User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 41

Thread: Kwik Fit

  1. #1
    Regular Member Dave1.8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ellesmere Port
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Kwik Fit

    Whent to kwik fit today to get my air con re-gased. I rang them first to see if they are still doing the £44.95 deal, and they were, so I went down there. When I got there, I told the bloke behind the counter why I was there, and he said 'keys please, it will be an hour and a half mate' so I said 'don't you need to measure how cold the AC is now, so I can see how you have improved it'. He said 'oh yeh'. So I took him to my car gave him my key, he started the engine and put the air con on, and put his hand over one of the vents and said 'nothin wrong with it mate'. He then said 'I rekon thats about 9 degrees, I don't know what your monin about'. I couldn't belive how he was testing the temp (with his hand). He told me its not worth it as he didn't think he could get it any colder anyway.
    So I think I'll go somwere else.

  2. #2
    Full Member neverlandandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    lanark
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia Elite Nav

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 cdti

    Year : 2012

    Mileage : 9k

    Default

    maybe he's an expert (not) lol

  3. #3
    Regular Member DeanF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Went to Kwik Fit last Saturday in Hanley, Stoke on trent for a Aircon Regas Etc. They measured it with a Temp probe 34 Deg's So they had no trouble bettering that. When i collected it later , it was peaking @ 6.7 Deg's Paid my £44.95 & went off Nice & chilled, Other garages had stated about £65, So if you can find another Kwik Fit nearby they may be better..

    The Machine, Sucks all the Gas out, Vacum tests for leaks, if that passes, It re-gases & adds lubricant, to keep the seals nice & supple, If it finds a leak it just aborts & they then point you in the direction of a Aircon repairer

    Dean

  4. #4
    Regular Member m8internet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    When replacing the gas, aren't they supposed to add an ultra-violet dye so that future leaks are easier to find?

  5. #5
    Regular Member Gsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Technical directors office
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    thats the drill...

    makes it easier to use a UV lamp to spot leaks in the condensor..

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Larkhall
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    My aircon is cr*p and stinks. Halfords to the aircon re-charge for about the same price. I'm hopefully going to do mine next week and get it free as it will be 'staff training'

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    wouldn'nt use KWIK FIT again even to wipe my arse

  8. #8
    Regular Member parapaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanF View Post
    Went to Kwik Fit last Saturday in Hanley, Stoke on trent for a Aircon Regas Etc. They measured it with a Temp probe 34 Deg's So they had no trouble bettering that. When i collected it later , it was peaking @ 6.7 Deg's Paid my £44.95 & went off Nice & chilled, Other garages had stated about £65, So if you can find another Kwik Fit nearby they may be better..

    The Machine, Sucks all the Gas out, Vacum tests for leaks, if that passes, It re-gases & adds lubricant, to keep the seals nice & supple, If it finds a leak it just aborts & they then point you in the direction of a Aircon repairer

    Dean
    Just waiting for my next day off How long did they need the car for Dean?

  9. #9
    Regular Member BIG NEIL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Back in Belfast!!!!
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    now that is a great way to test

    i got mine done by a mate of a mate and what a great job tested temp with a digital themometer,drained the whole system which you are suppose to do ,checked for leaks,a full refill and its freezing

    £40 well spent i think

    oh forgot to add the whole process took about 45 minutes i stood and watched!!!

  10. #10
    Regular Member Dave1.8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ellesmere Port
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG NEIL View Post
    now that is a great way to test

    i got mine done by a mate of a mate and what a great job tested temp with a digital themometer,drained the whole system which you are suppose to do ,checked for leaks,a full refill and its freezing

    £40 well spent i think

    oh forgot to add the whole process took about 45 minutes i stood and watched!!!
    What temp was it before?

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Kwik Fit
    By wcr in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 14th September 2011, 17:38
  2. Another rubbish Kwik Fit!!!!
    By chewy71 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 3rd August 2011, 08:05
  3. Kwik-Fit Air-Con Service
    By spennny in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 29th June 2010, 15:54
  4. Kwik Fit
    By T4M in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 4th July 2008, 11:21
  5. Well done Kwik-Fit
    By Green Growler in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 1st September 2006, 23:10

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •