It’s been recommended that I change the coolant on the Zoe for £349. Is this really necessary? I can’t get over the cost. The car is 5 years old (2016).
Thanks for your replycan any competent garage just stick one of those things into the coolant radiator expansion tank, that looks like a turkey baster and has a red ball in it that measures the amount of etylene glycol antifreeze concentration in the expansion tank and add accordingly? - I reckon with the £349 charge they have to disconnect the 370v DC system , then wait for it to de-energise (think it takes 20 minutes or so) , and have to wear the high voltage stuff to drain out the coolant to replace it and this is where the cost is .... and possibly the long time it has to be booked in for (= more hours more labour charge)
Thanks for your reply. I will phone a Hevra garage!Coolant is the only one I paid for. Its also used to cool the motor during charging too. As liquids go in the Zoe its probably the one worked the most. Brakes worth getting absorption check rather than replace. Battery just monitor it and keep it topped up in cold times when not using it. But coolant could be the difference between charging and something that goes pop when it gets too hot and an expensive bill.
And yes Renault charge a stupid massive premium to disconnect the HV. Use any other Hevra or EV specialist garage.
lot different to 350 quid - i wonder if we have anything like HEVRA here in Ireland where I live , shall have to do a searchIt’s like £100-150 at a HEVRA
I dont think its needed with the long life coolant in the car, its not exposed to air and as long as it still has its colour its fine. They can test it also.