It is winter time and you are heading for a New Years shopping spree with your family. You decide to turn on the heating / cooling system. After driving for a mile or so, your cabin is all fogged up covering every window with condensation. You ignore this by wiping the glass with your hands and continue driving. After a few days, the problem persists and now you can even smell a sweet smell of some coolant. It’s time to put a brake to your shopping program and head to Everything Auto NY right away as your heater core could be busted! & now We are offering a 25% discount on ALL heater core repair services until March 1st, 2018!
What is a heater core?
The heater core is an important component of your car’s cooling system, which also includes a heater valve, water pump, cooling fan, radiator and thermostat among other items. The heater core is the main component that is responsible for the heat used in the passenger compartment. It is usually located right behind your dashboard deeply buried among a pile of several other parts. In the picture below, the heater core is shown with the blower motor fan.
Symptoms of a bad heater core
A lot of drivers fail to realize there is something wrong with their heating or cooling system until the engine starts overheating or the heater stops working. While these are the final symptoms of problematic heater core, the initial symptoms include excessive fogging and coolant smell from your AC vents. Also, if your vehicle is guzzling a lot of coolant lately, there is something wrong again. It is advisable to report your car to Everything Auto New York on the very first symptoms of a problematic heater core as this may allow us to address the issues at a minimal cost, avoiding you the expenses of replacement of major repairs.
Repair or replace?
Heater cores are expensive parts which can cost you upwards of $500! Even more on certain models of cars. Do not panic yet as we at Everything Auto NY are not here to simply replace parts and provide you exorbitant bills. All the car owners in the New York areas of Queens and Nassau County who have come to us for auto repair are well aware of our ‘Maximum quality at Minimum prices’ motto.
Our first step is to thoroughly examine your heater core and its life and provide you with an estimate for both replace and repair. In any case, we ensure that the labor costs are set to a minimum which is usually not the case with heater cores. If you do decide to replace the core, we calculate the timing as such when the replacement costs you lesser than the repair. Thus it’s a win-win situation for both of us – you get a new heater core at a cheaper rate than used, and we provide you with optimum service and parts, just like Everything Auto NY has been known for, for almost a decade!
Why Everything Auto?
Everything Auto NY is a family owned and operated business located in Valley Stream, NY 11580 and addresses heater core issues and cooling system repairs in Nassau County, Queens and surrounding areas. Our set of highly skilled technicians and professionals also undertake other car repair services like complete vehicle service diagnostics, Electrical, Computer Programming, Coding, Flashing, Adaptations and other “Dealer Only” Special Functions! As well as: Brakes, Oil Changes, Tune Ups, Engine Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Cooling System, Heating and Air Conditioning, Transmission, Fuel Injection Systems, Belts and Hoses, Steering, SRS, ABS, and Exhaust System Repair. Our happy customers from all around New York will testify for the excellent services we offer on everything from, repairing heater cores and cooling systems, to engines and transmission!
Winter is definitely here!
Still, many people will easily overlook the maintenance of their car. Driving in extreme snow or a blizzard needs preparation and patience. By preparing your car, for the harsh weather conditions that await us all, Everything Auto NY can help car owners avoid any unplanned emergencies or accidents that are quite common during the winter months.
Here are some great auto care tips to make sure your car is in great shape all winter long –
Keep the Battery in Peak Condition
During the colder months, the car’s battery is the most affected part on the car. The car battery uses more energy to operate during cold weather. This allows the winter to drastically reduce the cranking amperage that is available to the starter. It is essential to get your auto battery tested before, during, and after winter to ensure it always remains in good condition. If it is not, you should consider replacing it as soon as possible to avoid getting stranded in a cold parking lot or side of the road when you least expect it.
Get your Brakes Checked Often
You need to get your brakes checked routinely to ensure your safety when driving on icy and snow covered roads. While you may test the brakes on your own, a professional will conduct thorough inspection to ensure that your brakes will work perfectly in all possible aspects. The certified technicians at Everything Auto NY will always have the latest technology and optimal equipment to monitor your braking system correctly. Regardless of what year make or model, we are your one stop shop for everything automotive, including brakes, even for rare cars, such as BMW M series, and other BMW’s, Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, Porsche, etc.
Ensuring Lights and Wipers are Working
It is best to check the level of fluid in the windshield reservoir and fill it up as needed. At Everything Auto NY, we provide free windshield washer fluid fill ups with EVERY service! Even a small oil change or light bulb change, will get your windshield washer bottle filled to the top!
Wipers can get damaged for many reasons, such as, being operated while frozen, or windshield damages. While small chips and scratches might seem small at first, it is recommended to replace chipped and cracked windshields immediately to avoid damage to yourself and others. At Everything Auto NY, we provide wiper replacements and windshield replacements, as well as, other automotive glass repair services.
You should also ensure that your exterior and interiors lights are in optimal working condition so that other drivers can see you and you can see them. One of the worst feelings on the road, is having all your lights on, and still not being able to see the person ahead of you! For your own safety and also everyone around you, please stop by EverythingAutoNY.com for directions to our shop in Valley Stream, NY 11580. We will gladly check all your bulbs and wipers for free! We also offer free replacements of bulbs and wipers with services over $250!
Apart from the above, you also need to get many other parts of your car routinely inspected such as tires, batteries, wipers, lights, brakes, suspension, oil, antifreeze and other parts so that you can drive your car during winter months without worrying about getting inconvenienced. If you need help looking after your car this winter, Everything Auto NY is the best place to be. We offer complete testing of all of the different parts of your car to ensure it is ready for the winter months for many years to come.
We are so grateful to have clients like you in our lives! Celebrate the start of 2018 with us & enjoy our special offer that we are extending to you! It’s our way of saying “Happy New Year” from the team at Everything Auto NY!!
In order to celebrate this new year, we will be offering $10 regular oil changes for the first 4 quarts of oil! HURRY IN TODAY! This offer will expire on Friday, January 12th, 2018!
& As a congratulations to all the new Bitcoin millionaires… We will now start accepting Bitcoin this year! We will keep everyone updated when someone finally offers us this new way of payment! IF that ever happens!