Car Air-Conditioning Service and Re-Gas £19 at Autokool (62% Off) @ Sheffield/Chesterfield
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Car Air-Conditioning Service and Re-Gas £19 at Autokool (62% Off) @ Sheffield/Chesterfield

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Found 24th Sep 2013
Very well priced. I bought the ATS deal and this has just popped up at £14 less!

Cars of all makes and models can rediscover their chill factor as they undergo an air-conditioning check. The service is valid for R134a systems built post-1993, and is designed to return the unit to its optimum operating capacity. A system re-gas is also included.

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Banned

This is going to be one chilly post.

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Some more info:

Valid Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm; Sat 8.30am-4.30pm.
Valid for air-conditioning service and re-gas.
Valid for cars with R134a systems up to 750g charge weight manufactured after 1993 only.
Contact merchant prior to booking if unsure.
If system cannot be recharged due to a leak, the cost of the voucher will be used against any repair or cover the cost of fault diagnosis.
Original value verified 5 September 2013 at 6.06pm.
See the rules that apply to all deals.

tempting. However I went for the ATS deal as that got the anti bacterial treatment included as well

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mooo

tempting. However I went for the ATS deal as that got the anti bacterial … tempting. However I went for the ATS deal as that got the anti bacterial treatment included as well


Ditto. I've sent amazon an email enquiring about a refund. Will update as soon as I have something.

dark_shadow

Ditto. I've sent amazon an email enquiring about a refund. Will update as … Ditto. I've sent amazon an email enquiring about a refund. Will update as soon as I have something.



I though the Amazon deal WAS the ATS deal, how is that ditto ?

dark_shadow

Ditto. I've sent amazon an email enquiring about a refund. Will update as … Ditto. I've sent amazon an email enquiring about a refund. Will update as soon as I have something.



Also the ATS is closer to me. AutoKool is quite a distance from where I am in Sheffield (Sharrow). The nearest ATS centre that can do the air con service is in Chesterfield. So its a quick 10 min trip down the A61 for me. Compared with driving into the city centre and then along the parkway and finally south down the M1.

Is 750g of air con gass sufficent for my 2006 Ford Fiesta?

The good thing about Autokool they appear to be a proper air con specalists unlike ATS who are a jack of all trades.

Please do let us know how you get on getting a refund from Amazon.


Edited by: "mooo" 24th Sep 2013

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mooo

tempting. However I went for the ATS deal as that got the anti bacterial … tempting. However I went for the ATS deal as that got the anti bacterial treatment included as well



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Amazon issued a refund within minutes. Now buying the Autokool deal.

I'll drop by when I'm going down the M1 this week. It's quite convenient.

dark_shadow

Amazon issued a refund within minutes. Now buying the Autokool deal.I'll … Amazon issued a refund within minutes. Now buying the Autokool deal.I'll drop by when I'm going down the M1 this week. It's quite convenient.



Ive emailed Autokool and asked them if 750g of air con gas is sufficent for my car.

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mooo

Ive emailed Autokool and asked them if 750g of air con gas is sufficent … Ive emailed Autokool and asked them if 750g of air con gas is sufficent for my car.


What car do you have?

dark_shadow

What car do you have?



2006 1.6 Ford Fiesta TDCi

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mooo

2006 1.6 Ford Fiesta TDCi


I just called them to check my car (Audi A4) and he said that will be fine. You should be okay.

mooo

tempting. However I went for the ATS deal as that got the anti bacterial … tempting. However I went for the ATS deal as that got the anti bacterial treatment included as well


The ATS deal works out better if you need the anti bacterial treatment done too as Autokool charge £15 for this on top.
autokool.co.uk/fix…tml

Regarding the amount needed, I found this on their website.
Q. How much refrigerant does an average car's air conditioning system take?
A. It varies with make and model. The amount of refrigerant required is specified by the manufacturer and is measured by weight and not pressure which is a common misconception. A small family car may take 500g; a large executive saloon's air conditioning system with climate control may take over 1kg

oddballjamie

Regarding the amount needed, I found this on their website.Q. How much … Regarding the amount needed, I found this on their website.Q. How much refrigerant does an average car's air conditioning system take? A. It varies with make and model. The amount of refrigerant required is specified by the manufacturer and is measured by weight and not pressure which is a common misconception. A small family car may take 500g; a large executive saloon's air conditioning system with climate control may take over 1kg



Some guidelines here:

naasltd.com/Res…pdf

daveo78

Some guidelines … Some guidelines here:http://www.naasltd.com/Resources/FileBrowser/Media/Documents/CVS/Refrigerant%20and%20oil%20charge%20chart.pdf



Very helpful.

