Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
It is very hot to drive a car in summer. Direct sunlight quickly heats up the body, and the noise of the track through open windows prevents you from enjoying the flow of wind. It's time to turn on the air conditioner. There are two radiators in his device. The outer, large, is called a condenser and is responsible for converting freon into a liquid state. The inner one, the smaller one, is called the evaporator and draws heat from the passenger compartment. The outdoor condenser is prone to shock from stones, dirt, moisture, and may leak or clog. In this case, a replacement repair is carried out. Here is a list of the best manufacturers of car air conditioner radiators to help you make your choice. When compiling the TOP-11, we took into account the characteristics of the goods and customer reviews.
- Rating of the best manufacturers of air conditioner radiators
- The best foreign manufacturers
- AVA Quality Cooling
- Behr hella
- Parts Mall
- The best domestic manufacturers
- Orenburg radiator
Rating of the best manufacturers of air conditioner radiators
|The best foreign manufacturers||1||AVA Quality Cooling||5.0|
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The best foreign manufacturers
The first category of the rating contains products from foreign manufacturers. It is of higher quality and has various material options. It is a great choice if you regularly use an air-conditioned vehicle for long journeys.
AVA Quality Cooling
The first place in the rating was taken by the German manufacturer AVA. The company is part of the Haugg Kuhlerfabrik GmbH concern, which appeared back in 1923. The industrial group is headquartered in the Netherlands. In addition to this state, factories operate in Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Great Britain and Denmark. The manufacturer produces radiators for air conditioners, oil heat exchangers, water cooling systems. The owners of such radiators, in reviews on the forums, report that the heat exchangers have survived several overheating and remained intact. This indicates the strength of the structure, despite the strong expansion of the metal when heated.
Our experts have placed the radiator manufacturer in the first place in the rating, because its products have the best price-quality ratio. It is not cheap, but the cost is lower than other imported analogues. But there are no complaints about the quality of work in the air conditioner and the service life. Another plus for this manufacturer is the welded plate next to the return pipe. It prevents the air conditioner from breaking off during various manipulations under the hood.
- inside the package is protected from shocks;
- well-assembled collectors;
- factories and warehouses throughout Europe;
- carefully selected materials.
- Sold in a plain yellow box;
- honeycombs are thin;
- the metal is soft and dents quickly.
The manufacturer in the second place in our ranking is located in the Netherlands. Since 1927, NRF has been specializing in the manufacture of radiators for air conditioning systems for cars and trucks, as well as special equipment, railways and ships. Products from 8 factories are stored at 19 strategic centers, from where they are then shipped to dealers. In total, the assortment of goods includes 8000 items. Radiators are supplied to 80 countries. Specializing in heat exchangers, and not all kinds of spare parts, gives the company a clear advantage in knowing the intricacies of this business. Car owners note that it is easy to install the air conditioner radiator, all pipes are at the same height as the original models.
We ranked this manufacturer as the second largest manufacturer because of its automotive air conditioning products, which are partly hand-assembled. Operators place the radiator honeycombs between the collector posts, after which they are soldered and pressed. Manual assembly reduces the chance of belt skewing and results in optimal geometry.
- own laboratory for testing;
- easy installation and connection;
- ready-made thermal solutions;
- 8 factories around the world;
- showrooms and official dealerships in North America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
- weak cardboard packaging – not for mailing;
- high price.
The honorable third place in the rating is assigned to the manufacturer Behr Hella. It is a German company headquartered in Lippstadt. The name consists of two firms that merged in 1999, which allowed the exchange of experience and technology. In the world market, it is included in the TOP-50 of the largest suppliers of auto parts, including air conditioner radiators. The concern has contracts with renowned car factories and supplies components directly to conveyors, where they are installed as original parts. Customers whose machines were fitted with these radiators from the factory are praised for their high corrosion resistance in reviews. Despite 10 years of operation and being sprayed with mud with road reagents, they remain intact and do not flow.
According to our experts, the manufacturer deserves a place in the rating due to the high quality of products for air conditioners. If you need to install a radiator and forget about its existence for the next 15 years, then this is definitely Behr Hella. The fact that the concern BMW installs these radiators directly from the factory says a lot.
- supplies components directly to conveyors;
- strict quality control;
- production of goods directly in Germany;
- the metal is resistant to corrosion.
- very high cost;
- poor resistance to stone blows.
