This is the best auto shop in Portland!! The mechanics are awesome, the rates are amazing the service is fast and friendly!! A special thank you to a great mechanic and a man I get to personally call my friend, Kevin, for always taking such good care of my car! I honestly don’t know much about cars and Mac’s always keeps my car looking and running great!!Brittany D
Mac’s is honest, won’t recommend work you don’t need and does quality work for a fair price. I drive all the way from North Vancouver to get work done there. They’ve earned my trust and respect over many years.Douglas C
Mac’s Radiator and Automotive Service is your best choice for Ford services in your area. We have been a family-owned and operated business since 1947. Throughout the years, we earned the reputation as the leading auto service center in Portland, Beaverton, Bend, Boise, Eugene, and Salem. We offer dependable, thorough, and honest car repair to Ford owners.
Mac’s Radiator and Automotive Service boasts an impressive array of awards and certifications. What is the secret to our success? We put our heart and soul into our business. When we service and repair your Ford, we are doing what we love. When we explain to you about the progress of your vehicle, we truly care about making sure you understand what is going on. Mac’s Radiator and Automotive Service is like our second family, and we treat our Ford owners as members of our second family.
We understand that visiting a car repair shop is not one of your favorite things to do. The team at Mac’s Radiator & Automotive Service strives to make your visit to our auto service facility as enjoyable as possible. Our staff is friendly, engaging, and honest. If you have any questions, we will answer them promptly and honestly, and we make sure to take the time to explain things to you thoroughly.
We have a wide range of vehicle model expertise, including your Ford. Our technicians have many years of experience servicing and repairing this reliable vehicle. Our equipment, tools, and technology are of the highest quality. We can diagnosis and identify the issue causing your Ford trouble. Our ability to consistently pinpoint the exact cause of the problem has earned us several awards and certifications.
To schedule an appointment at Mac’s Radiator and Automotive Service for Ford service, call us. We have 6 locations to choose from: Portland, OR – Beaverton, OR – Bend, OR – Eugene, OR – Salem, OR – Boise, ID
Common Ford Repairs
Each Ford has its own personality, strengths and weaknesses. Over the years we’ve become experts in identifying and making some of the most common Ford Repairs including:
- Noise – The compressor rotates, and the bearings that help it rotate do wear out over time. If they are getting worn, the rotations become rougher and noisier. As a result, you may notice a consistent noise whenever you run the A/C if the compressor is breaking down internally.
- Leaks – The compressor has several seals, and the main ones are the shaft seal and the case half seams. If these seals fail, you may notice leaks are coming from the unit.
- Warm air – Your vents may start blowing warm air vs. cold, which is a sure sign something is off.
- Leaks – There are three spots your water pump may spring a leak from – the weep hole, the shaft seal, or the engine block gasket. Any leak usually means you need to replace your water pump fully.
- Steam – If you notice steam clouds rising from the engine, it’s a sign you’ve left things too late, and something is likely wrong with the water pump.
- Noise – Your water pump looks like a spinning wheel with fins, similar to a paddle boat. When it spins, it uses a bearing, which gets rough as it starts to wear out. The worn bearing may cause noise as it rotates.
- Overheating – The steam is a major clue, but there are other things to look for if you’re worried your car is overheating. The engine temperature gauge may rise, or warning lights may come on if it exceeds the maximum recommended temperature. In some vehicles, the check engine or service engine soon lights may come on instead of the overheating warning.
- Shut down – Some cars will shut down if the temperature reaches a certain high. The engine shutting off is often due to a mechanical failure and not because it was commanded to do so by the vehicle’s power-train control module. If the engine does shut down due to mechanical failure from overheating, the damage is typically very severe and needs to be handled immediately.
- No action – There is no action at all when turning the key to start. You will be able to tell right away, because some vehicles may make a stuttering sound or no sound at all, and the car won’t start.
- Grinding Noise – If your starter is weakening, you may notice a grinding noise when starting. The grinding noise is due to the weak starter gear not fully pushing itself to mesh with the teeth on the flywheel. This can cause the starter gear to drag across the teeth on the flywheel, causing the noise. Sometimes the starter gear may still catch the teeth and turn over the engine, but when it doesn’t, you’ll hear the grinding noise.
- Noise – Bearings are a vital part of the alternator. When bearings wear out, they may cause a grinding noise.
- Trouble starting the vehicle – Your vehicle won’t start if the alternator isn’t generating enough power to keep your battery fully charged. When this happens, the battery can’t give the starter the energy to turn over the engine.
- Lights dim – If the alternator cannot keep up charging the battery, you may notice that the lights will flicker or dim occasionally.
- Car stalling – You should hopefully catch a problem before this point. However, this can happen while driving, so it’s best to look out for the other symptoms and avoid stalling out in traffic.
- Noise – The pump has an electrical motor inside of it. As it wears out, you may hear a whining noise coming from the back of your vehicle, especially when you first turn the key, and the pump begins to energize before you crank it over.
- Hard starting or cranking without starting – If your fuel pump fails, then it may not be able to provide the pressure needed to get fuel into the fuel injection system fast enough. This results in the engine cranking longer than normal before it fires up. If your pump fails, no fuel will be pushed to the fuel injection system, and your car will crank and rotate the engine until the battery or starter dies.
- No power – When drivers accelerate, the PCM commands the fuel injectors to open wider to introduce more fuel to the engine. You might not get as much fuel coming out of those injectors if the fuel pump is weak and producing lower pressure than normal. As a result, your car may begin to stumble while on the road.
- Water – Moisture builds up in the HVAC housing when the heat is sucked out of the air flowing through it. If the drain tube at the bottom of the housing gets clogged or restricted, then the moisture remains for an extended period. Water and metal mixing can cause the Evaporator core to rust and corrode, causing it to leak.
Call Mac’s Radiator & Automotive Service for the Best in Ford Repairs. You’ll be glad you did!