Heater Cores

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The heater core is responsible for warming the air used to operate your car’s heating and defrosting functions. It circulates hot coolant from the engine to the cabin of the vehicle in order to warm the air inside of the car.

When a repair is needed, choose a quality aftermarket heater core. Everco® HD heater cores are designed to match O.E. form, fit and function.

The Everco® HD Benefit:

  • Heavy duty construction for product durability
  • Quality engineering for O.E. fit, form and function
  • Independently tested for proven quality and performance
  • All units come with O.E. style hardware for easy installation

1.Aluminum Cores

Aluminum Heater Cores

First appearing in the mid 1990s on domestic applications and some import models, today aluminum heater cores are the most common style in the industry. With aluminum tanks and tubes, the appearance of this type of heater core can vary depending on the application. Newer models may look like an evaporator with heater tubes and some even have the heater valve already incorporated.

2.Mechanical Cores

Mechanical Cores

Mechanical Cores Heater Cores

Also known as expanded tube heater cores, mechanical core heater cores hit the market in the 1990s for Chrysler and high-end import applications. This style consists of copper tubes, aluminum fins and plastic tanks. There are some models that do not have a bottom tank, therefore the tubes are exposed. Aftermarket models with this style have been designed with aluminum tubes and O.E. applications have started following suit.

3.Brass Crimp Tank

Brass Crimp Tank

Brass Crimp Tank Heater Cores

Mainly covering import applications from the 1980s to early 2000s, brass crimp heater tanks are an older style. This type of heater core is made up of mostly copper and brass.

4.Brass V-Cell

Brass V-Cell

Brass V-Cell Heater Cores

Introduced in the 1950s as the first copper and brass design, brass v-cell heater cores were used until the early 1990s. This style has the look of a honeycomb and in most cases, the top tank of the heater core features a large “V” shape. As time has passed, aftermarket applications have gone to an aluminum design.