in Rochester, MN
Building Relationships One Vehicle at a Time
"It is our joy to Build Relationships One Vehicle At A Time! In doing so, we have developed an outstanding team of customer service advisors and technicians who work hard to take care of you and your vehicle. We have designed our facility with you in mind, thinking of both convenience and comfort—hoping that you will feel at home the minute you walk through our doors. We look forward to your upcoming visit and thank you for allowing our team to take care of you and your vehicle(s)." - Jeremy & Jeana Babcock
Your Vehicle’s Radiator Is Important
Your radiator serves the vital role of cooling your engine. While the engine is running, extreme heat is created by the friction of moving parts inside the engine, combined with the combustion process. Engine coolant circulates through a series of channels in your engine, absorbing excessive heat and carrying it away to the radiator. The hot coolant runs through thin tubes in the radiator core, where air passes through and dissipates much of the heat.
Many radiators also serve as a cooler for the transmission fluid. In much the same way as the engine coolant, transmission fluid circulates through part of the radiator to cool the fluid, preventing heat from damaging the transmission.
Timely Radiator Repairs Will Serve You Well
Heat is your engine’s enemy and must be carefully controlled. The ideal engine temperature is controlled with a thermostat that regulates the coolant flow to the radiator for optimal running temperature to be maintained. If the radiator can’t perform its function of removing heat from the coolant, your engine temperature will skyrocket and your engine can overheat. This can mean expensive repairs, including head gasket replacement, internal bearing failure, or even a complete engine rebuild or replacement.
If your engine temperature begins to climb beyond the normal zone, or if you get an “engine hot” warning message, there’s likely a problem in your cooling system that needs attention. It could be:
A coolant hose leak
The water pump not working
A malfunctioning or stuck thermostat
Time for a radiator repair
If your vehicle needs radiator repair, it’s best to have this completed right away. If left unattended, a leaking or plugged radiator can contribute to major problems that will quickly get worse with time. The longer a radiator repair is ignored, the greater the chances for bigger problems down the road.
How We Take Care of Your Radiator Repair
At Babcock Auto Care, you can always count on receiving top-notch customer service in every interaction. What’s more, rest assured that your radiator repairs will be completed by honest, ASE-Certified Master Technicians.
Whether your radiator needs to be replaced, the water pump or heater core are leaking, or a radiator repair will do, you can be confident that the highest-quality parts and industry-standard repair procedures will be employed. All radiator repairs, radiator replacements, and other cooling system repairs are backed by the best warranty in the business at Babcock Auto Care.
"The workmanship is always reliable, and the service representatives always go above and beyond to make the experience of being without my car as easy as possible. I also really like that repair recommendations are made but never forced upon us and that photos are now available for repairs that are needed."
- Gloria from Rochester, MN
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"I highly recommend Babcock Auto Care for all automotive needs. They know what they are doing, they are honest and helpful. Taking my SUV to them is like depending on a good family member to help solve any car problems. Not to mention the bonus of Reward Points that add up to help save money on repairs and service. BTW the coffee pot is always on, and the staff is pleasant and informative."
- Connie from Rochester, MN
"It is fast to get in, clean and comfortable while waiting. I feel I am treated like a valued customer here, and not a piece of cattle being prodded through the line. The employees are all friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. I had been a customer at my dealership for 26 years, but am happy to now use Babcock exclusively. Very pleased."
- Kelly K. from Rochester, MN
Why Our Customers Love Us
- Best Warranty
3 years/36,000 Miles for Your Peace of Mind
- AAA Approved Auto Repair
with Applicable Discounts & Financing Available
- Beautiful Customer Lounge
for Your Comfort & Free WiFi for Your Convenience
- Customer Rewards Program
Designed to Save You Money
- Outstanding Customer Service Team
Striving for 100% Satisfaction
- Courtesy Shuttle Service
and Rental Car Discounts
- Knowledgeable & Certified ASE Technicians
for Every Vehicle Make
14512 Lee Rd
Rochester, MN 20151