R-1234yf Air Conditioning Recharge in Berkeley

Welcome to Oceanworks, the premier auto repair shop in Berkeley, Ca. We are pleased to announce that our Berkeley auto repair shop has acquired the latest equipment that can provide a/c recharge services using the new R-1234YF refrigerant.

R-1234YF is a new refrigerant developed to replace the R-134a, which is unfriendly to the environment. R-1234YF was designed to protect environment, or at least to be more environmentally friendly. In addition, the new equipment necessary to use R-1234YF is also designed to limit environmental damage. Since the new refrigerant requires new, expensive, equipment, few independent repair shops offer R-1234YF service.

If you are not sure whether your vehicle requires the R-1234YF refrigerant, check owner’s manual. It can be listed under a number of similar sounding names: HFO1234YF, YF1234, R-1234-YF, HFO-1234-YF, YF-1234, HFO-1234, or R1234YF. They all refer to the new refrigerant.

At Oceanworks in Berkeley we offer full gamut of R-1234YF services: testing, ac leak repairs, and refrigerant recharge. The new equipment is designed to prevent cross contamination with the old refrigerant – it has different fittings. It also has built-in refrigerant identifier, and it will not recover contaminated refrigerant. The new equipment is also designed to prevent recharge of an a/c system that has leaks.  Before we can recharge auto air conditioning system, State of California requires a/c system leak testing – if any leaks are found, they must be repaired before the ac system can be recharged.  

Oceanworks is a full service auto repair shop, so we offer air conditioning service and repairs for the old R-134a refrigerant as well as the new R-1234YF. So if your vehicle’s air conditioning system does not function as it should, bring it to us. You don’t even have to check which refrigerant your auto accepts - our technicians will inspect your vehicle’s ac system, fix whatever needs fixing, and they will recharge the system with the correct refrigerant.

Bring your vehicle to our Berkeley auto repair shop, and our friendly staff will make you feel at home, while our technicians inspect and service your car. When your car is serviced at Oceanworks you will not only receive superior customer service, but can also expect:

  • 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty  
  • NationallyASE certified technicians, trained to work with R-1234YF
  • Original Equipment or better quality parts
  • Same day service (in most cases)

So if your vehicle needs an a/c check, repairs or new R1234YF refrigerant recharge, give us a call, or setup an appointment online.

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