Car Radiator repair & replacement made easy

Low cost car radiator repairs at your home or office. Get a free quote and book online with one of our mobile mechanics today.

  • Save up to 50% versus franchise dealers
  • The best mechanics you can find online
  • Free instant quotes for car radiator repairs
Watch video

Meet some of our highly rated mechanics

If you don't book and pay through the ClickMechanic platform you can't leave a review.


Paxowjmjfxtxj791yfyc

236 Reviews

Verified

Motors Express

Dartford , 19 years of experience


“Paul was very polite and informative about the work required on my vehicle, he was methodical and tiny in his approach when working on the vehicle
I Would definitely recommend Paul to friends and family.”

Mazda 6 • Radiator replacement

“Mechanic was polite and friendly. He informed me of what he recommended nay need attention in the foreseeable future. ”

Lexus IS • Full Service


Owdcnoxirfdyjgq1674s

135 Reviews

Verified

Mobile Vehicle Servicing

Beeston , 21 years of experience


“He was brilliant as usual what else do I need to say job well done”

Seat Leon • Radiator replacement

“Zak was friendly and efficient ”

BMW X3 • Full Service


Sjqr66d8lfttg2dzt4of

253 Reviews

Verified

Armz Motors

London , 15 years of experience


“Easy to deal we with. We had to change the appointment time but mutually agreed a change.

Turned up on time, work done quickly, as agreed price.

Would use again . ”

Fiat Punto/Punto Classic • Radiator replacement

“The guys that came to check on my car were really great. They kept me informed throughout the diagnosis and even showed me the parts needed to be changed. Really happy with their service.”

Ford Focus • Diagnostic Inspection


Wrench hand blue

103 Reviews

Verified

Miles Motor Mechanics

Little Burstead, Essex , 5 years of experience


“Miles was fabulous. He carried out the job very professionally.”

Honda Civic • Radiator replacement

“Great work. I am satisfied with your service.”

Renault Laguna II • Fuel injectors (all) replacement (Petrol)


Sg0cvdgf3uzvqw1jmhwj

17 Reviews

Verified

“No problem what so ever, received a call just before they were due to leave the garage saying they were on their way and job done in an hour or so, will definitely recommend ”

Citroen C1 • Radiator replacement

“Paul was great. He kept me well informed. Will use again. Very professional.”

Citroen Dispatch/Jumpy III • Diagnostic Inspection

200+ Expert Mechanics

Total expert car radiator repair mechanics

162 Ratings

Total number of car radiator repair reviews

Average Rating

Average user rating for car radiator repair bookings

How much does a Car Radiator repair cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2004 Mini Mini Franchise Dealer Est.£234 - £318 Independent Garage Est.£116 - £176 ClickMechanic Est.£116 - £175 Saving47%
Car2010 Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H Franchise Dealer Est.£189 - £279 Independent Garage Est.£124 - £195 ClickMechanic Est.£123 - £194 Saving32%
Car2000 Land Rover Discovery II Franchise Dealer Est.£324 - £371 Independent Garage Est.£184 - £208 ClickMechanic Est.£183 - £207 Saving43%
Car2009 Peugeot 308 Franchise Dealer Est.£218 - £301 Independent Garage Est.£127 - £196 ClickMechanic Est.£125 - £194 Saving38%
Car2013 Nissan Note Franchise Dealer Est.£190 - £210 Independent Garage Est.£125 - £138 ClickMechanic Est.£124 - £137 Saving34%

Want to learn more about Car Radiator repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Radiator do?

The radiator is a component in the engine that keeps the car's engine coolant cool. It consists out of radiator core with to each side a small tank through which the coolant flows. As the coolant flows through the radiator core it is cooled by the cold air that the radiator fan channels through the core. In turn the coolant's heat dissipates and the coolant is directed back to the engine's cooling channels.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Radiator?

  • When the 'Check Engine' warning light is on.
  • When the engine runs at a higher temperature than usual (overheating).
  • When there are leaks underneath the car (this is usually red, green or yellow fluid).
  • When there are leaks / moist patches on or around the radiator.

When should you consider a Radiator replacement?

Over time problems can occur with the radiator as it is subject to significant temperature fluctuations. Older cars were fitted with brass side tanks and a brass or copper, which were particularly prone to rust and leaks. Modern cars are generally fitted with plastic side tanks which, on the other hand, are prone to crack and can also leak engine coolant.

A leaking radiator should be addressed as soon as possible seeing that a lower level of engine coolant can lead to an overheating engine and severe engine damage. Additionally, radiators can also clog up with dirt, leading to the engine overheating as less coolant can run through the radiator.

Should you experience an issue like this or those listed earlier, it is advisable to have the radiator inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Seeing that the radiator is a component that is especially prone to wear it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Radiator replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the radiator and ancillaries for leaks.
  • Mechanic will subject the cooling system to a pressure test.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the radiator.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts ought to be replaced (like the radiator hoses).
  • Mechanic will refill the cooling system with engine coolant.
  • Mechanic will run the engine and, if necessary, test drive the car (check for leaks again).

How much does a Radiator replacement cost?

The cost of replacing the radiator depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your radiator replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

Book a trusted mechanic today

  • Vetted mobile mechanics
  • Save up to 50%
  • Fast online booking