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Why Do I Need To Regas My Vehicle
What is a Car Air Conditioning Regas?
Over time, a car air conditioning system can lose efficiency due to refrigerant leaks, clogged filters, and worn out seals. In order to maintain your car's air conditioning, it is highly recommended that you have it regassed annually. Regassing involves evacuating the refrigerant gas from your air conditioning, testing for leakages, then re-filling and pressurising the system.
How Often Should You Regas Your Car Air Conditioner?
It is recommended that you regas your car's air conditioning system every one to two years. Whilst some cars can last a good five years before needing a regas, it's best to put your car through a regular service in order to keep your car's compressor (the belt-driven device that transfers refrigerant gas into a condenser) in good shape. Even the best-designed vehicles will lose roughly 10% of the refrigerant gas in their air conditioning systems annually.
Your car's air conditioning system should be thought of like your car's engine and overall performance. You don't wait until your car dies before you get it fixed (well, at least you shouldn't!), so why wait for the air conditioning system to break before you have it regassed? How often you regas your car air conditioning will reduce the number of potential problems it may have further down the track.
How to Tell Your Car Air Conditioner Needs Regassing
- The air being blown out your car vents doesn't feel as cold as it used to be. This is the most telltale sign you need your car air conditioner regassed.
- On hot days your car air conditioning really struggles to bring the temperature of your vehicle down to a comfortable level.
- Your car air conditioning emits a bad, musty odour. This smell is caused to the build-up of moisture, particles and dirt collected within the refrigerant gas.
- You hear strange banging, rattling, or grinding noises coming from your car air conditioning system.
There are two different tyres of gas used within vehicles, R134A and R1234YF. Cars vehicles manufactured after 2017 (and occasionally some before) use the significantly more expensive R1234YF gas. R1234YF is less destructive to the environment than the old R134A and has less effect on the ozone layer.
You can come to any of our branches to have your car air conditioning checked, and we can regas if required.