Convenient & Local 2013 Volkswagen GTI A/C Repair

A/C Service for Volkswagen GTI

Few things are worse than a broken car air conditioner on a hot summer day. Your steering wheel feels like lava. Your skin sticks to the driver’s seat. “Who can fix my Volkswagen GTI A/C?” you wonder, as the sun beats through the windshield. Firestone Complete Auto Care — that’s who! We know our way around Volkswagen vehicles, and our trained technicians can identify and repair issues with 2013 Volkswagen A/C systems. Bring your Volkswagen GTI to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2013 Volkswagen GTI’s A/C system to determine whether repair work is needed. 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. What’s a “sniffer,” you ask? It’s a specially designed machine that’s used on parts of your Volkswagen GTI A/C system to detect refrigerant fumes escaping from the system. If your system has a leak, we can get it fixed.

GTI A/C Recharge

While your 2013 Volkswagen GTI’s air conditioner is being serviced, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll use Volkswagen’s specifications to evacuate the system. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant and once we’ve done a final test on the system ourselves, you're ready to get back on the road. We want you to be comfortable in your car, so we train our technicians to perform 2013 Volkswagen GTI A/C recharges.

Troubleshooting Volkswagen GTI A/C Problems

You may think warm air is the only potential Volkswagen GTI A/C problem you’ll have, but you may notice other issues, too. 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 2013 Volkswagen GTI? This can mean you have mold in your evaporator case, or it may indicate that it’s time to change your cabin air filter. Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your A/C problems. Don’t sweat it — we’re here to help you chill out again in your GTI.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2013 Volkswagen GTI A/C Systems

  • How can I make my GTI air conditioner colder? For starters, use a sun-blocking shade in the windshield while you’re parked, or look for a shady parking spot. Closing all the passenger vents in your car can help redirect cold air toward you, cooling you off faster. Still need more chill? Head to Firestone Complete Auto Care for an A/C performance check and recharge.
  • Why is my GTI 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? 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 GTI's A/C system.

Schedule an A/C Service Appointment for Your Volkswagen GTI

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 2013 Volkswagen GTI A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.