Your A/C system will naturally lose up to 15% of its gas every year, so all systems will require a recharge over time. It is also recommended that you recharge your air con annually after your vehicle reaches 2yrs of age. WV Autotech Ltd can provide an air con re-gas service for vehicles using both the R134a (old) and R1234yf (new) air conditioning gas. Your vehicle handbook will identify which air con gas your vehicle uses, but as a general rule, most vehicles registered before 1st January 2017 will take R134a (old) gas and vehicles registered after January 2017 will take the newer R1234yf gas.

Not only does air conditioning keep you cool whilst you’re driving, it also helps to filter out pollen, pollutants and airborne bacteria making the environment within your car much cleaner and healthier.



  • A/C system is releasing hot air
  • Drop in vehicle fuel efficiency
  • Condensation on the windscreen and windows
  • Foul smells inside the vehicle
  • Rattling noises from the air-con system



The recharge process is very simple and involves removing any old refrigerant gas from your air con system before replacing this with the correct amount of new refrigerant as per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. A liquid hydrogen test is then performed to ensure there are no cracks or damage in your vehicle air conditioning system that could cause the gas to leak. Within an hour the whole recharge process is completed and you will have refreshing, clean cool air on demand.



The answer is yes it does, marginally. However, if you were to open your windows instead of turning on your air con, that would increase your wind resistance which could mean you’d use up to 10% more fuel and it isn’t as effective in keeping you as cool either!



Your A/C system recirculates the refrigerant or gas creating a cycle of consistently cool air; the most common cause of bad smells from the air con system is actually from lack of use! this causes dirt, mould and bacteria to build up in the system and form inside your air vents, leading to either musty smells or pungent odours. Our anti-bacterial treatment ensures your air conditioning is working at its peak and removes any build-up of bacteria from your A/C system, restoring the fresh, clean smell in your cabin.


Whether your air conditioning system is struggling to blow cold air or simply needs a boost, our comprehensive aircon re-gas service will swiftly restore its performance and efficiency. Get in touch today on 01582 968995 to book.


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Kam MaheyKam Mahey
17:51 28 Feb 24
What can I say, will definitely be getting my cars serviced regularly from here. Very friendly receptionist, dealt with a top guy who was very informative & helpful. Car now running even more smoother than the day I purchased it from a Volvo dealership. Thank you so much!
11:31 22 Jan 24
Brought my Mercedes Sprinter truck into Wayne for my wheel alignment- very impressed!Truck drives mint; actually like new- doesn’t pull or follow the ruts on the road anymore and the price was very reasonable.Thanks guys.
Ryan Wells-PorterRyan Wells-Porter
22:25 20 Jan 24
So I had my car in with Wayne around 3 months ago now... its taken me this long to write a review because ive been too busy enjoying the new life in my V40!After reading a few horror reviews on the V40 forum (not about WV Autos) and how unfriendly Volvos have been to work on in the past for other garages, Wayne and Trish set my mind at ease! More than happy to answer any and all questions I had and were recommended to me by several people who have used them in the past.My 2013 Volvo V40 D4 had issues with the DPF, blocked beyond regeneration, was in limp mode for around 3 weeks and started misfiring if I dared go up a hill! Not ideal when you live on a hill and need to get to and from work.Wayne worked his magic on the DPF, EGR and done a remap. I can honestly say its like driving a brand new car! She's never been so responsive in the 8 years ive had the car, absolutely no hiccups AND just passed my MOT with no issues with emmisions which was a big concern of mine.Cant thank the team at WV Autos enough for their amazing work and quick turnaround. Anyone that asks no I tell them exactly where to head for top quality service!
08:54 13 Jan 24
Had an engine light come up. My issue was sorted and also had a Stage 1 remap. Car feels much nicer to drive and less sluggish. Highly recommend, great friendly people.
Taylor TappinTaylor Tappin
16:31 12 Dec 23
Fabio DouradoFabio Dourado
18:27 22 Nov 23
From the moment I stepped in, this garage is definitely the place that I'm going to be trusting my car to go to ,Wayne was straightfoward with all the issues my car had , took my BMW E88 118d in, had my dpf rectified , Turbo Booster hose replaced and Serviced , stress free since then.What else can I say? Huge Thank you to this professional ,trustworthy and helpful garage that I'm glad I decided to put my foot in!
Male TravellerMale Traveller
16:45 20 Oct 23
Did the work on my car really quickly to make my visit a short one as they knew I was not from the local area. Fantastic customer service with top quality work done on my car. Highly recommended.