Tips from the Pro

Post: How to Cool Down Your Car as Quickly as Possible

Getting into a parked car on a sunny summer afternoon can literally feel like getting into an oven. Thanks to the greenhouse effect, the air inside a car can easily become 50 degrees hotter than the outside air (as if the outside temperature wasn’t already hot enough). Overcoming temperatures hot enough to bake cookies can take some time, which means you’re left sweating and sweltering for several minutes as your A/C works to beat the heat….

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Post: 7 Coolest Summer Destinations

Tired of summer? Need to get away from it all, and especially away from the heat? We understand. And that’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the coolest vacation spots in the country—destinations that are literally cool, even in the middle of July. So load up the car and head out to one of these seven “cool” locations. 1. San Francisco, California Photo source. San Francisco is known for being a bit unusual,…

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Post: The 10 Worst Things About Summer

Don’t you just love summer? Wait—you don’t? It seems like everyone is expected to love summer. Throughout the winter, friends say they can’t wait until summer arrives. Families plan vacations around the season. Numerous songs sing its praises. But not everyone loves summer, and very few people truly like it all the time. Though it has many advantages, it also has its drawbacks. For those going through the summertime blues, here’s a list of the 10…

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Post: Evolution of Auto Air Conditioning

Air conditioning comes standard on almost every car sold in the U.S. today. Even if you are driving around sweating in a sweltering hot car, it is usually not because the vehicle doesn’t have A/C; it’s because the A/C it has is broken. Yet for much of the history of the automobile, air conditioning was either a cutting-edge luxury or a sci-fi writer’s dream. The automotive air conditioners of today are the result of a century’s…

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Post: What Your Car Says About You

Your car. It’s your trusty steed, your daily partner in work and play. More than almost any other material possession, your car is an extension of yourself and an expression of your personality. So what does your car say about you? Below are some specific vehicles and the assumptions people would typically make about their drivers—along with the truth about the cars’ actual drivers. 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4×4 with snorkel kit What it says:  You’re either…

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Post: The 6 Road Trips to Take Before You Die

We’ve talked about how to save money on a summer road trip, and the seven hottest road trips you could take. But what about the best  road trips? To answer that question, we’ve come up with a list of drives that we think all road warriors should take at some point in their lives. To make it doable, we limited it to roads within the U.S. And to even be considered for the list, they had…

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Post: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Road Trip

Though it does make for some hot roads, the sunny summer season is prime time for that classic American pastime: the road trip. Although increases in gas prices have made taking a road trip pricier than in the past, it remains arguably the best and most popular way to see the country. And for our cost-conscious customers, we have 10 tips on how to do a road trip on the cheap—saving money while still getting to…

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Post: 7 Hottest Road Trips in the World

Summer is the traditional season for road trips. It’s the time to pack up and head to the beach, or the mountains, or perhaps even overseas (where you can rent a car and continue your trip). Of course, it’s also the hottest time of the year. It means you don’t have to worry about driving on snow or ice, which is helpful. But it can also make for some uncomfortable hours behind the wheel if you…

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Post: How Hot Does Your Car Get?

We’ve all experienced getting into a parked car on a sunny day. It feels like you’re climbing inside an industrial-size oven, and all you can think about is getting the A/C running to cool it down before you get baked. But how hot is it, really? Why does a car interior feel hotter than pretty much any other place on earth? And what can you do to keep it cool?   Greenhouse on Wheels For starters,…

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Post: How to Find the Low-Pressure A/C Port on Your Car

One of the most frequently-asked questions we get at A/C Pro is “How do I find the low-pressure port on my car?” That’s because the low-pressure service port is where you connect to the air conditioning system to recharge it with A/C Pro (or seal leaks with Super Seal). The exact location of the low-pressure port varies between different car models. But you can easily find it on any vehicle in just a couple of simple…

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