Your Dealership Alternative for Radiator Repair in Rochester, MN

Radiator Repair in Rochester, MN

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.

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Words from our clients:

Customer service was great and follow up details about my vehicle while it was in the shop were very helpful. Emails with attached pictures and details was a first for me and the shop contacted me regarding services needed rather than just fixing it and charging me. I knew everything going on from drop off until pickup. The shuttle service was also very helpful!
Dustin Lowy
5
Very professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. I was kept Informed of the progress of the repairs, and explained everything well.
Miller,Ron Miller
5
Babcock Auto Care, without exception has always gone above and beyond in the service of my family's vehicles. Ever helpful, understanding, knowledgeable, and professional are their service reps and techs. Jeremy and Jenna Babcock, and staff, I personally thank you for all you have done to keep our family's cars safe and running on the roads.
Mike Tesulov
5
Replaced my tie rods. Needed allignment. Guys did a great job with state of the art technology. Car drives great. Fast and friendly service
Trenton Thorpe
5
Babcock will forever get my service. I went in for an oil change before I left to go out of town, and Babcock made sure my trio went smoothly by finding some other issues that would have been catastrophic on a long car ride. I appreciate their thoroughness and and helpfulness.
Gregory Jacob
5
Babcock auto staff did a great job diagnosing the problem with my vehicle, was honest, and gave me clear options on how to fix the problem.
Robert Elwood
5

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