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Air Con not working? But what Refrigerant does my vehicle have?!

Now the weather is getting warm we are receiving many requests for Air Conditioning Top ups but what gas does your vehicle have? There are a few ways to check if your vehicle has the 134a air conditioning refrigerant or the new 1234yf refrigerant.



Here are some steps you can follow:


1. Check the owner's manual or vehicle specifications: The easiest way to determine what type of refrigerant your vehicle uses is to check the owner's manual or vehicle specifications. This information is usually located in the maintenance section of the manual or on the vehicle manufacturer's website.


2. Check the air conditioning label under the hood: The air conditioning label under the hood of your car will usually indicate what type of refrigerant is used. Look for a label that says "R-134a" or "HFO-1234yf". This label is usually located near the radiator or on the compressor.


3. Check the service port fittings: The service port fittings on your vehicle's air conditioning system can also indicate what type of refrigerant is used. The fittings for R-134a are usually quick-connect fittings with a larger diameter than those used for HFO-1234yf. In contrast, HFO-1234yf fittings are smaller and require a different connector.


4. Check with a professional: If you're still unsure about what type of refrigerant your vehicle uses, pop into either of our branches and we will be able to take a look for you!


It's important to know what type of refrigerant your vehicle uses as different types require different equipment and procedures for servicing and repairs. This knowledge can also help you make informed decisions about maintaining and repairing your vehicle's air conditioning system.


If you want to book your next Air Conditioning re-gas click the link below or give us a call!





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