Can I still drive my car if the heater isn't working?

Now that winter has arrived with its icy grip, the last thing you want is a car heater that decides to call it quits. We all know that feeling of desperation as we sit shivering behind the wheel, desperately cranking up the heat dial, but to no avail. A functional car heater is not just a luxury; it's a necessity for staying warm and comfortable during those chilly drives. Here’s some frequently asked questions regarding vehicle heaters:

  • Why is my car's heater blowing cold air?
    • There are several possible reasons why your car's heater might be blowing cold air. It could be due to low coolant levels, a malfunctioning thermostat, a clogged heater core, or issues with the blower motor. Conducting a thorough diagnosis can help identify the specific cause and determine the necessary repairs.
  • Can I still drive my car if the heater isn't working?
    • Yes, you can still drive your car even if the heater isn't working. However, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible, especially during colder months, to ensure your comfort and prevent potential safety hazards. It is recommended to have the problem diagnosed and repaired by a qualified mechanic.
  • How often should I have my car's heating system serviced?
    • Regular maintenance of your car's heating system is crucial to ensure its optimal performance. It is recommended to have your heating system inspected and serviced at least once a year or as per the manufacturer's recommendations. Routine maintenance can help detect any potential issues early on and prevent major problems down the line.

Are you having trouble with your heat? Don't worry, Hillside Auto Repair is here to help! We take pride in being the go-to professionals you can trust for all your heating needs. Whether it's a maintenance concern or your heat isn't working properly, just give us a call and we'll take care of everything for you!

And here's the cherry on top - not only do we provide top-notch service, but we also offer a fantastic 3 year/36K warranty on both parts and labor. So you can rest easy knowing that your heat is in reliable hands. Give us a shout, and let's get your heat working perfectly again!