Air Conditioning Regas at Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre
If you are looking for Air Conditioning Regas (Air Con) then we can help! We regas Air Conditioning in vehicles of all makes and models while you wait. Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre are an air conditioning recharge centre based in Swansea
You may feel that your air con is not as cold as it once was, this is because your gas may need refilling. Over time, your air conditioning gas can permeate through the system. This is because as the gas cools your vehicle, it is constantly changing from gas to liquid and then to gas again. When your gas gets low, your air is not as cool and this will mean you need to have your air conditioning gas refilled.
Why is my air conditioning not working?
There are many reasons why your air conditioning may not be blowing as cold as you once experienced. The reasons could be as simple as needing a refrigerant gas top up and service to a leak in the system. Occasionally we found that vehicles have mechanical issues such as air conditioning compressors or belts which have failed. Either way, we are able to diagnose and fix any issues you may have with your vehicles air conditioning system while you wait!
How do you recharge (regas) air con?
We recharge your air conditioning using a special Dephi Air Conditioning Recharge machine. This involves removing all the existing refrigerant gas from your system (including any residual moisture). We then replace this with fresh gas refrigerant. Our machine can both, degas and regas any vehicle air conditioning unit within minutes.
How often do you need to regas or recharge air conditioning?
Typically, the manufacturers advise every 2 years. This is because even if you don’t use your air conditioning often the gas will still permeate through the system. Keeping your air conditioning recharged and topped up will ensure you always have a blast of cool air when needed.
What if my air conditioning smells bad?
This is due to stale air in your system and can sometimes smell like smelly feet or old milk. Don’t worry, this is something we can help with. Your system needs a good clean and refresh to remove the bacteria that is causing the smell. With every air conditioning service we provide, we offer an anti bacterial clean and refresh service too. This will include changing of your pollen or cabin filter and an anti bacterial “bomb” put in your vehicle to kill all the germs. This will leave your vehicle smelling fresh and your air conditioning blowing cool once again.
How long does it take to recharge my air conditioning?
Depending on which vehicle you have, our air conditioning regas service takes roughly 45-50 minutes to complete. This is assuming you have no leaks in the system and we have the cabin filter available.
How much does it cost to recharge my air conditioning?
We have a set air conditioning regas cost. This is just £49.99 this is for a full air conditioning service and recharge. For this you will get all the following:
- Air conditioning leak test
- Air conditioning recharge
- Air conditioning antibacterial clean
- Pollen/Cabin Filter check/replacement (the filter is charged additionally at the cost of around £15 if needed)
- Air conditioning anti smell and bacteria killing “bomb”
If you have an air conditioning service at the same time as one of our other services which can be found here then you will get 10% discount!
How does air conditioning work?
Air conditioning is a clever science. We will do our best to explain the science behind it now. Every air conditioning system has a compressor which contains the gas refrigerant we have been speaking about. When you turn on your air con in your vehicle, the gas then travels to something called a condenser (a bit like a radiator). Air from outside the car then travels over the condenser and the temperature of the gas drops quickly causing the gas to turn to liquid. Whilst it is in liquid from, it now travels through a drier which “cleans” the liquid which removes any impurities before it gets to the thermal expansion valve (this is the control which you use in the vehicle to control the temperature by adjusting the liquid flow). Then the liquid is turned into vapour as it passes through evaporation coils and returns the vapour (gas) back to the compressor to start the process again.