1986 Volkswagen Golf A/C Repair Near You

A/C Repair Service for Your Volkswagen Golf

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. Sweat soaks the driver's seat. You take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Who can fix my Volkswagen Golf A/C?” Firestone Complete Auto Care — that’s who! We know Volkswagen vehicles, and our trained technicians can identify and repair issues with 1986 Volkswagen A/C systems. Bring your Volkswagen Golf to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 1986 Volkswagen Golf’s A/C system to determine whether repair work is needed. 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." What’s a “sniffer,” you ask? It’s a specially designed machine that’s used on parts of your Volkswagen Golf A/C system to detect refrigerant fumes escaping from the system. If your A/C system has a leak, we’ll find and repair it.

A/C Recharge for Volkswagen Golf

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1986 Volkswagen Golf, 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. Next, they will evacuate the system according to Volkswagen's recommendations. 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 1986 Volkswagen Golf A/C recharges.

Common Volkswagen Golf A/C Problems

You may think warm air is the only potential Volkswagen Golf A/C problem you’ll have, but you may notice other issues, too. Typical A/C problems also 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 may be due to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak. And smelly A/C in a 1986 Volkswagen Golf? 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 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 Golf — without all the sweat puddles!

Questions About 1986 Volkswagen Golf A/C Systems

  • How can I make my Golf 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 Golf 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 causes A/C system leaks? 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 Golf’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule Your Volkswagen Golf A/C Service

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 1986 Volkswagen Golf A/C system. Beat the heat and come in today for a refreshingly easy A/C performance check.