Air Con Re-Gas R134A

As the temperatures rise, ensuring your car’s air conditioning system is in top shape becomes essential. At The Turnpike Garage in Melksham​ , we specialise in air conditioning services, including re-gassing with R134A refrigerant. Let’s dive into the details of what this service entails and why it matters.

What Is Air Conditioning Re-gas?

Air conditioning re-gas involves replenishing the refrigerant (in this case, R134A) in your car’s AC system. Over time, refrigerant levels can decrease due to leaks or natural evaporation. Re-gassing ensures that your AC system operates efficiently, keeping you comfortable during hot days.

Why Choose R134A?

R134A is a widely used refrigerant in automotive air conditioning systems. It replaced the older R12 (Freon) due to environmental concerns. Here’s why R134A is a popular choice:

Eco-Friendly: R134A has a lower impact on the ozone layer compared to R12.
Efficient Cooling: It provides effective cooling performance.
Compatibility: Most modern vehicles are designed for R134A.

The Re-gassing Process

Inspection: Our skilled technicians inspect your AC system for leaks, damaged components, and overall functionality.
Evacuation: If needed, we evacuate any remaining refrigerant from the system.
Vacuum Test: We perform a vacuum test to ensure there are no leaks.
Re-gas: R134A refrigerant is carefully added to the system to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Pressure Check: We verify that the pressure levels are optimal.
Performance Test: Finally, we test the AC system to ensure it’s cooling effectively.

Benefits of Regular Re-gassing

Cooler Cabin: Properly re-gassed AC ensures a comfortable driving experience.
Fuel Efficiency: A well-functioning AC system reduces strain on the engine, improving fuel efficiency.
Longevity: Regular maintenance extends the lifespan of your AC components.
Safety: Clear visibility through defogged windows enhances safety.

Signs Your Vehicle Need Re-gassing

Weak Cooling: If your AC isn’t as cold as it used to be, it’s time for re-gassing.
Strange Noises: Unusual sounds from the AC system may indicate low refrigerant.
Leaking Fluid: Puddles under your car could be refrigerant leaks.

Visit The Turnpike Garage

At The Turnpike Garage, we’re committed to keeping you cool on the road. Whether you’re planning a summer road trip or simply want a comfortable commute, our expert technicians are here to help. Schedule your air conditioning re-gas appointment today!

Remember, a well-maintained AC system ensures a pleasant driving experience. Stay cooll!

Questions and Answers

How do I know which air con gas I need for my vehicle?

If your vehicle was manufacturered before 2014 it will require the older refrigerant gas called R134A.  However, if your vehicle was manufactured between the years of 2014 and 2016 then it could require either of the two gases. Out trained technicians here at The Turnpike Garage in Melksham are on hand to check this for you.

Please call at 01225 706646 or call in to see us if you are unsure.

How often shall I re-gas my air-con?

Manufacturers recommend that your vehicle’s air conditioning should be recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years to keep it running effectively and efficiently. This service isn’t usually part of your annual vehicle service so if your vehicle is over 2 years old then a recharge is probably due.

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