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What does a Heater Core do?

The heater core is the component within the heating system that actually warms up the air that is circulated through the car. Warm coolant from the engine's cooling system is channeled through the core which heats up the air that is pushed through it by the heater fan. In turn, the air flows out of the air vents and into the cabin, providing warmth for the car's passengers.

How do you know there is something wrong with a Heater Core?

  • When the heater/blower does not work at all (i.e. when there is no air coming from the air vents).
  • When the air coming from the air vents is not as warm as usual.
  • When there is coolant leaking around components of heating system in the engine bay.

When should you consider a Heater Core replacement?

Over time, the heater core's effectivity can suffer significantly from contaminated coolant passing through the component. Sometimes the quality of the coolant can deteriorate to such an extent that debris in the coolant can clog up the heater core.

Alternatively, it might be that the heater core starts to leak due to corrosion or wear. In severe cases this means that the coolant will not be able to flow through the core at all, in other cases it might mean that the amount of coolant flowing through the core is inadequate. It is important that any issues are addressed as quickly as possible to prevent further damage or inconvenience.

Should you experience problems with the heater core, then it is advisable to have the unit inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Remember, it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Heater Core replacement?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the cooling system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the cooling system and the heater core as well as perform a pressure test of the cooling system.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the heater core.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will refill the cooling system.
  • Mechanic will bleed the cooling system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the heating system once again and check if the heater's temperature is now accurate.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

How much does a Heater Core Replacement cost?

The cost of replacing a heater core depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having a heater core replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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39 manufacturers for Heater Matrix Repair

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £729 - £990

Labour time: 3-4 hours

# of quotes: 8

£1003

£923 - £1027

£1306 - £1439

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Audi

Parts costs: £52 - £218

Labour time: 2-5 hours

# of quotes: 552

£302

£161 - £411

£342 - £806

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Austin

Parts costs: £62 - £74

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 12

£130

£167 - £167

£284 - £284

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BMW

Parts costs: £82 - £154

Labour time: 5-7 hours

# of quotes: 186

£384

£348 - £477

£870 - £1166

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £794 - £953

Labour time: 4-5 hours

# of quotes: 38

£898

£1015 - £1015

£1392 - £1392

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £92 - £148

Labour time: 3-4 hours

# of quotes: 5

£287

£267 - £319

£483 - £564

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Citroen

Parts costs: £44 - £134

Labour time: 1-6 hours

# of quotes: 446

£258

£112 - £400

£177 - £657

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Dacia

Parts costs: £110 - £131

Labour time: 3-4 hours

# of quotes: 1

£273

£281 - £281

£474 - £474

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Dodge

Parts costs: £80 - £96

Labour time: 3-4 hours

# of quotes: 2

£238

£252 - £252

£439 - £439

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Fiat

Parts costs: £56 - £103

Labour time: 0-5 hours

# of quotes: 229

£238

£104 - £293

£147 - £449

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Ford

Parts costs: £85 - £362

Labour time: 2-5 hours

# of quotes: 1064

£383

£220 - £535

£343 - £776

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Honda

Parts costs: £200 - £558

Labour time: 3-6 hours

# of quotes: 25

£565

£389 - £726

£603 - £1062

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £376 - £2036

Labour time: 2-5 hours

# of quotes: 41

£1206

£526 - £1908

£718 - £2413

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £70 - £163

Labour time: 3-6 hours

# of quotes: 21

£292

£267 - £420

£610 - £923

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Jeep

Parts costs: £198 - £316

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 14

£366

£308 - £395

£472 - £595

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Kia

Parts costs: £108 - £228

Labour time: 2-5 hours

# of quotes: 31

£305

£246 - £407

£372 - £611

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £33 - £615

Labour time: 5-8 hours

# of quotes: 112

£549

£311 - £913

£724 - £1603

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LDV

Parts costs: £82 - £98

Labour time: 4-5 hours

# of quotes: 1

£237

£302 - £302

£536 - £536

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Lexus

Parts costs: £33 - £1128

Labour time: 3-5 hours

# of quotes: 16

£664

£204 - £1144

£496 - £1671

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Mazda

Parts costs: £380 - £1194

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 32

£1013

£508 - £1138

£705 - £1473

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £67 - £441

Labour time: 3-7 hours

# of quotes: 132

£475

£239 - £714

£539 - £1366

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MG

Parts costs: £259 - £311

Labour time: 4-5 hours

# of quotes: 5

£461

£466 - £466

£724 - £724

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MINI

Parts costs: £74 - £142

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 262

£199

£143 - £222

£278 - £429

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £340 - £448

Labour time: 3-4 hours

# of quotes: 3

£533

£504 - £574

£714 - £821

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Nissan

Parts costs: £181 - £585

Labour time: 3-5 hours

# of quotes: 117

£539

£342 - £725

£513 - £1023

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £43 - £185

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 806

£229

£104 - £347

£170 - £556

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Porsche

Parts costs: £160 - £222

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4

£250

£238 - £274

£348 - £399

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Renault

Parts costs: £59 - £139

Labour time: 2-5 hours

# of quotes: 313

£296

£181 - £352

£290 - £562

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Rover

Parts costs: £127 - £330

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 12

£303

£240 - £416

£378 - £612

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Saab

Parts costs: £60 - £118

Labour time: 1-6 hours

# of quotes: 41

£229

£135 - £357

£222 - £633

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SEAT

Parts costs: £58 - £265

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 189

£265

£155 - £368

£252 - £542

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Skoda

Parts costs: £51 - £82

Labour time: 1-6 hours

# of quotes: 129

£207

£119 - £360

£189 - £633

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Smart

Parts costs: £127 - £266

Labour time: 3-6 hours

# of quotes: 9

£423

£317 - £502

£532 - £824

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Subaru

Parts costs: £130 - £156

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 1

£267

£261 - £261

£402 - £402

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £74 - £597

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 30

£372

£173 - £644

£249 - £834

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Toyota

Parts costs: £72 - £172

Labour time: 2-5 hours

# of quotes: 41

£356

£216 - £356

£362 - £580

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £54 - £106

Labour time: 0-4 hours

# of quotes: 1357

£185

£103 - £244

£152 - £379

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £40 - £84

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 441

£180

£98 - £258

£175 - £497

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Volvo

Parts costs: £116 - £614

Labour time: 3-8 hours

# of quotes: 87

£531

£310 - £867

£582 - £1428

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Recent Heater Matrix repair quotes

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Citroen C3 III VTi 1.6L 2012
Cambridge
£314.61

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Subaru Forester 2.0L 1998
Maesteg
£164.76

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Honda FR V i CTDi 2.2L 2008
Seaford
£917.53

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Volkswagen Transporter T5 TDI CR 2.0L 2013
Peterlee