During the cold Santa Clarita winter months, it’s incredibly important to keep warm. For those of us who are so busy that we spend every second driving around in our cars, maintaining our cars’ heating systems is vital for this. Schedule a maintenance or repair appointment at your Santa Clarita auto repair shop.
Scheduling a heater maintenance service is important for several reasons. These services maintain heater systems and help them function properly. They also help keep your engine from overheating, keep your air free of harmful pollutants and keep you from losing your heat in the winter.
Having your heater maintained helps to keep your engine running smoothly without the risk of overheating. When your car is on, the engine produces heat. If this heat isn’t released properly, it stays in the engine and raises the temperature until it’s so hot that the engine breaks down. To avoid this, the car is designed to release most of the heat through the exhaust pipe. During the winter, the remainder of this heat is used for the heater. Without proper heater maintenance, the hot air your engine produces cannot escape into your car and remains by your engine, causing it to overheat and possibly break down.
Scheduling your heater maintenance helps to keep the air in your car free of pollutants and harmful particles. Before the air from the heater reaches you, it must first pass through a cabin air filter. This filter’s job is incredibly important. It catches pollutants such as bacteria, dust, pollen and exhaust fumes before they can harm you or your passengers. In order to keep you safe, heater services include cabin air filter checks and ensure that the filter is functioning properly. If it isn’t, the serviceman replaces the filter.
Car heater services also help your heater perform at the highest level. With continued use, your heater wears down until it eventually stops working entirely. This problem could be caused by a number of reasons: heater core issues, low coolant levels, malfunctioning thermostats and more. Most of these issues, if addressed when they first occur, are minor.
If left unchecked, however, they could result in your heater breaking down in the middle of a freezing Santa Clarita winter night. Scheduling a heater maintenance service could potentially catch these problems before they grow into major issues.
For these reasons, Santa Clarita auto repair companies, like Reeves Automotive, suggest scheduling a heater maintenance service as soon as possible. In doing so, you could be preventing a potential major heating issue that could cause your car to break down, cause harmful pollutants to fill your car or cause your heat to go out in the middle of the night.
Reeves Complete Auto Center is a local Santa Clarita automotive center specializing in a wide variety of automotive maintenance and repair services including brakes, oil change, tune ups, engine repair, transmission repair, lifetime oil change, and general maintenance and service. With over 25 years in the automotive industry, Reeves Auto Center aims to serve all customers with quality and value.
Reeves Complete Auto Center inc.
26821 RUETHER AVE UNIT # G
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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