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New York C.A.R.B. Industry Alert

Autopart International is dedicated to protecting our customers in the New York State. We are an industry leader in aftermarket C.A.R.B. certified Catalytic Converters in both coverage and availability. All of our 36 New York Stores carry a full line of Catalytic Converters and Exhaust Parts that comply with the New York State AMCC requirements that were adopted in June 2013. Our team members are fully trained on these C.A.R.B. requirements and can provide you with information to give you and your customers the confidence needed to comply with these conditions. As a benefit to being an AI customer, we will gladly provide you and your technicians a FREE on-line training course to educate you on the legal guidelines for C.A.R.B. Compliant Converters. Please visit www.deccats.com to register. Know the Law… Don’t Get Fined!

The Effects of Temperature on Battery Performance

A typical car battery operates best between 30 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, so temperatures above or below that range can mean problems for your battery. This chart further explains the effects temperature has on car batteries.

New Refrigerant Regulation

Effective January 1, 2018 the EPA will require service technicians to have Section 609 credentials to service motor vehicle air conditioning systems. The sales restriction covers refrigerants contained in cylinders, cans or drums, except for the sale of small cans of substitute refrigerants for use in motor vehicle air conditioners. The sales restriction does not cover refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment or components containing refrigerants. Autopart International will not sell refrigerant to any service provider without proof of this certificate effective January 1, 2018. The program costs $19 and more details can be found at EPA.gov.

Learn More About the New Refrigerant Regulation.