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- Mar 30, 2019
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- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- 2017 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T 6MT
Hey, I hate to say this, but you were partly right—it’s not a good idea to make ANY SUGGESTIONS WHATSOEVER to the service advisor who is booking in your service. The fellow I dealt with during the visit when the noise was confirmed was super nice and has spent a lot of time explaining things to me but when I brought my vehicle in for the actual service, the guy I got seemed to have a real chip on his shoulder and he handed me a whole lot of bull—— about how “there can’t be just a little leak—it’s a gas so if there is any breach it’s gone (all at once). There is more to this story, and I will say more in a little while, but I’ve learned my lesson (sort of) —except like I said, there was another fellow who didn’t let his ego get in the way and just explained various things when I threatened to just take my car back without anything being solved (because there would have been angry letters).I would advise against it.
Unless you have some actual knowledge, they will quickly realize you don't actually know what you are talking about, and they will get aggravated at the superficial knowledge from the internet. The better mechanics they are, the more annoyed they will be.
Soon the roles may reverse and they will have fun selling you some blinker fluid.
You may want to be vigilant, or try to make sure the guys who do the work are experts, but don't pretend you know what you don't.
Nothing can be fast that has to do with recovering refrigerant, pulling a good vacuum, looking for leaks, testing an AC system.