With summer on the way, you do not want to be caught in a hot car with no AC. An air conditioning system tune-up will alert you to any problems your AC might have, including problems with the AC compressor. If you have to replace this part, it might be rather expensive, but there are places where you can find the part for cheap. However, you will also want to be certain that the part works so that you do not have to replace it. Here is where to find this part cheap and how to verify that it works.
Used Car Lots
Sometimes the trade-in vehicles that used car lots take during their "klunker trade-in sales" are not worth much more than parts. In order to regain some of the money lost in car trade of this sort, the car lot will test and examine the car for working parts before breaking it down into parts it can sell. Because the parts are used and not new, they have to be sold as used parts or scrap.
You can check with the used car lot just before, during, and after this event to see if anyone has traded in a vehicle with the same make and model as your own. Then you can ask about a working AC compressor in that trade-in vehicle. Because the car lot already checked the compressor and several other parts to make sure they work prior to offering them for sale, you can feel confident about buying the part you need from them.
You may have better luck looking for the right make, model, and maybe even the same year of car at a salvage yard. Then you might get an AC compressor that is the same as the one in your car currently. However, you do take your chances with the part because anything in a salvage yard has not been fully tested and if you pull the part out of a wrecked vehicle on your own, there is no way of knowing if it is a working part.
Instead, ask the salvage yard to locate the part for you, and then ask them to check it for full functionality. You may even be able to buy a rebuilt compressor from the salvage yard. This is a compressor that the auto technicians rebuilt from extra compressor components and that has been fully tested before it is offered for sale.
For car AC compressors for sale, contact a business such as JENSEN AUTO PARTS.
There are some auto parts that don't require spending the money to get the best of the best, but there are others that should be given priority when cost is concerned. How do you know when cheaper parts can be used and when to spend the extra money purchasing the more expensive parts? Will more expensive parts last longer or help your car to perform better? Will you see any fuel savings by using certain parts? Visit through my blog to find out some tips for choosing the parts that you need to repair and maintain your car. It is my hope that you will save time and money after reading the content on my blog.