Tag: heating

26 Posts

Should This Rav4 Owner Break the Bank to Stay Warm?
Mar 22, 2018

Should This Rav4 Owner Break the Bank to Stay Warm?

Dear Car Talk

Here are a few last-ditch things to try before replacing a heater core.

heating Toyota RAV4 2006

Chrysler Town and Country heat is always on
Nov 19, 2015

Today: What's Causing Heat Problem in Jerry's Town and Country?

Dear Car Talk

The heat is always on in Jerry's Chrysler Town and Country but his mechanic says nothing is broken. What's Car Talk's advice?

heating Chrysler Town & Country

can an extra heater vent be added to my car if the regular vent is clogged
May 16, 2013

Should Phil Flush His Focus?

Dear Car Talk

Phil's mechanic says his heater core is clogged but flushing the system could cause major damage. Tom and Ray disagree. Find out why, right here.


Ford Focus cabin feels cold downhill in winter
Feb 21, 2013

Why Is Jim's Car Running Cold?

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Jim's Ford Focus runs cold downhill and normally when driving uphill. And when the engine runs cold, so does the passenger compartment. Can Tom and Ray help keep Jim from freezing his tuchus off? Find out what's going on, right here.

heating fluids

Dakota Sport heat always on
Jan 25, 2012

The Heat Is On in Greg's Dakota Sport

Dear Car Talk

Ever since Greg had the heater core replaced in his Dakota Sport he's felt uncomfortably warm. How can he convince his mechanic to admit he screwed up?


why is the heater in my car so weak sauce
Feb 01, 2005

What could be causing this Mercury Sable's heater to fail?

Dear Car Talk

I've got a peculiar problem My Mercury Sable's heater has been putting out less and less hot air for the past few years This year there was no heat I flushed the cooling system still nothing Then I flushed the...


should i run the engine continuously or stop and start it if i am stuck in a blizzard
Sep 01, 2004

Myth alert: starting a car consumes more gasoline than letting it run continuously.

Dear Car Talk

Living in Colorado I wonder about being stuck in the snow in a blizzard Let's say I have a full tank of gas and keep the tailpipe clear Is it better to start the car every few minutes to run...

winter idling heating

Jan 01, 2002

Is it better to wait for the engine to warm up before turning on the heat?

Dear Car Talk

It gets a bit cold in the winter in Fairbanks Alaska and I have had an ongoing dispute with several wives and girlfriends about an important issue When a car has sat outside all night and one starts it in...

heating winter

Jan 01, 2001

Turn the heat ON if a car is overheating...what?!?

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I'm years old and live in Texas I recently finished driver's education and I could have sworn I heard my driver's ed teacher say that when your car overheats you should turn on the heater My parents disagree Am I...

heating engines warning lights

Sep 01, 2000

Should I warm up the car with the heat and fan on or off?

Dear Car Talk

I live in Portland Maine cold winters and I own a Nissan Pathfinder My husband told me that on winter mornings I should leave the temperature knob all the way to the cold position until my engine heats up He...

winter heating