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699 Reviews

Jdb

Mobile mechanic in Poole, 38 years of experience


7th July 2019
“James is always professional did a great job love clickmechanic .every one needs to know about you.”

DAVID

Nissan Micra • Radiator replacement

22nd July 2015
“Fantastic service, friendly guy, never going to garage chains again!”

JERRY

Ford Focus • Camshaft drive belt/chain replacement


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GG’s Motor Maintenance Ltd

Garage in Wickford , 14 years of experience


26th June 2019
“Charlie phoned beforehand to let me know he was on his way and arrived at expected time. Before changing radiator he checked things over to make sure my diagnosis was right ( it was) He had brought a new radiator with him and was very quick to complete the job. I could not have asked for better service and will certainly use Clickmechanic again.“
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JEANETTE

Peugeot 207 • Radiator replacement

1st June 2019
“Charlie was friendly, he came in at time and finished the job. I am happy with his work.”

JANAK

Ford Focus • Timing belt/chain replacement


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Mobile Autocare

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 20 years of experience


25th June 2019
“Lee is the kind of car mechanic I like. He is knowledgeable and very ready to share that knowledge with his customer. He applies his knowledge effectively resulting in a perfect repair job.”

NORMAN

Volvo V70 • Radiator replacement

22nd April 2016
“Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and willing to come out at very short notice. Excellent service.”

MARK

Renault Clio II/Clio Campus/Clio Storia • HT/Ignition leads (all) replacement


53 Reviews


23rd June 2019
“Arrived in the correct time frame and brought the necessary parts and alternatives.”

KAVIN

MINI Mini • Radiator replacement

23rd March 2019
“Peter was great. Very helpful and explained everything clearly. He also suggested how I could get the right parts.”

ALEX

Volkswagen Transporter • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection


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LINGFIELD MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED

Garage in Lingfield, 9 years of experience


20th June 2019
“Car was fixed with no issues, done on the day it was arranged with no further problems.”

MICHEAL

Ford Focus • Radiator replacement

24th May 2019
“Car was collected a little bit late, but the guy was very apologetic and polite. Repairs were carried out well, overall a good service.”

KAREN

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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
Car2005 Honda Accord Franchise Dealer Est.£289 - £319 Independent Garage Est.£206 - £227 ClickMechanic Est.£207 - £228 Saving28%
Car2008 Peugeot 207 Franchise Dealer Est.£237 - £316 Independent Garage Est.£152 - £218 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £219 Saving32%
Car2010 MINI Mini Franchise Dealer Est.£331 - £556 Independent Garage Est.£197 - £348 ClickMechanic Est.£198 - £350 Saving38%
Car2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Franchise Dealer Est.£478 - £804 Independent Garage Est.£231 - £502 ClickMechanic Est.£233 - £505 Saving42%
Car2014 BMW 3 Series Franchise Dealer Est.£277 - £363 Independent Garage Est.£152 - £223 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £224 Saving41%

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!

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These estimates may include Engine coolant/antifreeze and Radiator

