The air conditioning system is one car feature that is given a lot of attention primarily because you can immediately feel the effect when it fails. It certainly is a feature that makes the ride more comfortable especially with a long trip and a lot of passengers. On the other hand, the heating system is only remembered during winter when starting your car is a little difficult. What people don't really know is that the heating system, specifically the heater core, is actually a component of the cooling system.
The heater core is a small radiator that aids the primary radiator in cooling the coolant. This finned, water-to-air heat exchanger can be found underneath the right side of your vehicles dashboard, most often covered by a heater box. The primary function of the heater core is to supply heat to the passenger compartment air stream. The way the heater core works is a result of its function as a component of the cooling system. What happens is that with the aid of the fan, some of the heat absorbed by the coolant is transferred to the air going to the heater core and the partially cooled coolant goes back to the pump. The heat from the coolant is transferred towards the cabin thru the fan. Essentially, the radiator in cooling the engine while keeping the passenger compartment warm during winter.
The heater core does a dual task in the whole system of your vehicle. Designed to help the radiator the whole year round in cooling the engine as well as keeping the passenger compartment warm during winter makes the heater core an important component that must not be taken for granted. If not properly maintained can start it from failing or malfunctioning. Damage to the Kia Sportage Heater Core can cause the coolant to leak causing the cooling system not to give it optimal performance. Corrosion can occur due to lack of coolant change and leaks can occur as a result of corrosion. Repairs and replacements are fairly expensive so proper care and maintenance should be given to your heater core.
Replacement should be done as soon as your heater core starts to malfunction to avoid greater problems that can result from this. Parts Trains offers high quality and well performing Kia Sportage Heater Core that you can order anytime, anywhere. Simply browse our online catalog and select the heater core that is correct for your vehicle application. All the auto parts in our inventory have passed the stringent quality standard tests to ensure the precise-fit and durability.