1997 BMW 318is A/C Repair Near You

A/C Repair Service for Your BMW 318is

When you get in the car on a hot summer day, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Your steering wheel feels like lava. That puddle in the driver’s seat? Sweat. Ugh. You wipe your brow and wonder, "Who can fix the A/C in my BMW 318is?" Easy — Firestone Complete Auto Care! We’ve got experience with BMW vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 1997 BMW. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your BMW 318is

During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 1997 BMW 318is A/C system to determine whether repair work is needed. This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test. If any signs point to a possible leak, we’ll send a special U/V dye through the system, or use something called a “sniffer.” What’s a “sniffer,” you ask? It’s a specially designed machine that’s used on parts of your BMW 318is A/C system to detect refrigerant fumes escaping from the system. If there's a leak, we'll find it and fix it.

Recharge the A/C in Your 318is

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1997 BMW 318is, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To start this process, a technician will flush out the old refrigerant from your vehicle’s A/C system. Next, they will evacuate the system according to BMW's recommendations. To finish, we’ll add new refrigerant to recharge the A/C system, and after one final test to be sure the system is cooling properly, you're ready to get back on the road. Our technicians are trained to efficiently perform 1997 BMW 318is A/C recharges.

Troubleshooting BMW 318is A/C Problems

You may think warm air is the only potential BMW 318is A/C problem you’ll have, but you may notice other issues, too. Typical A/C problems also include weak airflow, which could mean you have a compromised seal, mildew or mold buildup, a loose or damaged hose, or a ventilation fan that needs to be replaced. If your A/C system blows cold air first but then it turns warm, this can mean there’s a malfunctioning compressor clutch, a leak, or a blown fuse. What about those (somewhat unpleasant!) smells coming through the A/C vents in your 1997 BMW 318is? That could be the result of a dirty cabin air filter (an easy fix!) or a moldy evaporator case. Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your A/C problems. So, chill out. We're here to help you get the blast back in your 318is’s A/C!

Frequently Asked Questions for 1997 BMW 318is A/C Systems

  • How can I make my 318is air conditioner colder? For starters, use a sun-blocking shade in the windshield while you’re parked, or look for a shady parking spot. Closing all the passenger vents in your car can help redirect cold air toward you, cooling you off faster. Still need more chill? Head to Firestone Complete Auto Care for an A/C performance check and recharge.
  • Why is my 318is A/C blowing hot air? An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your 318is’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule Your BMW 318is A/C Service

Chill out. Our technicians are trained to inspect and repair 1997 BMW 318is A/C systems. Stop by today to enjoy some free air conditioning and an A/C performance check.