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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!

How much does a Car Radiator repair cost?

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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: £97.99 - £195.59

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 221

£235

£171 - £275

£263 - £418

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Audi

Parts costs: £107.99 - £208.98

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 1627

£260

£198 - £308

£309 - £475

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Austin

Parts costs: £70.74 - £100.79

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4

£154

£148 - £170

£239 - £271

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Bentley

Parts costs: £149.16 - £219.56

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 8

£239

£220 - £271

£320 - £395

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BMW

Parts costs: £111.99 - £229.89

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2722

£223

£161 - £252

£232 - £349

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £117.31 - £301.25

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 263

£287

£166 - £360

£239 - £519

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £148.29 - £238.54

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 359

£261

£208 - £300

£297 - £440

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Citroen

Parts costs: £81.99 - £145.79

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1348

£166

£137 - £203

£207 - £309

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Dacia

Parts costs: £145.99 - £190.79

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 24

£250

£238 - £287

£359 - £446

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £85.98 - £180.48

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 7

£173

£135 - £213

£201 - £304

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £422.89 - £530.02

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 24

£452

£472 - £510

£605 - £667

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Dodge

Parts costs: £148.99 - £220.82

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 31

£224

£198 - £267

£277 - £387

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DS

Parts costs: £138.99 - £170.99

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 6

£209

£212 - £215

£311 - £316

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Fiat

Parts costs: £93.31 - £160.47

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1118

£187

£146 - £213

£217 - £318

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Ford

Parts costs: £86.99 - £192.31

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3514

£187

£139 - £237

£208 - £344

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Honda

Parts costs: £110.49 - £213.53

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 762

£219

£170 - £276

£252 - £409

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £108.99 - £223.90

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 428

£210

£158 - £260

£229 - £371

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £169.07 - £210.86

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 5

£219

£218 - £230

£301 - £320

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Iveco

Parts costs: £135.50 - £241.34

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 18

£271

£236 - £318

£364 - £475

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £182.37 - £320.39

Labour time: 2-4 hours

# of quotes: 561

£375

£302 - £432

£458 - £650

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Jeep

Parts costs: £142.99 - £336.31

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 101

£282

£192 - £357

£269 - £488

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Kia

Parts costs: £132.99 - £299.93

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 326

£257

£185 - £332

£263 - £463

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £163.72 - £357.25

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 392

£351

£240 - £456

£349 - £672

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LDV

Parts costs: £104.99 - £343.89

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 21

£290

£154 - £339

£224 - £449

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Lexus

Parts costs: £144.68 - £319.07

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 381

£297

£210 - £353

£304 - £493

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Mazda

Parts costs: £101.60 - £218.17

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 472

£220

£153 - £277

£225 - £408

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £165.83 - £475.01

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 673

£403

£264 - £532

£395 - £747

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MG

Parts costs: £78.99 - £138.09

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 135

£187

£148 - £222

£233 - £351

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MINI

Parts costs: £123.49 - £227.99

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1748

£228

£189 - £260

£279 - £367

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £123.62 - £207.46

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 251

£237

£173 - £260

£246 - £381

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Nissan

Parts costs: £105.01 - £256.73

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 590

£243

£154 - £304

£224 - £436

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £79.99 - £136.19

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2613

£165

£129 - £195

£194 - £299

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £115.00 - £146.63

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£172

£170 - £180

£247 - £262

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Porsche

Parts costs: £209.52 - £299.99

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 73

£390

£319 - £414

£469 - £626

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Proton

Parts costs: £123.71 - £157.47

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£170

£165 - £178

£231 - £252

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Renault

Parts costs: £100.88 - £267.36

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 966

£294

£191 - £384

£300 - £588

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Rover

Parts costs: £84.15 - £162.29

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 148

£203

£155 - £261

£242 - £412

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Saab

Parts costs: £82.99 - £172.79

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 102

£199

£138 - £229

£208 - £341

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SEAT

Parts costs: £85.24 - £181.70

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 544

£221

£164 - £271

£260 - £421

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Skoda

Parts costs: £85.24 - £181.60

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 468

£210

£156 - £277

£244 - £432

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Smart

Parts costs: £143.83 - £176.99

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 21

£261

£226 - £257

£336 - £394

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £137.65 - £195.23

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 8

£217

£213 - £240

£316 - £350

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Subaru

Parts costs: £136.25 - £253.58

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 106

£233

£188 - £271

£267 - £373

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £100.63 - £171.08

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 357

£175

£150 - £208

£219 - £301

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Toyota

Parts costs: £104.99 - £183.21

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1135

£214

£154 - £254

£224 - £385

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £93.94 - £209.74

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 5263

£213

£151 - £267

£227 - £394

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £96.01 - £177.15

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2657

£224

£175 - £262

£273 - £405

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Volvo

Parts costs: £155.20 - £288.62

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 364

£296

£229 - £358

£334 - £523

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  • Ford US
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  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
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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

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Volkswagen Golf
Southampton
£231.26

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Skoda Yeti
Chipping Norton
£275.57

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Peugeot 207 CC
Harpenden
£194.81

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BMW 3 Series
Leicester