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Can a car lose Freon without a leak?
Last Updated: 9th January, 2020
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Also question is, can Freon be low without a leak?
If you've never had the refrigerant recharged on your system, you can do so without a leak test. Depending on the age and condition of your air conditioning, your system might have a slow leak which may be able to hold the new refrigerant.
Also Know, how long does Freon last in a car? Your air conditioning is not something that runs constantly, so unless you live in a very hot climate, you can usually expect a recharge to last at least three years.
Similarly, do cars lose Freon over time?
Refrigerant is not consumed or used up in normal day-to-day operations, but some cars due exhibit a slight loss over time. While some will argue that on the molecular level no system is completely sealed, when your vehicle leaves the factory, its air conditioning is essentially leak free.
How often does Freon need to be replaced in car?
Cars used to use Freon as a refrigerant, but it's no longer allowed to be made in the U.S., so modern cars use R-134 instead. Most vehicles don't need refrigerant to be added more than every few years unless there's a leak somewhere in the system.