Convenient & Local 2018 Volkswagen Passat A/C Repair

Volkswagen Passat A/C Repair

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. That puddle in the driver’s seat? Sweat. Ugh. “Who can fix my Volkswagen Passat A/C?” you wonder, as the sun beats through the windshield. Easy — Firestone Complete Auto Care! We know Volkswagen vehicles, and our technicians are qualified to diagnose and repair 2018 Volkswagen Passat A/C systems. Bring your Volkswagen Passat to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2018 Volkswagen Passat’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and 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" is a machine that's run along parts of your Volkswagen Passat A/C system that can detect any refrigerant fumes that might be leaking out from the system. If there's a leak, we'll find it and fix it.

Passat A/C Recharge

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2018 Volkswagen Passat, 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 use Volkswagen’s specifications to evacuate the system. 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 ready to get back on the road. Our technicians are trained to efficiently perform 2018 Volkswagen Passat A/C recharges.

Other Volkswagen Passat A/C Problems

Hot air is a common Volkswagen Passat A/C problem, but it’s not the only issue you might encounter. Other common A/C problems 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 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 2018 Volkswagen Passat? You could have a moldy evaporator case, or you may simply need a new cabin air filter installed. 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 Passat.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2018 Volkswagen Passat A/C Systems

  • How can I make my Passat 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.
  • What’s making my Passat A/C put out warm air? Maybe your A/C starts cool but then gets warm. Or maybe it never gets cold in the first place. Either way, your A/C troubles could be traced back to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak.
  • What can cause an A/C system 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 Passat’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule Your Volkswagen Passat 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 2018 Volkswagen Passat A/C system. Beat the heat and come in today for a refreshingly easy A/C performance check.