Convenient & Local 1996 BMW 328is A/C Repair

BMW 328is A/C Repair

Few things are worse than a broken car air conditioner on a hot summer day. Your steering wheel feels like lava. Your skin sticks to the driver’s seat. You take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Who can fix my BMW 328is A/C?” Firestone Complete Auto Care can! We know our way around BMW vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 1996 BMW. Steer your BMW 328is to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 1996 BMW 328is’s A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). 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.” A "sniffer" is a machine that's run along parts of your BMW 328is A/C system that can detect any refrigerant fumes that might be leaking out from the system. If your system has a leak, we can get it fixed.

A/C Recharge for BMW 328is

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1996 BMW 328is, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the 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 once we’ve done a final test on the system ourselves, you’re good to go. We want you to be comfortable in your car, so we train our technicians to perform 1996 BMW 328is A/C recharges.

Other BMW 328is A/C Problems

Warm air isn't the only BMW 328is A/C problem you may encounter. Other common A/C problems include weak airflow, which could be caused by mold or mildew buildup, a loose hose, an old ventilation fan, or a compromised seal. If you notice that your A/C system’s air is cold at first, then quickly goes warm, this may suggest a leak, a blown fuse, or a damaged compressor clutch. Are you breathing in some “interesting” new odors in your 1996 BMW 328is? You could have a moldy evaporator case, or you may simply need a new cabin air filter installed. Our technicians will work to solve your A/C problems to the best of their ability. We’re here to help you get back on the road in your 328is — without all the sweat puddles!

Frequently Asked Questions for 1996 BMW 328is A/C Systems

  • Can I make my 328is air conditioner colder? Here are a few quick ideas. Shut the passenger air vents and point the other vents directly toward you. Park your car in the shade and use a window sun blocker. Then visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for an A/C performance check and recharge.
  • What’s making my 328is A/C put out warm air? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • What causes A/C system leaks? A/C system leaks are often due to a combination of age and moisture. Rubber seals and gaskets naturally degrade over time, allowing refrigerant to exit and moisture to enter your 328is's A/C system.

Schedule Your BMW 328is A/C Service

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 1996 BMW 328is A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.