Winter is definitely here in Orlando! It’s been a while since we’ve felt temperatures as low as the ones we’re dealing with currently and may face next week. Because of this drop in temperature, you’ll want to make sure your car heater is functional! Our Toyota auto service team is here to help you figure out if your heater is ready for the cold temperatures, or if you need to get it checked out by a professional.
How to tell if your Orlando Toyota’s heater is functional
When you turn on the heater in your Orlando Toyota, you’ll more than like get one of three outcomes.
- The heater quickly turns on and pushes out warm air.
- Air is flowing, but it’s not very warm.
- No air is circulating at all.
We’ll break down what auto service steps you should take depending on what your car heater is doing.
The heater quickly turns on and pushes out warm air
This means that your heater is working properly! There are only a couple of things we suggest doing.
- Keep the heater on throughout your journey.
- Turn on the heat at least once a week so it doesn’t get used to being turned off.
Air is flowing, but it’s not hot
If you can feel the air flowing from the vents but no warmth along with it, you probably have an issue with your heating core. Like a radiator, hot antifreeze fluid is passed over the heating core so when you turn on the heat you’ll get warm air through the vents. When the air isn’t warm, that usually means there isn’t enough of the antifreeze passing the heating core, or its getting blocked. Here are some auto service suggestions to know in this situation:
- Top off your antifreeze if you check the fluid levels and see that it isn’t full. Make sure to check your auto fluids this winter to make sure they don’t need to get replaced.
- If there seems to be a blockage, we suggest going to a professional so they can safely remove whatever is causing the block.
Air isn’t flowing at all
In this situation, you may have a more troubling situation on your hands. No airflow can mean anything from a blown fuse or a blower motor that’s no longer functional. Here’s what you can do about your Orlando car heater:
- If you think it’s an electrical problem, replace any potentially blown fuses before you look at the relay switch and blower resistor.
- If it’s not electrical, you’ll have to seek professional help. Our Toyota auto service team in Orlando will definitely be able to help!
Get ready for winter with auto service!
Make sure your car is ready to take on cold weather with help from Toyota of Orlando! Schedule an auto service appointment today by calling us at (407) 298-0001.