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Mobile mechanic in York, 10 years of experience

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Garage in London, 10 years of experience

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Garage in Cupar, 20 years of experience

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Garage in Walsall, 10 years of experience

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Garage in Coulsdon, 7 years of experience

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Garage in Enfield, 30 years of experience

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Garage in Tmworth, 21 years of experience

We are a traditional family run garage in the heart of polesworth with great reviews, we cater for all your needs no matter how big or small, feel free to pop in and see us anytime

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Garage in Swansea, 27 years of experience

My apprenticeship started in 1996 for 4 years and I worked there for a further 2 years. I left to work for a multi franchise main dealer where I gained lots of knowledge & experience. I then moved to a large...

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Mobile mechanic in Peebles, 20 years of experience

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Garage in London, 7 years of experience

I work on clutches, full services, suspension and exhaust system, tyres, brakes and breakdown services.

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Garage in London, 9 years of experience

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Garage in Cardiff, 15 years of experience

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Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 12 years of experience

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Garage in Leicester, 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about car radiator repair & replacements

Read our answers to questions about car radiator repair 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.

What does a radiator replacement involve?

  • 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).

Can I replace the oxygen sensor myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a car radiator replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a faulty 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.

How long does it take a mechanic to replace a radiator?

On average, car radiator replacement times can range from under 1 hour to over 2.5 hours with an average of around 1.5 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace the radiator?

Over time problems can occur with the radiator as it is subject to significant temperature fluctuations. 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.

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.

Can you drive a car with a broken radiator?

If you suspect there is any issue with your radiator or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect. Driving with a broken radiator can lead to the engine overheating and could cause severe damage to the engine.

How much does it cost to fix a leaking radiator?

If the radiator leaks it is common for the radiator to be replaced. Cost for a radiator replacement will depend on a number of factors but generally can range from £150 to £350.

How much does it cost to fix a broken radiator?

If the radiator is broken usually a radiator replacement is required. Cost for a radiator replacement will depend on a number of factors but on average costs £200.

Is a faulty radiator an MOT failure?

A faulty radiator should not normally lead to an MOT failure as the part is not checked as part of an MOT. Of course if you do have an issue with the radiator it's advisable to get this addressed as soon as possible to prevent further issues and potential engine damage.

What causes a car radiator leak?

The most common cause of a radiator leak is rust or corrosion in the radiator. The radiator is subject to heating and cooling as coolant flows through it. On top of that vibrations and damage caused as you drive the vehicle. Meaning the radiator's condition can deteriorate significantly over time causing leaks.

Additionally, a leak can be caused by a loose or cracked hose, or a problem with the radiator cap.

Is car radiator repair covered under warranty?

Yes, it is likely that a car radiator issue is covered under the manufacturer warranty (provided the car remains under warranty). In the UK, manufacturer warranties typically provide protection for mechanical or electrical failure of components such as an engine, fuel pump or radiator. It is important to check with the manufacturer or the warranty company if this is covered or reimbursed before proceeding with the repair or replacement of a car radiator.

How much does it cost to replace a radiator?

On average, a typical car radiator repair costs £200, with prices ranging from £150 to £350. Ultimately, 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!

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a car radiator repair. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Engine coolant/antifreeze and Radiator.

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a car radiator repair, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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