Shop everything you need to repair and maintain your air conditioner in one convenient spot with Best Buy Auto. Seasoned mechanics can find equipment to suit their needs in our large inventory, including pumps, hoses, and adapters typically needed for the larger and more powerful cooling units. If you're a novice car enthusiast looking to make smaller repairs on your vehicle's air conditioning, we have AC equipment for you too! Check out some of our handy tools like valve core installers, pressure replacement gauges, thermometers, and so much more.
Anyone can get ready to beat the heat with equipment featuring Robinair's Dial thermometer, UV dyes, and vacuum pumps. While some accessories aren't necessary for regular maintenance, they can bump up the productivity and longevity of your car's air conditioner and save you money and time. Products like Robinair Premium High Vacuum Pump Oil maintains maximum viscosity improving operating efficiency and cold weather starts for your vacuum pumps and can be shipped in individual units or in bulk to save even more. Our wide array of equipment ranges from tools to fix a broken AC machine to maintenance products and add-ons.
Whether you're an individual with a passion for all things automotive or a successful shop owner, our air conditioning equipment inventory can accommodate your unique needs. For over 85 years, we have been working to share our expertise in the automotive industry and offer access to the widest variety of top-quality automotive products at the very best prices. If you have any questions about air conditioning equipment, please give us a call, and one of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to assist you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What liquid do I need for car AC?
The liquid you will need for your car's AC is refrigerant. This is a specially formulated mixture that is created to transform hot air into cold hair by absorbing and releasing heat. Refrigerant is also known as Freon, and the most common Freons are R-12, R-134A, and HFO-1234yf. R-12 was banned in the mid-1990s after it was discovered to be depleting our planet's ozone layer.
What does AC mean in automotive?
AC in the automotive industry refers to the air conditioning system within vehicles. Car AC units use refrigerant to remove the hot air and moisture from air to cool your vehicle. There are three types of air conditioning systems: orifice tube systems, expansion valve systems, or combination systems. Air conditioning systems are made up of compressors, condensers, evaporators, orifice tubes or expansion valves, and an accumulator or receiver-drier.
What is air conditioning equipment?
The air conditioning equipment you can find in your vehicle is made up of compressors, condensers, evaporators, orifice tubes or expansion valves, and an accumulator or receiver-drier. These all play a different role within your AC system. Refrigerant is required to remove hot air and moisture. The vehicle's compressor compresses the refrigerant into a liquid, putting it in a high-pressure state. Because of this pressure, the liquid is forced out of your compressor and into the hoses within your AC hose assembly to carry the refrigerant through the system.