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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

Brett Farquharson
Brett Farquharson
19:32 01 Dec 20
I was very impressed with my first experience using instaMek today, my mechanic Grant was very friendly, efficient, and someone you could trust. Such a great business model when a mechanic can come to you to fix your car.
Adam Keller
Adam Keller
06:06 22 Nov 20
Alexey was very friendly and provided great service. Clearly identified and explained the problem(s), including what needed to be addressed right away as a safety issue vs where & how I could save money. Listened to my needs and did everything he could to make sure they were met without pushing anything more.
kumar V6
kumar V6
21:47 14 Nov 20
I had some issue with my radiator couldn't drive for 2 months I was told to contact instamek am glad I did they sent there best worker waheed who knows everything about cars he did a wonderful job If could give him 10 stars I would if I need anything else I would contact instamek forsure
Katherine B
Katherine B
23:35 09 Nov 20
What a great service! Waheed was very thorough, professional and I appreciated his honest feedback. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the mechanics of a car..he ensured every item on the list was checked off/inspected. He even filled up the windscreen wiper soap after inspecting the car, which was very nice of him! I would most definitely use their services again.
01:03 29 Oct 20
My mechanic was Waheed and he did a great job. He was professional and friendly. It was worth it to do the pre-purchase inspection and I would use Instamek again.
Íde Moynihan
Íde Moynihan
19:17 17 Oct 20
Mohammad has been looking after my cars for over 2 years now. Always a pleasure to deal with and always thoroughly explains any issues and repairs needed. Gives me great piece of mind to know my car is in good shape while he never tries to upsell me anything I dont need.
Danielle Klaudt
Danielle Klaudt
19:55 08 Oct 20
This service was so great! Super convenient and fairly priced- perfect for someone who doesn't know much about cars. I felt like this was the next best thing to having my Dad come down and look it over. Mohamed was thorough and I could tell he's done this a million times. Thanks so much Mo!

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