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[FONT=&quot]summer is coming and I'm getting sweaty. The AC in my 207 scenic kind of blows cold but not much more than just the vent being on. To be honest it’s not at all easy to tell if the AC is turned on or not. I have just got the car so don’t know if there was any previous issue with it but I am wondering – is it possible I might just need a re-gass? If so can anyone recommend someone decent in the north east (Sunderland/Newcastle).[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]I also see Halfords do a recharge canister for £60 – anyone ever used one of these? I am going to take a guess they are a bodge at best but thought I would ask.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]Everso[/FONT]
 

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not worth the money for that price , most of the time its just a top up so a net search will give you an idea of an a/c garage that can top up and check for leaks, prices vary alot
 

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Everso…. I'm going to give you the bad news here. If you have just bought the car without a/c working then I am willing to bet my next bottle of 3€ wine that the issue won't be solved simply by a re-gas. You could try a re-gas if you want but it will most likely be a waste of money as well as bad for the environment. I would recommend taking it to a reputable a/c specialist. He will be able to check the system over and, if there are any, identify the leaking joints, seals or defective components. Most of us have used recharge canisters in the past but they are for top up purposes on a system that still has refrigerant. Once the a/c system has emptied itself and is down to zero pressure, air and moisture get in. Both of these will be mostly removed by a specialist.
 
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