Monthly Archives: November 2021

5 Signs You Need a Heater Core Repair

5 Signs You Need a Heater Core Repair

  As the weather continues to drop in Grand Rapids, MI, you wouldn't want your car's heater core to stop working right before winter. The heater core is the component that warms the air up when you turn up the heat in your car. It is also responsible for keeping the defroster's air warm so that it can clear your windshield for better visibility. At Auto Centric, our team can inspect and repair your heater core just in time for winter! Here are 5 signs that indicate you need heater core repair: Fogginess Inside Your Car Two things can only cause a haze inside your car. The first explanation would be that the heater core is malfunctioning, causing the defrosters to stop working. Secondly, the core itself could be blowing fog or smoke into your vehicle's cabin.  Sweet Scent  A sweet syrupy smell in your car is never a good sign. When the heater core leaks, it will leave behind the scent of coolant fluid through the vents. Cold Air Blowing Instead of War ... read more


Auto repair shops regularly see something missing from customers' cars – the most common being the locking lug nut tool. Often, the car owner never received the tool when they bought the car. The same may occur for more than a dozen other items. In some cases, the solution results in hundreds of dollars. If the car purchase was from a dealer, the odds of retrieving missing items are almost zero. If the purchase was from a private owner, sometimes the things are still in their possession, but they often cannot find them or throw them away when they realize they were for a car they no longer own. A few minutes spent with a simple checklist can save a lot of time, effort, and money. We recommend you make this part of your next vehicle purchase. View our checkist here!

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