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FAQ

Answers to Your Common Questions

What area do you cover?

Wolverhampton Car Regas covers all of Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas please see map below (non "WV" postcodes may have an additional charge):

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Why do I need a regas?

  • Not cold enough

  • Air con making strange noises

  • Windows not demisting

  • Car sickness, headache and runny nose

Regular servicing of your vehicle's air conditioning system every two years is essential for optimal performance and longevity. Over time, dirt, debris, and moisture can accumulate, leading to decreased efficiency and potential malfunctions. Routine servicing involves checking and replenishing refrigerant levels, inspecting for leaks, and ensuring all components are in proper working condition. By maintaining your AC system regularly, you ensure maximum cooling comfort, prevent costly repairs, and contribute to a healthier driving environment by removing allergens and pollutants. Overall, scheduling a service every two years is a proactive step towards preserving the performance, reliability, and longevity of your vehicle's air conditioning system.

Why use UV dye?

Using UV dye in the AC system is a crucial step to efficiently identify and locate leaks. UV dye is added to the refrigerant, and when the system is running, it circulates throughout the AC components. In the event of a leak, the dye escapes with the refrigerant and becomes visible under UV light, allowing technicians like us to pinpoint the exact location of the leak quickly and accurately. This method saves time and effort compared to traditional methods of leak detection, ensuring thorough diagnostics and precise repairs. 

Do you offer a re-gas service for vehicles which take the new gas R1234yf ?

Yes we have the "New type" gas R1234YF

 

Cars made and sold from 2017 should all carry this type of gas and some older cars listed here may too (those cars with more than 600g of gas incur an additional cost see pricing):

BMW I3 2013 – 970 gram,  

Citroën C-Elysee – 450 gram,

Citroën C4 Cactus DV – 400 gram,  

Citroën C4 Cactus EB – 425 gram,

Citroën C4 Picasso (B78) – 450 gram,  

Fiat 500X 2015 – 450 gram,

Ford Transit Custom 2015 – 770 gram,  

Ford Transit Custom 2015 – 1080 gram,

Hyundai i10 2015 – 400 gram,

Hyundai i30 2015 – 500 gram

Hyundai Santa Fe 2015 – 600 gram,

Hyundai Santa Fe 2015 – with rear a/c – 750 gram

Jeep Renegade 2015 – 450 gram,

Land Rover Range Rover 2013- 800 gram,

Land Rover Range Rover 2013 – with rear a/c – 1.200 gram,

Kia Ceed JD – 500 gram,

Kia Optima TF – 550 gram,

Kia Picanto TA – 370 gram,

Kia Rio UB – 470 gram,

Kia Sorento XM – 600 gram,

Kia Sportage SL – 550 gram,

Mitsubishi Space Star 2013 – 6KJJ61 – 270 gram

Nissan eNV200 – 450 gram,

Nissan Note (E12) – 400 gram,

Nissan Qashqai (J11) – 500 gram,

Nissan X-Trail (T32) – 500 gram,

Vauxhall Karl 2015 – 380 gram,

Vauxhall Mokka 2013-benzine – 570 gram,

Peugeot 308  2014 – 450 gram,

Renault Zoe 2014 – 1000 gram,

Suzuki S Cross – 425 gram,

Tesla Model S 2013 – 750 gram

This list is a guide and isn't exhaustive, your technician will be able identify the gas type on arrival should you not be sure. 

Why should I not top up the AC myself with a kit?

AC top-up kits, while seemingly convenient, can have several drawbacks.

Firstly, these kits often contain refrigerant without any mechanism for diagnosing or fixing leaks. This means that while they may temporarily restore cooling performance, they do not address the root cause of the problem, leading to continued refrigerant loss and potential environmental harm.

Secondly, without proper training and knowledge, there is a risk of overcharging the AC system with refrigerant, which can result in decreased efficiency, reduced cooling performance, and potential damage to the system components.

Additionally, DIY AC top-up kits may give users a false sense of security, leading them to neglect proper maintenance and servicing of their AC system. This can ultimately result in more extensive and costly repairs down the line.

Overall, while AC top-up kits may offer a quick fix in the short term, they are not a substitute for professional diagnosis and repair by a qualified technician. It's always best to consult a professional to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of your AC system.

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