Sometimes main dealers do seem to offer good value

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markhowes
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Just received email from my local MB main dealer offering:-

For just £69 we’ll complete an air conditioning service on your car, which includes:

    Extracting the air conditioning refrigerant gas

    Clearing air and moisture from the system

    Replenishing the air conditioning refrigerant gas and system oil

    Re-testing for leaks and performance

    Carrying out a Visual Health Check for your car

    A car wash and vacuum

Seems reasonable to me.

 

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Re: Sometimes main dealers do seem to offer good value

markhowes wrote:

Just received email from my local MB main dealer offering:-

For just £69 we’ll complete an air conditioning service on your car, which includes:

    Extracting the air conditioning refrigerant gas

    Clearing air and moisture from the system

    Replenishing the air conditioning refrigerant gas and system oil

    Re-testing for leaks and performance

    Carrying out a Visual Health Check for your car

    A car wash and vacuum

Seems reasonable to me.

 

 

That looks like good value

Arnie
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Re: Sometimes main dealers do seem to offer good value

£69 from a dealer if they do it all properly is not bad.

 

Few people do it, but the drier cannister should also be changed periodically.

The efficiency of the system depends on how well the system is vacuumed-down initially, to extract old refrigerant and old, compressor  lubricant oil, as well as  air, water vapour and any other gasses that may have entered over time. This should be for at least 30 minutes, However, some only leave the vacuum  for 5 minutes, which is inadequate. I think a  typical charge for a system  re-gas from an independent (eg Halfords) is about £40.

 

 

 

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