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Why Won’t My Vehicle Heat Up?

When heaters malfunction, there can be several different reasons why

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 12/28/2015  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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Why Won’t My Vehicle Heat Up?

Why Won’t My Vehicle Heat Up?

In winter, your need your car’s heater for the comfort of you and your family while on the road. A car’s heat comes from hot coolant circulating through an engine. When heaters malfunction, there can be several different reasons why. 

1. The Coolant Level is Low

When heating systems aren’t working correctly, it could be due to having a low coolant level. If the cooling system isn’t filled with coolant completely, it can impact the heater’s performance and possibly require you to get auto repair. Check your radiator’s coolant level often to make sure it’s full. Also, check for any potential coolant leaks.

2. Air Pockets

If your car’s heat is not working as it should, it may be because of an air pocket. An air pocket in the heater core or a heater hose may interfere with the flow of coolant through the heater core. Your car may require professional auto repair to get rid of any air pockets and get your heater functioning properly again.

3. An Open Thermostat

If you are having problems with your heat, the issue could be an open thermostat, or one that is too cold for your system. Today’s cars usually require a 190F to 195F degree thermostat.

4. A Plugged Heater Core

If there’s debris in your car’s cooling system, it’s possible it could plug the core and restrict the flow of coolant. If so, you’ll need to visit a professional auto repair center to have your heater core replaced.

If you are experiencing issues with the heat in your vehicle. Call the experts at AAMCO Overland Park today for an appointment. We can provide all the maintenance and repair services your vehicle requires. 

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