What Kind of Refrigerant Does My Car Need?

Air conditioning is a must for those of us in Texas, especially during hot summer days. Your car's air conditioning system works by using a chemical substance known as refrigerant, to cool down the air. But do you know what kind of refrigerant your car needs?

Before we dive into the details of which refrigerant your car needs, it's essential to know that using the wrong type of refrigerant can cause damage to your car's AC system, and it's not only illegal but also hazardous to the environment. 

There are two types of refrigerants used in vehicles: R-12 and R-134a. R-12 was commonly used in older cars, but due to its harmful impacts on the environment, it was phased out and replaced by R-134a. R-134a is a more environmentally friendly refrigerant that is currently used in most cars manufactured after 1995.

To determine the type of refrigerant your car needs, you can check the owner's manual or the label under the hood. The label should have information on the type of refrigerant used in your car. If you cannot find the information, you can contact Nortex Lube and Tune.

It's also essential to note that adding refrigerant to your car's AC system should be done by a certified technician. If your AC is not working correctly, it could be due to a refrigerant leak or other issues. Only a certified technician will be able to pinpoint and repair the problem.

If you have any questions or concerns about your car's AC system or refrigerant, please don't hesitate to contact the auto repair experts at Nortex Lube and Tune.