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Post: The Most Common Problem with A/C systems: The Fix

In yesterday’s post we talked about what a tres big bummer it is when your A/C goes on the fritz. We did a little self diagnosis and hopefully we were able to get you to step away from the ledge for a brief moment so that we could do a little evaluation of the facts on the ground. Now that we have evaluated the situation our decision tree is quite simple: 1. If the car’s A/C…

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Post: What is PAG and Ester oil? Do I need them to recharge my A/C?

We get this question often. The fact of the matter is unless you are changing out the compressor or another component in your A/C you probably will never have to worry with this. That being said let’s take a look at PAG and ESTER oils. PAG is actually an acronym for Polyalkylene Glycol, and it is a synthetic oil used in A/C systems to lubricate the compressor. Most all newer model cars use PAG as the…

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Post: “How Much Refrigerant Goes in My Car?” (Hint: more is not always better)

This is a question that often gets asked, and it is akin to asking “how long should I cut a piece of string?” Here’s why: every car A/C is different. Every situation is different. If you can tell me precisely how much refrigerant leaked from your system, then I can tell you the amount of refrigerant that should go back into your system. Here’s the problem: you can’t tell me precisely how much refrigerant has leaked…

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Post: What You Need to Know About Car A/C Care

So you got up this morning thinking it was just going to be another day in Paradise. You drank your morning coffee, scanned your emails, showered, shaved and were out the door. So far so good.  You noticed that today might be a little muggy. Your tie clings a little closer to your neck. Your shirt is a little sticky. No problem—you are only twenty five feet and seconds away from the sweet, sweet air conditioned…

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