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Car Engine Overheating Inspection at your home

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Car Engine Overheating Inspection Service

Your car engine can overheat due to several reasons. Sometimes the fault is minor like engine overuse, and sometimes it can be very significant like mechanical failure. If the temperature warning indicator light is flashing then it is essential to stop driving your vehicle and cool the engine down as soon as possible before the point of no return is reached.

How much does a Car Engine Overheating Inspection cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

How the car cooling system works:

Every car has a system that circulates coolant through the engine to absorb heat produced by the engine. The hot liquid is then air-cooled to dissipate the heat, and the process is constantly repeated. If any component in the cooling system stops working, serious engine damage can occur.

Components of the cooling system:

  • Radiator: This is where coolant is cooled down. After the coolant has moved through the engine, it is air-cooled the small, thin, flat tubes of the radiator. The cooled liquid is then passed through the engine again
  • Radiator hoses: These hoses move coolant from one component to another. Hoses become brittle and crack due to heat and pressure in the cooling system and need to be regularly replaced.
  • Water pump: The water pump pushes coolant through the system. Most are belt driven, except for those few in some hybrids and high-performance vehicles that are electric.
  • Thermostat: The thermostat controls the flow of coolant depending on its temperature. When the engine is idle, it holds the coolant in the engine until it is up to temperature. The thermostat then permits normal coolant flow to the radiator where it gets cooled. This keeps car engine overheating away
  • Cooling fan: This fan is used for drawing air through the radiator when the vehicle isn't moving fast enough to force it through naturally. Fans can be electric or belt-driven and only operate when needed. The cooling fan is not in use during cooler ambient temperatures or when the vehicle is running at speed.
  • Fan switch: The fan switch is a temperature sensor that tells the electric fan when to turn on and off.

Causes of Car engine overheating:

A Car Engine will overheat when the cooling system is not working properly. This is usually caused by:

  • Low coolant levels: If the coolant level running in your system is not sufficient, then heat will build up in your engine walls and consequently, the engine will overheat. If the coolant level is low, then leaks must be identified.
  • Faulty cooling fan: A cooling fan draws air through your radiator when your car is moving at low speeds, such as in slow-moving traffic. A simple way to diagnose whether there is a problem with the fan is to let your car idle long enough to heat up. Then, look under the hood to see if it is running. If it's not, book an appointment with one of our certified mechanics.
  • Faulty thermostat: If your car regularly overheats at fast speeds, get the thermostat inspected by a mechanic.
  • Clogged coolant passageways: Your car’s radiator and cooling system need to be clean function properly. Over time, the radiator builds solid deposits that can clog it and prevent the coolant from circulating properly. A quick, inexpensive radiator flushevery year can keep the system in shape.

What to expect:

A certified mechanic will arrive at your desired location to inspect the entire cooling system and determine the source and cause of the overheating issue. The mechanic will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs for car engine overheating.

How it's done:

Our certified mechanic will check for any fault codes in the car’s onboard computer system. They will check the entire cooling system, looking closely for leaks and any mechanical damage. Furthermore, the mechanic will also check for any indication of major internal issues. After inspecting the entire cooling system and finding the source of overheating, the mechanic will provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

Car Engine Overheating Inspection Reviews

Brandon Mordy
Brandon Mordy
22:22 26 May 20
Jack (the Instamek mechanic) called me back when I requested after viewing the inspection report. He provided some really great information and answered the questions that I had. I'd like to thank him for his thorough and in depth inspection as this has helped me understand the condition of the minivan in question. He was also very cordial and easy to speak with. I give him 5 stars. Thank you... Instamek for all your help with my pre-purchase inspection.On another note, I noticed that a few Google reviews are negative. I would advise that it is likely that a lot of those reviews were for older cars that might not be in good condition. What you have to remember is that they are primarily an inspection service. They are trying to demonstrate the current condition of the vehicle. If they were to miss something, that might expose the buyer to unforeseen repair expenses. So, of course they are going to proceed on the side of caution by listing everything they can see and test. And, they cannot look inside the engine either. So, some items might need to further diagnosed by a physical repair shop or monitored for follow-up later. They are not able to do an exhaustive review given their fee of approximately $200, their limited time associated with that fee, and being mobile with limited equipment. I do not think it is reasonable to expect them, or any other auto inspection service, to ascertain the location of an oil leak either. A lot more time would be needed to diagnosis this. It is even difficult for a physical shop to determine the exact location of an oil leak. Sometimes, it is easy to determine while other times it is difficult if there is a lot of oil caked on an engine. Sometimes an engine will have be cleaned and then monitor where a leak occurs over a certain duration. So I think that a lot of the negative comments are not justified nor are they reasonable. I just thought that I would share my opinion and perspective for future users of the inspection service.read more

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