Tips from the Pro

Post: How Your Car’s Heater Works (Or Doesn’t)

At A/C Pro, we’re focused on helping people stay cool with our do-it-yourself car A/C repair kits. But with winter approaching and temperatures dropping, drivers are switching off the A/C and turning on the heater. Since the heater and air conditioner are so closely related, to the point that they share some of the same parts, we thought some of our DIYers would like to know how the whole climate control system really works. Caption: 1….

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Post: How to Dress Up Your Car for Halloween

Want your Halloween costume to really stand out of the crowd? Try dressing up your car. Whether you’re taking the kids out trick-or-treating or heading out for a Halloween party with friends, making your car a part of your costume ensures you’ll arrive in style and make a big impression. After all, many people dress up as Ghostbusters on Halloween, but how many of them show up in the Ecto-1? With the right vehicle, some craft…

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Post: 7 Most Useful Tools for Someone Who Has No Tools

One benefit of A/C Pro is that it doesn’t require any additional tools; it comes with everything you need. Anyone can use it to charge up their car’s A/C, even if they literally don’t own a single tool. Not that we have anything against tools. They’re very useful when it comes to doing other car repairs or working on things around the house. They can also be expensive, though, because there’s almost no limit to the…

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Post: How to Keep Your Car A/C from Going Bad Over the Winter

Fall is on its way, and for many people it’s a welcome break from the heat and misery of summer. For some people, the air conditioners are already turned off for the season; others still have several more weeks before they can give the old A/C a break. But should you give your car’s A/C a break? Winter A/C Maintenance As we’ve mentioned before, car air conditioners often break down over the winter. Clearly, they’re not…

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Post: 8 Things You Didn’t Know Your Car Could Do

A lot of people don’t even know that recharging a car A/C at home is possible—let alone that anyone can do it in about 10 minutes, with no tools or experience required. At A/C Pro, we make it easy to do exactly that. But that got us thinking: what other things can you do with a car that you might not realize are possible? Obviously we’re not talking about basic things like taking a road trip,…

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Post: Reasons Why A/C Pro is Foolproof

In feedback from customers, we often hear A/C Pro referred to as “foolproof” or “idiot-proof.” We’ve even been called “easy,” and we’re OK with that. A/C Pro is specifically designed to be as close to “foolproof” as possible. It can be used by people who know basically nothing about how a car air conditioner works or what refrigerant is. It requires no tools and no mechanical experience, making it literally one of the simplest car repairs…

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Post: Ode to the Old Car

There are definite perks to owning a new car. The new car smell is nice (even if it’s not very healthy), and having everything under warranty can be handy (though you’d hope a brand-new car wouldn’t break down). But there’s something to be said for driving an older vehicle: that same new car, but 5 or 10 or more years removed from the dealer’s lot. One that’s been around the block, so to speak, or literally…

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Post: How to Diagnose Your Car’s Air Conditioner Using A/C Pro

If your car’s air conditioner is blowing hot air, you probably have some questions. What’s wrong with it? How much will it cost? Can I fix it myself? In some cases you may need a professional mechanic to diagnose what is wrong with your car’s A/C, a service for which they (rightfully) charge money. Likewise, there are some A/C repairs that the average person should leave to the pros. However, in many cases you—yes, even you—can…

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Post: Sweaty Back Syndrome: Its Causes, Symptoms, and Cure

Do you, or someone you know, suffer from Sweaty Back Syndrome? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a condition that affects millions of Americans each summer. Here’s how you can tell if you’re affected, and what you can do about this unfortunate and widespread problem. Causes Sweaty Back Syndrome, or SBS, is caused by driving a car with a broken or undercharged A/C system. When an air conditioner is low on refrigerant, it loses its ability…

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Post: When You Shouldn’t Use A/C Pro

In most cases, if your car air conditioner is blowing warm air, A/C Pro is the fast, easy way to fix it yourself and save money. However, there are situations where you’ll probably need to take your car to a professional mechanic instead. A/C Pro won’t fix a broken compressor clutch, for instance, or replace a bad condenser coil. So how do you know whether you need to go to a mechanic or use something other…

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