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The ABC’s of Automotive A/C Recharge

Your air conditioning system can be pretty complex if you don’t have a basic understanding of how your A/C works. At A/C Pro® we help folks bring back the cold with our line of quick and easy to use all in one auto A/C recharge products. We encourage drivers to get to know their cars, how they work, and how they can make repairs themselves. But don’t be afraid to pop the hood! We’re here to…

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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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A/C Blowing Warm Air? It’s Probably Leaking.

Think about your refrigerator at home. When was the last time you had to recharge it? Your answer is probably never. Unless something is broken, you’ve probably never had to replace the refrigerant. But your car is an entirely different story. Refrigerant does not get “used up” or “worn out” in the process of absorbing and releasing heat in either your car or your refrigerator. So if the refrigerant in your system doesn’t get used up,…

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#PoptheHood: A Dipstick’s Guide to Compressors

What is a compressor and how does it work? The compressor is often considered the “heart” of a vehicle’s air conditioning system. It’s the most vital component in the system. The compressor pulls the refrigerant out of the evaporator and pushes it into a condenser, and then back into the evaporator to complete the cycle. A compressor is an electro-mechanical pump, driven by a belt that’s attached to the engine’s crankshaft; however some newer versions can be driven…

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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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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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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 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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#PopTheHood: A Dipstick’s Guide to Dipsticks

Even if you’re not a mechanic (which is pretty much everybody, except for—well, mechanics), there are some things every driver should know how to do under the hood. Checking the fluids is definitely on that list, and is a very simple thing that can potentially help you avoid expensive repairs. That’s because the oils and other fluids help protect your vehicle from itself: they prevent wear and tear on moving parts, keep the car from overheating,…

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