropped. A drop in gas pressure will result in a loss of cooling efficiency which will make your engine work harder and in turn use more fuel.

    Due to it's dehumidifying properties, when operating fully efficiently, your air conditioning system will also de-mist your windscreen more rapidly in cold weather.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • pinkmouse
    • By pinkmouse 11th Mar 12, 10:43 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 10:43 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 10:43 AM
    Thanks Jim. I will take it and get it done then
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 11th Mar 12, 11:10 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 11:10 AM
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    • 11th Mar 12, 11:10 AM
    Thanks Jim. I will take it and get it done then
    Originally posted by pinkmouse
    If it hasn't been done for a while you should notice a difference, it will be as cold as a fridge, some place will give you a money back guarantee if there is no difference.
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    • avantra
    • By avantra 11th Mar 12, 6:55 PM
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    I hate to say it but KwikFit do the recharge for around 30, this includes topping up the oil in the AC system.

    If the regas don't work they will not take any money. If you have a leak get it sorted first.
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 11th Mar 12, 7:02 PM
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    I hate to say it but KwikFit do the recharge for around 30, this includes topping up the oil in the AC system.

    If the regas don't work they will not take any money. If you have a leak get it sorted first.
    Originally posted by avantra
    Definitely use Kwik Fit. If they cant make it cooler they dont charge you PLUS if theres a leak they will tell you where it is. The pointed the pipe out to me on my 407 and i got one from Peugeot for 12 and fitted it myself. Took the car back and they regassed it!

    Regards

    Paul
    • haribo85
    • By haribo85 23rd Mar 12, 2:51 PM
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    Kwik-Fit
    Sorry to reopen this thread... but what with the hot weather, it's reminded me that my air-con needs to be re-gassed sooner rather than later, and I am looking to get it done as cheaply as possible.

    Looking on this thread people have said it's around 30 at Kwik-Fit, but looking on there site it's from 49.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 23rd Mar 12, 2:59 PM
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    Sorry to reopen this thread... but what with the hot weather, it's reminded me that my air-con needs to be re-gassed sooner rather than later, and I am looking to get it done as cheaply as possible.

    Looking on this thread people have said it's around 30 at Kwik-Fit, but looking on there site it's from 49.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by haribo85
    If you read the other threads you'll notice that they say KF often have "offers" to get it at the low price. Clearly the offer isn't on at the moment, that's all.
    • s b
    • By s b 23rd Mar 12, 8:41 PM
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    its an offence to fill an air conditioning system if theres a leak so quick flit have to check this first so its not customer relations its a legal requirement

    this was a public service anouncement
  • Premier
    Sorry to reopen this thread... but what with the hot weather, it's reminded me that my air-con needs to be re-gassed sooner rather than later, and I am looking to get it done as cheaply as possible.

    Looking on this thread people have said it's around 30 at Kwik-Fit, but looking on there site it's from 49.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by haribo85
    As I said in post#3

    Formula One currently have a special offer for air-con regas of 29.00
    Originally posted by Premier
    Offer still on. Why look anywhere else?

    (All these automatic filling machines check for leaks and won't fill if a leak is found)
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 24th Mar 12, 10:40 AM
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    Sorry to reopen this thread... but what with the hot weather, it's reminded me that my air-con needs to be re-gassed sooner rather than later, and I am looking to get it done as cheaply as possible.

    Looking on this thread people have said it's around 30 at Kwik-Fit, but looking on there site it's from 49.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by haribo85
    Went to finally get mine done yesterday and they have put the price up to 49 now the sun has come out. I didn't bother getting it done as I am confident they will soon have a "half price offer" of 25 so they can claim you are getting a good price. Everywhere I've looked is now 49. You snooze you loose.

    edit-just checked Formula1 and they are still advertising 29- do Kwik fit price match?
    Last edited by worried jim; 24-03-2012 at 10:46 AM.
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    • Crabman
    • By Crabman 24th Mar 12, 3:38 PM
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    edit-just checked Formula1 and they are still advertising 29- do Kwik fit price match?
    Originally posted by worried jim
    In my experience they are competitive when they know a customer's not in the habit of issuing blank cheques. Give them a call, you lose nothing by asking.
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    • avantra
    • By avantra 24th Mar 12, 9:21 PM
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    Re gassing in winter is always cheaper.
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    • stevec59
    • By stevec59 26th May 12, 3:21 PM
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    Any one know of any deals on at the momment?Halfords are doing 49,but I have seen people posting to avoid Halfords.

    Steve
    • skintbuthappy81
    • By skintbuthappy81 27th May 12, 10:41 AM
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    As above anyone know anybody doing it cheaper?
    Married 1st October 2015

    1st Baby due June 2016
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