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VW Air Conditioning Performance Check

VW Air Conditioning Performance Check

The first hot day of summer is hardly the time to discover, the hard way, that your air conditioning is not working. In the metro Detroit area, late spring is an ideal time to schedule air conditioning performance check to root out any potential problems in your Volkswagen’s air conditioning system.

Possible Air Conditioning Performance Problems

Air conditioning performance depends on a flow of air to pump heat out of the car’s passenger cabin. Anything that gets in the way of this flow can reduce its cooling efficiency like a clogged Engine Air Filter. There are many places where such an impediment can originate, from anything as simple as leaves and debris blocking the grille or dust and pollen clogging the air cabin filter to something as complex as slippage in the serpentine belt responsible for running the air conditioner’s compressor. If it is the serpentine belt, you may hear its squealing from time to time, and a dirty air cabin filter can give off an unpleasant odor when it needs replacing.

However, the problem could also be leaking refrigerant or low refrigerant pressure stemming from compressor failure. This is why if your car isn’t feeling as cool as it did last summer, it’s a sign you should bring it into LaFontaine Volkswagen, and not only because you hate the summer heat, but because undiagnosed problems can quickly escalate into major expensive ones.

The Dangers of Ignoring Air Conditioner Performance Problems

If you ignore leaking coolant, whether it’s from the compressor, a cracked hose, or the condenser, it will soon empty out, resulting in moist warm air filling the AC system and corroding its parts. And a weakened belt can become so loose that it can no longer drive the compressor can snap and damage other engine components.

Our factory-trained technicians at LaFontaine Volkswagen have the state-of-the-art equipment needed to thoroughly inspect your car’s climate control system. They can then follow the cutting edge protocols needed to address the root cause of your air conditioner performance rather than just treating the symptoms.

Why LaFontaine Volkswagen

LaFontaine Volkswagen in Dearborn (Wayne County) is the preferred service center for owners of all makes of the car who come from as far away as Taylor and Westland because our factory-trained technicians work on all makes and models in our state-of-the-art facilities and use OEM replacement parts. We even honor all our Detroit area competitor’s coupons.

Other reasons we inspire their trust include:

  • Assured service pricing guarantee
  • Free parts and labor warranty
  • An on-site factory-trained parts specialist
  • Courtesy multi-point vehicle inspection



Why Go to LaFontaine Volkswagen of Dearborn for Maintenance?

You can’t just trust any old service shop when you need car maintenance or repair for your VW. You need a state-of-the-art service center with expert technicians that are dedicated to your vehicle’s health and brand. Put our expert service techs to work for you by scheduling a service appointment at LaFontaine Volkswagen of Dearborn near Detroit, Taylor, and Westland, MI.



Service & Parts Specials LaFontaine VW Dearborn, MI Service Department
Service & Parts Specials LaFontaine VW Dearborn, MI Service Department
Service & Parts Specials LaFontaine VW Dearborn, MI Service Department
Service & Parts Specials LaFontaine VW Dearborn, MI Service Department


Dealership Amenities:


  • All Makes and Models
  • Factory trained & certified technicians
  • State-of-the-art facilities & equipment
  • Assured service pricing guarantee
  • Factory trained product specialist
  • OEM parts w/ free parts & labor warranty
  • Courtesy multi-point vehicle inspection
  • Honor all competitor coupons


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LaFontaine VW

2200 S Telegraph Rd,
Dearborn, MI 48124

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