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Monday, July 21, 2014

A/C Pro Replacement Coolant Review

A/C Pro Review
Does your car's air conditioning need to be recharged? A/C Pro offers a cheap do it yourself (DIY) way of doing this for just about $45. Stop paying your dealer / mechanic to do this for big bucks. I'm the last person you'd want to fix your car, and I did this with ease.

My 15 year old SUV has a leak somewhere in the air conditioning system. Last summer, I took it over to the dealer and they added some coolant. The bill came to over $100 and the A/C stayed cool the whole summer. With the unit blowing hot air again this summer, it was time to be recharged again. My wife saw a commercial for A/C Pro and thought I should give it a try. For under $40, since I caught a sale at Auto Zone, and about 10-15 minutes of time, I was able to do it myself. And it worked.

The hardest part of the whole process was finding the low side service port under the hood to connect the hose to. Thankfully, you can use their Port Locator app on their web site, plug in the make and model of your card, and it will direct you to where to look. Some people have even submitted pictures of their personal vehicles to help.

Once the location was identified and the hose connected, the whole process was barely ten minutes. Make sure the car's air conditioner is running at max. Then, there is a pressure gauge on the top of the canister. First, set the outer ring to the current temperature. This will then give you a green range for what the system pressure should be. Assuming your pressure is low, hold the trigger until the pressure gets into the green range. Don't just stop when it starts to get into the low end of the range. The higher you can go without getting into the red range, the cooler the car will be when the A/C is running. Disconnect hose, put the cap back on the low side service port, and you are done. Save the canister for the next time it is needed. You should't go through a whole canister in one usage.

Here's their video to better explain things visually:
When using A/C Pro, it is a synthetic material that you'll fill the A/C system with. It fills common A/C leaks in rubber hoses and o-rings. After filling your system, give it time to fill those leaks. While you might notice some improvement immediately, it took my system a few days before I felt the maximum results.

One of the best $40 investments in my car I've ever done myself. Hell, it is probably the only thing I've ever done myself to my car, besides fill it up with gas or put air in the tires.

This is not my typical product review where I was provided with the product in the hopes of getting some good press. With A/C Pro, I needed the product and bought it and thought I would share my experiences with it.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.


  1. Good review of the coolant.I would not know about this
    if I had not read your review.I guess this really could save
    you a lot of money.

  2. this is a great product and much better than paying a mechanic to do the same job