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    My car's air conditioning stopped working...

    ...i think it has run out of ari con gas. Kwik fit will refill it for £45, but is it the sort of thing that is possible to do myself? Or is there anywhere that can do it cheaper?

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    im pretty sure they sell something to top it up in halfords, could be wrong though. ill have a look

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    It couldn't happen on a worst day.

    i know ive just bought a new car and its got aircon, cant wait to drive home today with the windows up and it be all nice and frosty inside

    You can either go somewhere (kwik fit, garage, rapid fit etc) to get it recharged or you can buy your own kit - not sure how much for - from Halfords. I was there at the weekend and saw them instore. Independent garages will vary. £45 is standard - it will last a while...

    guerilla;2049458

    im pretty sure they sell something to top it up in halfords, could be … im pretty sure they sell something to top it up in halfords, could be wrong though. ill have a lookedit ]LINK



    Russian roulette version. Note the lack of a pressure gauge on that ;-)

    Remember to run your air-con for 10 - 20 minutes each day even when cold day; apparantly this prolongs the life of the unit.

    yea but the pressure gauge one was £40! he just has to remember if it blows up hes put too much in

    £45 is worth it. it only takes around half an hour for a leak test and a regas.

    This one's £25 with a gauge. Not sure on the tin size though...

    halfords.com/web…126

    that looked like just the trigger and gauge to me

    Also some cars such as my Laguna cannot be topped up without specialist equipment. So you have to get re-gassing done at kwik fit or wherever.

    you have my sympathy .... couldn't be without mine
    GOOD LUCK

    guerilla;2049695

    that looked like just the trigger and gauge to me



    Yeah, probably. Another Halfords rip off then as you can buy it with a can of refrigerant for that. Anyway i'm with fitzybhoy on this. Chances are if you do it yourself you'll have to do it again in 6 weeks after all the gas has escaped again. Hardly economical.

    diabeticguy;2049585

    Remember to run your air-con for 10 - 20 minutes each day even when cold … Remember to run your air-con for 10 - 20 minutes each day even when cold day; apparantly this prolongs the life of the unit.



    10 mins once a week should be enough.

    it may cost you £45, but it should last for around three years.

    so £15 a year, using a guestimate of 60 days a year when you might use it, 25p a day. quite cheap really!

    mrsevans101;2049995

    10 mins once a week should be enough.



    Yep, what they said. I knew it had to be run for some amount of time.

    My cars AC stopped too - oh wait, it doesn't have AC. Damn. :cry:
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