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Chrysler Grand Voyager • Radiator replacement

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Dartford , 19 years of experience


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Mini Mini • Radiator replacement

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Birmingham , 20 years of experience


“Hassan is a thoroughly nice bloke who knows exactly what he is doing. I watched him work from start to finish and he did a great job.”

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“Sean was polite and efficient. Did an excellent job.”

Toyota Yaris • Radiator replacement

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Kingston , 10 years of experience


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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
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!

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