A reliable and efficient car heating system is a must during the winter months in Canada. It warms and defrosts your vehicle when you need it, and keeps your car running safely and dependably.
Many things can cause a vehicle's heating system to fail or function below optimum levels, but by paying attention to the early signs of trouble, you can address them before the issue becomes more severe. If you’ve noticed one of the following signs, it’s time for a professional to inspect your vehicle’s heating system:
- You have little or no heat inside your car.
- You notice an unpleasant odour coming from the heater vents.
- The windshield and/or the windows are fogging up.
- Your coolant level is dropping, or your engine is running hot.
Since the heating system is connected to the engine cooling system and uses heat from the engine to warm up your vehicle, the heating diagnostic test may show that your car’s engine is in need of a coolant flush. A coolant flush, or a radiator flush, is a procedure to replace the contaminated coolant with fresh fluid. Its purpose is to remove any build-up of rust, sediment, or other debris from the system. This can help kill two birds with one stone: improve the efficiency of the heating system and prevent problems such as engine overheating.
If your car shows any signs of a malfunctioning heating system, don't wait to contact us. We will thoroughly inspect it and advise you of any repairs needed.