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06 Jan Why is my car heater not working?

Car heating issues can be a pain in the wintertime, especially when you are commuting! It’s already cold enough outside, so it’s frustrating when you don’t have a reliable heating system inside. There are many components to a vehicle’s heating system; and if you have an issue with one of these areas, your vehicle may be blowing cool air instead. Let’s go over the issues your vehicle may be facing and how to notify your local car mechanic for help!

  1. A broken thermostat

This is an easy fix! Check your thermostat to see if it’s working correctly. If the thermostat gauge is still on the “C” after you have started your engine, then your thermostat is most likely broken. If you are not sure, get it checked by your local car mechanic for professional help and advice!

Always double check with your car mechanic!

 

  1. Heater core issues

Another problem your heater may be having is issues with the heater core. The coolant of your vehicle may not be traveling through the heater core correctly, which causes a clog in the tubing. This heater core tubing is made up of brass or aluminum that carries hot coolant in and out. They are often located in the back of the dashboard of your vehicle. Some signs that may direct back to issues with your heater core are engine overheating, fog inside, or even a fruity odor coming into your vehicle.

  1. Leak in the radiator

Oftentimes, your vehicle’s antifreeze/water level is down because of a leak in your radiator. This is what causes your car heater to not work properly. Have your local car mechanic check your radiator, hoses, and water pump to see if this is the case. They can handle any car issues from there!

-How much will it cost to repair?

Now that you have an idea of what may be wrong with your heater, you may be wondering how much it will cost to repair. Depending on what it is, it may cost anywhere from $300 – $1000. But it’s hard to say because every vehicle is different! To keep this from happening again, take your vehicle in regularly to your local car mechanic! They can assess your car heater to maintain the coolant level and keep other components working well.

A great working heating system in your vehicle will make for a much more enjoyable wintertime! So get your heating system repaired by your local car mechanic right away! We at Harris Automotive, here in Central Ohio, are here for all your auto repair needs! Our team of experts will keep your vehicle in great shape all year long!

Contact us or stop in our shop today for any questions you may have! Our team would be happy to help you with anything you may need!

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