The fourth in the ranking is the manufacturer Nissens. The company was founded in 1921 in Denmark. The catalog of the company has about 7000 names of products for car air conditioners. The brand's factories operate in Germany and 9 other countries, including China. The products are accompanied by ISO 9001 quality certificates. The design office is constantly developing new models of radiators to compete with other brands. For example, now the firm is working to reduce the thickness of the heat exchanger, while maintaining the efficiency of the air conditioner. Drivers in reviews like the double cardboard box, which protects the soft metal well from damage during transit. They are also praised for having sensor plugs – other manufacturers leave the holes open, and buyers have to figure out how to plug them themselves.
We have included the manufacturer in the rating of the best due to the use of a large number of thin aluminum lamellas. This significantly increases the heat exchange area, which contributes to the early cooling of the freon and more efficient operation of the air conditioner.
- acceptable price;
- high-quality thread on the pipes;
- aluminum tubes and tapes;
- light weight radiators.
- some of the products are manufactured in China (you need to look at the last letter in the code);
- soft metal is quickly crushed from impacts.
- lamellas are poorly soldered to the tubes;
- do not rinse the cells under pressure – they jam and stop letting in air.
The French company 'Valeo', founded in 1923 in Paris, entered the top five in the rating. It is the largest supplier of spare parts for cars, including air conditioner radiators. One of the largest manufacturer's factories is located in Taiwan, so most likely you will receive the box from there. But the quality of the climatic technology remains high. Buyers in the reviews are pleased that the new product comes with plugs on all holes. This protects the radiator from debris entering the air conditioner (compressor, evaporator).
The scale of the concern is simply amazing – Valeo owns 143 factories in 20 countries. The manufacturer's direct customers are the largest car brands: General Motors, BMW, Ford. Radiators for the climate system are very reliable and tested in various operating conditions. Such worldwide recognition, of course, deserves a place in the ranking of the best. If you are a fan of quality, then by all means look for spare parts for your car here.
- reliable sealing with rubber rings;
- made of aluminum;
- tight packing is suitable for shipment;
- all openings in the new product are closed with plugs to prevent debris from getting there.
- the dehumidifier at the radiator is not removable;
- steel mount – will rust.
Denso continues the rating of the best manufacturers. It was founded in Japan in 1949 and is engaged in the manufacture of components for a wide range of car brands. In addition to factories in Japan, there are factories in Indonesia and other countries. Therefore, the box can be labeled as Made in Japan or others. The concern is one of the three largest global manufacturers of spare parts in the world. In the European market, A / C parts can be found under the Aftermarket brand as a subsidiary. Reviews show that buyers trust this manufacturer and are praised for its high quality.
From the legal side, the company itself is a subsidiary Toyota, but in fact it works separately and produces radiators for air conditioners and heaters, fans, couplings, sensors and other components for all cars made in Japan. You can easily verify this by looking under the hood of your car and reading the inscriptions on the parts. Perhaps this will be a discovery for someone. If you have Lexus, Suzuki or Mazda, then by purchasing a Denso radiator, you get the same part that came from the factory, but at a price 2 times cheaper, than the original packaging. This is why the manufacturer was included in our rating of the best.
- perfect compatibility for seats and mountings;
- availability of models for a wide range of cars;
- customer confidence;
- clear lettering on parts that are difficult to erase.
- honeycombs may jam during transportation;
- high level of counterfeits.
The penultimate place in the ranking in the category of foreign manufacturers is given to the South Korean company Parts Mall. It started in 1998 as a packer selling third-party products, but then expanded into air filters, rollers, radiators, shock absorbers, cylinder head gaskets and brake components. The manufacturer is a supplier for a range of Korean car brands. In total, the company catalog contains 1.5 million items. In addition to its own products, the company continues to sell spare parts from third-party companies: Seo, DYPC, NBN, Jungli.
A foreign manufacturer of air conditioner radiators was included in the rating because of the democratic prices for its products. If you have Daewoo, SsangYong, Hyundai, KIA or another Korean brand, then you will surely find the required radiator (condenser or evaporator) in the company's catalog. But reviews from sellers and owners of goods show that recently the quality has slightly decreased. Therefore, you can cheaply buy an element from an air conditioner and it will last for many years, and maybe it will leak in 18 months.
- radiators are certified according to ISO 9001;
- export network in 46 countries of the world;
- affordable cost;
- high-quality packaging.
- most of the products are manufactured in China;
- the manufacturer was recently fined for packing Chinese parts in boxes labeled Made in Korea.
