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How Long Does a Heater Blower Motor Last?

Heater Blower Motor

During the colder parts of the month, you will start to rely more and more on your car’s heater. With all of the different components that are in place to ensure your heater works correctly, you may have a hard time keeping up with them all. The heater blower motor is one of the most important parts of a car’s heating system. It is the job of the blower motor to take the heat that is being produced by the system and blow it into the cabin of the car. When you need heat in a hurry in your car’s cabin, the blower motor will have to spring into action.

For the most part, the heater blower motor on your car is supposed to last as long as the actual vehicle does. Due to the harsh conditions that this blower motor has to operate in, it will usually end up having repair issues. There are a variety of problems that the blower motor may have that will render it useless. The last thing that you want is to be unable to get the hot air that you need to keep your car’s cabin at the right temperature. More often than not, the problems that a blower motor has will be caused by a wiring issue.

When problems with your heater blower motor start to surface, you will have to act swiftly in order to reduce the amount of time you are without hot air. The blower motor will not usually be checked out during a routine maintenance procedure and will only get attention when there are repair issues with it. When there are problems with the heater blower motor, here are some of the signs that you will notice:

  • The heater in the car will not come on at all
  • The car’s heater will only work on occasion
  • The flow of air is very weak

Having a professional to find and fix the issues with your heater blower motor is the best way to ensure that the job is done the right way. Attempting to do this type of work by yourself may make things much worse due to your lack of experience. If you're noticing a problem with your heater blower, have a certified mechanic repair the problem for you.

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