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Coolant Light Flashing? Get an inspection at your home

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Coolant Light Flashing Inspection Service

If your temperature needle is erring towards the ‘H” mark, the temperature warning indicator is beeping, and there is fluid on the ground under the car, then you’ll probably see the coolant light flashing. One of Instamek’s certified mechanics can identify the origin of the the coolant light flashing and repair the problem on site.

How much does a Coolant Light Flashing 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.

What is coolant?

Coolant fluid is also termed antifreeze fluid; it’s a bright yellow or green liquid that mixes with the water in cars, trucks and other vehicles to keep the radiators from freezing or overheating. Made from either ethylene glycol or propylene glycol, antifreeze and coolant change the freezing and boiling points of water.

Coolant raises the boiling point of the liquid in the engine in order to prevent it from overheating.

Common Reasons for Coolant Light Flashing:

  • Perforated radiator tank or core. it's easy to spot as there are leakage signs around the radiator which cause the coolant light to flash.
  • Faulty radiator hoses. The hoses that connect the radiator to the engine can also get damaged causing leak from the puncture in the hose walls. Usually, hoses become weak and brittle with time that makes them prone to failure, therefore they need to be replaced if they are found defective.
  • Faulty water pump. Coolant can also leak from the water-pump housing. If there is a failure in the bearing, the pump seals fail too. This occurs when the pump is operating so the mechanic checks for this with the engine running. In several cases, the pump needs to be replaced.
  • Broken radiator cap. It is also possible for the radiator cap to lose its ability to maintain pressure in the system. This will allow the coolant to reach its boiling point at a lower temperatures than intended, and possibly allow steam to escape, which introduces moisture to the system.

What to expect in the case of Coolant Light Flashing Inspection?

One of Instamek’s certified mechanics will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the coolant light flashing, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the required repairs.

How it’s done:

The certified mechanic will come to your home or office to diagnose the coolant light flashing and inspect the entire cooling system. The mechanic will pressure test the system if needed.

How important is this service?

Your coolant light flashing is a warning sign that needs to be dealt with immediately. If not dealt with, you engine can overheat and result in significant engine damage. If your temperature gauge readings are not normal, or there are fluids on the ground under the engine compartment of your car, you need to book an appointment with Instamek and have your car inspected for as soon as possible, this can save you a lot of money.

Coolant Light Flashing Reviews

Eric
Eric
18:53 26 Oct 19
I used instaMek for the purpose of a pre-purchase inspection on a used vehicle.Pros: they were so convenient. I work through the day however they were able to coordinate a time with the seller to inspect the car and provide a report to me within the same day. I was also told by the seller that the mechanic who came by was very easy to deal with and did a thorough inspection.Con: as it is a... mobile service they cannot do the most in depth inspection for instance my car had an oil leak but they were unable to fully diagnose where it was coming from.Overall they were very comvenient and also great customer service.read more
Darleen Collins
Darleen Collins
19:50 16 Jan 19
I found Wrench Patrol on Google. Their website communicated their services well. The fact they are mobile is fantastic. I called them and the fellow was very pleasant and helpful. They also scheduled the appointment with the vehicle Owner (Seller) and I had the option of being present for the Inspection or not. Since the vehicle was at least 30 minutes away, I opted not to go but let the... Mechanic handle it. Very convenient for both Buyer and Seller. The Report arrived via email shortly after the inspection and was very easy to read and thorough. Brake pads will need replaced within the next 6 months and a leaky inner cv boot was indicated. This was critical information in helping us with our purchase. I would definitely use and recommend their service again. Thank you guys.read more
arvind dhanabalan
arvind dhanabalan
23:27 25 Jul 18
Booked a pre purchase inspection ... Got the report they said everrhing was good..2 days later i get the check engine light... can't believe they didn't report the P0456 - Evaporative Emissiom System - Small leak ..which I found using my bluetooth obd tool, not sure how they didn't check for codes during the inspection. Not a happy customer.Edit :They gave me a call and have offered to... diagnose the issue if the check engine light came back. Definitely great customer service.read more
Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown
02:38 01 May 16
This was AMAZING service.It was a very fair price.We bought a used truck and experienced an oil leak. It was scary.Hany came out the same day we called. On a Saturday! (Which did not cost extra).He inspected everything for us. He ran diagnostics. He put us at ease about our purchase.Next time I buy a used vehicle, I'll definitely call Hany to check it out ahead of time.He was professional,... knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. I feel that he went above what was necessary and really provided superior customer service.I'll be using them for all my regular service.read more
Laurie Bell
Laurie Bell
20:08 26 Apr 16
Great service! I had 2 quotes from other garages. 1 said I needed a water pump and the other said I needed a new radiator. Both quotes were for $750. Instamek charged me $90 and told me I needed a $28 radiator cap. I've used them 3 times and will recommend them to anyone. Convenient, knowledgable staff, and way cheaper than any garage in town. Also available evenings and Sundays.

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