Fenox completes our rating of foreign manufacturers. It owns 12 factories located in Russia, Belarus and Germany. Braking systems, suspension, electrical components for cars, transmission, steering and cooling system with air conditioning are produced under its own brand. As a result, the Fenox radiator can be produced both by compatriots under the control of foreigners and foreign technologies, and directly abroad. The company manufactures aluminum capacitors, so they are lightweight and quickly give off heat. Buyers in the reviews like the accuracy of the manufactured air conditioner heat exchangers, which can deviate from the original size by no more than 1-2 mm. This simplifies installation and connection.
We put the manufacturer in the rating due to acceptable quality combined with an affordable price. If you have opted for this company, then we recommend not to order the air conditioner condenser on the Internet, but to personally visit the stores. By the box, you can understand where the heat exchanger was produced and find exactly the German one. So, it will turn out to buy a really imported radiator at an affordable price.
- 12 own factories;
- affordable price;
- checking radiators for leaks;
- high-speed machining center Variomatic is in operation;
- use German equipment Heller BEA and Japanese Mori Seiko.
- the same product is produced with different quality;
- heat transfer is slower than that of other imported analogues.
The best domestic manufacturers
When the price tags of eminent foreign brands 'bite' and you don't want to take goods from lesser known manufacturers, it is advisable to consider the products of domestic factories.
The first place in this rating category is given to the manufacturer of air conditioner radiators Luzar. The lettering logo is specially crafted in blue with ice-chopped letters to hint at chilling. The brand was founded in 2003 and purposefully deals only with radiators, unlike most competitors, which have to delve into the production technology of other spare parts. For the production of heat exchangers, the Aviation Repair Plant was involved, which already had specialized equipment. The line for assembling radiators here is from the German company SCHOLER. Manufacturing is carried out using the Sofiko technology. Initially, the production was designed for the needs of Avtovaz, but then the company expanded its range for other brands.
Our experts have included the manufacturer in the rating of the best, since its catalog contains radiators for air conditioners of any car brand, including the VAZ model range. The company also produces heat exchangers for trucks with climate control (KamAZ, MAZ, etc.) used for long-distance transportation.
- there are radiators for domestic and foreign cars;
- made of aluminum and copper;
- attractive price;
- reliable packaging.
- the diameters of the nozzles may not match;
- the set may not include rubber stops;
- there are known cases of imminent leakage after purchase.
The second place in the rating of domestic manufacturers was awarded to the DAAZ firm. This is the Dimitrovgrad Automotive Aggregate Plant. It was founded in 1967 in the Ulyanovsk region, and in 1993 it was transferred to the status of a joint stock company. Its founder was Avtovaz, so the manufactured products were aimed at meeting the needs of the automotive industry. In total, the company employs about 8000 people. The concern produces air conditioner radiators, engine cooling systems and stoves. The material of tubes and lamellas is aluminum. We have our own foundry, which reduces costs and eliminates the use of Chinese metal. The plant even fulfills orders for the defense industry, which indicates a high level of quality.
We put the manufacturer in the rating, because on the Internet on the forums he has the most positive reviews. Many buyers recommend this product unequivocally. It has a good price and a long service life. Such popular recognition could not go unnoticed. Car service technicians share that they have not met the brazed radiators of this company when examining the engine compartment.
- good matching of the holes on the brackets;
- affordable cost;
- small cells increase the heat transfer area;
- cooperates with Oboronprom.
- thinner packaging;
- no options for foreign cars.
Our rating is completed by Orenburg Radiator LLC, which is part of the machine-building complex. The Ural Mining and Metallurgical Manufacturer was founded in 1941 and produces heat exchangers for the domestic model range, as well as agricultural equipment. Its catalog contains climatic equipment and condensers for trucks and cars. The general nomenclature includes 500 titles. The products are directly supplied to the stocks 'Minsk Tractor Plant', 'Rostselmash', 'Petersburg Tractor Plant'. An important indicator of quality is an order from General Power Systems (USA) for its diesel generator sets. Алюминиевые радиаторы выпускаются по типу Plate&Bar. For this, the Nocolok technology was developed in 2014.
We have placed the manufacturer in the rating due to the manufacture of copper-brass radiators. This metal gives off heat even faster than aluminum, which increases the efficiency of the air conditioner. The low weight of copper does not overload the mount. The copper-brass alloy can be easily soldered in the event of a leak, which customers love in reviews.
- there are models with powder coating, which protect the metal from corrosion;
- attractive price of aluminum models;
- direct deliveries to large enterprises;
- modern technologies are involved.
- copper models clog faster;
- a factory defect is initially possible – part of the honeycomb is filled with solder.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.