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540-636-4040 | 232 S Royal Ave, Front Royal, 22630

Recharge The AC Freon In Your Car Or Truck

Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center

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 Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center at 232 S Royal Ave 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 Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center in Front Royal when it's time to recharge your AC freon.

Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center'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 Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center 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 Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today and talk with our mechanics about getting the job done right. Visit us today at 232 S Royal Ave.

"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 Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center 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 Front Royal 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 540-636-4040 and ask any of our auto repair specialists about recharging your car's AC. Stop by our store at 232 S Royal Ave 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 Our Customers Are Saying

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I stopped by Rick's during the snow last week because my oil pan shield was dragging on the ground. Even though the sign said they were closed, they helped me. I went back yesterday to have a new shield installed. I think I've found my new home to work on my car. The customer service and the work are the best! They are definitely a great example of people helping each other, especially this time of year. Thanks Rick Jasper, and all the other employees.

, 12/23/2020

reviewiconFront Royal, VA

Just moved in the area. Called Rick's Auto for Safety Inspection. Spoke to Jasper and he advised me to be there at 7:50am to fill out the paperwork and he could do the inspection at 8am, when they opened. Outstanding service, they did the Safety Inspection and I was out of there at 8:30. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, specially Jasper. Will take all my autos there for maintenance and service.

, 12/10/2020

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Rick, Jasper, Mark, & staff, Just wanted to let you all know about the fantastic job you all did on my '92 Ford E-150 Mark III van. It literally runs and sounds brand new. The engine is so quiet I can barely hear it. The hesitation when you give it throttle is gone and everything is performing as it should now. Thanks again for keeping all my vehicles running great. Take care and we'll see you all down the road when I need service again.

, 08/24/2020

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My family just purchased our 2nd vehicle from Rick's. The 1st one is still running strong . We noticed a Explorer on the lot that was clean and runs smooth. And the price was more than reasonable we could not pass it up. Perfect vehicle for our daughter who will be commuting to school.

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Took my car in for grinding sound in my brakes got me right in and fixed my up. Great staff. Honest and family oriented. I will definitely go there again. Thank you!

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Great service there today. A very friendly staff in the office also. Thank you for your customer service. We do not see enough of that these days.

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