R1234yf Air Conditioning Regas Service
Did you know?
The Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (MAC) Directive introduced far greater focus on protecting the environment from greater climate damaging air conditioning system refrigerants.
A new more environmentally friendly vehicle air conditioning system refrigerant gas (known as R1234yf) has become widely used (instead of R134a) from the 1st January 2017 on passenger cars and Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) up to 3.5 Tonnes. For example, if R134a gas was released into the atmosphere, it had a lifespan of 13 years in comparison to just 11 days for R1234yf refrigerant.
R134a refrigerant gas was the most commonly used refrigerant gas by vehicle manufacturers in recent times up to 2017. The MAC Directive only applies to new vehicles since the start of 2017, so all vehicles currently using R134a are still able to continue to use that refrigerant.
A number of vehicle manufacturers switched to R1234yf refrigerant gas before 2017, so now there are a mixture of vehicles on UK roads using either refrigerant gas.
How can ATS Euromaster help?
ATS Euromaster offers a R134a air conditioning system regas service at most of our centres, as vehicle manufacturers’ typically recommend drivers get their refrigerant gas levels checked in their vehicle at least every 2 years, to ensure maximum system operating efficiency.
Specific air conditioning equipment is however required to complete a R1234yf regas service and ATS Euromaster already has this equipment available in over 90 of our centres shown below.
ATS Euromaster also has access to automotive data systems like Autodata, which can help identify which refrigerant your vehicle may use, as some manufacturers switched to R1234yf refrigerant before 1st January 2017. From time to time, we may still need to physically see your vehicle though to be 100% certain!
If you’re in any doubt about which refrigerant gas your vehicle uses, please call your local ATS Euromaster centre and ask them to check either using Autodata or by booking you in for a free air con check.
Please Note: Unfortunately, we’re not able to service hybrid or electric vehicles’ air conditioning systems yet, but we’re working on it!