Air Conditioning

We have been operating within the automotive air conditioning business for just over 10 years, so we have developed a wealth of vehicle air conditioning experience in finding aircon faults, and solving them. There are a growing number of car aircon “experts” out there now, but very few with the expertise, knowledge, know-how and safety qualifications to carry out the job correctly.

Covering the repair, maintenance and diagnosis of R134a, R1234yf and Hybrid systems. You can rest assured you’re in good hands, when it comes to dealing with the extremely volatile AC system.

Pricing

R134A

Service - From £80
Includes the following - pressure and gram check, full leak test, safety inspection of the entire system and application of a cleaning/sanitary agent into the system to remove any unwanted bacteria and smells.

System re gas - From £35

R1234yf

Please contact us for pricing.

R134a Refrigerant

R134a is a HFC refrigerant, widely used in modern automotive air conditioning and as a replacement for R12.

The recent discovery that R134a contributes to global warming has caused the European Union to ban its use on new cars starting from year 2011. Other countries are expected to follow suit and make the switch to R1234yf, a much more environmentally friendly refrigerant. 

R1234yf Refrigerant

R1234yf is a HFO used as a replacement for R134a in the automotive air conditioning system. R1234yf has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) under the limit set by the EU’s Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive and is the next generation refrigerant for automotive air conditioning.

Since the first of January 2017 every new car must use this new refrigerant or another with a lower GWP than 1300. Additionally if originally built to use R1234yf the system must only ever be recharged with that refrigerant, by law, with huge penalties. There were completely new models produced as early as 2011 which used this new refrigerant but they were very rare in UK (Subaru XV was an example).
The body shop that repairs this type of car must ensure that the refrigerant in the AC system is carefully recovered before repairs to the AC system can be made and then accurately replaced so that on return to the owner the AC works as before. As this refrigerant is slightly flammable it may also be necessary to remove the refrigerant even if the AC system is not damaged, before any body work is undertaken or before the vehicle is placed into a spray booth, as the car has to then go into a low-bake oven which with a refrigerant which is flammable could be potentially dangerous. Thatcham may require that. Although thought to be only lightly flammable, the law in the UK categorises R1234yf as an "Extremely Flammable Gas"