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Recharge The AC Freon In Your Car Or Truck

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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 Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists at 3420 Gato Ct 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 Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists in Riverside when it's time to recharge your AC freon.

Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists'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 Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists 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 Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists today and talk with our mechanics about getting the job done right. Visit us today at 3420 Gato Ct.

"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 Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists 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 Riverside 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 951-367-7400 and ask any of our auto repair specialists about recharging your car's AC. Stop by our store at 3420 Gato Ct and we will show you the best AC recharging options for your car.

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what our customers say

Where do i start.. Wednesday afternoon 3pm before Thanksgiving on way home to Phoenix, car goes into limp mode, got referred to Protrans. Called them they agreed to take a look. Diagnosed, parts ordered and Throttle Body replaced and road tested. So very excited to know that there are still Honest shops out there that actually care about their clients. Highly recommend Protrans.
J
, 11/28/2022

Very friendly! They checked our car and gave us professional recommendations for free! Will surely go back to them when next oil change needed.
Y
, 11/19/2022

Went in for transmission repair, after diagnosing the problem they told me I didn't need a full rebuild saving me well over $1,000.00. They found some safety issues I wasn't aware of and I had them take care of all of them. The truck is running great! Thank you Protrans.
R
, 11/18/2022

Professional, clean, courteous, helpful and reasonable.
K
, 11/09/2022

Jeff, Matt and Hayley and the team at Protrans did an incredible job and went above and beyond for us. We had a one of a kind, 1970 Ford Chinook Motor Home that made it down to Joshua Tree from Homer Alaska. It sat during the pandemic and we finally rescued her almost 3 years later. She did not deal with the transition to desert life smoothly and was leaking badly and ran terribly. We had her towed to Riverside and found Protrans from a referral from another shop. The team at Protrans rebuilt the transmission and went through the engine to get us back on the road without breaking our budget. Jeff was good about communicating and Matt even drove over the day after we picked it up to help assess some issues that came up on the way home. Can't say enough about the professionalism, care, and service we received and would recommend them to anyone for all car repairs!
J
, 10/18/2022

Customer service is excellent! Job was completed promptly. Price was reasonable. They were honest and courteous. I would definitely use their services again, and I highly recommend them.
G
, 10/03/2022

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