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    Default Air Con hose fracture?

    I have just asked a local independent garage (who are doing my service for £115.00) for a re-gas quote. They said £49.95.

    They checked it and told me they found a small fracture in one of the pipes and the new pipe would be £49.95 plus labour.

    Total quote £169.99 including labour to fix pipe, re-gas and pressure check.

    Does anyone have a clue how I can check the pipe, is it easy to get to, and does this price sound about right?

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    when you pick it up ask them to show you the location - then go to a smaller garage and show them - and get the work done for a fraction of the cost

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    That was a smaller garage, unfortunately!! Do think it should be cheaper then?

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    evacuate the ac - remove a ac pipe and refit dependant on the location of the pipe i would summise .60 of an hour (remember techicians deal in 100's for an hour so 36 minutes to replace a pipe then regas

    so based on pipe £49.95
    regas based on £49.95
    leaves you with 70.09 for 36 minutes work !! main dealers are only around £70 plus vat an hour even if you based the work on an hour including regas as they can start a machine set it and walk away till its finished that would be an hourly rate of £120.04

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    When you put it like that! Thieving gits......

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    of course it may take them longer but ask them what the rts is on the repair ?

    (repair time schedule) then work it out for youself

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