Get Your Car’s Heater Checked Before It’s Too Late

What your heating system looks like

Although the weather hasn’t been as cold as previous winters you should still make time to get your car’s heater checked if you think it’s not running properly. Texas weather is not something you want to take a chance on. One day it could feel like a cool spring day and the very next it could easily get down to 20-30 degrees.

This can obviously take a toll on your car’s A/C and heating unit so knowing some of the signs of a faulty system can help you save some time and money.

One of the first things you should check is your coolant levels. If the levels aren’t low then you should move on to your heater core. Sometimes the heater core can get clogged and needs to be flushed out. Once you think it’s been cleaned properly start running your car, then turn on your heater to high to see if it is working properly.

If these still appear to be fine but you’re continuing to have problems then check to see if one of the following is occurring:

  • With the heater on, you hear the fans working but feel no air coming out of the vents.
  • You feel air flow out of the vents but it is cold.
  • Nothing happens at all when you turn on the heater

It could be anything from a broken vacuum line to a failure with an electrical component.

Note: These possible diagnoses are not considering vehicles with computer parts. Cars with computer chips added under the hood could lead to several different potential issues.

So if you don’t think a heater core replacement is within your budget or you simply don’t know what to do then take the first step by bringing your automobile in to 2J’s Automotive. The mechanics can assess the problem by giving your vehicle a free diagnostic test, $80 value, and let you know what needs to be done to get your heater working properly.

2J’s Automotive is also running a promotion through the end of March where one winner will receive a FREE Vizio 19” Flat Screen HDTV when you enter into our drawing! One winner will be drawn at 12:00 p.m. on 3/30/12 and will be contacted that same day.

Call us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions regarding your car’s heater or our promotion.

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