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Mobile aircon engineers

I'm looking to regas the aircon. Phoned up two places:

1. The general garage that provides an aircon maintenance. Spoke to nice girl on phone who had no information on what they do - expect that 'leave the car here and we will regas it for 75+vat. Takes two hours so don't wait around'. My additional insecurity is getting the usual phone call about some problem they claim to have found that you never knew existed...

2. The mobile aircon engineer. Spoke to hime last night. He will service the airconditioning system, lubricate it, recharge the coolant. He can come at home at almost any time and charges 90+vat. As I spoke to the actual individual, he gave a good impression of being a specialist.

I am inclined to use the mobile chap even though he is dearer. My question is, do mobile engineers provide a good service? Is there any specialist equipment or attention needed that the mobile chap may not have?

(PS: The aircon system in my car works fine as far as I know - just could be a little cooler)
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Re: Mobile aircon engineers

My mate in northampton does a/c and is mobile. Any good?
His number is 07818054512. He does all my cars and has contracts with Sutrac etc so knows what hes doing. He wont stiff you either!
It takes about 40 mins max!

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Both those prices seem a little over the top. I'd expect to pay 60ish.
One tip: See if you can find a general (rather than car) air-con company in your area. They usually have the correct tools to be able to regas a car system, but as it is not their main source of income they may do it as a side thing for a lot less money.
I know of people who have had re-gases for around 30 by going down this route.
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There's a place near here (Cleckheaton) advertising a regas and check over for 45+ VAT. I think the sign has a big Hella badge on it (headlight people).
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