Top Mechanics For Radiator Hose Repair & Replacements
Garage in London, 15 years of experience
Fully qualified mobile mechanic inc electric vehicles with over 15 years in the trade. Working on all makes and models from clutches to diagnostics
STEPHEN • 29th May 2021
Vauxhall Insignia • Radiator hose replacement - bottom
Mobile mechanic in Nottinghamshire, 30 years of experience
I specialize in fuel tribology , repair work ,diagnostic ,electrical testing ,mot work, auto electrics , servicing , mobile services work and home , past experience reconditiong engines working on Etype ja...
JAMES • 14th October 2020
Vauxhall Zafira • Radiator hose replacement - top
Mobile mechanic in London, 9 years of experience
I started my career in 2012 as an apprentice for Mercedes-Benz carrying out my NVQ1, NVQ2, and NVQ3 alongside this I have also carried out additional training and qualifications to specialize in Mercedes-Ben...
Garage in Bradford, 13 years of experience
Premier Car Solutions, is a new business formed in 2017 taking over from Orange Car Wash & Tyre Centre. We offer a 2 ramp workshop and 3 man fully qualified team. The business caters for all makes/models & r...
Mobile mechanic in Andover, 19 years of experience
After finishing my college education I then did my apprenticeship for 4 years at a local independent garage. Proceeded then to a local Mercedes 1 year learning on the trade and Peugeot main dealership for 1 ...
Garage in London, 15 years of experience
I started off my mechanical career at a Peugeot main dealers developing my skills for 6 years. Then moving on to a local independent garage for 1 year. My next venture was working for Lexus dealership for 4...
Garage in London, 15 years of experience
I have been interested in the car repair industry for almost my entire life. The first few years were spent learning the trade and I went to college to study it properly. I worked at a garage as a BMW specia...
Mobile mechanic in Kingston, 11 years of experience
Shahid is very passionate about mechanics and is keen to deliver the best service possible. He was brought into the mechanics world by his father, whom owed his own garage. After completing his qualificat...
Garage in Southampton, 11 years of experience
I began my career with Cross Autos in Southampton and spent all of my career there to date and that was for around 11 years. In 2016 I set-up my own mobile mechanic business called LC Diagnostic & Repair. Th...
Mobile mechanic in London, 5 years of experience
I began my career with Severn Cars in Croydon for 2 years working on all makes & models. I worked with a Vauxhall main dealer for around a year before moving into mobile mechanics for 2 years. I set-up my ow...
JOSEPH • 28th November 2017
BMW 3 Series • Radiator hose replacement - bottom
Mobile mechanic in Croydon, 10 years of experience
I began my mechanical career with Vauxhall where I completed my apprenticeship and worked over the course of 8 years before I went into the family business with my father back in the 90s, named MC Son Autos....
ANGUS • 16th October 2017
Vauxhall/Opel Meriva-A • Radiator hose replacement - bottom
Mobile mechanic in Loppington, 32 years of experience
Hometune was originally established in 1968 as the first mobile car engine tuning company in the UK. Originally a franchise with over 150 vans nationwide, we have been owned and run by such companies as Maz...
JOHANNA • 4th August 2017
Fiat 500/500C • Radiator hose replacement - bottom
Garage in Derbyshire, 25 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at a small garage in Nottinghamshire called Underwood Garage and after my apprenticeship I worked in the business for 5 years. I worked in recovery after the garage as a dedicat...
FRANK • 11th May 2017
Mobile mechanic in Swindon, 15 years of experience
I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...
GWENDA • 2nd February 2017
Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 9 years of experience
I started out in my mobile mechanic career in 2012. Prior to that I was a professional motorsport racing mechanic building and BMW's and West Fields for 2 years as well as working in an independent repair ga...
INDERPAL • 7th January 2017
Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Radiator hose replacement - bottom
Frequently asked questions about radiator hose repair & replacements
Read our answers to questions about radiator hose repair costs, symptoms and more.
What does a Radiator Hose do?
Radiator hoses channel the coolant through the various components of the cooling system (like the radiator) and the engine. The system has several hoses that all contribute to creating a closed cooling system. Usually two hoses connect the radiator to the engine; the lower radiator hose joins the engine and water pump while the top radiator hose joins the radiator to the top of the engine pushing coolant into the engine.
What does a radiator hose replacement involve?
- Mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the cooling system.
- Mechanic will inspect the cooling system and hoses as well as perform a pressure test of the cooling system to check for leaks.
- If necessary, the mechanic will replace the damaged radiator hoses.
- 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 cooling system once again for leaks.
Can I do a radiator hose replacement myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a radiator hose 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 hose?
- When steams appears around the engine bay.
- When you can identify cracked or brittle hoses.
- When the heater or air-conditioning doesn't perform as well as usual.
- When there is coolant leaking from the hoses (wet patch under car).
How long does it take to replace a radiator hose?
A radiator hose replacement usually takes around 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take 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 a radiator hose?
Hoses should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer. Over time, a radiator hose's condition can deteriorate as it is continuously subjected to significant temperature fluctuations. Because of this it can be that a hose becomes brittle and cracks.
This causes leaks leading to an inadequate supply of coolant to the system which, in turn, can lead to further expensive damage to the engine. It is therefore vital issues with the cooling system are addressed professionally and timely to prevent further damage.
Should you experience problems with a radiator hose then it is advisable to have the hose inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced.
How much does a Radiator Hose Replacement cost?
Cost for a radiator hose repair is on average £115, with prices ranging from £90 to £140. Ultimately, the cost of replacing a radiator hose, also called a water hose, 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 radiator hose replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!
Can you drive with a broken radiator hose?
Driving with a broken radiator hose can lead to a loss of coolant and the engine overheating, which could ultimately cause severe damage to the engine. If you suspect there is any issue with a radiator hose or there are concerns about its age or condition, check with a professional mechanic immediate effect and do not drive the vehicle until the problem has been verified and fixed where necessary.
Is a leaking radiator hose an MOT failure?
Yes, a leaking radiator hose can result in your vehicle failing its MOT provided that the fluid leak creates a pool on the floor within five minutes that’s more than 75mm in diameter, or if there are many leaks which collectively leak fluid at the same rate.
How much does a coolant leak cost to fix?
You can expect to pay around £100 to fix a coolant leak but the exact price will depend on the make and model of the car as well as the local labour rates to fix the coolant leak.
Can you drive a car with a coolant leak?
Technically, you can drive a car with a coolant leak, but it is not recommended. A coolant leak can cause your engine to overheat, which can lead to engine damage.
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Mechanics that undertake radiator hose work
- Motor Trade, Leyton
- Mr B's Autos, Lowestoft
- Nightingales Garage Ltd, Great Harwood
- Olinour Hussain, London
- Omnius Propshafts Ltd, Bonnybridge
- R&R MOTOR ESSEX LTD, Romford
- Victor Mobile Mechanic, Roehampton
- Watts Automotive, Buxton