Broken Blend Door Actuator
The blend door actuator may sound super futuristic and fancy, but in reality, it is simply the component that is responsible for directing the flow of air into your car.
This means, that even if your heater core isn’t failing, and your thermostat is fine, the heated air can’t be directed appropriately, which results in a drop in temperature in your vehicle.
This is why it’s important to have a professional mechanic assess your vehicle for any type of temperature fluctuation. They can properly discern if you are in need of a major repair, or a minor one.
For any major heating issues that need repairing, you need to consider the age and value of your car before committing to a large mechanic’s bill. This is when many people turn to the scrap car removal services of More Cash For Scrap.
We buy vehicles with heating issues, mechanical issues, and electrical problems. And we always pay MORE cash for scrap cars than the other guys!
Bad Blower Motor
The blower motor is exactly what it sounds like. It blows the air into your vehicle’s cabin. When the blower isn’t functioning properly, it can limit or stop the flow of air through your vehicle’s air vents.
This symptom of a bad blower motor will usually first appear like a heating issue, as the temperature doesn’t feel as warm as it should. However, the real problem isn’t the heating system itself, but the blower that aids in directly the flow and strength of flow into your car.
Water leaks are usually a pretty significant sign that your heating system needs attention. Although it’s normal to see some water on the ground under your vehicle particularly during summer months when A/C is used frequently, seeing large amounts daily isn’t a good sign.
Water drips from under your car as a result of condensation from the heating and cooling system of your car. But when it starts to be excessive and regular, there could be an issue.
As water leaks while the heater is running usually signifies that there is a leak somewhere in a hose. This causes coolant levels to drop as well, which can make your engine overheat. When your engine isn’t functioning properly, your heating system will often follow.
If you notice a drop in temperature coupled with pools of water under your car, you may be in for a very serious repair bill.
How Does a Car Heating System Work?
The heating system of any vehicle is a complex system that has many working parts within it. Each component is equally important in maintaining a properly functioning heating system. This is why it’s always recommended that you have a professional mechanic assess and repair your car when something to do with the heating system appears to be failing.
- Hot engine coolant circulates through the heater core, promoting the heating of air into your vehicle’s cabin.
- The blower (or fan) in front of your heater core pushes the air into the heater core, thus raising the temperature of the air that will enter through your car vents.
- The blend door actuator then directs the heated air to the appropriate place, depending on your selected settings.
- The heater fan then blows the air directly into the selected aread of your car, based off of what you’ve selected it to do through your heater controls.
- The heater core uses the coolant from the cylinder head and returns it directly to the pump.
When you’re faced with a major repair like a new engine, a repair or replacement of one or several of your heating system components, you have to properly assess whether or not it’s worth the investment.
If you drive an older vehicle, or one that has really high kilometres due to daily commuting, you may want to consider buying a newer vehicle, instead of repairing your current one.
Cash for Cars with Mechanical Issues
If you are one of the unfortunate people to be suffering from a failing heating system, or a failing engine, talk to our team of scrap car buyers today before anything else.
We have been buying scrap cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans since 2005, and we always pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any other scrap car removal company in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
This is just part of why MORE people choose our scrap car removal services over any other!
What Determines How Much Cash I Get for My Scrap Car?
There are a variety of factors that we consider before making anyone an offer on a car. Every vehicle has a different history, has different mechanical issues, and different values.