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Recharge The AC Freon In Your Car Or Truck

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 9:00AM - 2:00PM
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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 Almaden Automotive at 5839 Winfield Blvd 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 Almaden Automotive in San Jose when it's time to recharge your AC freon.

Almaden Automotive'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 Almaden Automotive 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 Almaden Automotive today and talk with our mechanics about getting the job done right. Visit us today at 5839 Winfield Blvd.

"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 Almaden Automotive 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 San Jose 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 408-281-7303 and ask any of our auto repair specialists about recharging your car's AC. Stop by our store at 5839 Winfield Blvd and we will show you the best AC recharging options for your car.

More AC Repair Services:

AC Repair

AC Compressor Repair

Car and Truck AC Condenser Repair

What People Say About Us

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    Very friendly staff. Got my old '91 truck in and out and fixed my problem (for now) with my A/C unit. It's an old truck and they gave me fair warning that the AC is on its way out. I appreciated their upfront, honest way of doing business. I can see why they have been there and in business for so long. They didn't try to force me into buying the brand new parts or make me feel pressured. Do good work and treat your customers with honesty and a friendly manner and you'll get return business. They do complete auto repair and would recommend them to friends and family.

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    I've been taking my cars to Almaden Automotive for years, and it's about time I shared my opinion about their shop. Almaden Automotive is fantastic. The owner, John, and the gal who runs the place (all customer communications and so much more), Teresa, and the other mechanics are wonderful...I give Almaden Automotive my highest recommendation.

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    I've been taking my vehicles to John for over 25 years. Excellent mechanic.

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    Excellent people and great repair work. Thorough diagnostic analysis prior to beginning work.

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    5 Stars!

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    Good efficient service!

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