Victoria COVID-19 lock down

Victoria will enter a 7-day lockdown from 11:59pm AEST Thursday 27 May to 11:59pm AEST Thursday 3 June.

For more information, please visit

If you can answer yes to one of the three questions below, you can continue with your booking

  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee? (Essential service employees list can be found here.)
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?

If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

Lube Mobile Hygiene Practices When Servicing Customers Vehicles

There is evidence that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, some reports suggest the virus can last for several days on surfaces including plastics found in vehicles.

Good hygiene can prevent infection from coronavirus as well as the common cold and flu.

With this in mind we wish to share with you what practices Lube Mobile have put in place to ensure the safety of our Customers and of our staff.

Prior to working inside a vehicle, the Lube Mobile technician will use the following procedure;

  1. The technician will check with you whether you have been overseas and ordered to comply with a self-isolation order.

  2. Disinfect car. 

  3. Disinfect hands. 

  4. Where possible avoid switching on HAVAC system (air conditioning / heater control). 

Disinfect Car

  1. Disinfect outside door handle prior to entering the vehicle. 

  2. Spray or wipe all relevant areas inside the vehicle. 

  3. Allow disinfectant to sit for up to 10mins to dry by airing out the vehicle. 

  4. Conduct works inside the vehicle.

  5. When the work is finished we will give the vehicle a final spray or wipe prior to returning the vehicle to you (including outside door handle). 

Parts of the Vehicle to be Disinfected

  1. Door handle (outside first then inside). 

  2. Steering wheel. 

  3. Radio and other control buttons and indicators. 

  4. Seat belt. 

  5. Any other areas we may need to touch when working inside the vehicle (i.e. glove box handles, drink holders, dashboard, hand brake and gears etc.) 

Disinfect Hands

  1. We will use hand sanitiser or washing of hands prior to entering the vehicle. 

  2. After completing the work we will Sanitise our hands thoroughly and close the door to the vehicle. 

Payment and Invoicing

  1. No Cash payments. Our strong preference is payment by card via the tap and go facility. 

  2. Printing of invoices and quotes will cease and we will instead email them to you. 

Should you have any queries regarding our Coronavirus (Covid-19) procedures, or any other matter please do not hesitate in contacting us on 13 30 32.

Radiator Repair


Check Condition of Cooling System

Check Drive Belt and Hoses

Replace Radiator

Replace Coolant

Pressure Test Cooling System

Road Test

If you’re in need of a radiator repair, then Lube Mobile should be your first call. We can service, repair or replace your radiator. A properly functioning radiator is crucial to keeping your engine running properly. If it is faulty or leaking it can cause major problems. In most cases something that may seem like a minor problem in an engine can have quite a substantial impact if left untreated.

One of the biggest reasons that people don't get their faulty or leaking radiator fixed, is the time it takes to seek out a suitable mechanic. Often, you’ll need to have a day off from work to get it sorted. When you choose a mobile mechanic, like Lube Mobile, we’ll come to you and take care of the repairs at your home or workplace.

Some of the indications that you need a radiator repair are, leaking coolant, engine overheating, needing to add coolant regularly, or steam coming out from under the bonnet. If you see any of these you may need your cooling system examined by a professional mechanic to find source of the problem.

In most cases it’s unlikely you’ll need a radiator replacement, as often repairs are quick and effective. It could be something simple like a loose hose that needs adjusting, or perhaps the thermostat has seized and needs to be replaced. Your car's cooling system has many parts and with newer cars it can get even more confusing to examine every pipe and hose. Only by having the entire system thoroughly inspected by a mechanic can the problem be found and repaired properly.

An easy way to check for a problem with your radiator is to park the car on a clean surface, concrete is perfect, and let it run for a while. You’ll soon see a small puddle of coolant pooling under the vehicle if there is a leak (coolant is usually green but can be red or even blue!). Another way is to wait until the engine is cooled, waiting overnight is best, and then check the overflow bottle (if you have one), if it is empty, you may have a leak. Next open the radiator cap and see if there is any coolant present. If you can’t see any, you may have a problem that needs to be rectified.

How to Repair a Radiator Leak?

