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R-1234YF A/C & R-134A A/C Service in Holly, MI & Saginaw, MI

Auto air conditioning systems need to keep a steady flow of refrigerant, which is a substance used to produce cold air. R-1234yf is the new and improved refrigerant for car air conditioning systems that is widely used in more recent models of cars, SUVs, and trucks. In fact, more than half of the vehicles on the road today use R-1234yf as their refrigerant. The appeal of using R-1234yf is that it is much more eco-friendly than other refrigerants.

At Armstead Automotive Repair, we always stay up-to-date with the latest technology in the industry, which is why we invest in state-of-the-art machines to service all types of air conditioning systems. We understand that R-1234yf is different from other refrigerants, which is why our team has undergone a high level of training to perform both R-1234yf and R-134a services. We employ talented ASE-certified master technicians who are experienced in handling and replenishing vehicles with their proper refrigerants.

FAQ on Refrigerants

What cars are using R-1234yf?

Currently, the following brands are utilizing R-1234yf in their newer models of vehicles: Audi, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen, and more.

Why is R-134a becoming less popular?

R-134a, the popular predecessor to R-1234yf, is known for contributing to vehicle pollution, which is why they are being phased out. There are even government regulations put in place to stop manufacturers from using it in 2021 model cars and after.

Can you mix R-134a with R-1234yf?

While some R-1234yf systems are compatible with taking R-134a, it is highly recommended that you don’t mix the two. Doing so can change the pressure and damage A/C components.

What signs should I look for when my car needs R-1234yf service?

Over time, A/C refrigerants can leak from worn auto air conditioning components. If your car's A/C isn’t as cool or feels warm, please bring your vehicle to Armstead Automotive Repair for an inspection today.

Our auto shop proudly offers R-1234yf services at our Holly location with R-1234yf coming soon to Saginaw.

Additionally, both Armstead Automotive Repair locations are certainly still equipped to service vehicles that use the traditional R-134a refrigerant. If you aren’t sure which kind of refrigerant your vehicle uses, don’t fret! Our certified technicians are here to assist you by finding what your manufacturer specifies for your vehicle's make and model.

Armstead Automotive Repair is a dealership alternative that is built on trust, honesty, and outstanding customer service. Since 1986, our family-owned and operated shop has delivered customer satisfaction and welcomed all makes and models to our shop for reliable auto A/C services. We pride ourselves on being an ASE Blue Seal Certified Service Center and our ability to provide accurate and timely repairs. In fact, we have one of the best warranties around, a 3-year or 36,000-mile in-house and 2-year or 24,000-mile nationwide warranty.

If your vehicle is due for A/C service, we welcome you to bring your vehicle to Armstead Automotive Repair in Holly, MI and Saginaw, MI. Feel free to give us a call or use our online appointment form to schedule your next visit today! We’ll have your vehicle back on the road in no time.