50th Year Anniversary

R1234YF A/C Service

At Ripley’s Total Car Care in Houston and Spring, TX, we are now proud to offer air conditioning service for vehicles using the new R-1234yf refrigerant! Our brand new state-of-the-art A/C machine services R-1234yf vehicles, which is a type of refrigerant that is becoming more and more common in newer makes of cars.

This new A/C machine is the latest of its kind and is not available at most auto repair shops. About 50% of all new models of cars are using the R-1234yf refrigerant in their air conditioning systems, however, it is expected that this will be required in 100% of newly made cars in the near future.

The R-1234yf refrigerant is quickly becoming the gold standard for climate control systems in new vehicles, and our experienced technicians are studied and trained to use this new machine and work with vehicles requiring this type of special fluid, so you can be sure that your vehicle will be properly serviced here at our shop.

The process for servicing vehicles using the R-1234yf refrigerant is more complicated than the R-134a fluid because the equipment is much more robust. Vehicles using the new refrigerant also have different service fittings in order to prevent cross contamination between vehicles. We use EPA approved equipment to ensure that your R-1234yf vehicle is handled properly.

The reason for the increasing popularity of the R-1234yf refrigerant is because of how much more environmentally friendly it is. It has a much lower effect on our environment. The old standard refrigerant, R-134a, is a large contributor to our carbon footprint. To put this into perspective, the R-134a has a Global Warming Potential of 1300 while the new R-1234yf refrigerant has a Global Warming Potential of less than 1.

If your vehicle uses R-1234yf refrigerant and needs A/C service, we invite you into the experts here at Ripley’s Total Car Care at our Houston or Spring, TX location. Give us a call with any questions or feel free to request an appointment online today!

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