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Category Archives: Air Conditioning

Replacement AC Clutch vs AC Compressor

BuyAutoParts has a quality replacement AC compressor and clutch assembly for nearly every vehicle on the road. We frequently get questions asking about ordering just the compressor or A/C clutch on their own, because only one of them was diagnosed as needing replacement. The entire auto repair industry is moving away from that practice for…
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1999-2006 Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe, and Kia Optima AC Compressor Failure

Even though it's getting time for summer to change to autumn, a properly working air conditioning system is very important for your driving comfort while commuting or on a road trip. Beyond keeping the cabin cool on a hot day, modern air conditioning systems also work to help defrost your windows and dehumidify the interior…
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2006-2012 Honda Civic AC Compressor Problems

As the weather heats up this summer, you'll need to make sure that the air conditioning system in your Honda Civic is in proper working order for maximum comfort while commuting or on a road trip. But if you're having issues with the AC unit, they can be one of the most expensive repairs to…
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2002-2006 Honda CRV AC Black Death Repair

If you drive a 2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V, you’ve more than likely had your share of problems with the AC system. It may seem like there is always a problem with it or that it’s never completely trouble free, right? After countless days in the repair shop and enormous amounts of money spent, you…
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2003-2014 Chevy/GMC Truck & SUV AC Compressor Failure

If your part of the country is hot even just a few days out of the year, you already know how important the AC system is when you’re driving. Driving around town in stop-and-go traffic won’t give you enough cooling breeze even with the windows down and a long commute in the heat can leave…
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Critical flaws in otherwise reliable cars

Here at BuyAutoParts.com we've heard all the horror stories when it comes to major flaws in vehicles. We are commonly contacted by our customers for our expertise and for help getting their replacement part when they need it most. The vehicles on this list were generally great cars, except for their one major flaw. Unfortunately…
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How Do I Keep My AC Cold? [Infographic]

Air conditioning is like iced tea. Nobody ever said, “Wow, this lukewarm iced tea is awesome!” Same goes for your car’s AC system – it has to be cold. Tepid simply won’t cut it. With this in mind, we’ll review some ways to keep that AC air freezing (not quite see-your-breath cold, but darn close).…
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How Automotive AC Works

It’s funny how some of us take our car’s air conditioning for granted. When it’s hot outside, we just click the “AC” button and turn the fan setting to “MAX” – without ever giving it a second thought. The Evaporator, AC Condenser and everything else do their jobs, and everything’s OK. The only time we…
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