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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

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