Automotive Air Conditioning Repair Service at Carter Volkswagen in Seattle
Perhaps we're better known for our rain than our heat here in the Seattle area, but it can still get plenty hot in the summer -- especially in your car. Even on a day that's just 70 degrees, a car that's parked in direct sunlight for an hour can reach an inside temperature of 113 degrees according to heatkills.org! All that heat can make driving around miserable and downright dangerous for children and the elderly. That's why your car needs an air conditioning system that's in good shape and performing at its best. If your car's A/C system isn't up to the challenge of another Seattle summer, stop by Carter Volksagen for an A/C system diagnostic.
Why Does My Vehicle Need A/C Repair or Recharging?
In general, you won't need to bring your car in for A/C repair until the A/C stops working. If you notice a reduction in cooling performance -- maybe the air coming through the vents just isn't getting as cold as it once did -- that's a sign that your car may be in need of an A/C recharge service or a more significant repair.
Some common repairs that a car may eventually need to the air conditioning include replacing a damaged or rusted condenser, a dirty or clogged evaporator core or a failed compressor.
How Often Should I Have the A/C Recharged in my Car?
A little bit of refrigerant, the special gas that makes your car blow cold air through the vents when you turn on the A/C, will leak from the system over time. Luckily, on most new cars, that leak is so slow it won't affect the system at all. However, wear and tear on the A/C system can accelerate this process. Eventually, it may be necessary to have the system checked for leaks which can be fixed, and then to have more refrigerant added to the system. That process is called, "Recharging." This can be a complex process, but we've got the tools and the know-how to do it right at the Carter Volkswagen service center.
As a rule of thumb, it's a good idea to have your car's A/C system checked for leaks and other problems every 3-4 years.
Do I Need an Appointment for Service at Carter Volkswagen?
We strive to make it easy to fit the service your car needs into your busy schedule. If you need routine maintenance, like an oil change, tire rotation or battery replacement, VW Service Xpress means you can stop by without an appointment! We'll perform all maintenance basics quickly, so you can move on with your day. Need a more extensive repair? Schedule your appointment in advance using our convenient scheduler, and pick a day and time that works best for you!
Experience the Carter Advantage at the Carter VW Service Department, Serving Seattle, WA
What's the Carter Advantage, you ask? It means, when you visit our service center for maintenance and repair, you can count on hassle-free courtesy loan cars and shuttle service, so you can carry on with your busy schedule. Or, if you're just waiting for a few minutes, enjoy our comfortable waiting area and complimentary Wi-Fi. We know auto maintenance can be a hassle, so we're making it as convenient as possible here at Carter Volkswagen.
Best of all, our prices are competitive with local garages and national service chains -- especially when you take advantage of our online service coupons! Check back each month to see our latest offers.
You'll find us conveniently located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107 in Ballard. We look forward to earning your business.