Sunday, February 28, 2021
Ahh, that old Vanagon A/C system. Us owners of Vanagon Westfalia's know how difficult it is for this system to cool down your cabin quickly on a hot 100 degree day, especially when your Vanagon has been sitting in the sun all day.  When it finally starts cooling things down the back of your head is cold and your forehead is sweaty; not a very good design.  Non Westies have it made. The A/C vents are on the roof and come all the way to your forehead.

There really isn't a better way to get your A/C system cooler than just keeping it maintained.

Here is a helpful hint for Westy owners!  If your A/C system has been serviced and is blowing out to specs, try this to bring air to the front a little more. Purchase a small oscillating 12 volt fan and mount it right behind the front seats where the pop-top handle is. This quick and simple step really helps to bring the cool air to the front of your'll be amazed!

The H2oVanagon Air Conditioning Standard Service includes:

  • Visually inspect the Air Conditioning compressor Drive Belt for cracks or damage.
  • Visually inspect accessible components for leaks or damage check the operation of the air conditioning compressor and other air conditioning components
  • Evacuate Refrigerant from the system
  • Vacuum test the system
  • Recharge the Air Conditioning system using the appropriate refrigerant to the system capacity according to the vehicle manufacturer's specifications
  • Ad Dye to detect minor leaks during future services
  • Road test to check conditions during normal driving operations
PLEASE NOTE: The service is designed as a periodic maintenance service rather than a detailed troubleshooting or repair service. H2oVanagon technicians are certified through an EPA approved training program. Our technicians begin the service by checking for signs of leaks. We do not recommend servicing systems with detected leaks. **

** Federal, state and local laws apply