R134A AND R1234YF AVAILABLE AT OUR DEPOT.
Air Con Re Gas/Charge
If your air conditioning system can’t keep you cool in hot weather or if your windscreen is misted up in winter, then it’s time for a service. We can recharge your refrigerant and replace the lubricating oil whilst carrying out an inspection on the condition of all components.
A fully serviced and recharged air conditioning system will reduce fuel in summer by putting less strain on your engine.
Manufacturers recommend that your vehicle’s air conditioning should be recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years to keep it running effectively and efficiently. This service is not part of your annual vehicle service so if your vehicle is over 2 years old then a recharge is probably due.
How much will an air con re-charge cost me?
Air conditioning re-charge prices vary depending on the gas your vehicle uses
What will my air con re gas include?
Our technicians will measure the amount of pressure in your system, and if it's low, they'll add enough to get the reading within your manufacturer's specifications. They will then run your car for a few minutes with the A/C on high and use a special thermometer to measure the system's output. If it's not within the necessary parameters, you may have a leak somewhere in your system.
What is the difference between r134a and r1234yf gas?
Refrigerant R-134a, also known HFC-134a, is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant. HFO-1234yf is a hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerant.
Both types of refrigerants are composed of hydrogen, fluorine and carbon atoms. However, with HFC refrigerants, the atoms are connected by single bonds between the atoms, whereas the atoms in HFO refrigerants at least one double bond between the carbon atoms.
While HFC-134a has been one of the global standard automotive air conditioning refrigerants, it will not meet the European Union’s Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive that reduces the climate impact of air conditioning in cars sold in the EU.
HFO-1234yf, which has physical properties similar to R-134a, complies with the directive because of its low Global Warming Potential (GWP) and has the potential for direct substitution of into existing R0134a automotive air conditioning systems with minimal modification.