If you have a leaking radiator then it needs to be repaired. The most common radiator repair is changing or tightening a loose hose. As these are attached to moving parts they can come loose over time, in some cases they may split and need to be changed. If you have a split hose, you’ll need the car towed to a mechanic, or call Lube Mobile to repair your car on site. You should never drive a car that has no coolant in it as this will seize the engine, and this can be very expensive to repair.

If the hose is leaking near the connection and it’s not too bad (no more than a steady dripping), you can try to tighten it yourself. Be careful, as if the car has been running for a while the coolant can be very hot. Depending on the hose connection you can use a screwdriver and tighten the hose clamp. If the dripping ceases, then it should be okay. But you should still have the car seen by a mechanic.

How to Repair a Hole in a Radiator?

Having a hole in your radiator is never good, and in many cases, it may mean that you’ll need a radiator replacement. If the hole is small, it may be possible to repair it by using an additive sealant and sometimes these can provide good results. These are best used when the car is cool, and they can be purchased at many auto parts stores.

If the hole is large, then a radiator replacement may be your best option. As driving without a working cooling system is not recommended, your best option is to call Lube Mobile and we can perform the radiator repair for you.

How to Repair a Leaking Radiator Valve?

A radiator valve, also known as a thermostat, is a small regulator that maintains the flow of coolant in your car's cooling system. Replacing a thermostat is a standard radiator repair, as they are a common fail point.

For this repair all the coolant will be drained from the cooling system. The thermostat is usually housed near the radiator, and it can be reached by removing either the upper or lower hoses. The thermostat is taken out and replaced, then the coolant will need to be refilled.

While this is a relatively simple process, it is best left to a professional mechanic. You can book in for a visit from Lube Mobile to replace your thermostat.

How to Hire a Mobile Mechanic?

Lube Mobile has mechanics operating all over Australia, and we are available for all types of radiator repair, or complete replacement, or any other car repairs. When you are searching for a service that is ‘near me’ you’ll find that our vans are available in all major cities, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. We are well known as one of Australia’s largest networks of mobile mechanics, with over 190 vans in service.

Most services are provided onsite, but for larger jobs we have workshops available. We can work on all makes and models including, Toyota, Ford, Holden, Mazda, Subaru, and many others.

You can use our online booking system, or you can call one of our operators on 13 30 32. We’ll see you soon and get your car running it’s best and get you back on the road!

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Radiator Repair Reviews

- Real Customers, Real Comments

Thank you so much absolute life saver. I was so scared to drive to my mechanic which was 30-45minutes away from home to have the repair done to my car incase something happened along the way instead lube mobile gave th the convenience of turning up to your door step and completing the work minus me taking a day off which was another bonus! Did the job absolutely wonderfully and thank you so much for the "piece of mind" and providing me with a voucher!! I would recommend Lube Mobile to all my friends and family!!! Joan, Holden Astra Radiator Repair, Sydney

I called your company regarding a radiator problem and was impressed with the service I received so when my next service was due I booked and was told I had a few things that needed attention. I agreed and the work was carried out expertly by your mechanics 10 out of 10 any future work I'll phone. Frank, Mazda 121, Radiator Replacement

Dean was fantastic and the quailty of service we recieved was exceptional. I will be using your services in the future and highly recommend you. My vehicle was back on the road within 24 hours of my initial enquiry. Kylie, Radiator Repair Canberra.

I found the mechanic to be absolutely exceptional in all areas from cleanliness customer service and the work done on my car. I will be booking in again with the same mechanic and have also referred him to several friends I believe him to be an incredible representative for your company and a genuine asset. Incredibly satisfied customer. Taryn, Mitsubishi Radiator Replacement, Sydney

Matt was the mechanic who called. He was calm and confident and reassured me re outcome from blown radiator. He gave me top up coolant for next day after returning home to port lincoln. Yes I would certainly recommend Lube mobile. Raa driver pointed me towards your direction after feedback he got from a friend of his. Rosemary, Mitsubishi Radiator, Adelaide

I was very impressed on the over the phone service and agreed arrival time of 08am. My mechanic arrived at 08am at my work place. He delivered excellent service. I cant fault or give any other response. The Mechanic was perfection in both his personal approach and the required repairs to my vehicle . Thank you. Paul, Toyota Camry Radiator, Perth