Car Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Recharge – While you wait appointments

Most vehicles have air conditioning systems as standard these days, it’s a luxury we’ve become accustomed to, unfortunately, your air conditioning system will lose gas over time, especially if it’s not used regularly – resulting in it not working as well as it should!

Remember, air conditioning can also be used to demist your windscreen in winter, creating dry, warm air – your windscreen will clear much more quickly than with your regular blowers!

Vehicle manufacturers recommend your air conditioning system is re-charged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due an air conditioning re-charge.

We offer everything from a simple gas re-charge to leak detection, fault diagnosing and all aspects of repairs.

Air Conditioning Prices

January 2017 saw the introduction of a new air gas refrigerant known as R-1234yf. That means all cars and light vans registered from that date must use the new air conditioning refrigerant in their systems.

Air Conditioning Recharge (R-134a Gas) – £55.00
Re-gas to manufacturers specification, replenishment of system oil, leak check.

Air Conditioning Recharge (R-1234yf Gas) – £100.00
Re-gas to manufacturers specification, replenishment of system oil, leak check.
If your system needs anything repaired or replaced, such as leaks and failed components, these items will not be included in the price of a re-charge. The list below shows some jobs we commonly undertake. We will be happy to give you a quote, the price will be specific to your car so we will need your vehicles registration!

Replacement Air Conditioning Condenser – POA
The most common suspect when your vehicle loses gas! Generally situated in front of the radiator, just behind the bumper – right in the firing line of stones and debris! The condenser is a device used to change the high-pressure refrigerant vapor to a liquid.

Replacement Air Conditioning Compressor – POA
The compressor is the “heart” of your vehicles air conditioning system and works like a pump taking refrigerant, pressurizing it and passing it along to the evaporator. The clutch is driven by a belt which engages the compressor when you switch on the air conditioning.

Replacement Air Conditioning Evaporator – POA
The air conditioning evaporator is a small radiator that provides cold air for the air conditioning system. The evaporator is typically hidden inside the vehicle’s dashboard and can be labour intensive to replace.

Air Conditioning Pressure Switch – POA
The pressure switch is a safety device for the air conditioning loop, It monitors the air conditioning loop’s high pressure level, enabling or disabling the compressor according to two pressure thresholds.

Replacement Pipe/Hose – POA
It is quite common for a vehicle to suffer from a burst/split pipe or hose, this leads to the refrigerant escaping. It is essential that your car’s air conditioning system is a sealed unit. Even the smallest leak can have a significant impact on the system’s performance.

Prices exclude VAT @ 20%

At Cavey's Patch we’re proud members of RMI (Retail Motor Industry Federation), we’re an Approved Garage with AutoCare and we are also members of Trust My Garage. All these organisations have strict criteria and/or codes of conduct that must be adhered to, and we are regularly and randomly inspected. We believe this gives customers deciding to use us for the first time added peace of mind.

To find out more about Car Air Conditioning in Whitley Bay, get in touch online or call us directly on 0191 297 0228

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Foxhunters Trading Estate
Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear
NE25 8UG
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