2018 Kia Forte A/C Repair Near You

A/C Repair Service for Your Kia Forte

Few things are worse than a broken car air conditioner on a hot summer day. Is that a hot stove? Nope, just your steering wheel. Sweat soaks the driver's seat. You take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Who can fix my Kia Forte A/C?” Firestone Complete Auto Care can! We’ve got experience with Kia vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 2018 Kia. Steer your Kia Forte to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care

During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 2018 Kia Forte A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test. If we think there might be a leak, we'll run a special U/V dye through the system or use a "sniffer." A “sniffer” isn’t a technician with a good nose! It’s a machine that’s used on different parts of your Kia Forte A/C system to detect any refrigerant fumes that might be leaking out from the system. If your A/C system has a leak, we’ll find and repair it.

A/C Recharge for Kia Forte

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2018 Kia Forte, 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. Then, they’ll use Kia’s specifications to evacuate the system. To finish, we’ll add new refrigerant to recharge the A/C system, and once the technician tests the cool blast for themselves, you’re good to go. Our technicians are trained to efficiently perform 2018 Kia Forte A/C recharges.

Troubleshooting Kia Forte A/C Problems

Hot air is a common Kia Forte A/C problem, but it’s not the only issue you might 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 be due to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak. Are you breathing in some “interesting” new odors in your 2018 Kia Forte? You could have a moldy evaporator case, or you may simply need a new cabin air filter installed. 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 Forte’s A/C!

Frequently Asked Questions for 2018 Kia Forte A/C Systems

  • How can I make my Forte 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 Forte 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? 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 Forte's A/C system.

Schedule A/C Service for Your Kia Forte

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 2018 Kia Forte A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.