Automotive Heater & Defroster Repair Service at Carter Volkswagen in Seattle
When the temperatures drop, you need to have a reliable heater working on your car to keep things comfortable. But, more than that, you need it to keep things safe. Without the heater working properly, the front defroster can't work either. Even on mild evenings, a combination of cooler temps and humidity can cause your windshield to rapidly fog up. If it does, you'll need the heater and defroster to keep the view ahead clear.
We'll tell you more about what can cause your car's heater to stop working below. When you need HVAC service for your car, trust the pros at Carter Volkswagen! We'll make a repair to your heater or defroster using genuine OEM Volkswagen parts for a quality fix that lasts a long, long time.
Reasons Why You Car Heater Isn't Working
The heater in your car works by diverting heat generated by the engine to the passenger cabin. The engine's cooling system works to keep it cool, circulating coolant around the hot metal parts and drawing heat from the engine. Next, coolant flows toward the heater core, where the heat can be blown into the cabin. So, if the cooling system is low on coolant, the system will need to be checked for leaks and topped off to get the heater to work again.
Other possible heater problems include a thermostat that's been stuck open, overcooling the engine and preventing the coolant from getting hot enough to heat the cabin. Another possibility is a heater core that has become clogged or corroded, or the blower fan has worn out.
Do I Need an Appointment for Service at Carter Volkswagen?
We strive to make it easy to fit the service your car needs into your busy schedule. If you need routine maintenance, like an oil change, tire rotation or battery replacement, VW Service Xpress means you can stop by without an appointment! We'll perform all maintenance basics quickly, so you can move on with your day. Need a more extensive repair? Schedule your appointment in advance using our convenient scheduler, and pick a day and time that works best for you!
Experience the Carter Advantage at the Carter VW Service Department, Serving Seattle, WA
What's the Carter Advantage, you ask? It means, when you visit our service center for maintenance and repair, you can count on hassle-free courtesy loan cars and shuttle service, so you can carry on with your busy schedule. Or, if you're just waiting for a few minutes, enjoy our comfortable waiting area and complimentary Wi-Fi. We know auto maintenance can be a hassle, so we're making it as convenient as possible here at Carter Volkswagen.
Best of all, our prices are competitive with local garages and national service chains -- especially when you take advantage of our online service coupons! Check back each month to see our latest offers.
You'll find us conveniently located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107 in Ballard. We look forward to earning your business.