Heater Core Info
- Created: Friday, 12 May 2017 16:21
- Written by Mr. Car Guy
Many people driving around Costa Mesa have never even heard the term “heater core”. You might wonder what a heater core is. To put it simply, it is part of your car’s cooling system. It looks like a miniature version of your radiator, and functions like a small radiator itself. It is responsible for the function of your climate control system’s heater and defroster.
Your heater core works by circulating coolant through tubes within it. The coolant comes in through one heater hose and out of the other, radiating heat into your cabin through the air vents. It is connected to the air conditioning system. In most cars, heater cores are behind the dashboard, under the center or passenger side. They usually are contained in some sort of case or housing, and are not very easy to get to.