Air Conditioning Recharge and Refresh

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As the summer kicks in make sure that your air conditioning is up to date with a recharge and a refresh. Your Car’s air conditioning needs regular maintenance and servicing to make that it is functioning as well as possible. At Gwent VW, we offer a complete air conditioning recharge service.

Most manufacturers recommend that your air con is recharged regularly. As your van or car air conditioning is not checked as part of your MOT test and regassing is not typically included in your Service, it is important to make sure that you include recharging as part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine.

If your AC is blowing out warm air or only works intermittently, an AC recharge can bring back cold air when you need it most on hot days and can also improve your fuel efficiency as there is less strain on the system and engine. Unpleasant smells coming from the air vents also suggest that your air con needs some attention.

The recharge process is quite simple and involves removing any old refrigerant gas and oil from your air con system before replacing this with the correct amount of new refrigerant and lubricant as per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. A vacuum test is also performed to ensure there are no cracks or damage in your vehicle air conditioning system that could cause the gas to leak out.

After the whole recharge process is completed you will once again have refreshing cool air on demand.  Vehicle air conditioners that are not recharged regularly will be less effective and have to work harder to produce cool air. This puts more strain on the engine and uses more fuel. If your air conditioning system has not been recharged in the past two years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.

To find out more contact Gwent VW on 01633 281222 or visit our email us at

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