HVAC Archives - Import Car
A/C Condenser Clogs

When a compressor fails, the question for most technicians is whether to flush the condenser or replace it.

VW HVAC Service

Volkswagen HVAC systems have come a long way.

Subaru HVAC Diagnostics

On some more modern Subaru vehicles, you might be better off grabbing your scan tool.

Prepare For R1234yf NOW

This “staggered” transition to R1234yf creates a problem for shops servicing these vehicles.

Servicing HVAC Systems With The New R-1234yf Refrigerant

SAE-certified productivity guidelines require specific equipment performance, purity and safety guidelines.

Fighting The Funk

How to deal with the smells from your customers’ HVAC systems.

Volkswagen HVAC Logic: How Automatic Temperature Control Keeps Customers Comfortable

Volkswagen HVAC systems have come a long way in the past 15 years. While the basics of heating and cooling may be the same, the controllers and sensors have improved dramatically. No longer does a driver have to worry about dealing with fogged-up windows or bad smells driving behind a semi-truck.

VIDEO: Updates On HVAC Maintenance

Andrew Markel tackles HVAC maintenance, and how advances in A/C systems are increasing efficiency, and decreasing the margin of error for technicians. Sponsored by Nissan.

VIDEO: Finding Resistive Values In Service Information

Andrew Markel explains how having access to the right service information can help you easily find the resistive values of certain components. Sponsored by ProDemand from Mitchell1.

VIDEO: A/C Smells In Toyota Vehicles

Andrew Markel discusses two tips to reduce smells coming out of the A/C system in Toyota vehicles, including using a charcoal-impregnated cabin air filter. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Mercedes-Benz: Refrigerant Compressor Noise Complaints

If you receive customer reports of noises at the refrigerant compressor with the A/C either activated or deactivated, the cause could be a defective belt pulley or belt pulley bearing.

Mercedes belt noise
Do Cabin Air Filters Help Winter Breathing Problems?

Particulates in the exhaust can even aggravate lung diseases such as asthma and bronchitis. The one thing that can stop these is a cabin air filter.