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Tinashe

11 years of experience
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Tinashe
11 years of experience
He was very precise and put my mind at ease.
I will never look for another mechanic!! We had car talk and now he will do all the work on my car from now until!! Need a mechanic this is your guy!!

Eliseo

10 years of experience
239 reviews
Eliseo
10 years of experience
My experience with Eliseo was very good. Very friendly and easy to talk to.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
845 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Did a great job!

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
As usual Shaun was ever the knowledgeable professional. He jumped into the job and completed it in short order. He is truly a trustworthy auto mechanic, with exceptional skills. I know my repairs or service will be completed correctly and post haste.

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
He is a very talented mechanic!

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
First and foremost. He was very mannerley. He answered questions I've placed upon him.He wasted no time getting to the core. Will no doubt request him again.

Cody

6 years of experience
99 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
He was very polite and thorough. He explained what he was doing and why. I am very pleased with his initial inspection.

Rodrigo

11 years of experience
121 reviews
Rodrigo
11 years of experience
Rodrigo was very pleasant and professional which is why I’m giving the high rating of 3. Rodrigo was late without notice. I had to call the customer service number to determine if my appointment was still scheduled. Upon completion of the inspection, I was given a long list of items that didn’t have anything to do with the car’s main issue. After questioning Rodrigo about the functionality of the fans, he said he hadn’t checked the fans or turned on the air yet. When my fiancé came down he asked Rodrigo about the results of the diagnostic. Rodrigo then performed a test on the radiator fan motor and determined that to be the issue. I received an updated quote. I find that mistakes happens but this was different. In this case Rodrigo didn’t seem to have clear knowledge on this issue or could have been lackadaisical.

Frank

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Thanks Frank, for getting my daughter riding again.

Car is running hotter than normal Inspection Service

An observant driver keeps an eye on the various gauges in the dash – they provide important information. One of the most important is the temperature gauge, which tells you how hot the engine coolant is. Every car has its own “normal” range, but if you’ve noticed that your car is running hotter than normal, it may be a sign of an impending problem.

How this system works:

Your coolant system is designed to help remove heat from the engine during operation. The engine creates a great deal of heat, and coolant is circulated throughout to absorb heat, and then remove it. The coolant flows through the engine, and then back into the radiator. Fins built into the radiator help disperse the heat as air passes over them.

There are several important components here. The radiator is probably the most visible, but you also have an upper and lower radiator hose, a thermostat, the water pump, a coolant reservoir and more. All are critical to the operation of the system, and if one starts to “go south”, you may experience higher operating temperatures than normal.

Several potential problems could cause your car to start running hotter than normal without overheating. It could also be something as simple as sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a hot summer day.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Low Coolant: With any engine temperature related issue, the first thing to check is the level of the coolant. If it’s low, then the system doesn’t have enough fluid to do its job correctly. Low fluid can be caused by many things, including not properly topping it off after draining the old coolant, and leaks from various parts, such as one of the radiator hoses, the water pump gasket, a damaged or open bleeder valve and more.

  • Sticking Thermostat: This could be a sign that your thermostat is about to fail. If it has started sticking, but hasn’t quite given up the ghost, it’s possible to see higher engine operating temperatures without overheating.

  • Damaged Radiator Cap: Most modern radiator caps are pressure caps. They’re designed to increase the boiling point of coolant by pressurizing the system. If your cap is failing (the seal is generally the problem), then you can expect to see higher than usual engine temperatures.

  • Deteriorating Hose: Your radiator hoses are responsible for transporting coolant to and from the radiator. Over time, they age and deteriorate. If a hose has gone “soft”, it’s possible that is has partially collapse and created a bottleneck that limits coolant flow, which will increase the temperature.

  • Faulty Temperature Sensor: It’s possible that the temperature sensor on the engine block is faulty, and sending inaccurate information to the car’s computer/dash gauge. In this instance, the reading is incorrect and your car’s engine temperature is most likely normal.

What to expect:

A professional mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to inspect both the temperature gauge and your car’s cooling system. The mechanic will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How it's done:

The mechanic will inspect the coolant level, the condition of the hoses, the radiator cap and more. It may also be necessary to test drive the vehicle to get the coolant up to operating temperature to verify the higher than usual temperature reading.

How important is this service?

A temperature gauge reading slightly higher than normal may or may not be a sign that something’s wrong. If you’re stuck in traffic on a hot day, this would be normal. However, if you’ve noticed the car is running hotter than normal without any mitigating factors, it’s a sign that something’s going wrong. One of our professional mechanics can diagnose and repair the issue before it becomes a serious problem.

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