Manifold Gauge Set Q & A

Manifold Gauge Set Q & A

Manifold Gauge Set Q & A What is an A/C manifold gauge set? An A/C manifold gauge set is a service tool which enables techs to keep a close eye on the pressure in an air conditioning system and regulate the refrigerant pressure flow. It is used to diagnose and correct an air conditioning unit that is not cooling properly. The red side of the gauge set is the high-pressure chamber, the blue side is

New and Innovative Products for the Automotive Aftermarket Air Conditioning Market

New and Innovative Products for the Automotive Aftermarket Air Conditioning Market

FJC is on the forefront of many exciting innovations in the automotive aftermarket air conditioning market. We have integrated the ideas of the most forward-thinking people in our industry to create new products, and improve existing products, to better meet the changing needs of the automobile A/C industry. In this post we will highlight a few of these innovative tools. We are proud to debut the handy R-134a and R-1234yf Refrigerant Check Gauges. These convenient

Essential Things to Understand Before Buying Booster Cables

Essential Things to Understand Before Buying Booster Cables

At FJC we understand that all booster cables are not the same.   So don’t  grab those cables from the bargain bin just yet!  First be sure read this informative blog before making that well-intentioned impulse purchase. Learn about important considerations for this handy tool and,  of course,  always be sure to closely follow instructions and all safety rules before using them. Gauge The term “Heavy Duty” as it applies to booster cables can be deceiving. 

Is There Value in Attending an Automotive Aftermarket Trade Show?

Is There Value in Attending an Automotive Aftermarket Trade Show?

It’s tough to get away from the daily grind sometimes, but that doesn’t mean it’s not beneficial to our careers.  We all know Trade Shows are great places to network and meet up with potential clients and vendors.  However, many shows also offer a unique opportunity to learn and grow as an automotive professional. Even more than usual, the automotive aftermarket is undergoing significant evolution.  Trade Shows are one way to keep yourself abreast of

Mobile A/C Leak Detection and Repair

Mobile A/C Leak Detection and Repair

Diagnosing an automotive A/C system that is not blowing cold air takes a multi-faceted approach.   One of the most common problems causing a mobile A/C to blow warm, especially after a long winter or period of non-use, is a refrigerant leak.  But how exactly does one determine if this is the actual issue? (1) Always begin with a visual inspection.  Refrigerant escapes the system as a colorless and odorless gas, so it is not visually

Understanding California’s Proposition 65

Understanding California’s Proposition 65

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to certain chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65.   Proposition 65 requires the State of California to annually publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Since its inception, this list has grown to include over 800 chemicals. Proposition 65