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Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Kia Rio

Kia Rio Car Radiator Replacement costs $313 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$268 to $427
Labor: $70 -$128
Parts: $198 -$299
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$488 to 746
Average Shop price
$330 to 507
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Kia RioL4-1.5LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$517.50Shop/Dealer Price$643.90 - $990.41
2010 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$497.50Shop/Dealer Price$617.80 - $932.74
2006 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$497.50Shop/Dealer Price$617.74 - $932.63
2003 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$529.36Shop/Dealer Price$658.76 - $1014.21
2005 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$529.36Shop/Dealer Price$658.73 - $1014.15
2001 Kia RioL4-1.5LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$517.50Shop/Dealer Price$643.89 - $990.40
2013 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$509.08Shop/Dealer Price$631.72 - $947.06
2017 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$685.50Shop/Dealer Price$852.21 - $1299.84
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Car Radiator Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Radiator all about?

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.

Radiator

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing the radiator, it is best to also replace the radiator cap and thermostat.
  • After your radiator is replaced, it is best to have it checked for leaks, to assure that everything is in working order.
  • When the radiator is replaced, the entire cooling system should be checked, especially the radiator hoses.

How it's done:

  • Inspect radiator for leaks.
  • Pressure test cooling system.
  • Remove and replace the radiator.
  • Fill radiator with proper mixture of 50/50 coolant.
  • Recheck for leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the service maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant replaced at regular intervals. It is a good practice to change the coolant every 25,000-40,000 miles. Replacing the coolant will ensure it is free of contaminants such as rust or scale that can block it from flowing through the radiator and engine. Given high engine temperatures, it is inevitable that the tanks in the radiator will eventually crack. The thermostat should be replaced when replacing the radiator as well as any necessary radiator hoses.The system should also be flushed out of all old coolant to remove any contamination.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Radiator?

  • Car is overheating.
  • Coolant (red, yellow, green fluid) is leaking.

How important is this service?

If a defective radiator is not replaced, the overheating of the engine can potentially lead to serious internal engine damage.

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Kia Rio Repair

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Chris

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Chris did a great job in thoroughly inspection my car for why it wouldn't stay started. He was early, just in case he would need extra time to resolve anything unusual. As it turned out, my car battery was also dead, but he had a charger. Really nice experience.
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Peter

39 years of experience
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Peter
39 years of experience
Peter arrived early. He tested me prior to arrival and again when he arrived. He completed the work in a timely manner. He always explains what the issue is with my vehicle and any necessary repairs that I may need in the future. He's always courteous and professional. He may have a future customer with my next door neighbor. I will continue to use his services in the future.
2005 KIA SEDONA - RADIATOR - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Dan

35 years of experience
475 reviews
Dan
35 years of experience
Dan was wonderful. Showed up on time, replaced the part in a timely fashion, was polite and knowledgeable. I would definitely use and recommend him.
2015 KIA SOUL - RADIATOR - CUMMING, GEORGIA

Joe

16 years of experience
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Joe
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He did an outstanding job.
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Kia RioL4-1.5LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$517.50Shop/Dealer Price$643.90 - $990.41
2010 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$497.50Shop/Dealer Price$617.80 - $932.74
2006 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$497.50Shop/Dealer Price$617.74 - $932.63
2003 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$529.36Shop/Dealer Price$658.76 - $1014.21
2005 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$529.36Shop/Dealer Price$658.73 - $1014.15
2001 Kia RioL4-1.5LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$517.50Shop/Dealer Price$643.89 - $990.40
2013 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$509.08Shop/Dealer Price$631.72 - $947.06
2017 Kia RioL4-1.6LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$685.50Shop/Dealer Price$852.21 - $1299.84
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