In the past, freon (R12) was used in many air conditioning units. However, by the 1990s, freon was replaced by 134a refrigerant. Today, the 134a refrigerant is replaced by a much more environmentally friendly 1234yf refrigerant. Even though the 134a refrigerant is much more environmentally friendly than freon, it is still a greenhouse gas. 1234yf is much better for the environment with a lower Global Warming Potential according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Many vehicle manufacturers and governments all around the world are dedicated to implementing the most environmentally friendly and efficient components in vehicles .
The U.S. EPA ordered vehicles to use 1234yf refrigerants for their air conditioning systems by the mid 2020s. Many manufacturers are starting to implement systems that use these systems. Our technicians at The V Shop in Plantation are up to date with everything related to repairing these vehicle air conditioning systems. Whether it is performing pressure tests, recharging, or any other necessary service, our technicians are capable of repairing them. Bring your vehicle to us if you have any issues or concerns with your A/C system!
The air conditioning system in your vehicle is designed to cool the air in your vehicle’s cabin. This system is found in most vehicles today and uses three vital components to keep your cabin cool: the compressor, condenser, and evaporator. The compressor uses a belt attached to the engine to pressurize the refrigerant gas. The condenser removes heat and cools the refrigerant gas so it forms into a high-pressure liquid. The liquid then expands and turns into low-pressure liquid before it moves to the evaporator. After passing through the evaporator, the refrigerant liquid turns into a gas and moves out of the evaporator to take the heat out of your vehicle's cabin. A fan will blow the cold air into your cabin, making your vehicle cooler.
While driving on a warmer day, many drivers and passengers rely on the vehicle’s cooling system to keep the temperature of the cabin bearable. During the summer months of Broward County, FL Sunrise, FL, Plantation, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, we at The V Shop understand how reliant you are on your A/C system. Our dependable technicians will ensure that your A/C has no leaks and blasts cold air when you need it. Whether you drive a Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, here are some of the many reasons why you should choose us when you need to get an A/C repair:
If you are in the 33313 or Broward area, feel free to schedule an appointment with The V Shop today! You can give us a call at 954-587-3291 or schedule an appointment with us online. The V Shop - Your Dealership Alternative For All of Your Car Care Needs.