Originally Posted by HemiDawg
Very true - guess I will have it checked at the dealer. I have 95K on a 100K mile BtoB warranty, so I need to take it soon!!
I dunno if that BtoB would cover maintenance such as an A/C check and recharge.
It may be a sealed system, but loss of charge happens on pretty much any system as they get older.
Yes, you can easily recharge a system, but if you have to ask, it is probably not a good idea. You would want a good manifold setup plus the refrigerant, but also protective eye wear and hand wear--and help from a qualified tech the first time.
Hook the typical can up to the output side of the compressor and it can make a pretty good dent in your hood--not to mention you. Still, it isn't rocket science and is really no more dangerous than other high-risk work on a vehicle.
A good shop will leak detect the system from big leaks, for you for somewhere in the range of $100 to $150.