Had been noticing the poor flow of air from the A/c vents for sometime, decided to get the AC serviced today, called up the mahindra authorised workshop asking for
1) Time taken
3) Quickest Appointment date available
Here is the reply I got from the workshop:
1) leave the vehicle by 0900 hrs & will try to complete jobs by 1830 hrs the same day
2) 3000/- for servicing + parts replacement charges if any required @ cost. After hanging up got a call from the service advisor to inform me that 3000/- is charged for Logan & actually its 4700/- for xylo/scorpio
3) 1 week from today was earliest appointment available
Seeing the rig marole that I will have to go through, decided to call my old acquaintance who runs a exclusive vehicle AC repairs shop, he offered to immediately accomodate my vehicle today itself with time taken for servicing estimated as 2 1/2 hrs, charges would be 2000/- inclusive of Gas Top Up.
Swung by his shop, got the AC serviced, paid 2000/- & time taken was actually around 2 1/2 hours. All in all, got the job done as per my satisfaction, paid half the amount than quoted by the authorised workshop & best of all got it done in much shorter span of time than the authorised workshop, that too under my supervision(unlike in authorised workshops where you are made to sit in waiting room or go home)
Moral of the Story, time & money saved!
PS: Observed the whole service procedure & found out that save for gas charging, rest of the service could have been done by myself @ home! Its that simple!