Motor Age Provides Comprehensive Resources For Technicians Performing Air Conditioning (A/C) Service

Fueled by AdvanstarAudio, video and print articles cover A/C service from front to back of vehicle

Santa Ana, Calif. (RPRN) 03/25/06 – Advanstar Communications, a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket, off-road, and powersports industries, has announced the availability of comprehensive multi-media resources for automotive technicians performing air conditioning (A/C) service. In a new section of the Motor Age website at http://motorage.search-autoparts.com/airconditioning, the staff of the magazine has put together a collection of print articles, blogs, and audio clips related to A/C service.

“In today’s world of tightening environmental regulations, everybody that lays a Knowing your vehicle A/C service basics wrench on an A/C system should be certified and up-to-date on the latest repair information,” said Larry Silvey, editorial director, Advanstar Automotive Aftermarket Group. “As our contributing editor, Richard McCruistian, points out in an article he wrote for us, there’s a good reason why: it’s a $32,000 fine if a government audit reveals that a technician in a shop wasn’t certified and had done A/C work, even if the shop has another technician who is certified.”

The new website collection of A/C resources corresponds with the April issue of Motor Age that focuses on the subject. In addition to McCruistian’s article “Knowing your vehicle A/C service basics,” there are two articles by Pete Meier, technical contributor, on the “Proper operation of the A/C, cooling systems” and “An A/C compressor is not just a compressor.” There is also an article by Chris Miller, senior editor, on “Greener pastures in store for refrigerants.” Past stories on A/C published by Motor Age also available at www.searchautoparts.com.

If you’d like to schedule an interview with Larry Silvey contact Mike McClelland at (949) 954-8614 or e-mail Mike at mmcclelland@advanstar.com.

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