49.99 aircon recharge from.dealer plus £14.99 for antibacter

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49.99 aircon recharge from.dealer plus £14.99 for antibacter

Post by boristhespie » 22 Apr 2013, 17:19

So need to aircon recharged amongst others. Was quoted £49.99 for recharge and £14.99 for antibacteria which now that they mention it I may need cause it's smelly.

Is this a decent price. I've avoided dealers for a few years but I aint going to kwik fit.

Edit: just saw Halfords do bacterial cleanse for 3.99 and 9.99 for charging with their products.

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Re: 49.99 aircon recharge from.dealer plus £14.99 for antiba

Post by CGATCX25GTITURBO » 22 Apr 2013, 20:20

boristhespie wrote:So need to aircon recharged amongst others. Was quoted £49.99 for recharge and £14.99 for antibacteria which now that they mention it I may need cause it's smelly.

Is this a decent price. I've avoided dealers for a few years but I aint going to kwik fit.

Edit: just saw Halfords do bacterial cleanse for 3.99 and 9.99 for charging with their products.
I have the halfords charge it yourself kit, the car still wasn't as cold as it should be. Maybe because the car hasn't been looked at for a while.

I haven't seen eye to eye with kwik fit since they told me (my just dealer serviced Berlingo) needs pads and tyres for its MOT, the tyres were 7mm and the pads new :) I sent their hq a few pictures and they gave my a few vouchers. Armed with these it would have the the air con service 25 quid. So I turns up off spec, at 16:30 as they quote no need to book, I was told it should take an hour only to be told we have no gas! My guess it was close to home time and they wanted to be on a flyer, just as I was about to be miffed, the manager sorry for the inconvenience, well call it 40 quid to do it if I could come back in the morning. I did just that, making an appointment for 09:00, turning up at 08:30 as they opened they tookt he car straight in, not making me wait untill 09:00.

They let me watch the operation and explained what the machine did as it did it during the 40 mins it took. It took and measured the contents on the sytem out, checked for leaks then re filled the oil and refrigerant... result ice cold aircon again :) all for £15...

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Re: 49.99 aircon recharge from.dealer plus £14.99 for antiba

Post by Lighty » 22 Apr 2013, 20:54

I charge £40 + vat for a regas, so that price is about right. You cannot do it correctly with a can from Halfords .

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Re: 49.99 aircon recharge from.dealer plus £14.99 for antiba

Post by Xaccers » 22 Apr 2013, 21:35

Never had any luck with the cans from Halfrauds.

I usually try to get mine regassed in the winter as most places do it for half price.
Groupon/Living Social/MonsterDeals often have regas vouchers for £14.

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Re: 49.99 aircon recharge from.dealer plus £14.99 for antiba

Post by wheeler » 23 Apr 2013, 12:07

Lighty wrote:You cannot do it correctly with a can from Halfords .
Couldn't agree with that more, you could end up doing more damage to the system with those DIY kits as to do it properly you need to vacuum the system to boil off any moisture in there, if you just top it up & the system has moisture in there you will pump it round the whole system. Also you have no idea how much refrigerant is in there to begin with & you may overfill it.
Also £50 sounds like a decent price to me.