Heater Repair

Heater Repair

You live in Michigan and know that there are multiple months during the year in which the heater must run in your car.  When you turn the knob to kick the heater on, you expect a rush of warm air to flood the inside of your car and heat things up.  When that doesn’t happen, you have a long commute ahead of you.  Don’t let this happen to you!  Bring your car in to our easy going team at Chippewa Auto for all of your heater repairs.

Heater Core

When facing a heater repair, there isn’t simply a heater unit that can be replaced like the furnace in your house.  It is more of a combination of different things that provide the heat in your vehicle.  One of the most important components is the heater core.  This acts like a small radiator and passes the hot air from the dashboard into your vehicle.  To replace this unit is time consuming and can take a day or more to repair.

My Heater isn't working!

Nobody likes to sit in a cold car with chattering teeth.  So why isn’t your heater working?  Here are several reasons why this might be happening to your vehicle:

  • The antifreeze or water level in the radiator may be low due to a leak in the cooling system.
  • The thermostat is bad and isn’t allowing the engine to warm up properly.
  • A blower fan may not be working properly.
  • The coolant may contain rust particles or other contaminants that are blocking the heating core from circulating air into your vehicle properly.