How many of us can address the problems that arise unexpectedly in our car’s heating and cooling system? Not most of us are skilled to do that. We usually call the mechanic without even trying to figure out what exactly went wrong initially. In most cases, the underlying problems about the heating and cooling system are not difficult to detect and fix. Regular car maintenance and understanding these issues can prevent the potential repair cost and claiming of car insurance. So, let’s understand the DIY list and save big on these costs.
Heat is dispersed inside our car through the heat core. This device diverts hot radiator fluid, generating heat that hits the fan, which ultimately blows it out into the cabin. So, if there is an issue regarding the heating of your car’s cabin, then;
1. Check with the radiator hoses for any leaks
Leaking hoses can lead to overheating problems, especially if you haven’t changed them for a long time. If your car has aged, then it is advised to regularly check with the hoses and replace them if needed. Also, look out for the radiator fluid, whether the level is sufficient or not!
2. Heat core can be non-functional
In some cases, the fault is being detected in the heat core, which is the primary source of heat generation. No need to worry if your heat core is problematic. Visit a nearby automobile garage and get a new heat core installed.
3. Feel the fan for heat
You can manually touch the fan or blower to check if it throws warm air out of the duct. Sometimes due to overheating, the fans face physical damage. If this is the case, then get a new fan for your car.
4. Avoid clogging of the exhaust
If your car’s exhaust is jammed then it can lead to severe heating issues. Take care of the exhaust and always keep it clog-free.
If your car faces a cooling problem then;
1. Address the fluid leakage
The anti-freeze fluid can experience leakage due to faults in the valves responsible for the passage of this fluid. Leakages are easy to detect physically and can be fixed without any haste.
2. Refilling the coolant
The level of cooling is directly proportional to the level of coolant in the car’s system. Maintaining the appropriate level of coolant mixture is essential for the delivery of adequate cooling.
3. Something up with the thermostat
The thermostat is responsible for regulating the flow of coolant and temperature in the car’s engine. The opening and closing mechanism of the valves of the thermostat are crucial for unified heating and cooling effect. So, issues with the thermostat can lead to irregular cooling. Also, don’t leave the water pumps dirty. Wash out the residue clogging the passage of the coolant throughout the engine.
Your car gives you hints too. Just be alert and catch those hints at the right time to address the problems before they get worse. To give your vehicle a long life and improved performance, never neglect its heating and cooling issues. These small tips can reduce your maintenance cost and annual car insurance premiums in a big way.