Signs You Need a New Car Heater

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With winter right around the corner, now’s the time for drivers across the nation to make sure they’re ready with a functioning heater. The last thing you’ll want on a frigid morning is to find out you’re stuck with a chilly commute. While there can be a number of causes for a faulty heater, you should first understand the main signs of a bad one.

Lukewarm air is coming out of your car heater

If the air blowing out of your vehicle’s vents at the hottest setting is just barely warmer than the air outside, chances are high you have a dirty or clogged heater core. You can flush out your heater core to get some efficiency back, or have a professional mobile mechanic replace it wherever you are.

No air is coming through the vents of your car heater

If your vents seem more like brick walls than passageways, there could be two things wrong. One, the blower motor for the HVAC system is faulty, meaning whenever you try and change the fan speed, nothing changes. One way to confirm the blower motor is bad is to turn on the heat and feel for residual warmth as the engine heats up. If you can’t feel anything and the engine is at full operating temperature, chances are high your heater core is no longer functioning.

The car heater is not heating up fast enough

When your engine is cold and the air outside is cold, no car will be able to instantly pump out hot air. While some newer vehicles are quick to build up some heat, it may require older models a bit more time to circulate warm air throughout the cabin. However, if it’s taking your car simply too long for warm air to come through, chances are your heater is in bad shape. This usually means the heater core is dirty and can’t pass enough warm air through the vents as intended from the factory.

The car heater has a leaking interior

When your vehicle’s heater core goes bad, it can often leak, dripping condensation into the interior. This often impacts the passenger side floor and usually requires the replacement of the heater core itself.

If your heater isn't functioning at its best have a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, look at it for you. There’s no reason to go through the season without any salvation from old man winter. We’ll come to you and diagnose, fix and maintain your ride all year long.


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Jose

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
BMW 325i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
I had a few mechanics from YM and _all_ of them arrived late (some even 2 hours late) , but not Jose! He arrived right on time! I gave him the keys and let him do his job. I am a curious person so I asked him a few questions about his techniques and he had no problem answering them all with detailed explanations! He did run into a problem on my car because of stripped bolts, but he literally went above and beyond and found a way to remove it. Best mechanic ever.
Lexus CT200h - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - South San Francisco, California
Jose was on time and did a great job on my brakes. He was friendly and explained the entire process. Would highly recommend.

Augustine

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Augustine
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mr. Sanchez showed up on time and finished replacing my rotors and break pads. He was very informative and treats your car like his own. He was very time efficient and communicated very well. I highly recommend Mr. Sanchez’s services!!!!

John

26 years of experience
552 reviews
John
26 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - League City, Texas
I am so happy John is back. I trust him very much. He is efficient and has a tremendous amount of mechanical knowledge. He is a true asset to Your Mechanic.
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alvin, Texas
I like John because he is very knowledgeable about all my vehicles. In addition he is very organized regarding how he performs his work.

Wesley

8 years of experience
45 reviews
Wesley
8 years of experience
Dodge Nitro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Peoria, Arizona
Great experience. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and will continue to use for future work.

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