Nearest A/C Repair for Your 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet

A/C Repair Service for Your Volkswagen Cabriolet

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. That puddle in the driver’s seat? Sweat. Ugh. “Who can fix my Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C?” you wonder, as the sun beats through the windshield. Firestone Complete Auto Care can! We know our way around Volkswagen vehicles, and our technicians are qualified to diagnose and repair 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C systems. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your Volkswagen Cabriolet

In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet 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 we suspect a leak, we’ll send a U/V dye through your A/C system or use a “sniffer” to find the leak. What’s a “sniffer,” you ask? It’s a specially designed machine that’s used on parts of your Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C system to identify points where refrigerant fumes could be escaping the system. If your A/C system has a leak, we’ll find and repair it.

A/C Recharge for Volkswagen Cabriolet

While your 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet’s air conditioner is being serviced, 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 Volkswagen’s specifications to evacuate the system. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant 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 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C recharges.

Common Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C Problems

Warm air isn't the only Volkswagen Cabriolet 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 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 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet? This can mean you have mold in your evaporator case, or it may indicate that it’s time to change your cabin air filter. Our trained technicians will do what they can to solve your A/C problems. So, chill out. We're here to help you get the blast back in your Cabriolet’s A/C!

Frequently Asked Questions for 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C Systems

  • How can I make my Cabriolet air conditioner 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 is my Cabriolet 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? 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 Cabriolet's A/C system.

Schedule Your Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C Service

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.