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Why does my car take so long to heat up?

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Causes of car heater failure include a blown fuse, low coolant level or a bad vacuum. When replacing a fuse, be sure to use to the correct amperage rating to avoid causing damage to wire components.

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If air is coming out of vents but not warming up, check the coolant level. The first sign of having a low coolant level is losing heat in the winter.

If there is enough coolant and still no heat, take a look at the car's vacuum. Refer to the vehicle's user manual for a diagram of the vacuum. Use the diagram to inspect the different parts of the vacuum. If any lines are loose, brittle or sticky, replace them.

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