Get the most out of your car's air con system with a regas at Motorvation.
We can efficiently and thoroughly re-gas your air con system whether it is R134a or the newer R1234YF refrigerant.
Book a regas with us and not only will you get a free UV dye included but also a refrigerant purity test too.
Re-gassing AC systems properly, takes between 40 minutes to an hour to complete. We currently request that you make arrangements to leave the vehicle with us as our on-site waiting facilities are closed due to social distancing measures. Please see our Covid-19 information page for more details.
Simply select any items of interest and we'll send you an up to date estimate. It's free and there's absolutely no obligation.
Air con systems lose around 8-10% of their refrigerant annually. Eventually the system will stop working due to a lack of refrigerant pressure. However, Your AC system will become inefficient long before that. We recommend a re-gas every 3-4 years to keep your system in tip top condition.
If you find that your vehicle is running out of refrigerant more often than this than you almost definitely has a leak.
No, it's actually an offence to re-gas a vehicle with a leak - no matter how small the leak is. But don't worry, we can find and fix even the smallest of leaks. See our leak testing page for more information.
A regas is a process using various pieces of equipment to remove any existing refrigerant, filter and clean it, remove any moisture from the air con system by applying vacuum to the system before replenishing the refrigerant and oil with the correct types and quantities.
At Motorvation, before we always perform a before carrying out a refrigerant regas. This is so that we can guarantee the purity of refrigerant that is put back into your vehicle. It surprises us how few garages perform this vital check.
Because refrigerant is drawn into our AC service machine for cleaning & storage etc it is important that only pure refrigerant of the correct type is present in the system being worked on. If not this can cause contamination of all future AC re-gasses performed. Because we perform this test you can be sure that your AC system is only ever filled with the correct, clean & pure refrigerant for your vehicle.
R134a and R1234YF are the two main refrigerants used in modern vehicles. R134a is the most common at the moment but it is now obsolete - it's about 1400 times more damaging to the environment than CO2. Because of it's demise the cost of R134a has risen dramatically over the last few years (around 400% between 2017 and 18 in fact!). New vehicles (2016-ish onwards) are mostly now fitted with R1234YF refrigerant. This is a new gas and is more expensive than R134a but the price gap is gradually decreasing. Because R1234YF can become combustible in certain circumstances some vehicle manufacturers were reluctant to adopt it & this has led to the use of Carbon Dioxide as a refrigerant in some high end vehicles. We service and repair both R134a and R1234YF systems but we don't do CO2 based systems at present due to a lack of demand - watch this space though!
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