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Upgrading A/C service can be a win-win for shops, techs and customers

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 08:00
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With the end of winter in sight, shops will soon be gearing up to service vehicle A/C systems. To maximize the A/C performance of cars and trucks, tool upgrades small and large can be win/win for shops and their customers.

"The addition of advanced A/C service systems eases the work for techs and gets vehicles back to owners faster. Replacing older systems with ones that operate more efficiently also affords shops more service volume," says Roxanne Stowell, a Snap-on Tools product manager. "Even small improvements, such as adding longer hoses to an existing A/C machine, can shave time off the service process, making it physically easier to navigate around vehicles."

For shops of any size, Stowell says it is important to consider the following when upgrading A/C service systems:

  • Newer A/C recyclers are 10 percent faster than previous models
  • Adding ten-foot-long service hoses optimizes reach
  • Faster, easier filter changes speed the service process
  • Some systems now offer the choice between fully automatic or manual service options
  • Complete software guides and user-friendly database advancements simplify the training process

According to Stowell, numerous Snap-on innovations, including the full line of Polartek® A/C machines, lead the field in helping shops and techs in all facets of A/C service. Using one of these units, along with the exclusive ACT900 refrigerant leak detector with its patented LED UV lighting for optimum air conditioning dye fluorescence, can be the key to a successful A/C season ahead.

Find out more about how to improve the A/C service process in your shop with these and other tools and products, several at special pricing now through the end of August, 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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