Heater Matrix


Is your vehicle suffering with coolant loss?

Can you see water on carpet? Is your car floor constantly wet? Does the heater matrix have signs of dampness or leaking? Is your windscreen misting with condensation? Auto Experts Medway in Chatham is the local garage in Medway to come to for heating problems. We are close to both Rochester and Gillingham.

Heater Explained:

A heater matrix is a mini radiator positioned within the heater box behind the dash board of a vehicle. It allows coolant from the engine to pass through its core and produces hot air and warmth inside the vehicle. As the hot coolant passes through the heater core, a fan circulates air across the core, which heats the air and distributes it throughout the vehicle by using a pipe and vent network.

Common Faults:

Over time, as with most rubber products, the heater hose might become brittle because of the extreme heat and its age. This might cause the heater hose to fail, causing the engine coolant to leak out and overheating the motor. To prevent this from happening, vehicle owners should have the hose inspected annually for cracks, swollen areas or splits that could lead the heater hose to fail. The hose should be replaced if necessary.
The engine should be allowed to completely cool down before one attempts to inspect or replace the heater hose. Exposure to the extremely hot coolant will cause serious bodily injury. Radiator coolant should be handled with care, because it is extremely poisonous.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

We at Auto Experts Medway in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

When servicing a vehicle checking for leaking coolant is a part of the service, common areas we will check for loss will be split hoses, radiator, expansion bottle and cap. On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this check or diagnosis may become free when paying for a full service due to the fact that your vehicle is being worked on already.

Keep checking your water and oil levels between servicing this is one way of helping to avoid unnecessary bills. Should your vehicle require a service click on this service tab for more information We are close to Chatham town centre near Rochester.

So if your vehicle is only blowing on one setting, if there is a burning smell, your vehicle may have a resistor or wiring fault. Come to Auto Experts Medway in Chatham, we can diagnose why your heater blowers are constantly blowing hot or cold. Perhaps there is a noise coming from the vents due to debris fall out like twigs or leaves, we can test your vehicles heating system. We are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.

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