Air Conditioning Specialist of Bradford & West Yorkshire
Specialists For Over 12 Years
Manufacturers usually recommend that you get the air-con system in your car recharged with gas and lubricant every two years. It's something many of us forget about, but with it not being included in your routine service, it is important to get it serviced regularly to avoid bigger problems down the line.
What is old gas?
Old gas is a term used for R134A. It is a refrigerant used in car air-con systems built before 2013. While 'new gas' is seen as more efficient and economical, there is not yet a legal requirement to make the switch. This means you can continue to fill your air-con with old gas for the foreseeable future.
What is new gas?
New gas is the name for R1234YF. It was developed in conjunction with major car manufacturers to create a refrigerant that is lower in emissions. You'll find this refrigerant in all vehicles produced from EU countries, from 2013 onwards.
If you are at all unsure which gas you need, it is best to leave it to the professionals. At Niche Motors, our team of experts will be able to service your air-con in the most efficient way possible. Not only will it keep you cool on those few summer days, but it will keep your motor running smoothly, preventing cracked pipes and leaks along the way.
You're in safe hands
We have industrial grade equipment to carry out regassing on all cars including HYBRID vehicles
Did you know?
Air conditioning doesn't just provide in-car comfort during the hot summer months; it can also be used in winter to demist your windscreen. Air con systems create dry warm air rather than the normal humid air from outside which can clear your windscreen much more quickly than your regular blowers.
Did you know your air conditioning loses charge every year, making it less efficient and making your car warmer? Our air conditioning services keep your air con working properly by checking and topping up the refrigerant levels. This also involves cleansing the air circulation system to maintain icy cold air output and get rid of any nasty odours - and the harmful bacteria that cause them.
Main car dealers can charge the earth for this service, but at Niche Motors we can do it for you for a competitive price - meaning you can keep your cool and get rid of that mouldy odour for less!
How much is an air con recharge?
The price you pay for an air conditioning recharge depends on the type of refrigerant gas your car uses. The vast majority of cars on the road in the UK use one of two types of refrigerant - R134A and R1234YF.
If your air conditioning system requires R134A gas the cost to recharge is from £45. For vehicles that require R1234YF gas the cost is from £100 to recharge.
It is not possible to switch between gases, in fact, the port to recharge R1234YF models is different to the R134A making it impossible to refill with the incorrect gas.
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We promise to beat any local major high street garages (ie Kwik Fit , Motorsave , Halfords as well as any and ALL main dealer prices)
|Vehicle Type||Vehicle Type||Old Gas (Pre 2014)||New Gas (Post 2014)|
|Hatchback||From £45||From £100||Book In|
|Saloon||From £45||From £100||Book In|
|Estate||From £45||From £100||Book In|
|4x4/ Vans||From £45||From £100||Book In|