Are you noticing soggy carpeting on the passenger side? Maybe a strong smell of coolant or poor heater performance? You might have a leaky heater core. Trust us to stock a variety of heater cores and parts so you can keep your vehicle warm in cooler weather.
The heater core looks like a smaller version of your radiator, complete with coils of tubing and fine aluminum fins. Like the radiator, the heater core is a heat sink that disperses the engine's heat as hot coolant passes through it -- except, of course, the heater core is designed to provide heat for your passenger compartment.
If the heater core starts to fail and leak, it's a real problem. You'll end up with carpeting that's always soggy on the passenger side, a persistent smell of coolant in the interior, poor heating, and (eventually) a car that won't get warm in the winter. Heater core failure is usually the result of poor cooling system maintenance and a buildup of scale and corrosion in the system. Replacing the heater core is a pretty big job that will usually require pulling the dashboard. Shop Advance Auto Parts for OEM-quality replacement heater cores and seals” for your vehicle.