Nearest A/C Repair for Your 1988 Pontiac Safari

A/C Repair Service for Your Pontiac Safari

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. Sweat soaks the driver's seat. You wipe your brow and wonder, "Who can fix the A/C in my Pontiac Safari?" Firestone Complete Auto Care can! We know our way around Pontiac vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 1988 Pontiac. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your Pontiac Safari

In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 1988 Pontiac Safari 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 we think there might be a leak, we'll run a special U/V dye through the system or use a "sniffer." A "sniffer" is a machine that's run along parts of your Pontiac Safari A/C system that can identify points where refrigerant fumes could be escaping the system. If your A/C system has a leak, we’ll find and repair it.

Recharge the A/C in Your Safari

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1988 Pontiac Safari, 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. Then, they’ll use Pontiac’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 all set. We want you to be comfortable in your car, so we train our technicians to perform 1988 Pontiac Safari A/C recharges.

Other Pontiac Safari A/C Problems

Hot air is a common Pontiac Safari A/C problem, but it’s not the only issue you might encounter. Typical A/C problems also include weak airflow, which could indicate an old ventilation fan, a seal or hose that needs replacing, or mold buildup in your A/C system. If your A/C system blows cold air first but then it turns warm, this may suggest a leak, a blown fuse, or a damaged compressor clutch. What about those (somewhat unpleasant!) smells coming through the A/C vents in your 1988 Pontiac Safari? 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 Safari — without all the sweat puddles!

1988 Pontiac Safari A/C System FAQs

  • Can I make my Safari 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 do I get hot air from my Safari A/C? Maybe your A/C starts cool but then gets warm. Or maybe it never gets cold in the first place. Either way, your A/C troubles could be traced back to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak.
  • 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 Safari’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule Your Pontiac Safari A/C Service

Chill out. Our technicians are trained to inspect and repair 1988 Pontiac Safari A/C systems. Stop by today to enjoy some free air conditioning and an A/C performance check.