Ford Vehicle Service Information In Penticton BC
Ford Service Information For Penticton BC

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<a href="[New%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="images/upload/February_2022/SER-7-ford-service-maintenance-penticton-bc.jpg"alt="A red Ford Explorer driving up a ski hill in the winter with skis attached to the roof rack"/></a>On cold, wintery mornings, do you find it takes a long time for your Ford to warm up the cabin and de-fog your windows? If you are experiencing this issue, you could be having an issue with your heater core, which is a radiator-like device used to heat the interior of your car or truck.

Here are five warning signs from our service experts at Skaha Ford in BC:

Foggy windows
The most common sign of a heater core issue is when the inside of your vehicle fogs up with condensation. This usually means there is a leak in the system, which causes hot coolant vapours to fill the cabin.

Fruity odour
When a heater core breaks down, you may notice a sweet, fruity smell – like melons - which signifies that your radiator fluid is leaking. 

Using more coolant than normal
Check the passenger side floor for moisture if your vehicle suddenly requires more coolant than usual. This is a familiar spot for coolant leaks to collect.

Chilly cabin
A lack of heat in your vehicle's cabin could be an issue with your blower, but it could also point to a more severe problem with your heater core, like a hole in the system that's allowing warm air to escape before it reaches your cabin. 

If your vehicle overheats, this could point to a serious issue within the cooling system, including the heater core. Unaddressed overheating will lead to a breakdown and possible component damage.

If you think your heater core isn't functioning correctly, schedule your vehicle in for service at Skaha Ford in BC. Our factory-trained Technicians will complete a full inspection to determine the issue and fix it right the first time for your peace of mind.

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