Air-con Recharge Discount at Local Halfords
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Air-con Recharge Discount at Local Halfords

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LocalFound 24th Jul 2016
Halfords are currently recharging air con for £30 instead of £50 at my local Blackwood store Postcode NP12, South Wales if anyone lives nearby. May be helpful!
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Their website says it's only £30, doesn't mention about a special offer though. Thanks for this, mine needs topping up but all the local garages charge £50+!
A work mate recently went to one for a regas and the way they explained it to him was 'it may take a day to work and if it doesn't work, they don't give you your money back'.
They always charged £30- or was it £39?
Edited by: "hashman" 24th Jul 2016
£24 Groupon
I'm sure Halfrauds could even mess this up too leaving you paying for a new gearbox, new exhaust and 3 new tyres
cant you buy the refill yourself and diy?
£49 in Ipswich
Stick with a halfords bike and a breathable jacket. The climate control on the bike will work better than a Halfords re-gas!
Do they check for leaks first, or just re-gas it regardless.
Dyslexic_Dog

Do they check for leaks first, or just re-gas it regardless.



Its illegal to refill a faulty system I recall from here last time recharge was posted
My partner had his done the other day, he payed and then noticed it was leaking so he went back in to tell them and they gave his money back
good find op, heat added
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deleted1336857
what do you look for in a air con leak?
deany76

what do you look for in a air con leak?



I haven't watched this video, but the title makes it sound like it will tell you..

youtube.com/wat…6OI
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deany76

what do you look for in a air con leak?


I think they put a dye in the system and then use a UV light to look for leaks.
Dyslexic_Dog

Do they check for leaks first, or just re-gas it regardless.



​hope they check for leaks and repair them before reassign otherwise it's up to £10000 fine and a prisons sentence.
I'd be asking them if the person carrying out the work is C&G 2079 Level 1 qualified.
deany76

what do you look for in a air con leak?



​Air con not working with low or no pressure in the system. Pressure test with oxygen free nitrogen with a small trace of refrigerant. Use a proper detector and it'll tell you when you find a leak.
Most garages use a machine to do all the work but the operator still needs to have the correct qualification as he/she is breaking into a "live" system (a system that contains refrigerant)
As an ac we spend a lot if time and money on training and having the regulations enforced on us. Would be a waste of time if a garage were using unqualified people.
And as for the sale of these diy leak repair kits. My opinion of these is they should be banned as it opens the marked for anyone to buy a regulated refrigerant which has a ozone depleting property (odp), top up their system and potentially have it leak straight out into the atmosphere.
Sorry if this rant bored you
Turnip

I'm sure Halfrauds could even mess this up too leaving you paying for a … I'm sure Halfrauds could even mess this up too leaving you paying for a new gearbox, new exhaust and 3 new tyres



​Why, are the fitters @ Hall frauds training for a move to Thick Twit?
this is their normal price not an offer
anthony212

£24 Groupon



have you got any link, I can't find it
payed £30 for regas last summer.
HappyShopper

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/air-conditioning-recharge-antibacterial-clean-mr-clutch-autocentres-34-locations-2464374



unfortunately this is MR CLUTCH not Halfords. I haven't got any in my area.
Anon32

this is their normal price not an offer



Really?
http://www.halfordsautocentres.com/air-conditioning

Says £49 on my screen.
Considering most local garages only charge between £20-£30 it's not exactly a deal is it
Worth checking on Groupon also.
Showing £49 for me!
caradog

Showing £49 for me!



Thats because you have a Bentley.
Just had an air con service at halfords auto centre, that's £50. The £30 deal here is a bloke with a can coming out and squirting it in which you can do yourself cheaper.
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Had mine done at ATS they will do it for £35.00 if you are having work done, mention the Groupon deal and ask nicely.
KiNG

cant you buy the refill yourself and diy?


It's actually illegal to do so plus there's the chance you'll do more harm than good. Add too much gas in your system and it will cost you a lot more to fix it. Best to get a pro to do it as every car has different refrigerant levels.
deany76

Had mine done at ATS they will do it for £35.00 if you are having work … Had mine done at ATS they will do it for £35.00 if you are having work done, mention the Groupon deal and ask nicely.


ATS did mine for £22 via Groupon.
louthepoo

Just had an air con service at halfords auto centre, that's £50. The £30 d … Just had an air con service at halfords auto centre, that's £50. The £30 deal here is a bloke with a can coming out and squirting it in which you can do yourself cheaper.



Yes, this is how it appeared when I looked for air con regas. Halfords shops and Halfords auto centres are two different things. Halfords stores offer this;

Air Con RechargeOur trained in-store specialists can check your air … Air Con RechargeOur trained in-store specialists can check your air conditioning levels and top up the refrigerant for you for only £30 (€35) as part of our air con recharge service.



The equivalent blurb from the autocentre site is;

An Air con service includes:Air con refrigerant recharge to … An Air con service includes:Air con refrigerant recharge to manufacturers' recommended levelsReplenishment of system oilThorough checks for leaks, performance and temperature by ATA-trained techniciansEvacuation of moisture and air from system, plus refrigerant recovery



And that's what costs £50. If you get the auto centre version for £30 then that's good, but I wouldn't go for the £30 shop version.
They only need to be cat 3 trained as it's a hermetically sealed single system below 3kg. But they shouldn't sell the recharge kits at all as has been said before its illegal to put refrigerant into a system that has a know/potential leak. And from my F-gas course I'm sure I was told you have to be F-gas registered or work for a F-gas registered company to even be sold refrigerant in the first place.
Dyslexic_Dog

Do they check for leaks first, or just re-gas it regardless.


The unit that they use to regas your system will automatically perform a system pressure check for leaks before starting.
deany76

what do you look for in a air con leak?




I had mine regassed by a local mobile firm who reckoned it should be done bi-annually, and mine was 6 years old. He was recommended by a friend whose system leaked and they found it was the condenser (radiator) at the front, apparently 90% of leaks are down to this.
Kaos_KS

Most garages use a machine to do all the work but the operator still … Most garages use a machine to do all the work but the operator still needs to have the correct qualification as he/she is breaking into a "live" system (a system that contains refrigerant)As an ac we spend a lot if time and money on training and having the regulations enforced on us. Would be a waste of time if a garage were using unqualified people.And as for the sale of these diy leak repair kits. My opinion of these is they should be banned as it opens the marked for anyone to buy a regulated refrigerant which has a ozone depleting property (odp), top up their system and potentially have it leak straight out into the atmosphere. Sorry if this rant bored you



I second that, having just spent a small fortune on engineer training and renewing our f-gas/refcom I can't see how Halford's get away with it.


Edited by: "brindy66" 29th Jul 2016
KiNG

cant you buy the refill yourself and diy?


from what I have read, gas container is building up water, that eventually can get damaged by excess of it. SO the full recharge supposed to include sucking out all the remainings from the container and the recharge.

Theoretically once you know full recharge was done, you could do it yourself, question would be, how fast water is building up in the container and the answer is, it would be different for every individual car [craks, leaks etc]
Edited by: "veni_vidi_emere" 29th Jul 2016
tinca

​Why, are the fitters @ Hall frauds training for a move to Thick Twit?



HallFrauds...ThickTwit?

Are you two fully grown adults?
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