Your Car’s Heating System Is A Life Saver In The Winter Months

If you’ve noticed your car isn’t generating a lot of warm air while your heater is on then you may have an issue with your heating and coolant system. One of the first signs you should always look for is to see if your check engine light is on. When that light comes on and stays on then it is time to take action. However before jumping in to repairing your car’s heater it helps to understand just how the heating system works.

A car’s heater basically circulates some of the hot coolant from the engine through a small device and then blows the air to warm up the inside of your car. This simplified process should help you understand the three key components to your car’s heating system.

  • The radiator
  • The blower motor (fan)
  • The hoses

Knowing these car parts and their location can help you identify a possible problem with your heater so you can give it the proper repairs. Check the condition of your hoses to make sure there are no clogs or broken parts, if so then they need to be replaced.  This is a relatively minor repair compared to some of the potential issues that could be wrong with your heater.

Since your heating system works off of the car’s cooling system it is likely the problem could be coming from the cooling system.

However if you’re unsure of what the problem is then save yourself the stress and confusion and bring it in the 2J’s Automotive. Our mechanics will gladly give you a free initial diagnostic test ($80 value) as well as give you an estimated repair cost. Don’t run the risk of freezing this winter by giving your car the wrong repair when our experts can identify your problem for free. Give us a call at 817-232-9866 if you want to talk about your car or email us with any questions you may have.

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