Tips to Keep Your Car's Air Conditioning System Cool

Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2005

The weather will soon be getting warmer and you’ll want to enjoy the climate comfort provided by your car’s air conditioning system. Proper and professional maintenance of your car’s A/C system will not only keep you cool but help protect the environment. April is designated as Car Care Aware month by the Car Care Council. Take that opportunity to have your car’s A/C system checked out for maximum performance.

Professional Maintanence Is A Must

Your car’s A/C system should always be serviced by a certified mobile A/C technician. Section 609 of the U. S. Clean Air Act requires that all automotive technicians opening the refrigeration circuit of an automotive A/C system be certified to recover and recycle the refrigerant in your A/C system. Venting of refrigerant into the atmosphere contributes to global climate change. Certified professional technicians have the tools, equipment and knowledge to properly recover and recycle refrigerant and make the proper repairs to your car’s sophisticated electronically controlled A/C system.

Proper Refrigerant Type And Amount

When your mobile A/C system is cooling your car properly, there is no need to have the refrigerant cleaned or replaced. Automobile manufacturer’s have tested and approved only two refrigerants for use in vehicle A/C systems. For most cars manufactured prior to 1995 it is CFC-12 and for cars manufactured after 1995, the approved refrigerant is HFC-134a. Using other chemicals in the system does not guarantee performance and may void the manufacturer’s warranty. Check the original label on your car’s A/C system to identify which type of refrigerant is required. As a consumer you should be aware of the type of your refrigerant your car requires to ensure proper performance.

If your car’s A/C is not cooling properly your system may be leaking refrigerant which, if ignored, is not only harmful to the environment but may lead to costly repairs. For more information on your car’s mobile A/C and engine cooling system and global initiatives to reduce refrigerant emissions visit the Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s website at

About Mobile Air Conditioning Society

Founded in 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. MACS represents 1600 members in North America and 47 countries around the world, and provides information and services to more than 60,000 industry shops, suppliers and technicians. The Society serves the industry through informational tools, self-paced educational materials, leader-led training clinics, advocacy and other member services. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. To learn more about MACS Worldwide and the upcoming 26th annual Convention and Trade Show, Express Train, to be held January 26-28, 2006 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL, visit our website at


About The Author

Ibrar Ayyub

Ibrar Ayyub is an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. He has written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. He has a clear and simple writing style and is skilled in using infographics and diagrams. He is a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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