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Europe sets ambitious goal


Last week, the European Commission announced that it will propose legislation designed to reduce operation of “oil-fuelled” cars in urban areas by 50% for 2030 and to “phase them out by 2050.”

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A glove box guide to your mobile air conditioning system


If you would like to download our glove box guide to Your Car’s Air Conditioning System click here for a downloadable pdf that you can print out and keep with your car’s owner’s manual. This glove box guide has tips for keeping you cool, helping the environment and for optimum A/C system performance.

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Note from the field, time to change the cabin air filter


Is this blog obsessed with cabin air filters?
No, we just want to show you what used mobile A/C and engine cooling parts look like.

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Leaking mobile A/C systems are bad for your car and the environment


Motor vehicle air conditioning systems can release refrigerant into the atmosphere in a number of ways. Continue reading

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Mobile A/C Refrigerant Contamination


  Whenever you hear the term refrigerant contamination the first thing you probably think of is mixed refrigerants. However, the most prevalent contaminant, particularly in recycled refrigerant, is air. What problems are caused by excess air in a vehicle air … Continue reading

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Read the label, Heed the label!


Have you ever lifted the hood of your car and noticed a label calling out specifications for your mobile A/C system? Did you ever wonder why it was there? Your car’s manufacturer put that label under the hood to provide necessary information for your service professional. Avoid removing this label from your car. Continue reading

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A/C and Fuel Economy


Most people are not aware of the impact on fuel economy of operating their car’s air conditioner.

But A/C uses over 5% of all the fuel burned by motor vehicles.

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8 service reasons your car may not be cooling fast enough


If your car’s A/C system is not cooling you off in a reasonable time frame to make you happy, take it to your service professional for an A/C check-up. Here’s what he or she will look at:

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Two tips for a faster cool down


No one is particularly patient when it comes to passenger compartment cool down in hot weather. We’re all impatient in today’s society. We want it now! So, when the inside of our car is hot we are also cranky. Continue reading

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Thermostats in your engine cooling system


Thermostats open and close with changes in engine temperature, and sometimes become stuck. If stuck open, the engine never warms up properly and there is little or no heat from the heater. A stuck-open thermostat can also be a cause of poor fuel economy.

Stuck closed, a failed thermostat can cause engine overheating because the coolant
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