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Engine Overheating Diagnostic at your home

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Engine Overheating Service

There are several issues that can cause your car engine to overheat. These include car overuse or more severe factors like mechanical or electrical failure. If you come across a situation where the engine’s temperature warning light or check engine light turn on, you need to get your engine checked for any possible damage.

How much does a Engine Overheating Diagnostic 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 this system works:

In every car, coolant circulates through the engine to absorb and balance heat produced by the engine. The hot liquid is then air cooled to dissipate heat and then the coolant is recirculated in the system. Serious damage to the engine can happen if any of the component in this cooling system stops functioning, that consequently leads to the engine overheating.

Components of the cooling system:

  • Radiator: The coolant is cooled down in a flat, thin radiator tube once it has travelled through the engine. The coolant then gets ready for another round through the engine.
  • Radiator hoses: The hoses shift coolant from one component to another and in the process they can crack given the pressure and heat in the cooling system. This is the point where they need to be replaced
  • Water pump: The function of water pump is to push coolant through the system. Most systems are driven by a belt other than those in a few hybrids and high performance electric vehicles
  • Thermostat: The function of thermostat is to control the coolant flow depending on its temperature. A cold engine holds the coolant until it is is heated to a certain temperature. Following that, the thermostat opens and enables normal flow of coolant to the radiator where it gets cooled.
  • Cooling fan: The cooling fan draws air through the radiator when the vehicle is moving at a slow pace naturally. Fans can either be electric or belt-driven and only operate when required. When the vehicle runs at a normal speed the cooling fans are not in use during ambient temperatures. This is one of the main components that keep the car from engine overheating.
  • Fan switch: its a temperature sensor which regulates the electric fan.

Causes of engine overheating:

System malfunctioning is one of the main reasons of engine overheating. This is often caused by:

  • Low coolant. If due to leaks there are not sufficient coolant running through the system, there will be a heat build up and your engine will overheat. It's always recommended to check for leaks if the coolant is low
  • Faulty cooling fan: The function of a cooling fan is to draw through the radiator when the car moves at a low speed, like in the case of slow moving traffic. A good way to inspect if there is an issue with the fan is to leave the car idle for sometime to heat up, and check under the hood to see if its running. If it's not, you need to immediately call the mechanic to avoid serious engine overheating.
  • Bad thermostat: if you see observe your car overheating regularly at highway speed, it's better to have the thermostat checked by an expert mechanic.
  • Clogged coolant passageways: You need to keep your car’s cooling system and radiator clean to enable them to function properly. Solid deposits are build up in the radiator that keeps the coolant from properly circulating. A smart and inexpensive preventive measure is to have your radiator flushed every year to keep it in shape.

What to expect:

An expert mechanic will come to your office or home to check the cooling system and identify the cause of the engine overheating. You will be provided with a detailed inspection report that includes scope and cost of the required repairs.

How it's done

The mechanic will inspect any fault codes in the onboard computer system. They will inspect the cooling system looking for the source of major internal issues. Once the inspection is done, and the source of engine overheating is identified, they will provide you a detailed inspection report which includes repair scope and cost.

Engine Overheating Diagnostic Reviews

Justin Alm
Justin Alm
23:54 25 Aug 19
Mohamed (Moe) worked on our car. We had another issue the day after he replaced some gaskets in our engine. He made the drive from Port Coquitlam to Vancouver on his day off to help get our car running again. He was very kind, transparent, and professional throughout the process.
Telina Chomey
Telina Chomey
22:35 24 Dec 18
Alexey came to check out my none starting car. He was easy to talk to and explained what he was doing. He told me my engine was done, but told me he'd keep trying other things just in case. Nothing worked, but I appreciated the extra effort. He explained what was wrong with it and what the noises my car was making meant. Alexey also gave me some insight on things I could do with the car since it... is now a very big paperweight.I've already told my friends about them, the fair price range and their ability to work on things (when possible) wherever your car is. 10/10 would more
Janelle Train
Janelle Train
15:36 01 Jun 18
From the very start of the process instaMek were great. They were able to send quotes through almost instantly and were great at communicating. The service we received from our mechanic was exceptional! We would definitely use instaMek again and would definitely recommend them to our family and friends. We had one particular issue we wanted assessed and our instaMek diagnosed that and then spent... the rest of the hour checking everything else in the engine was working how it should. Definitely felt like we got our money worth and the service was great!read more
Hazem Alsaadi
Hazem Alsaadi
14:32 05 Mar 18
The service and convenience are HEAVEN!!!My wife dripped off our kids at the arena for a hickey game. As she was parking, there were funny jerks. Thankfully she was able to park. But the car was not starting. She took the kids to the hockey game. While watching the game, she called instamek and left he keys at the information desk for the mechanic. 4 hours later after the warm up, the game,... and dressing the kids, my wife and the kdis walked to the parking to the now fully functioning vehicle. Here is a list of what they did (skme of the work was elevtive as i had asked for it)1) diagnostics2) new sparks plus3) new engine starter4) changed engine oil5) 4 break pads and rotars6) my passenger head lamp (broken from before)7) new battery8) new beltMy wife didnt even meet the mechanic. She disnt even leave the arena. Everything was explained and oid for via the phone call. My next plan is to have my yearly tune ups done while I’m at costco, the gym, or work!!!Thanns guysread more
Rebecca Verveda
Rebecca Verveda
19:16 30 Mar 17
My brakes gave out on me. These guys came and replaced my breaks/pads and checked my engine the same day for an extremely reasonable price. I am thoroughly impressed with their service, professionalism and would (and have) recommend them to anyone.
16:51 19 Sep 16
I own a Porsche and got the dreaded blinking check engine symbol. I parked my car and begun the search for the right mechanic. Although I have been using the same mech for 2 years since I moved to Calgary, I was tired of driving all the way to the SE from the NW and waiting for hours at his shop since he basically did everything himself.I heard of Instamek through google. After self diagnosing... the issue myself by using my own code scanner, I asked them for a quote. That was my first shock. It was hundreds of dollars less than what mechanic would charge. They adviced me to repair the simple cheap issues first and hope the problem goes away. My Instamek was punctual, well dressed and knowledgeable. 3 cheap fixes later, my Porsche is back!! I will always use Instamek and always request for the same mechanic. I am highly more
Arshad Mehmood
Arshad Mehmood
21:49 25 Oct 15
i bought BMW was not starting up i was upset might be engine problem if i take it to shop first of all i pay for towing plus diagnose test but i called instaMek they send me one mechanic at my place he told me the problem then he left after they send me an other awesome mechanic Hany he fix the problem i am very happy on this service my car is back on the road with very little money they saved... my time and money God bless themread more

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