AC & Heating

AC & Heating

Automotive AC and automotive heating: the unsung heroes of road trips. They transform your car into a climate battleground, where passengers duke it out over temperature control. Working correctly, the AC, or "Arctic Cyclone," offers frostbite in summer, while the heater vows to turn your car into a sauna on wheels. These parts have the power to make you question your sanity as you toggle between "Max Arctic Blast" and "Inferno Inferno." And let's not forget the mysterious noises they conjure – is that a chilled cricket or a cozy yeti in your vents? But fear not! Collectors Auto Supply can help you find what you need to fix your AC and heating conundrums. So, embrace the climate chaos and keep your cool (or warmth)!

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What Refrigerants Are in an Automotive AC System?

Refrigerant is a crucial component of automotive air conditioning systems. It is the substance that absorbs heat from the passenger compartment and releases it outside, cooling the air in the process. The most common refrigerant used in cars today is R-134a, which replaced the older and less environmentally friendly R-12. Proper maintenance of the refrigerant system is important for optimal performance and preventing leaks. Regular checks should be made to ensure there are no leaks or low levels of refrigerant in the system.

Is it possible to convert an older automotive AC system from R-12 to R-134a refrigerant?

Yes, it is possible to convert an older automotive AC system from R-12 to R-134a refrigerant. However, it requires flushing the system, replacing certain components, and recharging with the new refrigerant. It is best to consult a professional mechanic for a proper conversion.