48 manufacturers for Car Radiator Repair

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £101 - £197

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 184

£236

£164 - £268

£262 - £427

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Audi

Parts costs: £108 - £209

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 1220

£260

£189 - £296

£337 - £521

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Austin

Parts costs: £84 - £101

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4

£160

£163 - £163

£259 - £259

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Bentley

Parts costs: £183 - £220

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£244

£249 - £249

£350 - £350

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BMW

Parts costs: £123 - £235

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2053

£229

£168 - £251

£279 - £396

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £107 - £260

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 201

£264

£152 - £313

£219 - £452

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £145 - £239

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 323

£261

£201 - £292

£292 - £438

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Citroen

Parts costs: £80 - £145

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1093

£163

£125 - £191

£179 - £273

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Dacia

Parts costs: £146 - £202

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 17

£246

£245 - £267

£372 - £398

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £86 - £139

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 7

£167

£131 - £172

£194 - £250

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £438 - £528

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 32

£460

£484 - £493

£616 - £633

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Dodge

Parts costs: £149 - £236

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 18

£235

£194 - £282

£269 - £405

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DS

Parts costs: £139 - £167

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£198

£206 - £206

£301 - £301

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Fiat

Parts costs: £97 - £160

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1049

£187

£145 - £210

£197 - £287

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Ford

Parts costs: £89 - £192

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2687

£186

£134 - £228

£187 - £314

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Honda

Parts costs: £112 - £229

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 590

£221

£165 - £282

£236 - £404

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £98 - £198

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 538

£185

£134 - £228

£181 - £311

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £175 - £213

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 8

£227

£222 - £228

£304 - £314

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Iveco

Parts costs: £135 - £241

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 18

£271

£229 - £310

£349 - £458

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £183 - £320

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 407

£380

£294 - £419

£517 - £726

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Jeep

Parts costs: £150 - £450

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 54

£312

£198 - £459

£283 - £630

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Kia

Parts costs: £144 - £304

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 255

£262

£189 - £324

£253 - £429

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £174 - £374

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 304

£358

£244 - £458

£383 - £735

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LDV

Parts costs: £251 - £405

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 15

£335

£297 - £394

£392 - £518

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Lexus

Parts costs: £152 - £379

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 312

£301

£213 - £397

£344 - £594

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Mazda

Parts costs: £114 - £201

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 478

£207

£162 - £230

£230 - £324

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £166 - £479

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 533

£416

£257 - £525

£442 - £817

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MG

Parts costs: £90 - £150

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 120

£194

£155 - £233

£238 - £364

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MINI

Parts costs: £127 - £216

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2324

£231

£183 - £245

£306 - £394

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £125 - £223

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 158

£256

£170 - £277

£234 - £393

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Nissan

Parts costs: £111 - £264

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 413

£257

£156 - £316

£217 - £441

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £79 - £139

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2030

£164

£125 - £191

£182 - £284

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £115 - £138

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4

£165

£166 - £166

£235 - £235

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Porsche

Parts costs: £210 - £319

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 46

£410

£308 - £417

£447 - £621

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Proton

Parts costs: £134 - £160

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£181

£179 - £179

£214 - £214

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Renault

Parts costs: £101 - £272

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 818

£295

£184 - £376

£270 - £539

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Rover

Parts costs: £84 - £167

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 240

£203

£150 - £255

£232 - £398

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Saab

Parts costs: £83 - £179

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 84

£207

£133 - £227

£200 - £335

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SEAT

Parts costs: £85 - £188

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 407

£223

£156 - £268

£236 - £398

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Skoda

Parts costs: £84 - £182

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 352

£210

£150 - £262

£225 - £390

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Smart

Parts costs: £144 - £178

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 17

£254

£220 - £249

£324 - £379

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £163 - £199

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4

£228

£226 - £237

£321 - £342

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Subaru

Parts costs: £138 - £328

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 78

£238

£186 - £329

£255 - £433

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £104 - £177

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 216

£183

£149 - £208

£199 - £276

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Toyota

Parts costs: £109 - £191

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 847

£215

£155 - £245

£218 - £355

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £95 - £210

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4413

£209

£148 - £261

£208 - £361

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £97 - £181

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2187

£223

£168 - £257

£272 - £414

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Volvo

Parts costs: £151 - £286

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 280

£290

£219 - £349

£337 - £540

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a car radiator repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on 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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Recent Car Radiator repair quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£202.20

Radiator replacement

Vauxhall/Opel Mokka 1.6L 2012 13
Reading
£45.15

Radiator cowling replacement

Volvo XC90 D5 2.4L 2003
Blairgowrie
£43.86

Radiator cowling replacement

Kia Sportage CRDi VGT 2.0L 2006 10
Worksop
£191.89

Radiator replacement

Honda Jazz 1.4L 2001 08
Camberley