Vehicle issues give most people unnecessary headache. If your truck’s heater begins to suddenly blow out cold air instead of heat in the middle of extremely cold weather, you will have a good reason to be frustrated. An unreliable car heater is something that can make the cold season virtually intolerable. A lot of things can potentially go wrong with your truck heater because, much like a home heating system, there are several components working harmoniously to heat your truck. The following are some of the issues that may cause your vehicle to blow out cool air and how we can remedy them.
Your truck utilizes coolant that is usually fifty percent water and fifty percent antifreeze to cool your engine especially when it is extremely hot. When the cold weather arrives and you crank up your heat, the coolant from the engine blows warm air into your truck. It may feel cool at first because the engine needs to warm up so that the coolant can travel up and provide heat to your truck’s interior. During regular maintenance service, our technicians always check your coolant level to ensure that it is adequate. If you are low on coolant, your heater will not be able to generate warm air.
Car heater problems are usually a result of heater core complications. It could be that coolant is not travelling through the heater core correctly. Heater cores are cooling system parts that look like compact radiators. A heater core has aluminum or brass tubing that conveys hot coolant in and out, along with fans that spread the heat released by the coolant. If your truck is not blowing warm air and your coolant levels are enough, then the problem might be with your truck’s heater core. Whatever your heater core problem is, we can fix it and have warm air blowing in your truck again.
If your thermostat gauge remains on the ‘C’ even after the engine has had time to heat up, you might have a faulty thermostat on your hands. When your thermostat is not able to signal to your truck that the engine is warm, the coolant will not be able to provide heat to the heater core and the air will remain cool. Since thermostats are fairly easy and less expensive to fix, we can install a new one to get your truck’s heater functioning again.
Water leaks are a common problem with truck heaters. There are numerous different places where leaks can surface, so it is always a good idea to check your radiator, water pump and hoses for damage. If any of the three are leaking, your car heater will not function properly. Your winter will be more enjoyable with an effective heating system. Should you notice any of the aforementioned issues, contact our trained, reputable and experienced technicians to take a look at your truck’s heating system. Keep in mind that it is better to attend to truck heating problems as soon as possible otherwise they may cause bigger and costlier issues in the future.