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How Much Is It To Install Air Conditioning In An Old Car?

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Given that it’s going to get very warm again soon and a car in the sun is like a mobile greenhouse, air conditioning seems like a good way to go.

However there is no fixed price for the installation of air conditioning, but it will likely cost upwards of £1000.  It will depend on the age and model of the car.  If the parts for it are discontinued then you will need to pay for finding the item, ordering it and then finally, fitting it.  Your best bet would be to contact the makers of the car and ask them first.  Find out if the parts are still manufactured and if so, how much it would be to order one.  Then approach a mechanic and ask for a quote.  If they are charging more for procurement than the factory is, then buy it yourself and take it to them.  If you are looking to save money and you have any mechanic friends, they may be able to help.

Keep in mind that air conditioning needs the same amount of maintenance as every other part of a car.  It’s something that’s often looked over by owners and mechanics alike.

Most advisors recommend that you give your air-con a tune up every two years.  Like any other part of your car, it is subject to wear and tear over time and so, although it is not part of a routine check-up, you should have yours recharged with gas and lubricant.  This will save power on the battery as air-cons that have gone without maintenance for longer than 2 years will use more power and will overall reduce efficiency.

If you know that a higher specification model of your car has air conditioning as standard, you may be able to pick one up from a scrapyard.  That should fit.

If the cost is too far out of your range, you can always buy a fan that plugs into the cigarette lighter.
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If you buy a car that don't have air conditioning can you put one in the car
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How much is it to install air con. In an old car
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Yes, you can install an A/C unit on most any car if you want to.  Depending on the year, make and model it might be very expensive though. 

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Too much hassle, if nor factory fitted, leave it out.
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san jordan answered

It depends upon the Quality and how much tone of Air conditioner you are putting in car.

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Go to air centers or sites that offers air conditioner service like famousacandheat. They're the one who knows the expenses it might have.
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It's rather stifling, this darn heatwave we're having. I guess you are wishing you had Air Con in your car, right?

The thing is getting it put in might actually cost you far more than you think. Imagine the work involved - a mechanic has to install the unit under you bonnet AND connect it up with your heating system. Chances are this won't all be brand spanking new, so therefore more expense on older rarer parts.

I'd go for windows down, wind blowing in your hair against tons of cash on a quick cooling fix. Or you could always buy a new car altogether!

You might want to look at this too:
www.airconditioningforcars.co.uk

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