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Aircon Top up

martin j.

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Feb 11, 2007
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Fife
Holy crap, that’s dearer than some air-con recharges I’ve seen in local garages, I would be tempted to look around locally.
 

Thai-wronghorse

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Dec 3, 2015
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Kent
I don't see the point when you can get a garage to stick it on a proper machine for about the same price.

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Gokiwi64

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Apr 26, 2014
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Hockley, Essex
I've looked around my area and am being quoted around the £80 mark , am being told because of age of car and because its not been topped up it will need a clean first. - I've got another couple of places to ring though.
 

Fester999

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May 17, 2020
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I took my last car a 63 plate leon fr to a recommended garage for a re gas.
He did it but said my compressor was failing and said he would fix it for £400!
I took it straight to Seat in Stoke they tested it, it had been re gassed but the compressor was running at 98% efficiency.
I went back told him he was a crook.
He didn't offer a refund on the re gas.
Ain't been back.
 

Thai-wronghorse

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Dec 3, 2015
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Kent
I've never had an issue with my local ATS fir regassing.
In fact the last time I went they couldn't get it very cold so didn't even bother using my Groupon voucher so I simply got a refund.

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bruceR

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Apr 11, 2005
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Monifieth, Dundee
As above, get a Groupon voucher for ATS, I got mine done about a year ago with no issues. They do a leak test first and if all good then do a re-gas but if there is a leak then there is nothing they can do.
I've had no probs with the aircon at all after this
 

Gokiwi64

Geriatric Member
Apr 26, 2014
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476
Hockley, Essex
So an update - ATS wouldnt touch my daughters car (2004 Fiesta) and said that mine would cost £116 to drain and fill with RF1234A (yet mine is same age as daughters car (1 year newer)

So that was a wasted trip however found a local chap who did both cars for £120 including leak test on both.

It seems that were you live is rather telling on the service and price you pay.
 

martin j.

Active Member
Feb 11, 2007
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Fife
HI, tha appears as if ATS have quoted for the newer gas? there should be a sticker under the bonnet stating the type ie FR134a, an 04 Fiesta I would not expect to require that newer (more expensive) gas, they've made a mistake or trying it on?, the couplings for the two different gases are different sizes and cannot be mixed. £120 for both cars seems fair, hope it has improved a/c performance.
 

Tees_FR

Active Member
Sep 15, 2019
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It sure is roasting, glad I got my AC done last year - only paid £30.00 inc VAT for discharge, oil and recharge. We can ignore the fact I fitted a new condenser which was more than double the cost of the refill ;)
 
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