Air Con recharge £20 - Formula 1 autocentre Rotherham
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Air Con recharge £20 - Formula 1 autocentre Rotherham

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Found 17th May 2016
Doesn't appear to be a national deal, but Formula 1 in Rotherham are doing Air Con recharges for £20.

Click the "Air Conditioning Re-Gas" link for £39, select the Rotherham branch and the price changes to £20 in the basket

May be useful to someone, I've booked mine in!

Use ACDMOFF5 for £5 off
- adsham

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Good.

They are always available in groupon to select in different places nationwide if anyone dont know where to buy a cheap bargain.
Some of them will do service or repair as well for under £25.

Use ACDMOFF5 for £5 off

£25 in Dartford (£20 with code)

good deal

A good price, as long as you expect them to try and drum up some other business while they have you on the premises.

how long does the re-gas takes and what does it involve and do you also ave to pay for workmanship which is separate from the £20 -£25 re-gas charge?
Edited by: "rasdonny" 17th May 2016

It's a good deal but I would advise against going to large chains for specialist jobs. Use local mobile air con technicians - I've had my air con serviced and recharged for £25 in front of my house.

Saying that, I've spent about £3000 on repairs at Formula One over the years...

rasdonny

how long does the re-gas takes and what does it involve and do you also … how long does the re-gas takes and what does it involve and do you also ave to pay for workmanship which is separate from the £20 -£25 re-gas charge?



About 30-45 minutes since they start working on your car. Remember they have to empty the system, vacuum test it for leaks, lubricate, recharge, test.

Excellent...booked for £15!!!!

Can anyone recommend in Northants that will either come to me or I go to them for £25?

andreis

It's a good deal but I would advise against going to large chains for … It's a good deal but I would advise against going to large chains for specialist jobs. Use local mobile air con technicians - I've had my air con serviced and recharged for £25 in front of my house. Saying that, I've spent about £3000 on repairs at Formula One over the years...


pls can you send me the websites or contact info for this company that recharges yours infront of your house for £25

andreis

About 30-45 minutes since they start working on your car. Remember they … About 30-45 minutes since they start working on your car. Remember they have to empty the system, vacuum test it for leaks, lubricate, recharge, test.


thanks for that. 45mins is not bad at all

I had my air con done in january at formula 1... it worked at the time, but now its not working... I guess they forgot to tell me the system had a leak.

M_z

A good price, as long as you expect them to try and drum up some other … A good price, as long as you expect them to try and drum up some other business while they have you on the premises.



I used the one in Dartford a couple of weeks ago and had no such issue.

rasdonny

how long does the re-gas takes and what does it involve and do you also … how long does the re-gas takes and what does it involve and do you also ave to pay for workmanship which is separate from the £20 -£25 re-gas charge?



Check the link for the deal - it explains what's involved in detail - you don't pay anything extra - I did this deal a few weeks ago and no money changed hands (just the £20 I spent online).

Worth calling on the morning you scheduled it for - in my case the mechanic was off ill so was asked to bring it the following day.

andreis

It's a good deal but I would advise against going to large chains for … It's a good deal but I would advise against going to large chains for specialist jobs. Use local mobile air con technicians - I've had my air con serviced and recharged for £25 in front of my house. Saying that, I've spent about £3000 on repairs at Formula One over the years...



Can I ask what you base this advice on please?

adsham

Can I ask what you base this advice on please?



They don't test for leaks for as long as they should and more often than not use uncalibrated machines. The mechanics are usually jack of all trades, master of none. I went with a defective air con and they said we are not sure where the leak is from but we'll still charge you for one hour's labour. Mobile mechanic came in, found & fixed the leak and recharged all in 55 minutes for the equivalent of one hour's labour at Formula One: £56 (forums are full of similar complaints + see comment #13). Mobile air con technicians are much more experienced in dealing with car air con systems and have very competitive rates.
Edited by: "andreis" 17th May 2016

why do you need to do it. I have never done one since I got my licence.

HXL

why do you need to do it. I have never done one since I got my licence.



The air con system is technically airtight but in actual fact refrigerant permeates from the system (around 5-10% every year depending on make). The compressor will stop working properly when the pressure drops under a certain amount. As always maintenance is key: allow it to run even in the winter for an hour or so a week to get the lubricant around the system. Recharge every 3-5 year to maintain adequate pressure in the system and replace lubricant.

adsham

Check the link for the deal - it explains what's involved in detail - you … Check the link for the deal - it explains what's involved in detail - you don't pay anything extra - I did this deal a few weeks ago and no money changed hands (just the £20 I spent online).Worth calling on the morning you scheduled it for - in my case the mechanic was off ill so was asked to bring it the following day.


thanks for replying, sound like a very good deal then

andreis

About 30-45 minutes since they start working on your car. Remember they … About 30-45 minutes since they start working on your car. Remember they have to empty the system, vacuum test it for leaks, lubricate, recharge, test.

And there lies the problem. You cannot successfully test a pressurised system under vacuum. A proper air con specialist will pressurise the system to check for leaks. Many air con leaks are caused by old seals letting by under pressure, a vacuum will suck them back in plugging the gap for the test. As soon as the system is pressurised again it will leak.

Edited by: "molerat" 17th May 2016

I used to use f1 regularly but the one I used had really gone down hill. So I don't use them anymore. Sorry OP.

Rotherham Parkgate? Coming up at £39 for me - I took it as far as the PayPal payment screen.

Dartford Showing 39£ as well ..

repouk

Rotherham Parkgate? Coming up at £39 for me - I took it as far as the … Rotherham Parkgate? Coming up at £39 for me - I took it as far as the PayPal payment screen.


Looks like they put the price back up

andreis

It's a good deal but I would advise against going to large chains for … It's a good deal but I would advise against going to large chains for specialist jobs. Use local mobile air con technicians - I've had my air con serviced and recharged for £25 in front of my house. Saying that, I've spent about £3000 on repairs at Formula One over the years...



Thank you for your sound advice. I hope people on here will listen to what you have said, I sure as hell will! I have a colleague who, like you, told me to go to a local garage rather than F1, who may I say, have had not hundreds but thousands of £'s off me....I'm sure some / most was for nowt!

I am happy I did. Local garage guy is fantastic and as honest as they come.

COLD... hopefully

I thought I was getting a deal paying £20 cash at my local ats. Great find especially as not via group-on or the likes!!

Original Poster

Had mine done yesterday , tbh a good service and none of up-selling i was expecting.

Pity i didn't spot that voucher though, could have saved a fiver!

mine are all coming at £45 :((
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