Radiator Replacement Estimate for Kia Optima

Kia Optima Radiator Replacement costs $325 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$284 to $405
Labor: $70 -$128
Parts: $214 -$277
Average Dealer price
$520 to 703
Average Shop price
$350 to 480
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2007 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$390.60Shop/Dealer Price$484.37 - $723.23
2002 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$296.58Shop/Dealer Price$367.81 - $548.68
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$371.69Shop/Dealer Price$461.07 - $689.92
2008 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$385.06Shop/Dealer Price$477.50 - $712.25
2012 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$377.11Shop/Dealer Price$467.83 - $700.74
2010 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$390.60Shop/Dealer Price$484.37 - $723.22
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.4L HybridService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$367.22Shop/Dealer Price$455.27 - $676.68
2012 Kia OptimaL4-2.4L HybridService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$360.87Shop/Dealer Price$447.29 - $663.91
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Parts required for a Kia Optima Radiator Replacement

$175 to $239
Radiator Cap
$11

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Peter
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Excellent customer service and knowledge! He diagnosed the problem and went that extra mile to correct it. I thought it was the fuel pump that was bad and I was far from it! Great job Peter!
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On time and great service!
2001 KIA OPTIMA - CAR IS STALLING INSPECTION
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31 years of experience
Very pleasant person and on time! Did a great job! A/C is running nice and cold!
2001 KIA OPTIMA - AC COMPRESSOR 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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