Few things are worse than a broken car air conditioner on a hot summer day. Your steering wheel feels like it's burning your hands. Sweat soaks the driver's seat. “Who can fix my Saturn SW1 A/C?” you wonder, as the sun beats through the windshield. Easy — Firestone Complete Auto Care! We know Saturn vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 1996 Saturn. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your Saturn SW1
During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 1996 Saturn SW1’s A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). 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” isn’t a technician with a good nose! It’s a machine that’s used on different parts of your Saturn SW1 A/C system to detect refrigerant fumes escaping from the system. If your system has a leak, we can get it fixed.
While your 1996 Saturn SW1’s air conditioner is being serviced, 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 Saturn guidelines. The A/C system is recharged 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 1996 Saturn SW1 A/C recharges.
You may think warm air is the only potential Saturn SW1 A/C problem you’ll have, but you may notice other issues, too. Other common A/C problems 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 can mean there’s a malfunctioning compressor clutch, a leak, or a blown fuse. Are you breathing in some “interesting” new odors in your 1996 Saturn SW1? That could be the result of a dirty cabin air filter (an easy fix!) or a moldy evaporator case. Our technicians will work to solve your A/C problems to the best of their ability. Don’t sweat it — we’re here to help you chill out again in your SW1.
When you’ve got car A/C problems, don’t sweat it. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, our technicians are qualified to diagnose issues and repair your 1996 Saturn SW1 A/C system. Beat the heat and come in today for a refreshingly easy A/C performance check.