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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

Sarah Burwood
Sarah Burwood
22:05 15 Sep 19
The service was prompt and professional and the diagnosis and repair very fast and well organised. Mohammed did a great job with next day phone follow up - thanks a lot.
Geo Cornelsen
Geo Cornelsen
22:43 02 Aug 19
When the company advertises experienced certified mechanics they are not overstating. Mohamed and his professional point by point diagnosis and demonstration of knowledge fully supports the company's assertions. Great Company and great Mechanic👍
Selina Lee-Andersen
Selina Lee-Andersen
07:51 02 Aug 19
I contacted instaMek to take a look at my car that wouldn't start. Mohamed came to do a diagnosis - he was prompt, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Moe was able to get a replacement part right away and complete the repair on the same day. Not only is it convenient to have a mechanic come to you, but the service was great from the booking stage right through to the completion of the work. The text messages letting you know when the Mek is on the way, and the job reports provide the value-add. Highly recommended!read more
Gopal Johal
Gopal Johal
00:48 17 Jul 19
Jak from InstaMek did a great job. He was quick and thorough. I would recommend to anyone looking for a service.
Sophie Ann
Sophie Ann
20:43 16 Jul 19
Had a pre purchase inspection done with Doug. Was fantastic service, right on time and easy to book. Have actually booked my second pre inspection for this week! Definitely will be using this service quite a-lot.Thanks Doug
James Goss
James Goss
02:46 13 Jul 19
This is for a pre purchase inspection.Jack did a great job, very well spoken and polite.
ItsLydia Mel
ItsLydia Mel
20:43 11 Jul 19
Such a great service! Great costumer service. The secretary was super helpful for a first time car buyer and Mohammed the guy that checked out the vehicle was also great! He arrived on time and explained everything I needed to know about the car in detail and was also super friendly. They literally checked out everything which I super appreciate. Highly recommend.

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