Originally Posted by dwitis
Hey, what if I test drive the car and come back to see splatter over the engine bay. What is the issue/problem of that matter if it splatters?
Also what are the blend door vents?
Apologize for the newbie questions, but I want to learn and know as much as possible. Thanks!
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Well, typically most car dealerships will steam clean and engine compartment to make it look all shiny and new. If you take it out for a drive and notice oil, coolant, ect splattered or dripping anywhere, that's indicative of some sort of leak. Leaks mean money, especially if they are major or in a hard spot to get to.
Blend doors are doors inside the HVAC system that control air flow. I've found that Jeeps are made out of cheap plastic and tend to break and get stuck in place. This isn't a problem if you love someplace hot and only ever get A/C...but if you are someplace that has season changes...that's a big deal. The parts are only like $20-30, but its 8-10 hours of labor which means about $1000 worth of labor. Easiest way to tell if a blend door is busted is to make sure you get a temperature change out if all vents at all temperature/blower settings.
I'm no expert, but hopefully that helps.