Car issues can be annoying to deal with. If you find that your car heater is suddenly blowing out cold air instead of heat in the middle of winter, it can be frustrating as it makes the teeth-biting winter months unbearable. Much like a home heating system, there are many components working together to heat your car. Let’s look through this list if you find that your Ferrari heater isn’t working.
- Issues with the heater core
- Broken or clogged heating controls
- Lack of coolant in the engine
- Water leaks
Let us look at these issues in more detail.
Issues with Heater Core
Heater cores are cooling system parts that resemble complex compact radiators. It is responsible for the vehicle’s heating and defrosting actions. They are usually situated at the back of the dashboard. Most problems related to car heaters are frequently associated with heater core difficulties. The coolant within the engine may not be flowing through the heater core properly. The issue may result from the blower motor not reaching the engine or there being a clog in the tubing of the heater core. Look out for the coolant level in your car. If it stays at an optimal level and the car is not blowing warm air, then you could have an issue with your heater core. Watch out for these signs if you think there is something amiss with your car’s heater core.
- Sweet smelling odor
- Overheating engine
- Coolant runs out quickly when your car is running
- Fog is seen inside your car
Broken or Clogged Heating Controls
Control buttons can get gummed and might stop working after several years. You may replace some of your control buttons if the coolant levels are fine and there does not seem to be a problem with your heater core. The heater control valve behaves like the switch that turns the heat on and off. If that valve is faulty, your car would start blowing cool air inside the cabin.
Lack of Coolant in the Engine
Your car utilizes a coolant to cool your engine down. When winter comes, the coolant is transferred over from the engine to the heater core which in turn blows warm air into your car. A car low on coolant will not be able to send any to the heater core to generate warm air.
Check your hoses, water pump, and radiator for damage as water leaks can surface from many different places within the car. Your car will not work properly if any of these are leaking. If they are damaged, it is advisable to contact a local repair shop to look at your heating system as soon as possible. It may cause more issues if it is not taken care of right away.
Drivers must regularly check for the car’s coolant level and add more if necessary. Detecting leaks to ensure the car is working well is important to avoid necessary costly maintenance if it is not addressed early.