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The Most Common A/C Problem & How to Fix It

So you got up this morning, you drank your morning coffee, scanned your emails, showered and were out the door. So far so good. You noticed that today might be a little muggy. No problem—you are only a few feet away from the sweet, sweet air conditioned comfort of your car. You slip into your car, buckle up, turn the key, and switch the A/C fan on high. It is at that moment you realized that…

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9 Items That Make Winter Driving Tolerable

Let’s face it. Driving in the wintertime is not enjoyable. With the sleet, slush, black ice, low visibility, and overall treacherous road conditions, it’s not the time for taking the scenic route or appreciating the sights. Gone are the days of sweaty back syndrome. Now, you’re driving in a frozen tundra on wheels. And while we love older cars, many of them aren’t as equipped to handle winter driving as newer models. That’s why we’ve pulled…

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

Inspired by the most common New Year’s resolutions for people, we’ve come up with 10 resolutions for your car.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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