Driving in an Alfa
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: South proper Southampton
air con service
I have been quoted £65 for a full air con service, clean out, new pollen filter and some other filter and a refill, I can get that cost down quite a bit through a local deal but what Id like to know (I should have asked at the time) would you expect them to test for a leak at the service ?
Reason I ask, when I bought the car 2 years ago the air con wasn't brilliant so I asked for it to be sorted and all was ok but 2 years down the line it needs doing again. I'm not totally confident that Alfa Romeo did a proper job at the time, maybe they did but other jobs done at the same time weren't quality and I'm wondering if they just topped the system up to shut me up.
What is a standard period of time for the air con between needs for regassing ?
If a leak is detected can you tell me what is involved and roughly cost to put right.
I'm guessing that its a similar system to a fridge or freezer but there's not a whole load to leak as they are sealed systems, is it common place to have leaks ?
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