Santa Ana, Calif. (RPRN) 03/25/06 â€“ 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.
â€œIn todayâ€™s world of tightening environmental regulations, everybody that lays a wrench on an A/C system should be certified and up-to-date on the latest repair information,â€ said Larry Silvey, editorial director, Advanstar Automotive Aftermarket Group. â€œAs our contributing editor, Richard McCruistian, points out in an article he wrote for us, thereâ€™s a good reason why: itâ€™s a $32,000 fine if a government audit reveals that a technician in a shop wasnâ€™t certified and had done A/C work, even if the shop has another technician who is certified.â€
The new website collection of A/C resources corresponds with the April issue of Motor Age that focuses on the subject. In addition to McCruistianâ€™s article â€œKnowing your vehicle A/C service basics,â€ there are two articles by Pete Meier, technical contributor, on the â€œProper operation of the A/C, cooling systemsâ€ and â€œAn A/C compressor is not just a compressor.â€ There is also an article by Chris Miller, senior editor, on â€œGreener pastures in store for refrigerants.â€ Past stories on A/C published by Motor Age also available at www.searchautoparts.com.
If youâ€™d like to schedule an interview with Larry Silvey contact Mike McClelland at (949) 954-8614 or e-mail Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
# # #
Fueled by Advanstar
Advanstar Communications (www.advanstar.com) is a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket, off-road and powersports industries, offering a portfolio of 5 industry leading magazines including titles Dealernews, 2 Wheel Tuner, Aftermarket Business, Automotive Body Repair News and Motor Age; 15 targeted supplements and buyers guides; 15 consumer events including leading brands Off-Road Expo, the largest off-road consumer show series in the country and the International Motorcycle Shows, the largest consumer motorcycle event series in the world; Dealer Expo, voted a 2005 Tradeshow Week Fastest 50 tradeshow winner; 12 websites including Search-Autoparts.com, the automotive aftermarketâ€™s largest B2B website, and 42 training manuals for vehicle industry professionals, trade buyers, and enthusiasts.
Through a multi-media approach, Advanstar reaches nearly 9 million original equipment and aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, service & repair professionals, retailers, and consumers. Advanstar drives insightful news analysis, research and trends, entertainment, new product information and buying opportunities to customers at their office, home, and race track â€” keeping them passionate, competitive, and connected.