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jeffers
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Air Con Service

Post by jeffers » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:22 pm

My 2016 QQ due 3 year service (only done 23000 miles) + MOT next month. The Dealer is recommending an air con service for extra £99 on top of the £219 service + £54.85 MOT. Any views on if the air con service is necessary? seems a lot of money to me bumping up the service cost another £100 near enough?
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Re: Air Con Service

Post by Noddy1875 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:28 pm

Air-conditioning should be serviced every 2-3 years. £99 seems a reasonable price for a main dealer.
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Re: Air Con Service

Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:05 pm

Jeffers, I have asked our Dealer about Servicing the Air Con System often but was told it does not need to be done due to our mileage, although we have had a new Condenser installed with Re-Gassing.
Attached is some information on the Nissan Servicing also stating £99 + VAT (yours is the *** cost) but be careful with the topping up as this new Air Con Fluid R1234yf is very expensive compared with the the older R123a - Dave 😉

https://www.nissan.co.uk/ownership/niss ... epair.html

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Re: Air Con Service

Post by gloucester » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:11 pm

I was offered an AC service at the two-year service. I declined - no point...
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Re: Air Con Service

Post by Noddy1875 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:21 pm

gloucester wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:11 pm
I was offered an AC service at the two-year service. I declined - no point...
Why no point ?
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Re: Air Con Service

Post by gvmdaddy » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:05 pm

Jeffers, is the air on still providing chilled air when required? Is it still adequately taking the moisture out of the air to demise? If it is then there is absolutely no need to waste your money on an air con service. Do it only when it needs it. As for the air con system clean that costs around £20 with Nissan, this can easily be done yourself using an air con cleaner from a motor factor such as Halfords. It’s less than £10, and you can do it yourself in less than 5 minutes. The result is a very clean smelling interior and it lasts for months, killing most bacteria etc. Did mine just after Christmas and I can still smell it with the air con on.

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Re: Air Con Service

Post by gloucester » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:05 am

Noddy1875 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:21 pm
gloucester wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:11 pm
I was offered an AC service at the two-year service. I declined - no point...
Why no point ?

As gvmdaddy mentions.
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Re: Air Con Service

Post by jeffers » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:37 pm

going ahead with the £99 service after chatting to dealer about pros and cons and being assured this is a thorough going over of the air con.
He likened it a bit like having your central heating boiler regularly serviced even though it might be running without problems. Damned if you do damned if you don't I suppose.
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Re: Air Con Service

Post by Noddy1875 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:39 pm

gloucester wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:05 am
Noddy1875 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:21 pm
gloucester wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:11 pm
I was offered an AC service at the two-year service. I declined - no point...
Why no point ?

As gvmdaddy mentions.
Might have been a more helpful post if you had actually said what he said though :roll:
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Re: Air Con Service

Post by Noddy1875 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 pm

jeffers wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:37 pm
going ahead with the £99 service after chatting to dealer about pros and cons and being assured this is a thorough going over of the air con.
He likened it a bit like having your central heating boiler regularly serviced even though it might be running without problems. Damned if you do damned if you don't I suppose.
If you plan on keeping the car for a few years, then it's worth getting done.

There are always cheaper alternatives, but I guess it depends if you want things done properly.
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