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Cheap deal for an Air con recharge, particular as it includes anti bacterial treatment! via Amazon Local.

It's been worked hard this long hot summer, so give your car AC a little care and attention with this service package from ATS Euromaster. This quick and beneficial service can help you save fuel, and prepare your AC system for the new season of de-misting and de-icing that lies ahead.

£33 (regular price £55) for one Air-Conditioning Recharge and Anti-Bacterial Clean for one car
The Air-Conditioning recharge will keep your air blowing cold and the Anti-Bacterial clean will help eliminate any bacterial odours that build up in the system
Available to be carried out at over 220 ATS Euromaster centres nationwide from Monday to Saturday
Voucher is valid for cars only, excluding electric and hybrid cars
Voucher must be redeemed by 31st January 2014
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Just a few points here, regarding some things said in the thread.

1. Most of the high street places, including main dealers, don't tend to have air-con specialists do the work - places like kwik-fit, halfords, ATS, et al, tend to use automated units for doing air-con regassing. They enter the make and model details, and set it going - it's meant to drain the system, notionally check for leaks (only by holding a vacuum, though...) and leave it holding vacuum for a while to dry out the system. Then it's supposed to add the correct amount of gas and lubricant from your make and model.

Some dealers / garages don't do any of this themselves, they either subcontract to aircon specialists, some who may do the job entirely manually, or either use these automated units, or employ somebody to use an automated unit.

So assuming your car's aircon is in reasonable health, maybe just lost a bit of gas, then most of the high street places, and dealers, should make a reasonable job, given that it'll probably be all automated.

Any notion that certain companies or dealers might do a better job, is likely flawed, yes, true enough, a monkey can likely defeat even something largely normally foolproof, but most will be using some kind of automated unit to do this. Unless you are using a known air-con engineer, who's truly an expert and does all this stuff manually, and / or you need a fault diagnosing or a leak detecting, there's probably some misguided perceptions on what sort of quality you can pay for in terms of air-con regassing.

2. The antibacterial thing is just an antibacterial spray or fogger, that's supposed to kill all the funky gunk that might have built up on the evaporator. It's either sprayed down the inlet, or something that's let off in the car with the ventilation system running and all the windows and doors closed. Some climate control units try and do this automatically - if the unit has been using the compressor, some time after the car has stopped and is off, they can automatically run the fans on high for a brief period, with the intent of drying out moisture that is on the evaporator. Sometimes this spooks people, if they are around / near / in the car when it happens.

3. For those that don't use their aircon because of fuel economy - well that's your choice, but it probably doesn't account for that much of a difference, and it's normally a case of use it, or lose it. Without use, especially for fair chunks of time, it's likely that the seals will dry out, and gas will leak. Me, I'd rather have chillled, dehumidified air in the car when I need it, and be able to clear the windows quickly all year 'round.

4. The comparison with fridges is a bit flawed - although similar in what they are actually doing, they are designed and implemented in a much more contained and ideal configuration. Whereas in a car, they're normally driven from an auxiliary belt, subject to harsher termperatures and changes, and vibrations. Plus there's more chance of things corroding, plus, things like condensors can get damaged by stones and other flying debris that hits them.

Edited By: Lester Burnham on Sep 24, 2013 21:40: .
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2 Likes #1
why so cold,this seems to me like a good price?
#2
Looks good deal can I buy this even though I'm not birmingham
1 Like #3
titch04
Looks good deal can I buy this even though I'm not birmingham

Available to be carried out at over 220 ATS Euromaster centres nationwide from Monday to Saturday
#4
titch04
Looks good deal can I buy this even though I'm not birmingham

It says "Available to be carried out at over 220 ATS Euromaster centres nationwide from Monday to Saturday", so I am guessing you should be ok
#5
Thanks I didn't know if u needed a Birmingham address even though available all over as it's a local deal
#6
great price, thanks
#7
It's listed as a National deal on Amazon Local, it's just that I'm signed up for Birmingham deals. Sorry for the confusion!
#8
Thanks op
#9
I think the best time to use this sort of service would be the spring, as your air-con would be likely to have been used less over the winter months, but it's a decent price regardless.
1 Like #10
nlackjane
I think the best time to use this sort of service would be the spring, as your air-con would be likely to have been used less over the winter months, but it's a decent price regardless.

I have read that people use air-con in winter months too, as it can remove moisture from the screen quicker than just heater alone.
1 Like #11
nlackjane
I think the best time to use this sort of service would be the spring, as your air-con would be likely to have been used less over the winter months, but it's a decent price regardless.

'Voucher must be redeemed by 31st January 2014'

Would imagine they don't need to run offers on aircon in spring usually.
#12
thanks..will try it
2 Likes #13
Air con is brilliant to get rid of condensation in winter times, so you can use it 12 months of year,,
#14
Ring ring .............