Basically if you want the full clean or have a larger car then go for the ATS deal, otherwise this one is cheaper.

Had mine done here. It's actually in Barlborough, just off j30 M1.
Excellent service and got the antibacterial thing for half price on the day.

oddballjamie

Very helpful.Basically if you want the full clean or have a larger car … Very helpful.Basically if you want the full clean or have a larger car then go for the ATS deal, otherwise this one is cheaper.



Thanks for the info oddballjamie. 750g is more then enough according to that link you provided.
I think I might go for the full clean at ATS. I had the car since 2010 and I dunno if the air con has been serviced in the past. I suspect it hasn't. I take it the anti bacteria treatment is only essential if I get a smell when using the air con (which I don't at the moment). Or is it an preventive treatment?


Edited by: "mooo" 24th Sep 2013

this is a bit limited as its region specific but a good deal

mooo

Thanks for the info oddballjamie. 750g is more then enough according to … Thanks for the info oddballjamie. 750g is more then enough according to that link you provided. I think I might go for the full clean at ATS. I had the car since 2010 and I dunno if the air con has been serviced in the past. I suspect it hasn't. I take it the anti bacteria treatment is only essential if I get a smell when using the air con (which I don't at the moment). Or is it an preventive treatment?

well i would imagine if it doesnt smell now, it could in the future so having it cleaned now is preventing it smelling for a while?

This looks like a good deal to me (and handily i'm just off J31 so its an easy trek down the M1), as these guys actually seem to check and inspect the system not just fill it and antibacterialise it like the ATS deal I almost bought.

Bargain.

I got this deal via groupon last time they did it. They're great. My Audi A4 was no problem for them and it was completely empty.

Thanks, better for me than the ATS deal.

Cancelled the ATS voucher and gonna go for this one instead. I rather have a specialist do the work then a jack of all trades do it.

Hummm, just wondering if im driving down to sheffield anytime soon, as i think the fuel cost from Huddersfield to sheffield and back might make it just more expensive than the ATS deal.

Booked it for Friday they did offer an antibacterial treatment for £10.

I've never had my air con serviced in 13 years of it's life? Why would i need to do this? serous question.

Is this a franchise or only in Sheffield?

Majnu

Is this a franchise or only in Sheffield?



I don't think its a franchise. Its actually on the outskirts of Sheffield and Chesterfield near the M1.
Word of warning they told me they can't accommodate weekend bookings as they are all full until the end of the year.

BeerGoggles

I've never had my air con serviced in 13 years of it's life? Why would i … I've never had my air con serviced in 13 years of it's life? Why would i need to do this? serous question.



Antibacterial treatment will get rid of any bad bacteria that can cause stuff like chest infections and colds. And AC full up will make sure that your ac blowed out cold air, you should feel the difference, especially after 13 years. Should probably go for the other deal of you haven't done it in so long. Definite recommend!

Just been to have my car air con recharged by them. Very professional. As previous posters mentioned. They hooked the car up to a machine which actually did the work and give a print out of the results. I suspect its the same kind of machine used by ATS and others.
I had the antibacterial treatment done on my car as well.

Original Poster

mooo

Just been to have my car air con recharged by them. Very professional. As … Just been to have my car air con recharged by them. Very professional. As previous posters mentioned. They hooked the car up to a machine which actually did the work and give a print out of the results. I suspect its the same kind of machine used by ATS and others. I had the antibacterial treatment done on my car as well.


I have my appointment for Monday. How long did it take?

Was it worth getting the Antibacterial treatment?

dark_shadow

I have my appointment for Monday. How long did it take? Was it worth … I have my appointment for Monday. How long did it take? Was it worth getting the Antibacterial treatment?



I was there for 30 mins or so. I only went for the anti bacterial treatment as the car is seven years old and I suspect the it didn't have the air con and anti bacterial treatment done in the past. They are very professional and knew what they were doing. The anti bacterial treatment consist of setting off a spray can in the foot rest of the front passenger door. Switch on the air con and the air recirculator and waiting for 10 mins.

The can is similar to one of these products. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-conditioning-Refresh-Provalet-Antibacterial-Formula-/261295630852?pt=UK_Car_Accessories_Car_Care_Cleaning&hash=item3cd66eea04

You might be able to purchase a can for cheaper on ebay and doing the job yourself (the anti bac stuff im referring to)
Found a cheaper can: ebay.co.uk/itm…60b
Edited by: "mooo" 27th Sep 2013
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