Air Conditioning your VW
Your air conditioning system should produce hot or cold air blowing air on demand. It can lose up to 10 per cent of its gas each year. Unless the gas is replaced, the system will be less able to keep you cool and refreshed. The system will continue to lose gas, become less efficient and lead to increased fuel consumption. It will eventually fail and need replacement parts. Once you have a complete air conditioning inspection (with Freon added if necessary) you will immediately feel the difference. On the ‘low’ setting, some say it’s like opening the freezer door on a hot day!
To breathe quality air inside your Volkswagen, it is essential to check the pollen filter. Composed of a special paper, this device traps the floating particles such as smoke, dust, pollen or bacteria. Allergies, irritations, headaches, mushrooms … The maintenance of the air conditioning filters should allow you to avoid these problems and provide you with optimal ventilation.
Do you notice performance issues with your ventilation system be it heat or cooling or strong odours? If so, contact our service department to have your system inspected by our certified technicians. They will inspect your pollen filter, perform a multi-point inspection of the ventilation system, refill the refrigerant in the system to factory specifications, add a colorant to detect any possible leaks and perform a Mist Treatment cleaning the complete ventilation system.
It is a sophisticated system that needs regular and accurate service. The pollen filter must be replaced at 30 000 km or 60 000 km and a maximum of every two years by our Volkswagen technicians.
Using your air-conditioning system regularly helps dry out the air and eliminates many of the odours caused by mould build-up from condensation. Also using it in humid conditions will clear up the fogging on your windshield.