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105 Reviews

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13th February 2018
“daniel was really friendly and chatty. arrived within the time bracket and done the job, even with travelling miles to get to me. perfect thank you 😊”

KELLIE

Peugeot 206 • Radiator replacement

27th October 2017
“Daniel was very punctual and professional. I did have an idea of what the fault could have been but with the right tools Daniel confirmed this and reassured me within five minutes. I saved £30 approx by not using a recommended garage. Happy days.“
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Renault Modus • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection


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Renato Caetano

Southampton , 15 years of experience


12th February 2018
“Absolute fantastic job. Very efficient and knowledgeable. Very friendly and courteous. Happy to use him again.”

RAYMOND

SEAT Arosa • Radiator replacement

11th December 2017
“Renato was great on time , friendly , professional and quick!”

RACHAEL

Ford Ka • Alternator belt replacement


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Rh Autos

Lincs , 28 years of experience


10th February 2018
“Robert was on time efficient and did a great job ! Couldn’t be happier with the end result . Would recommend to anyone !
The job was completed with the upmost care and preciseness as you would expect a top mechanic to be !

Many thanks
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DANIEL

Volkswagen Golf • Radiator replacement

9th June 2016
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JAMES

Vauxhall/Opel Zafira-B • Noise When Starting Inspection


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85 Reviews

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2nd February 2018
“Andrew was very knowledgeable and explained everything in details. I am very happy with the work carried out. ”

KEE

Audi A3 • Radiator replacement

27th October 2017
“He was very friendly and turn up early. carried out the task efficiently. ”

AJAYA

Ford Galaxy • Alternator belt replacement


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I Tech Autos

London , 12 years of experience


2nd February 2018
“They were very good, kept me informed on the car at all times and if anything additional needed to be done. ”

STEPH

Volkswagen Golf • Radiator replacement

24th January 2018
“Very good Indeed, and super quick. Even recommended me to claim on my warentee for a new battery instead of trying to sell me one.”

NICOLA

Toyota AYGO • Ignition coil replacement

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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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