Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

Although winter doesn’t officially start for nearly a month, the winter weather has already started. If your car heater isn’t ready for the winter temperatures, you’re in for some chilly rides this season. Luckily, the technicians at Ray’s Auto Service are ready to help you with any car service in MA that you might need. And that, of course, includes fixing your car heater.

But how do you know if there’s something wrong with your car heater? Here are the signs that you need this car service in MA.


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There’s no heat in the car.

This is the obvious symptom. If your engine heats up just fine, but you don’t get any heat in the car, you have a problem with your heater. You could have a problem with the blower fan or the air filter could be clogged. A mechanic can flush the heater core, replace the filters, and ensure the blower fan is working properly.


The windows fog up.

If you see a fine mist come out of your heater, that means you have a coolant leak, and your heater is spraying it into your car. This is dangerous for a couple of reasons. First, it means that you have a pretty major coolant leak. Second, coolant it hard to wash off your windows, and you can’t see out. Last but not least, breathing in coolant—ethylene glycol—is dangerous for your health.


You can smell coolant.

Before your heater starts spraying out coolant, you’ll likely be able to detect a leak by smelling it first. Coolant has a sweet smell, so if you notice a fruity aroma coming from your vents, that’s a sign coolant is leaking. You should take your car in for a service right away before the leak gets worse.


You’re low on coolant.

You can have a coolant leak in a place that won’t result in spraying coolant or smelling it. But you will notice that your coolant level is dropping. If it gets low enough, your engine will start to overheat. If your car is low on coolant, top it off and then bring your car to a mechanic to have it checked out.


Get reliable car service in MA at Ray’s Auto!

If you need a car service in MA, come to Ray’s Auto! We handle all kinds of repairs and will ensure that your car is winter-ready. Whether you have an issue with your heater or just need an oil change, you can trust us to take care of it.


Need car service in MA? Contact Ray’s Auto at 978-372-9611

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