Latest Air Con Refrigerant

For owners of vehicles that have the new environmentally friendly type of Air Con system - Autolock is now equipped to service AC systems with the new HFO-1234yf (R-1234yf) refrigerant. Please phone for a quote and appointment.

Why the difference? As the automotive industry moves towards a greener future, the US EPA has approved the new R-1234yf refrigerant for use in new vehicles. As such, vehicle manufactures have been phasing in new AC systems to take the R-1234yf refrigerant since 2014. Note: Newer vehicles with this system are not compatible old R134a gas and older systems are not capable of being charged with the new gas.

What’s the benefit? The new refrigerant has a global warming impact value of 1 versus 1300 for the old type. This means it breaks down chemically in the atmosphere in only 11 days versus 13 years for R134a!