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When is it Time for an Air Conditioning Recharge?

9th September 2016

Many motorists do not realise that they need to have their air conditioning re-charged. This is an important part of car maintenance and should be undertaken every two years if you wish to get the most out of your air conditioning system.

Most vehicles are fitted with air conditioning as standard, but if you find that your air conditioning is failing to cool your car down on hot days, then it is not running effectively and may be using unnecessary fuel.

At Merityre Specialists, we provide an air conditioning recharge with RG134a refrigerant gas as standard or you can choose R1234yf gas, which is an effective refrigerant with low global warming potential and is used on Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, Honda, Subaru and Suzuki models manufactured after 2011. We can only currently offer this gas at our Andover, Sunbury, Hazlemere and Woking branches.


Why Do I Need to Recharge my Air Conditioning

The gas used in your air conditioning, also called refrigerant, is lost naturally at a rate of about 10% per year, which causes pressure loss in your air conditioning system. When the pressure of the gas decreases, your engine will have to work harder to keep the air cool and in some cases, it may fail to cool the air completely.


How Can I Tell When it’s Time for a Recharge?

As standard, you should have your air conditioning recharged every two years. This will keep it working effectively to cool down your car in summer and demist your windows in winter.

In addition, if you notice any of the following signs, then you should book an air conditioning recharge at Merityre:

  • Your air conditioning system emits warm air instead of cold air
  • It takes longer for the air to cool down
  • Excessive noise when the air conditioning is on
  • Bursts of cold air when emitting warm air


Book an Air Conditioning Recharge

If you have noticed any signs that could indicate your air conditioning system needs to be recharged or if it has been two years since you last had this service undertaken, book an air conditioning recharge online.

Merityre Specialists offer diagnostic and recharging service (with RG134a refrigerant gas) as part of our Mericool Air Conditioning Service.

We also offer a FREE* air conditioning diagnostic check and you can book a Mericool Air Conditioning Service for just £53.94.

*We reserve the right to make a charge for a check if the two/one A/C connections points are not easily accessible


Air Conditioning Recharge with R1234yf Refrigerant

Merityre Specialists also offer an air conditioning recharge with R1234yf refrigerant at our Andover, Sunbury, Hazlemere and Woking branches. This gas is currently available on Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, Honda, Subaru and Suzuki models manufactured after 2011. This refrigerant provides an impressive cooling capacity and is suited to all climates. It also provides significantly lower direct greenhouse gas emissions than the standard RG134a refrigerant, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of refrigeration systems over their lifetime.

Book an Air Conditioning recharge with R1234yf refrigerant at Merityre Specialists for just £180.00.