Radiator Replacement Estimate for Kia Optima

Kia Optima Radiator Replacement costs $316 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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YourMechanic Price
$276 to $409
Labor: $70 -$128
Parts: $206 -$281
Average Dealer price
$505 to 712
Average Shop price
$341 to 485
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2002 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$297.60Shop/Dealer Price$369.03 - $550.62
2012 Kia OptimaL4-2.0L TurboService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$327.76Shop/Dealer Price$406.21 - $602.17
2010 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$309.30Shop/Dealer Price$382.78 - $560.69
2003 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$300.39Shop/Dealer Price$372.26 - $551.82
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.0L TurboService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$332.36Shop/Dealer Price$411.89 - $611.24
2010 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$382.95Shop/Dealer Price$475.11 - $712.38
2002 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$305.66Shop/Dealer Price$378.89 - $562.43
2009 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$377.42Shop/Dealer Price$468.28 - $701.47
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Parts required for a Kia Optima Radiator Replacement

$168 to $244
Radiator Cap
$11

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Trung
7 years of experience
Trunk was amazing! Fast and friendly, as always.
2015 KIA OPTIMA - OIL CHANGE
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Noe
31 years of experience
Noe was polite, kind, and professional. I would have him back again to work on my vehicle.
2001 KIA OPTIMA - IDLE CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT
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Luis
12 years of experience
Good service - he was able to determine the cause of the noise on the steering column. He was unable to fix it on the spot since replacing the part required shop tools for precision.
2011 KIA OPTIMA - CAR IS MAKING A NOISE INSPECTION
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Terrell
36 years of experience
Now, my car can accelerate without any vibration. Thanks, Terry.
2003 KIA OPTIMA - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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All about Radiator Replacement

The radiator performs a critical function; it keeps the engine from overheating. While running, the engine produces heat. Coolant flowing through the system absorbs and removes extra heat from the engine. The coolant then passes through the radiator where it cools off and is later circulated back to the engine to absorb heat again. A radiator has two tanks that are connected to each other through aluminum or brass tubes. When the coolant passes through these tubes, the radiator cooling fan blows air across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. The tank is usually made of plastic, and it is common for it to crack and start leaking coolant. If the tank or the tubes crack, coolant will leak , the vehicle will overheat and could cause severe engine damage. Radiators also tend to clog over time. When this occurs, not enough coolant flows through the radiator leading to heat build-up, causing the engine to overheat.

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