Your truck or car's AC system is almost completely airtight, but your freon refrigerant is always slowly leaking out. Eventually, a car will lose enough freon so that its air conditioning system will no longer cool effectively. At Woodard Automotive at 18 Short St we are ready to recharge your AC to help you keep your car or truck's cabin temperature cool."Help My AC Only Blows Warm Air!"
New advancements in R134a freon systems means that freon in newer cars doesn't leak out as much as old R12 freon systems. The average new model economy car only leaks about 0.41 ounces of refrigerant per year. Come to Woodard Automotive in Fredericksburg when it's time to recharge your AC freon.Woodard Automotive's Fast 3 Step Process:
- Vacuum out all the old refrigerant before refilling it.
- Add new R134a refrigerant.
- Pressurize your car's AC system and test for mico-leaks.
Unfortunately R12 freon is no longer available. If your car or truck was made before 1994 you must convert your entire AC system to the new R134a standard. This involves replacing dozens of seals and several AC auto parts. R134a is a more highly pressurized and much more efficient refrigerant pound for pound than R12. Most classic car AC compressors and condensers cannot withstand the intense pressure required and choose to add about 25% less freon to accommodate older systems. This means your AC may not cool as well as it used to. Converting your R12 system to R134a is a big job so stop by Woodard Automotive today and talk with our mechanics about getting the job done right. Visit us today at 18 Short St."Is Used Freon Ok?"
Many auto repair shops resell used AC refrigerant. The old freon is cleaned using a specialized recovery machine that removes contaminants. Used freon provided by Woodard Automotive works just as well as new freon after it's cleaned. Accepting used freon is a great way to help minimize the impact freon has on the environment.
Freon gas becomes a liquid when pressurized inside your car's A/C system but returns to its gaseous state as it leaks out. Many drivers in Fredericksburg are completely unaware that they are losing freon until the day when they turn on the car's AC and find only warm air blows out. Call 540-373-5269 and ask any of our auto repair specialists about recharging your car's AC. Stop by our store at 18 Short St and we will show you the best AC recharging options for your car.
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What our clients are saying about us
We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!
Absolutely excellent. Had previously taken my car in to have the codes read at several places, then took it to the dealer where I bought it in January for an estimate for repair. I did not agree with them about the problem. So glad I took my car to Woodard. They found a service bulletin and correctly diagnosed my vehicles problem. They were polite, courteous and repaired my car in timely fashion. Will definitely return to them for any future repair work.
This auto shop saved our bacon! My husband and I were halfway into a 2 hour drive - towing a boat [in the rain with 2 dogs in the car]. When we stopped at Arbys, we noticed one of the trailer brakes had frozen up and was smoking! A 7-11 clerk and a tire shop finally directed us to Woodward. The shop owner immediately, jacked it up, analyzed the problem and made it safe to go back on the highway. He didn't charge for his effort and even refused a tip!! [...saying he does not normally work on trailers]. The world should have more people like this. Thank you - thank you - thank you!!!!