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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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