Recharge The AC Freon In Your Car Or Truck


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 Austin's Tire and Auto at 6401 Carolina Beach Rd 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 Austin's Tire and Auto in Wilmington when it's time to recharge your AC freon.

Austin's Tire and Auto'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.
"Does Austin's Tire and Auto Have R12 Freon For My Classic Car?"

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 Austin's Tire and Auto today and talk with our mechanics about getting the job done right. Visit us today at 6401 Carolina Beach Rd.

"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 Austin's Tire and Auto 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 Wilmington 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 910-793-5333 and ask any of our auto repair specialists about recharging your car's AC. Stop by our store at 6401 Carolina Beach Rd and we will show you the best AC recharging options for your car.

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Great, friendly service. My car needed service. I called, and they squeezed me in within the hour. Nice to have a service station you can call and have reliable work done.

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These guys are the best! Our a/c went out. 95 degrees, black car, black leather interior, an oven on wheels. Had to get it fixed, had it looked at by several shops. They all wanted at least $1000 to do the work. Austin's did the work for FAR less and even deducted the cost of the original visit to find the problem. Brought it in at 8am and picked it up the same day. So happy with their work, and highly recommend them to anyone with car issues. You can count on honest and quality. Can say enough good things about the guys.

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Here on vacation from Ohio and started having car problems. Took it to Ronnie, he checked everything out and made the necessary repairs for a more than fair price. I kind of expected to be treated like a tourist but it was more like going to my regular mechanic at home. Thank you Ronnie!

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