Rebuilt Air Conditioning Compressor May Save Money

You may be able to save money on the price of a rebuilt air conditioning compressor depending on its application. Many times when a compressor breaks down and a new one installed, the old one is sent back to the factory, especially if it is still within the warranty period, where it is examined to determine the cause of the breakdown and then possibly repaired and sold as a reconditioned or rebuilt air conditioning compressor.

Most shade tree mechanics may not consider buying a replacement air compressor simply because a license is needed in order to buy Freon to refill the system. Although there are certain types of air conditioning gases available to refill a system, but depending on the year of the car, its condition and the condition of the rest of the system, buying a rebuilt air conditioning compressor may make better financial sense.

Many repair shops may offer a rebuilt air conditioning compressor as an option to help keep repair prices down, especially on older cars, and most people will opt for a rebuilt air conditioning compressor for a small unit in their home if it keeps the repair cost significantly lower than the replacement cost for the entire unit.

Some Mechanics Claim Rebuilt Is Better

There is some argument that rebuilt air conditioning compressors will last longer and are more dependable than original equipment manufacturer parts as they are inspected closely before leaving the factory. Additionally, those reconditioned by the factory typically have a warranty that goes with them longer than that from non-factory rebuilders. How much money can be saved using a rebuilt air conditioning compressor will depend on the size, type and demand for the unit needed.

When you buy a rebuilt air conditioning compressor for a specific unit or car there is little doubt it will fit physically, as the majority are simply one that was removed from that application and rebuilt with all new internal parts and seals. It would be similar to removing your old one, rebuilding it and putting it back in place. The major difference is that it may, or may not last as long as the original.

On certain applications the cost of a rebuilt air conditioning compressor may be significantly lower, as mush as 50 percent of the price of a new unit while on others the price difference may only be 10 or 20 percent. The decision will be up to the owner to decide if the savings justifies using a reconditioned part.

Improved Techniques in Veterinary Surgery Saves Lives

The unthinkable has happened; your beloved Dachshund seems to be paralyzed in his back legs, dragging them after him and unable to stand on all-fours. Or, your cat is in severe respiratory distress, appearing to have great difficulty breathing. Worst of all, your pet is comatose and bleeding from losing a battle with an automobile or another cat or dog. In past decades, these pets would either die naturally of their injuries or would be humanely euthanized. But today, improved techniques in veterinary surgery not only saves their lives, but also can restore them to an excellent quality of life.

Veterinary surgery today is truly remarkable in what it can achieve in the skilled hands of a qualified DVM. In addition, this generation of new DVMs has been thoroughly trained to use the most sophisticated veterinary surgery techniques never dreamed of twenty years ago. Orthopedic surgery to correct limb deformities and injuries, surgery for deafness or blindness, dental surgery, intestinal surgery for pets that swallow odd and potentially life-threatening objects, surgery to remove cancerous growths, surgery to remove cats’ impacted hairballs, and much more is now common in veterinary surgery.

What’s the drawback? Veterinary surgery is expensive. If you pet requires immediate and extensive surgery, either you can afford it or you can’t. “It’s only an animal,” some would say. But to you, this is your beloved companion who is suffering. Understanding completely how you feel about your pet, many veterinary surgeons will set up payment plans with you if they truly believe that surgery with your pet will have a good outcome. If the surgical outcome is very uncertain and the animal is suffering, your DVM may tell you that veterinary surgery is unlikely to relieve your pet’s condition and discuss humane euthanasia with you.

Examples of Successful Veterinary Surgery

Let’s go back to your Dachshund with the paralyzed back legs. Your vet will tell you that what has happened is that one or more disks have ruptured, or herniated, in your dog’s back. From the point of rupture on down, your dog is unable to move its hindquarters. Left untreated, your Dachshund or other long-backed dog such as Basset Hounds, will be permanently paralyzed and most likely in chronic pain.

How can veterinary surgery help? The ruptured disk material can be surgically removed so that it no longer presses on the spinal cord nerves. In time, with complete rest and steroidal medication to reduce pain and swelling, it is very possible that your Dachshund can regain partial, if not all, of its previous hindquarters functioning.

A common injury among cats that come too close to highways or jump to the ground from great heights is the dislocation of one or both hip joints. The cat is unable to move, and the affected areas are extremely painful. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed by x-rays, veterinary surgery involves the repair of the dislocation in the cat’s hips and will eliminate future spontaneous dislocations; your cat will once again be mobile and pain free – thanks to advances in veterinary surgery.