The 2 most frequent questions guys ask us are: “How long will it take to install your aftermarket a/c kit in my car?” and, “What do I get in the kit?”
Here is the feedback from our customers; guys like you with a variety of skills and shop equipment and heater / air-conditioning knowledge before they start. — Take it easy, get a pal to help, and on average a Perfect Fit kit aftermarket air conditioning kit takes about 16 to 18 hours to install.
Here’s what makes it so simple:
Everything you need is in the kit – from a positioning template for your engine compartment to every worm gear hose clamp and bolt you’ll need.
We wrote the directions for someone who has NEVER installed air conditioning. Don’t believe it? Flip through the directions for installing an air conditioning kit in a 1968 Chevy Nova.
The guys in our shop offer up a few general suggestions for smoother A/C installations:
- A basic cleaning of your car’s engine compartment and interior before beginning makes break-down and assembly go more smoothly.
- We recommend storing parts you are retaining for re-installation in zip lock bags. Label each bag with info on where the parts came from, and what size/type of tool is needed to reinstall. Cleaning the parts before you need to reinstall them is a good idea too.
- Use two wrenches to tighten fittings. A trick that works well is holding both wrenches in one hand; squeezing them together, while your other hand holds the fitting in position.
But if you ever do, we’re here to help. Call us and put us to the test right now. Our knowledgeable staff has seen more A/C systems than you will in a lifetime and we can walk you through almost any scenario you’ll run into.
Want to look at getting your original compressor rebuilt? Have a custom air conditioning need for your car or truck? Let Ron, Curtis, Don or one of the other Classic Auto Air Team help keep you cool.br> br>