Different Air Con Systems

There are millions of cars and light commercial vehicles on the road fitted with air conditioning. And what’s more, the vast majority of all new vehicle registrations now come with air con as standard.

Up until the end of 2016 vehicles could be fitted with either R134a or 1234yf gas systems. Changes in EU legislation now means that every car manufactured from the beginning of 2017 can only be fitted with the 1234yf gas systems. The chances of a vehicle coming into your garage with 1243yf gas are fast increasing (50% of all vehicles with air con are fitted with 1234yf). R134a and 1234yf gas are not interchangeable, meaning that different equipment is required to service both types of gas, so whether you’re looking to add air-conditioning as an additional service you offer or are looking to upgrade your existing machine, you need to make sure you have the right equipment.

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