Convenient & Local 2012 Subaru Forester A/C Repair

A/C Service for Subaru Forester

There’s nothing worse than cranking your car air conditioner on a hot day — and discovering it’s broken. Is that a hot stove? Nope, just your steering wheel. Your skin sticks to the driver’s seat. You take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Who can fix my Subaru Forester A/C?” Easy — Firestone Complete Auto Care! We know Subaru vehicles, and our trained technicians can identify and repair issues with 2012 Subaru A/C systems. Steer your Subaru Forester to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2012 Subaru Forester’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. We’ll test overall system performance, check for any leaks, and measure the system pressure. If we suspect a leak, we’ll send a U/V dye through your A/C system or use a “sniffer” to find the leak. A "sniffer" is a machine that's run along parts of your Subaru Forester A/C system that can detect refrigerant fumes escaping from the system. If there's a leak, we'll find it and fix it.

A/C Recharge for Subaru Forester

Let's say we repair your 2012 Subaru Forester A/C system. We will also perform 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 perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Subaru guidelines. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant and after one final test to be sure the system is cooling properly, you’re good to go. Our technicians are trained to efficiently perform 2012 Subaru Forester A/C recharges.

Common Subaru Forester A/C Problems

Warm air isn't the only Subaru Forester A/C problem you may encounter. Typical A/C problems also include weak airflow, which could mean you have a compromised seal, mildew or mold buildup, a loose or damaged hose, or a ventilation fan that needs to be replaced. 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. What about those (somewhat unpleasant!) smells coming through the A/C vents in your 2012 Subaru Forester? 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. We’re here to help you get back on the road in your Forester — without all the sweat puddles!

Questions About 2012 Subaru Forester A/C Systems

  • How do I make my Forester air conditioning 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.
  • Why do I get hot air from my Forester A/C? 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? 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 Forester’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule Your Subaru Forester A/C Service

Chill out. Our technicians are trained to inspect and repair 2012 Subaru Forester A/C systems. Stop by today to enjoy some free air conditioning and an A/C performance check.