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Radiator Repair at your home

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Radiator Repair Service

How much does a radiator repair 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 does the Car Radiator do?

The car radiator performs a critical function: it keeps the engine from overheating. The engine generate heat while running. The extra heat from the engine is removed and absorbed by the coolant flowing through the system. The coolant then goes through the radiator where it cools off and is later circulated back to the engine to absorb heat again.

The aluminum or brass tubes connect the radiator and it has two tanks. The radiator cooling fan blows wind across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant, when the coolant goes through these tubes. It is common for it to crack and start leaking coolant because the tank is usually made of plastic. If the tank or the tubes crack, coolant will leak, the automobile will overheat and could cause critical engine damage. Over time, radiators can also clog. This occurs when not enough coolant flows through the radiator leading to heat build-up, causing the engine to overheat.

Signs you need radiator repair?

  • Overheating car.
  • Leaking coolant (red, yellow, green fluid)
  • Temperature warning light is illuminated on dashboard

How is Radiator Repair done:

  • Examine radiator for leaks.
  • Pressure test cooling system.
  • Take out and replace the radiator.
  • Fill radiator with proper mixture of 50/50 coolant.
  • Double check for leaks.

Our recommendation:

Changing the coolant every 40,000-65,000 km is a good practice. Follow the service scheduled maintenace provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant replaced at regular intervals. Replacing the coolant will ensure it is free of contaminants such as corrode or scale that can choke it from flowing through the radiator and engine.

It is inevitable that the tanks in the radiator will eventually crack given the high engine temperatures. When the radiator is replaced, the thermostat and any necessary radiator hoses should also be replaced, and the system should be cleaned out of all old coolant to remove any impurity.

How important is this service?

The overheating of the engine can potentially lead to critical internal engine damage if a defective radiator is not replaced.

Radiator Repair Reviews

Derek Dix
Derek Dix
02:06 12 Jan 20
Very thorough inspection of my vehicle! The mechanic was great.
Stuart Mackay
Stuart Mackay
15:52 09 Jan 20
I have used them twice now. They make it so easy and convenient. They come to you, they stick to their allocated time slots and the mechanic I have had on both occasions is Mo who’s work and professionalism was fantastic.
Jorden Healey
Jorden Healey
18:51 08 Jan 20
Mek Alexey was a great mechanic, he saved me potentially a couple thousands in repairs. You pay alot for the service but it's well worth it in the long run. InstaMek is a great company, will use again!
Jodi Wood
Jodi Wood
17:52 04 Jan 20
Great experiences with them. Alexey is a great mechanic. came back to update my review because I still use and have awesome service with instamek.
Camille Nguyen
Camille Nguyen
16:23 17 Dec 19
The mechanic that came was very professional. I needed to get my battery replaced which he was able to do quickly on the spot. So convenient, great customer service and I would use them again for any repairs on my car in the future. I didn’t know mobile mechanics existed, doesn’t get any more convenient than that! So glad I found you guys!
Jeff Kent
Jeff Kent
19:26 21 Nov 19
Recently needed an on-site alternator replacement and InstaMek was there for me. Jack, the mechanic, was incredibly helpful, prompt and did a great job on the car. Would definitely recommend. Thank you again InstaMek!
Moses Yu
Moses Yu
16:43 21 Nov 19
I needed a pre-purchase vehicle inspection done really quick -- seller really wanted to get the car off his hands, and I wanted the car. So I called Instamek and they did a same-day inspection for me. I was surprised at how detailed the report was and how many things they actually looked at.Thank you for the great service.

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