Monthly Archives: August 2013

August Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

August Charity: Canadian Red Cross - Oakville

Our August Charity of the Month is the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville.Mark's Auto Service will donate $4.00 to the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville for every online appointment scheduled this month. Schedule your Online Appointment Here. When booking an appointment online, please select the charity you want to donate to from the Charity Drop-Down Box. Thank you for helping Mark's Auto Service support the Canadian Red Cross - Oakville! Learn more about this charity on their website at www.redcross.ca

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Cold Facts About A/C Refrigerant

Cold Facts About A/C Refrigerant

How did we ever get along without air conditioning in our cars? It's a feature we take for granted until, suddenly, it's blowing hot air. In the past few years, many owners have discovered that fixing an inoperative air conditioner can cost a few hundred dollars or more, depending upon the make and model of vehicle. The reason is that the old standby R-12 refrigerant, trade named DuPont Freon, has been replaced by R-134a. Touted as being environmentally safer than its predecessor, R-134a has been standard since '94. If your older vehicle needs major repairs to the air conditioning system you can expect to replace refrigerant and the oil in the compressor in addition to the old components. You also may need to install a retrofit conversion. Do not allow anyone to mix refrigerants. They're not inter-changeable. You cannot add R-134a to your older air conditioner without first flushing the system. Further, according to Car Care Canada, some substitutes ... read more

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