Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you flush rads in cars?

    No, this is not a service we offer here at West End Rad. We do not flush car rads but specialize in diesel and heavy-duty radiators.

  • Do you line gas tanks?

    No, this is not a service we offer here at West End Rad.

  • How can I get an estimate?

    You can get an estimate by either completing our online Estimate Form with as much information as possible. You will receive a confirmation email once our team receives it and you’ll hear from someone via email or phone within a few hours to 1 business day. Or, you can call us toll-free at 1-877-723-2673  to speak with our Sales team. In order for us to provide you an accurate quote, please let us know:

    • What part or service you’re looking for
    • Part #
    • VIN #
    • Make/Model/Year
    • A description to the best of your abilities of what the issue is
  • What is your hourly shop rate?

    Our Winnipeg shop charges $123/hour plus shop supplies and taxes.

    Our Estevan shop charges $123/hour plus shop supplies and taxes.

    Our Saskatoon shop charges $147/hour plus shop supplies and taxes.

    For cleaning and testing parts, it is a minimum 30 minute charge. The reason we test your part prior to confirming the estimate is to ensure we know exactly where the leak or issue is coming from. We are committed to offering the best possible service and providing long-last repairs rather than a quick fix.

  • Do you repair plastic radiator tanks?

    No, we do not repair plastic radiator tanks. This is because after cleaning and inspection the radiator will reveal many other causes for the leak. We do not repair plastic tanks and are unable to repair a plastic tank as we do not carry the supplies and equipment to do so. Plastic tanks are crimped onto the aluminum radiator core and un-crimping the tank weakens the aluminum tabs, thus making it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to achieve a good seal to the new tank.

    We highly recommend replacing your plastic tank with one of our more durable options such as an after-market replacement radiator or we can convert your plastic tank/aluminum core to an all copper-brass radiator. The finished copper-brass radiator is heavy duty, higher efficiency and requires less future maintenance for our customers. A copper-brass radiator is also easier and inexpensive to repair any future leaks and core replacements if damaged. All our after-market radiators and special-order radiators have a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

    Contact us for a quote.