Understanding Car Heating and Cooling Problems

March 5th, 2022 by

Buick service

What makes the Buick service available here at Starling Buick GMC really stand out? We’re not just the dealership you can rely on for oil changes, tire rotations, and battery inspections. We’re also sharing information and resources on caring for your vehicle and recognizing signs of damage or wear.

Here’s a look at common heating and cooling problems and how Starling Buick GMC can help.

Heating Problems at a Glance

There are several common reasons your vehicle’s heating system may be struggling or blowing cool air when the heat is on. Here are just a few:

  • The coolant level is low
  • The heater core is damaged or clogged
  • The air filter needs to be changed
  • The thermostat valve has a loose spring

These are some of the most common causes for heating problems. You can narrow in on the specific cause by checking the coolant level, inspecting the heater core for signs of damage, inspecting the system’s fuses, listening for air flow, and looking for leaks.

Cooling Problems at a Glance

Your new Buick may also be experiencing cooling problems or complications that can cause overheating and discomfort. Many common cooling problems are quick and easy to fix, so don’t worry! Here are some reasons your vehicle’s cooling system may not be working properly:

  • The coolant level is low
  • The coolant quality is low or bad
  • There is a coolant leak
  • The water pump is damaged or rusted
  • The thermostat isn’t reading properly

Look for warning lights on the dash, check the coolant levels, and try turning your vehicle on and off again to see if the cooling system is affecting the starting system. These are a few ways to narrow in on the specific issues affecting your vehicle’s cooling system.

For more information on your cooling and heating service, and to get expert and long-lasting car care, come down to Starling Buick GMC in Venice today.

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