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03Mar

By Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS manager of service training Most cars today come equipped with cabin air filters, and many of them have never been replaced. Whenever a vehicle comes into…

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08Aug

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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08Aug

  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…

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08Aug

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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08Aug

Extreme heat is still gripping much of the United States and summer long-distance travel is still on many people’s agenda. In order to make it through the rest of this record breaking hot summer make sure to have your service professional check your engine cooling system belts and hoses.
The cooling system hoses and belts can deteriorate over a period of time. The

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08Aug

Over the last few years, due to trends in styling, many newer cars do not have conventional grills up front. Very often, a closed panel resides, or the hood extends down to where a grill would have been. But all vehicles still depend on air passing through the radiator to provide engine cooling, and also for A/C system operation.

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08Aug

This particular cabin air filter came from a Volvo class 8 truck and it hadn’t been changed for three years! It was retired in favor of a replacement. We wanted to share this photo with you to show you how cabin air filters do their job

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08Aug

The water pump is the heart of the cooling system. It circulates the coolant through the engine, radiator and heater core. These days, certain vehicles (like some SUVs, vans and most hybrids) often have more than one water pump, and the auxiliary pumps are usually run by electric motors and controlled by a computer.

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08Aug

Proper air conditioning system operation is dependent on proper cooling system operation.

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08Aug

The purpose of desiccant in a mobile air conditioning system is to absorb and hold
moisture. Moisture in a system (above an acceptable level) can lead to corrosion and
degradation of the lubricant.

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