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Cut A/C service time, strain on shop resources with these tools from Snap-on

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 07:00
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Today's highly-tuned, more efficient vehicles require expertise, skill and extensive time to keep customers comfortable on the roads, especially in the heat of the summer. According to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the average late-model car leaks 0.41 ounces of refrigerant per year, so customers need to have vehicle A/C systems checked and serviced by professionals using the most up-to-date tools and recovery machines. Here are a few of the many A/C service options from Snap-on that speed and ease A/C work for busy shops and techs.

1) The Snap-on® EEAC334 Polartek® Dual A/C Machine handles both R134a and R1234yf in dedicated, refillable tanks, so there is no need for two machines and no risk of cross contamination. It recovers, recycles and recharges the A/C systems of any vehicle that comes into the shop. The machine's vehicle database and 10" graphic touchscreen offer stress-free service selection, and is shop-friendly with large wheels for easy mobility and two 120" service hoses. A large status light on the unit makes it easy for techs to check progress on an A/C job while taking care of other work.

2) Snap-on has designed a kit that simplifies the removal and installation of an A/C compressor clutch and clutch plates. The ACT1300B Air Conditioning Puller/Installer Kit comes with an adjustable spanner wrench and makes access to shaft seals easier on Ford®, Chrysler® and GM® A/C compressors.

3) For shops that already rely on Snap-on innovations in A/C service, the EAK0030C01AB Filter Dryer Kit is designed for use on virtually all A/C service units, such as early R12 models and later R134a models. This filter/dryer is the answer for regular changes needed to keep EEAC301B, EEAC304D, EEAC313A (R12 side), EEAC316A, EEAC318A, EEAC319A and EEAC320A running at maximum efficiency.

Find out more about these and other tool solutions to optimize resources and reduce the strain of increased A/C service work that comes with warmer months, as well as other tools and products, by contacting your participating Snap-on franchisee or other representative, visiting or calling toll-free 877-SNAPON-4 (877-762-7664).

About Snap-on Tools
Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on Tools is one of the largest non-food franchise companies in the world, selling its products and services through franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels.  Snap-on Incorporated, which was founded in 1920, is a $3.7 billion, S&P 500 company located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with operations throughout the world. For additional information, visit  

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