Your car's radiator keeps your car cool, much like the air conditioning in your house. But radiators tend to develop problems such as clogs, corrosion, wear and tear and leaks, which usually result in a trip to the shop for an auto radiator repair job. Properly maintaining your vehicle's radiator and cooling system is vital to preventing these problems.
Our auto radiator repair mechanics will:
test your radiator pressure cap, ensuring it can keep the system at the proper pressure level
check your thermostat, making sure it performs correctly
do a pressure test, checking for any leaks in parts like the radiator itself, the water pump, any of the engine coolant passages, hoses or the heater core
do an internal leak test, seeing if any combustion gas from the engine compartment is leaking into the cooling system
visually inspect all the hoses and belts related to the cooling system
power flush the whole thing and refill your coolant to the proper level
test the engine fan for proper operation
When we choose us, we invite you to ask questions. You'll receive a written estimate so you can compare pricing for service and parts, and we can show you proof that our mechanics are certified with an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certificate. If your car is older, we may find it more cost effective to simply replace the radiator versus doing a costly repair job, and we'll happily discuss those options with you.
If you're experiencing radiator problems with your car, or want to do preventative maintenance to avoid any problems, call us - the auto radiator repair experts!
Derrick is top notch! Very honest and affordable... Always communicating with the customer.. If there were more stars to give I would....
- Rob Pieretti. 1/6/2020
Very satisfied with the service and repairs. Reasonable pricing. Excellent work. Thanks to Derrick and his mechanics. Honestly, I was surprised by Derrick's special service at no cost.
- Alan Catuncan. 11/8/2019
- Nene Valenzuela. 10/4/2019
They do excellent work there!
- Andre Christie. 9/20/2019
Derrick is a reliable, personable and honest mechanic. This was my first time in this shop and I felt like I been a client for years with the respect and information I was given. My Crv has an issue with starting and a broken resonator pipe which both were fixed. I highly recommend D & D !
- Cristian Andrade. 8/10/2019
Great work and great customer service
- Rosalind Christie. 8/5/2019
Awesome place will be returning
- Ade Key. 7/31/2019
My car was basically dead. I brought it to D&D Car Care and they actually brought it back on the road. Where other ,mechanics could not figure out what was wrong, the crew at D&D saved my car. The cost for their service was in the low hundreds where it could have cost me about $5,000! When I think of this shop three words come to mind: professionalism, courtesy and actually caring for the customer! It's incredible to say that there are still business out there like D&D that earns the business they take in. Thank you for fixing my car right the first time. You have made a customer for life!
- ED . 7/30/2019
This shop is a hidden gem in Elizabeth. In a city (and area) surrounded by auto shops, D & D Car Care is the shop people should be going to. Derrick and his employees were so nice to me. In my experience, most auto mechanics I’ve seen were usually disrespectful, would take short cuts if they could, or will up-charge based on the type of vehicle you drive, not knowing you’ve done through price research.
Called the shop the day prior for a quote. Derrick quoted me a reasonable price that was slightly less than what I was quoted by other shops in the city. I told him I’ll be there the next day, and that I did. Before they started, I had some conditions I wanted them to oblige to, and they did.
I’m glad I went here. I brought in all the parts, so I was just paying for labor. Again, respect is a major factor for me. They showed me this tremendously, and that’s why I’m writing this rare review.
- CJ . 7/8/2019
Great job good service and resonble price
- Juan Guaman. 6/16/2019
Thank god for D & D Car Care…
Derrick, thank you so much! Coming from someone that has no idea what anyone is talking about when it comes to cars, motors, tires, etc.. my experience with you & D & D Car Care is invaluable. I trust you 100%% when it comes to my vehicle needs & will definitely be back, for tune ups, oil changes, & everything else I have no idea about!
I moved to Elizabeth last year for work & drove my car across the US to do so. Recently I got a flat tire, but was able to refill with air & drive to Pep Boys. Got an oil change & had them “patch the tire” which ended up not working. For months I drove on a semi-flat tire having to put four quarters into a gas station air pump & refill every few days. I eventually bit the bullet & went back to Pep Boys to have my tire replaced. Long story short, my car is AWD & to replace one tire you have to replace all four. I got quoted $850 by the most schemey salesman I’ve ever had the displeasure of working with. I decided to wait because the price & environment just didn’t feel right.
A couple months later, my poor tire wouldn’t fill with air anymore… I felt hopeless. I don’t speak “car”, it’s just not my thing. Hand me an iPhone or Mac & I got you covered, I could talk on it all day. Googled a couple local spots & stumbled upon D & D Car Care because of the awesome reviews. Thank GOD. Called them up, spoke to Derrick, & drove my car, flat as hell, up to the shop. I told Derrick what the situation was, that I had tried to put on my donut & couldn’t get the bolts off. With no hesitation & about 5 minutes time Derrick had my tire swapped with the donut. We talked tires for a moment & he suggested a discounted tire shop a little ways away & his honest opinion on what he would do in my situation. I asked if he could do the job & he said yes but his tires might be a little more expensive but he’d do his best to match the price of the specialty tire shop he had suggested. I didn’t even want to bother entertaining other opportunities, I just wanted this almost year-long flat tire saga over with! Derrick got back with me the next day & quoted me a price HALF of what Pep Boys tried to sell me on. The rest is history, I said “Yes” & had my car back on the road, good as new, a couple days later!
- Corey Draganovsky. 5/4/2019
Wonderful service,attentive staff love this place, really professionally
- Wendy Lewis. 4/23/2019
Great customer Service, I called and talked to Derek , he help me over the phone. When i called i was able to get an appointment right away.Also great service and good prices.
- Rosa Ponce. 3/9/2019
Trustworthy professional mechanic shop and very knowledgeable. I always bring my car here for maintenance, tune up and other car services. The service is great and never had a problem.
- Arthur Luminate. 1/20/2019
As always excellent service and great customer care I recommend him to all my friends
- Charles Gaskin. 0/11/2019
Great place. Very Professional.Been going there about 20 years. Quality work. Owner is great.
- Mynor E.. 7/3/2018
Great gang of guys they know what they're doing very knowledgeable and helpful I give them 5 stars all the way.
- Tony Salernitano. 6/11/2018
Derrick is a very honest person ,always explain well what happen with the vehicle ,is not easy to find good shop like this and the mechanics does a good job
- Kevin Franky. 2/13/2018
Very good mechanics and fair prices for their services.
- Orlando Buan. 3/14/2017
Derrick is honest, reliable, fair, friendly and the list goes on and on. Not often do you find a mechanic that is not out to overcharge or attempt to tell you things are wrong with your vehicle when they aren't. Never let's me down. Thank you D & D.
- Suzette Hobbs. 10/11/2016
5 stars. Being a customer of D&D transmission I can highly commend them of the quality, the professional, trust worthy, reliability, honesty, they offer on a day to day basic service. I mr.Sanderson stand tall in recommending D&D transmission.Profession one out of a million they go above and beyond for their customers in time , parts ,service, patience, etc.
- tay nd donya. 9/13/2016
I've been going here for over ten years. They have never let me down.
- Shemroy Pompey. 8/20/2016
Professional mechanic and very reliable.
- PlanVision Corp. 1/12/2016
Bring driving school cars here frequently and always reliable.