"Hello, is that my local ATS"

"I don't know Sir, where do you live"

:p

Good deal
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3 Likes #16
3454eds
Air con is brilliant to get rid of condensation in winter times, so you can use it 12 months of year,,

Conden....sation...sation...sation.
#17
Thanks OP
#18
Cheers, being waiting for a recharge deal as my AC system has been pretty weak recently.
#19
"Voucher is valid for cars only, excluding electric and hybrid cars"

No good for my RX400 then.... :(
#20
Just in time, I was quoted £90 quid by Kia to refill mine.
#21
Thanks OP - hot...or should that be cold...:p
#22
I voted hot, seems a good deal. Going to contact my local dealer and see when I can have it done.

Cheers OP.
#23
So how often does aircon in a car need recharging? do I also need to have my fridge at home recharged or is this 'recharge' something invented by the garages to fleece a bit more money out of us?
#24
Dilemma! If I vote this hot, does it mean this air-conditioning deal is not good,or not. or what?
Air conditioning should be cold :|
1 Like #25
paulj48
So how often does aircon in a car need recharging? do I also need to have my fridge at home recharged or is this 'recharge' something invented by the garages to fleece a bit more money out of us?

In theory you should use it once a week, even in the winter. The fluid contains oil which lubricates the rubber seals in the system and helps to keep everything sealed up nicely. Even then the system will lose the fluid over time (though this is different car to car). If you don't feel the system is blowing as cold as it should, then it's worth having it done IMO. Forgot to use it over last winter in one of our cars and that needed a re-charge as soon as summer came around.

The fridge thing I've never looked into, but I presume because of the nature of it it is a sealed unserviceable system, where as a car's isn't because....because? :)
#26
HOT!
#27
Hi, my AC seems fine but when the normal fan is on, it does smell a little damp, and as an asthmatic, I have to turn it off.

I tried one of those DIY antibacterial sprays, but not got rid of the damp smell.

Is this any good for that?
1 Like #28
Gollywood
Hi, my AC seems fine but when the normal fan is on, it does smell a little damp, and as an asthmatic, I have to turn it off.

I tried one of those DIY antibacterial sprays, but not got rid of the damp smell.

Is this any good for that?
Try running your heating on it's maximum setting for a few minutes and then on it's coldest for a few minutes. The extreme changes in temperature are meant to kill any bacteria and get rid of the smell.
#29
It seems alot cheaper what my local Ford service centre quoted me. How good are ATS?
Are they alot better then Kwik Fit? < Stupid question?

Edited By: mooo on Sep 23, 2013 15:52
#30
The irony of this being a hot deal :)
#31
DaveJustice
paulj48
So how often does aircon in a car need recharging? do I also need to have my fridge at home recharged or is this 'recharge' something invented by the garages to fleece a bit more money out of us?
In theory you should use it once a week, even in the winter. The fluid contains oil which lubricates the rubber seals in the system and helps to keep everything sealed up nicely. Even then the system will lose the fluid over time (though this is different car to car). If you don't feel the system is blowing as cold as it should, then it's worth having it done IMO. Forgot to use it over last winter in one of our cars and that needed a re-charge as soon as summer came around.The fridge thing I've never looked into, but I presume because of the nature of it it is a sealed unserviceable system, where as a car's isn't because....because? :)

Had mine re-energised last October (when it was on offer with ATS), but hardly used it. Then the hot weather came in July and when I put it on it made the interior even warmer.

Getting mine re-energised on Friday. Hot from me, although I'm hoping it makes my car cooler.
#32
PintOfGuinness
Just in time, I was quoted £90 quid by Kia to refill mine.

If it's a Sedona, that's because it has a lot more gas in it, as it extends to the back as well. My Kia Sedona gets done my an A/C professional, personally would not touch a Halfords / ATS / Wherever place. Horror stories of overfilling , not properly extracting the old gas properly, not using the right lubricant etc.
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Liverpool_Bear
DaveJustice
paulj48
So how often does aircon in a car need recharging? do I also need to have my fridge at home recharged or is this 'recharge' something invented by the garages to fleece a bit more money out of us?
In theory you should use it once a week, even in the winter. The fluid contains oil which lubricates the rubber seals in the system and helps to keep everything sealed up nicely. Even then the system will lose the fluid over time (though this is different car to car). If you don't feel the system is blowing as cold as it should, then it's worth having it done IMO. Forgot to use it over last winter in one of our cars and that needed a re-charge as soon as summer came around.The fridge thing I've never looked into, but I presume because of the nature of it it is a sealed unserviceable system, where as a car's isn't because....because? :)

Had mine re-energised last October (when it was on offer with ATS), but hardly used it. Then the hot weather came in July and when I put it on it made the interior even warmer.

Getting mine re-energised on Friday. Hot from me, although I'm hoping it makes my car cooler.

Sounds like you have a leak, make sure they put a UV dye in it, and tell you where it's leaking from, a good system should last for years without a drop off, for it to not last even 12 months indicates something is not quite right.
#34
3454eds
Air con is brilliant to get rid of condensation in winter times, so you can use it 12 months of year,,

It might use 8% fuel but I have the aircon running most of the time, as it's better to use it than not use it as it keeps the components working.

