Is Your Car’s Heater Ready For Winter?

Sep 15, 2023

Is Your Car’s Heater Ready For WinterIn Minnesota, the cold really sets in, and winter wreaks havoc for months to come. We rely on our car’s defroster and heater to clear the windshield and keep us warm and comfortable on the road, even when the outside temperatures are below freezing. Is your car’s defroster/heater ready for the winter? You better be sure! Now is a great time to have your vehicle’s heater inspected and repaired at Clark Automotive.

Vehicle heating and cooling systems are directly related. Your engine produces heat whenever it is running. The coolant/antifreeze that passes through your engine is routed to your heater core to defrost your windshield and keep you warm. But if the heating and cooling system is not functioning properly, your windshield defroster or heater may not work, or your engine could overheat, even in winter. Plus, this system is what defrosts and keeps your windshield clear for your safety while driving. That’s why we always recommend regular maintenance for your vehicle’s heating and cooling system throughout the entire year, especially in the fall.

Keeping The Heater Regularly Inspected

One might think of the vehicle’s heater as being a single unit, like a furnace, but it is a system made up of many different parts including a heater core, blower fan, hoses, belts, and more. If small issues are not identified and repaired immediately, you can end up with more timely and complicated repairs necessary to keep your heating system working as it should.

Car Blowing Cold Air

It is annoying to turn on the heat, anticipating a welcome blast of warmth, and instead feel jolted by cold air. If this is the case, you could be dealing with a variety of problems ranging from a control issue, faulty thermostat to a leak or a malfunctioning heater core. This issue is common but can be avoided with preventative maintenance. If you have your car’s heating system regularly inspected, you will likely never have to worry about your car blowing cold air.

Clark Automotive in Blaine, MN has the qualifications to repair and replace all parts of your vehicle’s HVAC system. As we prepare for winter, do yourself, and your vehicle, a favor and schedule a heater inspection at Clark Automotive. We will check all the components of your car’s heating and cooling system and make any repairs as needed.

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