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FGAS qualification critical says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Ahead of air conditioning season, aftermarket factor group LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging technicians to ensure they have their FGAS qualification in line with legislation that restricts who can handle R134A refrigerant. 

From March, LKQ Euro Car Parts will only sell R14A Refrigerant (commonly known as ‘old gas’) to customers who can prove they are trained to work with it.

All LKQ Euro Car Parts customers who have previously purchased R134A are being asked to submit their FGAS qualification details via an online form, so that the sale of R134A is permitted on their accounts.

Those who are not qualified can complete FGAS qualification training via the LKQ Academy.

R124A Refrigerant is not present in any vehicles registered from 2017 onwards, at which point it was replaced by the more environmentally-friendly HFO-1234yf (or ‘new gas’). 

Both gases were used in the period 2013-2017, and before that, R134A was the only air con refrigerant in the market.

The make-up of the current UK parc is such that LKQ Euro Car Parts’ current advice to workshops is to be ready and able to work with both ‘old’ and ‘new’ gas, to avoid having to turn away work.

For more information, visit https://lkqacademy.co.uk or https://omnipart.eurocarparts.com.

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