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Cold Weather Is Coming - How's Your Heater Core?

Cold Weather Is Coming - How's Your Heater Core?

The heater core is a vital part of your car's cooling system. It's essentially a counterpart to a radiator, and it circulates coolant and radiates heat into the cabin to keep you warm. Besides heating, it is also responsible for the functionality of your defrosters. Now that it is finally Fall, you're going to need those two things (heat and defroster) to work well in Auburn, MA. How Does the Heater Core Work? Your vehicle's engine warms up while it's running. The coolant absorbs the excess heat and circulates the air away from the engine and through the radiator. But when you turn on the heat, the air gets blown to the heater core to be warmed up. And it makes its way out through the cabin.  The coolant you add to your car contains anti-corrosive properties that coat the surfaces inside your cooling system, including the heater core. Over time, the coolant becomes less effective and can make your system corroded. If it is left for too long, it can cause a l ... read more

What Is Tire Cupping and What Causes It?

What Is Tire Cupping and What Causes It?

When it comes to your wheels, cupping is a horrible sign for them to exhibit. It typically indicates you have other problems with your car that are affecting your tire performance. The phrase "tire cupping" is unfamiliar to most drivers, but it's a problem that happens more often than you think. Cupping, also known as scalloping, refers to an unusual tread pattern on a car or truck's tire that moves from high to low in sporadic spots. Scalloped tires can be deceiving at certain angles, but it will look like your tires have hollow dips or craters. What Causes Tire Cupping? Tire cupping usually happens as a result of a poor suspension system. If your vehicle has been feeling bouncy lately due to worn shocks or struts, you should give your tires a look. If it's been happening for a while, the tread on your tire will wear out in uneven spots. The problem can worsen faster if you often run on bumpy roads or speed bumps. In rare cases, tire cupping can also be caused b ... read more

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