Top Mechanics For Car Radiator Repair & Replacements
Garage in Nottinghamshire, 40 years of experience
T&G Automotive is a family run service and repair centre for all vehicles. Quotes upfront - no unexpected bills. Competitive prices within the local area. Our mechanics have over 40 years experience with all...
STEVEN • 24th March 2023
Garage in Chesham, 7 years of experience
Worked as an mobile mechanic abroad before my studies, then come to UK where I can live the dream. Complex systems on cars no matter how hard my look diagnostics or repair , I'm here to do it.
CHARLIE • 21st March 2023
Vauxhall Corsa • Radiator replacement
Garage in Enfield, 13 years of experience
Operating in the car and motorcycle maintenance market for over 13 years. We are always looking for the best way to improve our techniques and services to help take care of our customers. Call or message us ...
Garage in Dagenham, 30 years of experience
Hi, I’ve been a mechanic since leaving school and have owned and operated my own garage since I was 25 , were you could that I’ve done most jobs on a wide range of vehicles. I’d like to say that my workmans...
Garage in Potters Bar, 35 years of experience
I have worked as a mechanic for over 35 years. I have experience with all types of vehicles including American models. I also have a lot of experience in motorcycles and vans repairs and servicing . Worked ...
Garage in Wolverhampton , 12 years of experience
After completing my nvq qualifications in collage, I decided that being stuck in a workshop was not where I wanted to be… I progressed myself as a hgv driver in the breakdown industry working with car and co...
JENNIFER • 14th February 2023
MINI Mini • Radiator replacement
Mobile mechanic in Cheddar, 28 years of experience
I began my career with a local garage when I left school in 1988 and in 1994 I moved to Australia and worked in a European specialist car garage for a few years before moving to work with Lamborghini for 8...
VANESSA • 1st February 2023
Audi Q3 • Radiator replacement
Garage in Hayes, 31 years of experience
been a mechanic for 31 years and learnt everything on the job, so am hands on and not a theory based book learnt mechanic. Have the broken nails and fingers to show my experience.
Mobile mechanic in Newhaven, 28 years of experience
I began my career with Ford where I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. My career thne moved to the independent route where I worked with various garages gaining experience on various makes/models. The exper...
Garage in Aylesbury, 7 years of experience
Clutch,diagnostic,brakes,servicing,timing belt and chain,all mechanical jobs,mot’s
JOHN • 21st January 2023
Audi A1 • Radiator replacement
Garage in Middlesex, 13 years of experience
I have 3 years working for Volkswagen but the bulk of my experience has been with small independent garages working on all makes and models. I have been an independent mechanic for the past 4 years and am ab...
DARREN • 13th January 2023
Ford Fusion • Radiator replacement
Garage in Lincoln, 20 years of experience
I have been in the motor trade for the last 20 years I have worked mainly in dealerships and have worked on a wide range of vehicles from cars to hgv I will be able to undertake most jobs at any location if ...
WAYNE • 5th January 2023
Peugeot 207 SW • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in Darwen, 14 years of experience
I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...
He rang in the morning to give me an ETA
I was slightly scpeptical about Click Mechanic as I had never used them before, but was very impressed.
TIM • 21st December 2022
Volkswagen Caddy • Radiator replacement
Garage in Sheffield, 20 years of experience
CarFix owner Alec, is a fully qualified Master technician and Certified Automotive Engineer recognised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) whom specialises in vehicle Diagnostics on both cars and li...
Garage in Bedfordshire, 27 years of experience
I began my career when I was 17 in an independent garage and gained experience and then I worked in main dealerships for a period of time working with BMW, VW & Ford to name a few. I also worked with the AA ...
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. We have car radiator repair prices for 48 different manufacturers.
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- Mitsubishi Fuso
- Ford US
- Great Wall
- Aston Martin
- London Taxi's International
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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Mechanics that undertake car radiator work
- A.J.S Motorworks, Leegomery
- AS Auto Services, London
- Attleborough Service Centre (norfolk) Ltd, East Harling
- D.A.C Automotive Ltd, Alloa
- DGT WHEELS, Essex
- FULLERS SLADE TYRE & EXHAUST AUTO CENTRE, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
- Mckenzie Pascoe, Llantwit Major
- Nash Automotive, Dorking
- Renovo Automotive Ltd, West Wellow
- The Tyreman, Steyning
- Wirral Car Repairs, Wirral