Nearest A/C Repair for Your 1988 Volvo 245

A/C Service for Volvo 245

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 Volvo 245 A/C?” Firestone Complete Auto Care can! We know our way around Volvo vehicles, and our technicians are qualified to diagnose and repair 1988 Volvo 245 A/C systems. Steer your Volvo 245 to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 1988 Volvo 245’s 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 think there might be a leak, we'll run a special U/V dye through the system or use a "sniffer." A “sniffer” isn’t a technician with a good nose! It’s a machine that’s used on different parts of your Volvo 245 A/C system to detect refrigerant fumes escaping from the system. If your system has a leak, we can get it fixed.

245 A/C Recharge

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1988 Volvo 245, 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 perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Volvo 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 all set. Our technicians know how to keep your A/C in tip-top shape with 1988 Volvo 245 A/C recharges.

Other Volvo 245 A/C Problems

You may think warm air is the only potential Volvo 245 A/C problem you’ll have, but you may notice other issues, too. Typical A/C problems also include weak airflow, which could indicate an old ventilation fan, a seal or hose that needs replacing, or mold buildup in your A/C system. 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. And smelly A/C in a 1988 Volvo 245? 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 245.

1988 Volvo 245 A/C System FAQs

  • How do I make my 245 air conditioning 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 do I get hot air from my 245 A/C? 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.
  • 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 245’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule Your Volvo 245 A/C Service

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 1988 Volvo 245 A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.