The aircon works much better on my 18 year old FTO than on my Golf that I bought in Feb this year from a VW dealer. I used an aircon bomb on the FTO to get rid of musty smell and smoke damage from previous owner who was smoker, it worked about 50%. I think I need to find the vent for the aircon under the dash and spray some anti bacterial spray in there. Might be worth trying that instead of paying this if your aircon smells but the aircon works.

Edited By: fishmaster on Sep 23, 2013 16:53
#35
ukcobra
Liverpool_Bear
DaveJustice
paulj48
So how often does aircon in a car need recharging? do I also need to have my fridge at home recharged or is this 'recharge' something invented by the garages to fleece a bit more money out of us?
In theory you should use it once a week, even in the winter. The fluid contains oil which lubricates the rubber seals in the system and helps to keep everything sealed up nicely. Even then the system will lose the fluid over time (though this is different car to car). If you don't feel the system is blowing as cold as it should, then it's worth having it done IMO. Forgot to use it over last winter in one of our cars and that needed a re-charge as soon as summer came around.The fridge thing I've never looked into, but I presume because of the nature of it it is a sealed unserviceable system, where as a car's isn't because....because? :)
Had mine re-energised last October (when it was on offer with ATS), but hardly used it. Then the hot weather came in July and when I put it on it made the interior even warmer.Getting mine re-energised on Friday. Hot from me, although I'm hoping it makes my car cooler.
Sounds like you have a leak, make sure they put a UV dye in it, and tell you where it's leaking from, a good system should last for years without a drop off, for it to not last even 12 months indicates something is not quite right.

Thanks for the heads-up.
#36
Liverpool_Bear
ukcobra
Liverpool_Bear
DaveJustice
paulj48
So how often does aircon in a car need recharging? do I also need to have my fridge at home recharged or is this 'recharge' something invented by the garages to fleece a bit more money out of us?
In theory you should use it once a week, even in the winter. The fluid contains oil which lubricates the rubber seals in the system and helps to keep everything sealed up nicely. Even then the system will lose the fluid over time (though this is different car to car). If you don't feel the system is blowing as cold as it should, then it's worth having it done IMO. Forgot to use it over last winter in one of our cars and that needed a re-charge as soon as summer came around.The fridge thing I've never looked into, but I presume because of the nature of it it is a sealed unserviceable system, where as a car's isn't because....because? :)
Had mine re-energised last October (when it was on offer with ATS), but hardly used it. Then the hot weather came in July and when I put it on it made the interior even warmer.Getting mine re-energised on Friday. Hot from me, although I'm hoping it makes my car cooler.
Sounds like you have a leak, make sure they put a UV dye in it, and tell you where it's leaking from, a good system should last for years without a drop off, for it to not last even 12 months indicates something is not quite right.

Thanks for the heads-up.


Do they charge you extra to check for leaks?
1 Like #37
I've owned fridges (& fridge-freezers) all my adult life (& for about 7-10yrs per fridge)...never once had to top up/refill a fridge.

I've had two cars with air conditioning & they both needed topping up every 18 months (the large amount of places offering air conditioning top up services offered suggests my experience is the norm)

I dunno what it is about cars ...we can put men on the moon (& make fridges with unfeasibly gas tight piping), but can't make air conditioning for cars that don't need refilling every year or so!

Edited By: HankMcSpank on Sep 23, 2013 17:22
#38
fishmaster
3454eds
Air con is brilliant to get rid of condensation in winter times, so you can use it 12 months of year,,

It might use 8% fuel but I have the aircon running most of the time, as it's better to use it than not use it as it keeps the components working.

The aircon works much better on my 18 year old FTO than on my Golf that I bought in Feb this year from a VW dealer. I used an aircon bomb on the FTO to get rid of musty smell and smoke damage from previous owner who was smoker, it worked about 50%. I think I need to find the vent for the aircon under the dash and spray some anti bacterial spray in there. Might be worth trying that instead of paying this if your aircon smells but the aircon works.

^^^ This

Never used the aircon on my 55 plate Focus except in the summer, and the components corroded and when i took it in for a re-gas it blew a hole somewhere in the air con system. Never fixed it due to the cost.

Now, on my mondeo that i replaced it with, i constantly keep it on. For the small amount of fuel it uses (I still get 58mpg on the motorway), it keeps the system in perfect working order and its nice and cool in the summer when i need it.
3 Likes #39
gcmarcal
Do they charge you extra to check for leaks?
I just walked into my local butchers & asked him "do you keep dripping?"....he guffawed..."Nah mate...not since I got it attended to!!"...I can give you his number - marvelous tripe.


Edited By: HankMcSpank on Sep 23, 2013 17:21
#40
I have owned my car for 5 years now & only last year has the A/C seemed not so good. I bought a DIY can with a gauge on it assuming that if the pressure gauge was low it would need filling. upon connecting the gauge it was showing fully pressurised. I'm confused. Has any one else used these DIY cans?

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