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Want to learn more about Turbocharger repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a turbocharger do?

A turbocharger is a helps to push more air into the engine to significantly boost engine performance. The system is powered by the exhaust gases coming from the engine which drive a turbine in the turbo to push more air into the engine. It helps to achieve a more efficient combustion, with normally more power for only a small increase in fuel consumption.

What does a turbocharger replacement involve?

A mechanic will come to assess the situation around the turbocharger. They will then remove and replace the old turbocharger as requested. The engine will be checked and the car taken will be taken for a test drive where required, with any adjustments being made after that.

Can I do a turbocharger replacement myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a turbocharger 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.

How do I know if my Turbo needs replacing?

Faulty turbochargers are not easily identified, the most obvious signs will be less power and a decreased fuel efficiency, emissions may also be worse. This will cost you a lot of money in the long term, as the car will be using more fuel, so it's important you get a qualified mechanic to repair it.

How long will a turbocharger replacement take?

On average a turbocharger replacement will usually take around 3 hours, but can take anywhere from 2 to over 4 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a range of factors. For example, 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 turbocharger?

As a vital component of many vehicles, it shouldn't need to be replaced for the lifetime of the vehicle. This doesn't mean it always lasts, but you shouldn't expect this part of your vehicle to need replacing. Only undertake this repair if your vehicle has been diagnosed with this issue by a professional mechanic.

Can you drive with a broken turbo?

Driving the vehicle with a broken turbo may lead to further complications and damage to engine. If you suspect there is any issue with your vehicle's turbocharger or there are concerns about its age or condition, book with a professional mechanic with immediate effect to get it checked and replaced if necessary.

What happens if my turbo breaks?

If your turbo breaks in your car, your engine will lose power and your car will go into "limp mode." This means that your car will only be able to go a very slow speed until you get it fixed.

Is a faulty turbocharger an MOT failure?

It is likely that a faulty turbocharger will lead to an MOT failure as it can result in excessive exhaust smoke, power loss and an illuminated check engine light.

How much does it cost to replace a turbo?

On average a turbocharger repair costs around £900. Typical prices for can range anywhere from £700 to £1400. The cost ultimately depends on your location, vehicle and what parts the manufacturer recommends for the work. Find out what you could save by having your turbocharger replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your vehicle at the top of the page.

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a turbocharger repair, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Turbocharger (TC) oil feed pipe, Turbocharger (TC) oil return pipe, Turbocharger (TC), Engine oil filter, Engine oil, Turbocharger (TC), Turbocharger (TC) boost pressure sensor, Turbocharger (TC) pipe connection - exhaust manifold, Turbocharger (TC) pipe connection - air intake and/or Turbocharger (TC) pipe connection - intercooler. We have turbocharger repair prices for 42 different manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£1281 £1,366 - £1,822 Get exact price

Audi

£1094 £1,131 - £1,645 Get exact price

Bentley

£1884 £2,724 - £2,724 Get exact price

BMW

£1416 £1,478 - £2,004 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£1824 £2,022 - £2,385 Get exact price

Chrysler

£2056 £1,818 - £2,618 Get exact price

Citroen

£844 £915 - £1,347 Get exact price

Dacia

£1435 £1,637 - £2,173 Get exact price

Dodge

£1305 £1,532 - £1,891 Get exact price

Fiat

£1042 £949 - £1,706 Get exact price

Ford

£1000 £953 - £1,555 Get exact price

Honda

£1311 £1,501 - £1,967 Get exact price

Hyundai

£1132 £1,215 - £1,675 Get exact price

Infiniti

£1601 £2,145 - £2,145 Get exact price

Isuzu

£1416 £1,751 - £1,876 Get exact price

Iveco

£1203 £1,548 - £1,548 Get exact price

Jaguar

£1704 £1,814 - £2,609 Get exact price

Jeep

£1825 £1,573 - £2,609 Get exact price

Kia

£1074 £1,087 - £1,539 Get exact price

Land Rover

£1795 £1,987 - £2,659 Get exact price

LDV

£1317 £1,703 - £2,016 Get exact price

Lexus

£2523 £1,472 - £4,613 Get exact price

Mazda

£1392 £1,218 - £2,255 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£1731 £1,647 - £2,546 Get exact price

MG

£1427 £1,745 - £1,851 Get exact price

MINI

£464 £512 - £815 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£1061 £1,054 - £1,664 Get exact price

Nissan

£1114 £1,121 - £1,818 Get exact price

Peugeot

£1015 £991 - £1,640 Get exact price

Porsche

£2865 £3,153 - £4,070 Get exact price

Renault

£1098 £1,072 - £1,864 Get exact price

Rover

£1338 £1,858 - £1,871 Get exact price

Saab

£1324 £1,202 - £1,949 Get exact price

SEAT

£1122 £1,142 - £1,757 Get exact price

Skoda

£1085 £1,214 - £1,669 Get exact price

Smart

£1173 £1,043 - £1,712 Get exact price

Subaru

£1583 £1,405 - £2,483 Get exact price

Suzuki

£854 £715 - £1,507 Get exact price

Toyota

£2084 £1,834 - £3,685 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£1034 £968 - £1,642 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£1102 £1,197 - £1,664 Get exact price

Volvo

£1048 £957 - £1,673 Get exact price

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  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
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  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
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  • FSO
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  • Santana
  • Tata
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  • Piaggio
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  • Maserati
  • Proton
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  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a turbocharger 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 Turbocharger repair quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£1,349.66

Turbocharger replacement

Ford Focus
Purfleet
£2,317.30

Turbocharger replacement

Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Purfleet
£1,227.90

Turbocharger replacement

Volkswagen CC
Worksop
£1,804.13

Turbocharger replacement

BMW 1 Series
London

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