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Post: 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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Post: Sweaty Back Syndrome: Its Causes, Symptoms, and Cure

Do you, or someone you know, suffer from Sweaty Back Syndrome? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a condition that affects millions of Americans each summer. Here’s how you can tell if you’re affected, and what you can do about this unfortunate and widespread problem. Causes Sweaty Back Syndrome, or SBS, is caused by driving a car with a broken or undercharged A/C system. When an air conditioner is low on refrigerant, it loses its ability…

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Post: 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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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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