Heater Core : A part of the car, truck, suv or van that radiates heat inside the dash board used to produce usable heat for the vehicle occupants. A heater core is built similar to a radiator using 2 tanks and a core containing small tubes to help distribute heat throughout the core. A heater core is efficient heat source since the combustion engine already creates heat while driving.
Problems with a heater core would be noticeable when heat fails to come out of the vents when the heat settings are used. A clogged heater core can cause little or no heat requiring a heater core replacement. Other noticeable problems with a heater core would include coolant leaking inside the vehicle, a coolant smell from the air vents or coolant leaking from the ac drain outside the vehicle.
Heater core replacement may require removal of the entire dash board or instrument panel. Some heater cores are replaced within a heater box located under the hood. Other heater cores have an access panel to help quickly change it without having to remove the dash board.
No matter which type of heater core you need, Guy’s Automotive can replace it. Guy’s Automotive can easily diagnose and replace all types of heater core problems. Call today for a heater core estimate for your vehicle.