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How much does a car regas cost and how long will it take?
An air conditioning system inspection can cost under $100 and will take around 45 minutes.
If a problem is found, repairs and a car aircon regas will take a little longer, depending on the repairs that are required. The cost will depend on which parts need replacing and the type and amount of refrigerant required.
Can I do a car aircon regas and car air conditioner repairs myself?
No. Only a qualified technician with a refrigerant handling license is allowed to perform a car regas.
The car air conditioning system is sealed to contain the refrigerant. If car air con repairs are needed, a licensed technician must remove the refrigerant gas and open the sealed air conditioner system so work can be performed on it.
Is there a choice of refrigerant gas for car air con regas?
Old automotive air conditioning systems used R12 refrigerant which was found to be harmful to ozone. This refrigerant was replaced by R134a in the early 1990s and is still widely used. The Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive mandates that from 2017, all new car types must have a next-generation refrigerant with a GWP of less than 150, this standard will apply to all new cars produced.
HFO-1234yf is a new refrigerant that is being used in late model vehicles around the world. Some European vehicle manufacturers are choosing to use Carbon Dioxide as a refrigerant.
The correct refrigerant to use in your vehicle is the one specified by the vehicle manufacturer, using alternate refrigerants could void the warranty on all of your air conditioning components.
Is car air con refrigerant gas flammable?
R134a refrigerant is non-flammable while HFO-1234yf is mildly flammable. HFO-1234yf car air conditioner systems are engineered to new standards to ensure user safety. Some unqualified repairers may offer a cheaper hydrocarbon-based alternative refrigerant, such as HyChill, for an air conditioning regas. These refrigerants are highly flammable and could be dangerous if it leaks into the vehicle cabin.
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