The arrival of cold weather brings a surge of business into the independent service and repair sector, as the conditions can have a significant impact on many of a vehicle’s components, including the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, which has to work particularly hard to keep the occupants safe and comfortable.
Although the major components within the HVAC system do the primary work, the heater and cabin blower both have vital roles as they heat the cold air from outside and circulate it effectively around the cabin.
It is wise to include each item during an annual check and, if either need replacement, use only premium quality aftermarket products.
Nissens Automotive (Nissens) is a thermal management expert and its replacement components are designed and manufactured in accordance with its strict Genuine Nissens Quality standards, to ensure that they operate to the same performance levels as the OE part, to provide independents with a premium quality solution they can depend on.
From an installer’s perspective, this also means that they are also straightforward to fit and that, whenever they are required, additional components, such as nuts, bolts, clips etc, are supplied within the Nissens box.
As a thermal management specialist that is solely focused on providing aftermarket solutions, Nissens is particularly aware of the elements within a heater and a blower that are prone to wear or fail, and is therefore able to ensure these are areas that its components benefit from extra attention.
As a result its heaters include high performance core tubes with turbulators, the core fins have louvres to ensure efficient heat exchange properties and they are fitted with EPDM gaskets to resist thermal stress. When it comes to its blowers, they incorporate a high quality electric motor armature, durable carbon brushes with power surge protection and robust control units and electrical resistors.
In terms of range, 380 Nissens heaters more than 1,100 OE references and 82 percent of the European car parc, and include popular applications such as Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Aygo, Vauxhall Corsa and Mokka, as well as Volkswagen Passat and Polo.
In terms of blowers, 360 part numbers cover 1,190 OE references and 75 percent of the European car parc, with BMW X1, Citroen Berlingo, Ford Focus, Mercedes Vito, Peugeot 3008 and Toyota RAV4 among the popular applications.
Nissens replacement parts are available from motor factors across the country.