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I have a 2001 Honda Civic.

I was in for my oil change and the repair guy said I am due for Air Conditioning Maintenance, that it’s “low”. I told him I’d think about it. I went home and looked in the manual, and there is no mention of a need to do this, the only thing related to the A/C is the cabin air filter, which I do have replaced occasionally.

Is it necessary to have maintenance on the A/C system? Cost is $130. I’d rather pay this than have to pay more down the road for failure to do preventative upkeep, but are they ripping me off??

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Id say you are smarter than the “repair guy” thought. You might want to consider if he is trying to rip you off one way, how is he doing on the real maintenance?