2017 Kia Optima A/C Repair Near You

A/C Service for Kia Optima

There’s nothing worse than cranking your car air conditioner on a hot day — and discovering it’s broken. Your steering wheel feels like it's burning your hands. Your skin sticks to the driver’s seat. You wipe your brow and wonder, "Who can fix the A/C in my Kia Optima?" Firestone Complete Auto Care — that’s who! We know our way around Kia vehicles, and our trained technicians can identify and repair issues with 2017 Kia A/C systems. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your Kia Optima

In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 2017 Kia Optima A/C system to determine whether repair work is needed. This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a 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 Kia Optima A/C system that can identify points where refrigerant fumes could be escaping the system. If your system has a leak, we can get it fixed.

Optima A/C Recharge

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2017 Kia Optima, 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 perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Kia guidelines. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant and once the technician tests the cool blast for themselves, you’re good to go. We want you to be comfortable in your car, so we train our technicians to perform 2017 Kia Optima A/C recharges.

Common Kia Optima A/C Problems

Warm air isn't the only Kia Optima 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 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 2017 Kia Optima? You could have a moldy evaporator case, or you may simply need a new cabin air filter installed. Our trained technicians will do what they can to solve your A/C problems. Don’t sweat it — we’re here to help you chill out again in your Optima.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2017 Kia Optima A/C Systems

  • How can I make my Optima air conditioner colder? Park in the shade whenever you can, and use a reflective sunshade in the windshield when you’re parked. If you’re the only one in the car, close all the vents except the ones that point toward you. Give the system the final boost it needs with an A/C performance check and recharge from Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • Why is my Optima A/C blowing hot 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 can cause an A/C system leak? Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your Optima’s A/C system naturally degrade. Moisture can get into the system and cause a malfunction, or parts can simply wear out so that your system no longer seals properly.

Schedule A/C Service for Your Kia Optima

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 2017 Kia Optima A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.