I bought a car six months ago and have now discovered the air con doesn't work - what can I do?

I bought a second hand car from a local dealer in January. In July I switched the aricon for the first time and found that it is not working. I got it checked out at my garage and was told that the condenser needs replacing and would cost £300 to £400. How should I handle this? Can I ask the dealer to replace/fix it free of cost?

Asked on 27 July 2018 by Piyush

Answered by Honest John
It's past six months and you can't prove that the condenser was faulty when you bought the car. It could simply have failed because it was hit by a stone during your possession of the car, or it could have failed due to lack of use of the air con. Air con needs to be run every week if possible because its lubricants are suspended in the refrigerant and without them being pumped around the system, the system can fail. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/air-conditioning/
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