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How To Buy An AC Compressor


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How To Buy An AC Compressor made easy. Buying auto parts can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. This guide explains how easy it can be to find the right replacement air conditioning compressor for your vehicle. You do not have to buy from your mechanic or your dealer, you can purchase the ac compressor yourself at a fraction of the cost. Just follow the steps in the presentation and you we know how to buy an ac compressor in no time!

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How To Buy An AC Compressor

  1. 1. How To Buy An AC Compressor? Source: This presentation will go over all the steps you need to take when buying an AC Compressor for your vehicle.
  2. 2. How To Buy An AC Compressor • The truth is, you do not realize how important the AC in your car is until it breaks and you are stuck in traffic on a hot afternoon. We've all been in a car without air conditioning when it is really hot and we all know you would rather stay inside than have to drive in the oven that is your car. Source:
  3. 3. • This buyer's guide goes through the buying process of how to buy an AC compressor and enables you make all the right decisions. Source: How To Buy An AC Compressor
  4. 4. What does an AC Compressor do? • The first thing you should know is exactly what an air conditioning compressor does inside your vehicle. The purpose of an AC compressor is to cool the air that is moving through the cabin of your vehicle. The AC compressor is the central component of your vehicle's AC system and if your AC compressor is failing, you will not get cool air. The compressor begins the cooling process by pumping a mixture of specialized oil and Freon through the system. For more information on the full function of the AC system please visit this page: What is an Air Conditioning System Source:
  5. 5. AC System Source:
  6. 6. Important Information Source: • To get started on buying the right AC compressor, you will need the following information about your vehicle. • Year • Make • Model • Possibly trim and/or submodel, engine size.
  7. 7. Important Information Cont. Source: • Some car companies change the parts during the middle of a calendar year. In this case you will need the exact date of production. You can find this information inside your car’s door jam.
  8. 8. Replacement vs. Add-ons Source: • Some older vehicles did not come with air conditioning units out of the factory. If this is the case for you, get with an automotive air conditioning technician to speak with them about integrating an AC system into your car. To help lower the cost of this project have them give you the specific OEM part numbers of the parts you will need and look to buy them online with us. The parts we have catalogued for a specific year, make and model are for the direct replacement of the exact compressor that was already in your vehicle. If there were any modifications made to the vehicle's AC system you will have to buy referencing OEM part numbers. You can search by OEM Numbers here: OEM Number Search Page
  9. 9. Things to Include With Your Purchase Source: • Part of knowing how to buy an AC compressor requires knowing what other parts you should buy and what kind of warranty you get with your parts. All our compressors come with a one year warranty as long as you make sure to replace the accumulator/drier and follow some other installation instructions. We have extended warranty options as well, please call for those options. To review our full warranty policy please visit our AC Warranty page. Many times, you will need to purchase more necessary AC parts in order to correctly complete the installation. Do not worry, we have kits offered that will save you money when you purchase all these parts together.
  10. 10. Type of Oil Your AC Compressor Needs Source: • There are several options of compressor oil your unit will need. If you decide to purchase oil locally or need to check what kind of compressor oil your system carries, please reference our full AC System Oil Chart
  11. 11. Frequently Asked Questions Source: 1. How do I install my AC compressor on my own? An important piece of how to buy an AC compressor is knowing the proper way to install a compressor. We have a whole AC Repair Learning Center right here on to guide you through the installation process. We have also embedded our AC system installation videos below.
  12. 12. Frequently Asked Questions Source: 3. Where can I buy the refrigerant I need for my AC system? First, reference our AC System Oil Chart to find out what kind of refigerant you need for your system. The refrigerant (also referred to as Freon) can be found at any local brick and mortar auto parts shop, or you can have your mechanic or AC technician source it as part of the repair. Unfortunately we do not sell the refrigerant.
  13. 13. Frequently Asked Questions Source: 4. I need my part fast, how long will it take to get to me, and how much does shipping cost? We ship all parts over $50 free of charge for our customers in the continental United States. If you choose standard ground shipping (free option) and are located within the continental United States it may take 1-5 business days depending on your location. Feel free to call our team and ask them about shipping times to your specific location. We also have expedited shipping options which will cost you more. We can ship anywhere in the world if you are an international customer, select international shipping at checkout or call one of our representatives to find out how much it will cost.
  14. 14. Frequently Asked Questions Source: 5. I need additional help purchasing or installing my AC Compressor We have a full team of American Based Auto Parts Experts waiting to help you, give us a call and we will be happy to help go over how to buy an AC compressor! Sales: 1-888-907-7225 Customer Service: 1-800-241-3197
  15. 15. How To Buy An AC Compressor? The End For more Auto How To Tips visit, If you need to purchase an auto part - Visit - Call 1-888-907-7225 - Or send an email to THANKS Source: