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    I had my 2year service yesterday which set me back £240 then also had the aircon service for £90. Just wondered if anyone also has had one as been advised I should have it every year. Does everyone else have the aircon service each year?

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    NO. Never had mine done, and it's over 4 years old.

    Kwik Fit will do an evacuation, leak check and refill for £40. There aren't any routine replacement parts on AC.

    VX will recommend it won't they? as they cream off £90 from you for doing not a lot.

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    And you have been royally ripped off for that price for a service anyway.

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    £240 for a service... ouch that aint a good price

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    kwik fit did mine last week well happy

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    Never had it and never been offered it.

    The best thing you can do to keep your aircon in check is to leave it on permanently. For those that say it's not needed in winter it acts as a dehumidifier and demister.

    Ford pull a similar stunt when I take our Galaxy in.

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    Only my first day on this forum, so maybe I shouldn't be claiming to be expert on anything...but air con specialists say it should be serviced every 2 years not annually.

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    Your lucky my stealer can ever seem to fit my car in for air con as the 'specialist' is always fully booked or on holiday!

    Gonna take it to Kwik Fit or an air con specialist instead!

    Stealers like nothing better than persuading you to give them your money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas1 View Post
    Only my first day on this forum, so maybe I shouldn't be claiming to be expert on anything...but air con specialists say it should be serviced every 2 years not annually.
    Anyone who does the job (and takes the wedge from you) will recommend regular servicing as it's in their interest. I am not convinced at all.

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    The AC guy I used said every 2-3 years depending on usage. My boss uses his all the time even in the winter and has never topped it up and it's 10 years old and it's still freezing cold.

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