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443-837-0700 | 181 Defense Highway, Annapolis, 21401

Recharge The AC Freon In Your Car Or Truck

Criswell Collision 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 Criswell Collision Center at 181 Defense Highway 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 Criswell Collision Center in Annapolis when it's time to recharge your AC freon.

Criswell Collision 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 Criswell Collision 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 Criswell Collision Center today and talk with our mechanics about getting the job done right. Visit us today at 181 Defense Highway.

"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 Criswell Collision 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 Annapolis 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 443-837-0700 and ask any of our auto repair specialists about recharging your car's AC. Stop by our store at 181 Defense Highway 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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Always excellent service at Criswell. One of the best Audi certified centers in the area. Kurt did an awesome job of communicating and following up with me in regards to my repairs (even better than my own insurance!). Quick turnaround time. I highly recommend them!

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Kurt Thompson helped my husband and I with our A4. Very Polite courteous and professional. If you ever need any body work done, I recommend you see him.

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We recently took our new car to Criswell Collision after a head on collision with extensive damage. Kurt and his crew not only repaired the damage but improved the molding, door and trim gaps to better than the factory original. The paint was blended perfectly with the factory finish. Kurt somehow found a way to get factory parts when my insurance company wanted him to use recycled parts. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else in the future [hopefully never].

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My brand-new Audi Q5 had a small factory imperfection on the rear bumper that required the bumper to be removed, a small area repainted, and the entire bumper clear coated. Criswell Collision did an outstanding job. Vehicle was returned as promised. Many thanks to Kurt Thompson and his staff for a job well done.

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I had a terrific experience with Kurt Very professional and delivered the car early I had to turn in my leased car by the end of the month. Kurt said he would try and entire experience was superb

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Very simple process to getting your car fixed. Very quick given the difficulties caused by COVID-19. Everyone I talked to were very nice and thoughtful. Kurt did a wonderful job with communication and creating a friendly atmosphere.

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