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Air Conditioning Service

An estimated 10% of Air Conditioning gas escapes from the system every year.

Air-Con systems need recharging with gas & lubricant every 2 years.

Air-Con recharge service available six days a week at Lucas Autocentre.

No appointment normally necessary.

Over 2/3 of vehicles in UK are fitted with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard these days. Many of us are familiar with using air conditioning in our car's on both hot and cold days, but not many people are aware that like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular attention to make sure it is working efficiently.

You may not be aware that over 10% of air-con gas escapes from the air conditioning system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your Air-Con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it's probably due a recharge.


Lucas Autocentre offers a complete air conditioning recharge service. The whole gas recharge process can be completed in an hour. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Air Conditioning systems not fully recharged will be less effective and have to work harder putting more strain on the engine and using more fuel. If your Air Conditioning system has not been recharged in 2 years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.

During the hotter summer months motorist use the Air Conditioning system more; however your system is also useful in winter. Air Conditioning systems create dry warm air rather than the normal humid air from outside and this de-mists your car windscreen more quickly.

To keep your Air-Con system fully charged all year, why not call in to Lucas Autocentre and have your vehicles air conditioning system recharged with gas and lubricant today.