Craftsman - AlexandriaGive Us a Call:703-719-7606
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7001B Manchester Blvd. , Alexandria, VA 22310
Craftsman – FairfaxGive Us a Call:703-272-3216
Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11611 Lee Hwy , Fairfax, VA 22030
Craftsman - ChantillyGive Us a Call:703-646-8260
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14510 Lee Rd. , Chantilly, VA 20151
Craftsman - MerrifieldGive Us a Call:703-646-8270
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2733 Merrilee Drive , Merrifield, VA, 22031
Craftsman - McleanGive Us a Call:703-356-7730
Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1387 Chain Bridge Rd , McLean, VA 22101
Craftsman - Sterling/CascadesGive Us a Call:703-794-5300
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21180 Potomac View Road , Sterling, VA 20165

Alexandria , Fairfax, Chantilly, Merrifield, Mclean & Sterling/Cascades AUTO REPAIR

Vehicle AC Fun Facts

Test your IQ and see how many facts you already know:

  1. The refrigerant for your car is made specifically for vehicles.  It can’t be used in other air conditioner systems. 
  2. The EPA has banned the use of Freon, a brand for a popular refrigerant, because it’s bad for the ozone layer.  Vehicles now use R-134.  So the statement, “I need more Freon” should actually be, “I need more R-134”.
  3. See clearly! Run your AC system to remove fog from your windshield to improve visibility. The evaporator removes the moisture in your car to eliminate the fog.  This works in both hot and cold climates.
  4. Topping” off the refrigerant can cause damage to your AC since it’s a pressurized system, and you have no way of knowing how much is needed to allow it to run properly. 
  5. All fittings in this system leak a bit, up to the ASE standard of only ¼ oz of refrigerant yearly.  After 2 years, this can cause issues with the system, so it’s a good idea to have it inspected for any service that may need to be done. 
  6. Hybrid Vehicles need a specialty oil lubricant in their AC systems that doesn’t conduct electricity!
  7. The AC system has two fluids: the refrigerant and the AC oil.  This specialty oil is tinted so any leaks can be easily identified.
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