Although the year is still relatively new, in terms of A/C systems needing aftermarket service, 2021 already represents a big change in the industry.
Since R-134a was introduced in the mid-1990s, most of the needs in the automotive A/C industry revolved around servicing R-134a systems. Even though the industry has slowly transitioned to R-1234yf between 2015-2021, we didn’t see a decline in R-134a aftermarket demand during that time period because the majority of the vehicles on the road still utilized that refrigerant, and those vehicles were aging. By contrast, R-1234yf systems are still relatively new, and not yet prone to needing service.
In 2021, for the first time we are experiencing a notable uptick in the demand for R-1234yf aftermarket products. Due to the sheer increase of volume of R-1234yf systems on the road, we are starting to see some age-related degradation of rubber components, as well as collision-related damage in need of repair. Over time, we understand that demand will continue to go up, as R-134a product demand continues to go down.
Always ahead of the curve, FJC already has a thriving R-1234yf line of products:
- R-1234yf Refrigerant
- R-1234yf Oil
- R-1234yf UV Dye and Dye Kits
- R-1234yf Oil & Dye Injectors
- R-1234yf Can Tap, U-charge hose, and Hose & Gauge
- R-1234yf Manifold Gauge Sets
- R-1234yf Spark Proof Vacuum Pump
- R-1234yf Service Port Caps (sold as an assortment, or by part #)
- R-1234yf Couplers and Adapters
Our can tap and charging hoses are patented with backflow preventers, underscoring our relentless commitment to product innovation and user safety.