Automotive A/C R-1234YF Recharge in Castro Valley, CA
At Adams Autoworx we are committed to providing Quality, Value, Service. To fulfill this commitment we continue to expand the range of services we offer, including auto air conditioning services. That’s why we are pleased to announce that Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley can now provide complete air conditioning refill service using the latest R-1234YF refrigerant.
R-1234YF refrigerant has become standard on many new vehicles in the United States and in Europe. The old refrigerant, R-134a, is deemed unfriendly to the environment and is being phased out. The new refrigerant requires brand new, and fairly expensive equipment, along with additional training, so few independent auto repair shops are willing to incur the cost. Furthermore, few shops have the space to house both old and new equipment. At Adams Autoworx we made a commitment to our clients, to provide their vehicles with refrigerant they need – whether the old R-134a or the new R-1234YF variety.
To find out if your vehicle requires the new refrigerant, it is best to check the owner’s manual for your vehicle. The new refrigerant might be listed under many designations. Here is a list of the equivalent designations – if your vehicle manual mentions any of them, your car needs the new refrigerant:
YF-1234, YF1234, HFO1234YF, R1234YF, HFO-1234, R1234, R-1234-YF, or HFO-1234-YF
At Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we offer complete a/c services, from testing, to refill and repairs of the R-1234YF systems.
An interesting tidbit – it’s not just the new refrigerant that’s good for the environment. The new equipment is also designed to be environmentally friendly. It has different fittings to prevent cross-contamination between the old and new refrigerants. It also has built-in sensors to identify the refrigerant, and it will not recover the refrigerant if it is contaminated.
One big drawback of the new refrigerant is its high cost. That’s why we test the a/c system for leaks before R-1234YF recharge. We expect refrigerant price to come down as the demand grows, and manufacturers invest in more production facilities. In the meantime, if you suspect a/c leak, call us to make an appointment – before more of this expensive stuff leaks out.
As mentioned previously, at Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we offer full range of a/c maintenance services and repairs, and we offer both R-134a and R-1234YF recharge services. So if your vehicle’s a/c system is not providing the cool air you expect, call us to make an appointment. Our nationally ASE certified technicians can inspect, diagnose, and repair any problems your vehicle’s A/C system may exhibit.
When you bring your vehicle to our Castro Valley garage for air conditioning service or repairs, you can expect not only professional repairs, but also friendly staff, and a clean, modern facility, you can also anticipate:
- 36 month / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty
- Local Uber/Lyft for your convenience
- ASE certified mechanics working on your vehicle
- In most cases, same day service completion
- Complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection with service or repairs
Our auto repair shop in Castro Valley can be a one-stop destination for all your automotive service and repair needs, including all automotive air conditioning maintenance and repairs. So if the a/c in your vehicle is acting up, please visit appointments page on our website to make an appointment, or simply call the shop.