Radiator Repair in San Jose 

MKO Auto Services Inc offers radiator repair services in San Jose to make sure your car’s cooling system runs at optimal performance at all times. A car’s engine produces high levels of heat and your radiator and cooling system is responsible for keeping the car’s parts cool in order to avoid overheating and damage to the car’s engine.

A faulty radiator could lead to dangerous overheating – which means unnecessary repairs and expenses. Heat damage, which is the leading cause of engine failure, can easily be avoided by investing in routine radiator maintenance and repairs.

Your car’s cooling system

The major components of the vehicle’s cooling system include the following:

  • The coolant: Radiator fluid (also known as coolant) flows throughout the cooling system in order to dissipate heat from the engine. This fluid keeps your engine cool when it’s overheating and it also keeps it warm during freezing cold weather.
  • Water pump: The water pump in your car’s cooling system is responsible for pushing the coolant through the radiator. It’s a mechanical pump that resembles the propeller on a boat.
  • Thermostat: The thermostat’s job is twofold – it regulates the flow of the coolant to your car’s engine and it picks up on abnormal temperatures in the engine in order to restrict coolant fluid when necessary.
  • Radiator: The radiator consists of a number of tubes and fins. The coolant passes through the radiator and is cooled down by air inside the radiator.

Common Radiator and Cooling System Repairs

If your car is overheating, the best thing to do is bring it to MKO Auto Service for a cooling system inspection. Some of the common problems we see are:

  • Fluid levels: If these are low, we can top them off, and check the rest of the system for performance before major problems appear
  • Coolant Flush: On older vehicles, the coolant can become contaminated with sediment and debris, which makes it inefficient and can cause your engine to run hot.. We can take care of flushing your coolant system, removing the accumulated sludge and refilling the system
  • Cracked Hoses: The engine compartment of a car is a harsh environment, and sometimes the rubber hoses which transport the coolant between the engine and the radiator get worn and cracked. It is best to have one of our radiator repair technicians inspect your cooling system for these problems before the hoses fail.
  • Radiator Replacement: Sometimes radiators become too clogged or are close to failure. This can cause your car to overheat, or worse still, the radiator may fail when you are driving, leaving you stranded by the side of the road. A vehicle cannot run without a cooling system, so get it fixed early on and avoid dealing with a tow truck!

Radiator Repair and Service at MKO Auto Service, San Jose

At MKO Auto Services Inc, we check each of component of your cooling system to determine which part needs to be repaired in order to keep your cooling system running smoothly.

Whether you simply need to top up on radiator fluid, need a skilled mechanic to make repairs to your water pump or need a complete radiator checkup, we can take care of it for you. Our technicians can fix radiators with quick turnaround times which will help you get back on the road faster and for longer.

Our transparent pricing, helpful advice and efficient service are only a few of the reasons why people choose to partner with us for radiator repair services in San Jose.