What is the heater core?
The heater core is also known as the heater matrix. It works in a similar way to the car radiator but, instead of removing heat to the outside air it transfers heat to the vehicle interior thereby helping to keep you warm.
Cost of Repairing or Replacing a Heater Core
While the cost of a replacement heater core isn’t particularly high, there is an intensive amount of labour involved. The dashboard has to be completely removed to access the area where the heater core is located and, while the actual job of replacing the heater core isn’t particularly complicated for a competent mechanic, the whole task can take several hours. It may even take longer depending on the type of vehicle being worked on, and this means that the costs of the job may just about stretch into the thousands (certainly the hundreds).
With this in mind, it’s essential (for both your wallet and your ability to get around) to diagnose a leaking heater core as quickly as possible before it becomes irreparable and has to be completely replaced.
K-Seal to the Rescue
K-Seal will fix most leaks in the heater core. When using K-Seal for this type of repair make sure that the heater is switched to maximum so that K-Seal flows through the pipes and reaches the leak. You can save literally hundreds of pounds.
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Find out more about heater core problems
- Signs and symptoms of a leaking heater core
Learn how you can spot the signs your heater core is leaking so you can fix the problem early, saving time and money.
- How K-Seal can fix heater core leaks
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- How to flush a heater core
Follow our step by step guide on how to flush a heater core.
- Sounds coming from the heater core
How to identify sounds coming from the heater core.