Salam to everyone, hope you're in the best of health.
Car : Suzuki Swift, '13 Model, purchased in September, driven : 26,800 km, Alhamdulillah.
So, I have been experiencing low AC Cooling in my car, since Summer heat kicked in. Today, I got Half AC Service done from Suzuki Lyallpur, Canal Road, Faisalabad for 3500-/ Rupees.
What it involved: Blower fan removal + cleaning, Condenser removal + cleaning, Radiator wash, AC Refrigerant Refill.
Despite all of the above, AC Cooling is still as it used to be, i.e before the AC Service.
Now- While they were disassembling my Condenser, one of the AC Mechanics pointed out that his Condenser is not a Genuine OEM product, rather a Chinese copy or Thai version. When I heard that, I started to think and think, how??!
Then I remembered, Oh lord, I got it replaced from Auto Club months ago...
Let's go back 7 months;
It was December and I had a minor car accident, where I was sandwiched, in Islamabad.
Car was towed to Suzuki Islamabad Motors, I-10 ( 500 M away from Auto Club ).
EFU Insurance Surveyor arrived, when they wanted to make a deal with Suzuki ISB, they both started arguing- Over Labour. EFU Surveyor told me to get car towed to Auto Club- They do a decent job as well. I agreed.
Now- Car was at Auto Club for approx. 16 days, where front and rear bumper was replaced, a bit of pulling was done, trunk and bonnet re-painted, new radiator and condenser installed.
Let's resume to today again;
After hearing the news about the Radiator and Condenser, I quickly phoned the person who dealt with me at Auto Club, Abid Bhai and told him the news. He told me that don't get work done from 3S- They loot you and overcharge you and they are probably lying, they want you to buy a new Radiator and Condenser bla bla.
After the work was done, I let the AC Mechanic speak with him and they started arguing over the issue- Who's right and who's wrong.
I am utterly confused!
I inquired about the price of a new Radiator from Suzuki 3S- It costs 38,000-/ Rupees and a new Condenser costs 28,000-/ rupees.
The total bill from Auto Club came out to be;
Cost & Parts : 43,680-/
19 % GST : 8299-/
5 % Depreciation : 2600-/.
Remember, New front and rear bumper + paint, denting and painting work done on bonnet and trunk, new ' genuine ' radiator, new ' genuine ' condenser, AC Gas, green color ' Coolant ' which turned to water last month- How can that be possible, in 43,680-/?
I spoke to the EFU Insurance Surveyor in FSD, who has handled 2 claims of mine, smoothly- According to him, EFU only uses Genuine parts when getting work done from Insurance.
I have an appointment with Faisalabad Surveyor tomorrow- He will come down and have a look.
Could the Surveyor in Islamabad have a hand in this?
Please, give me some suggestions. AC Cooling is awesome at night, I started to freeze, but in the day- I have to keep it on speed 3/4 to get comfortable. @devil33 has checked my AC.
Faiz- Frustrated and Angry!