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service at the LOWEST rates in town.  
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(951) 780-2743
16045 WOOD RD # 6, RIVERSIDE, CA 92508


A vehicle without AC can be a sweaty and

uncomfortable ride. A properly working

AC keeps you and everyone else in the

vehicle comfortable and cool all the way to

your destination. Accurate Auto

Technicians can assess interior climate

control issues and are highly trained in

A/C evacuation and recharge.

You’re stopped in traffic on an August afternoon. Sweat drips from your neck all the way down

your back until your shirt absorbs it, making a damp spot between you and the seat. Your legs are

either stuck to the vinyl upholstery or prickled by its cheap velvet. Your hands feel like they’re

about to slip off the steering wheel, and you’re thankful your eyebrows are keeping the sweat from

running into your eyes. Well, mostly. What’s missing from this picture? Automotive air

conditioning. It’s become nearly universal, with 99 percent of all new cars as of summer 2010

coming equipped with it. When it’s missing, we notice. It’s also been with us longer than you might

think. Packard invented automotive AC all the way back in 1939, and in 1940 was the first car

company to offer factory-installed air conditioning. Of course, this early system didn’t have a

thermostat, but it was better than not having anything at all. The idea caught on, though, and by

1969, more than half of all new cars were sold with air conditioning built in. That’s not including

the aftermarket AC units that could be installed during the first heat wave of the year, when the

new owner regretted his penny-pinching at the dealership in January. Eventually, it was

determined that the refrigerant used for decades in automotive AC, known as R-12, CFC-12, or its

brand name Freon, was damaging the ozone layer (it’s a chlorofluorocarbon). It was banned from

being manufactured in the United States and an alternative, called R-134a or HFC-134a, was

required for all cars manufactured after 1996. Now, any car older than that needs to be retrofitted

with a new system that can use the newer, safer refrigerant.

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