Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Kia Spectra

Kia Spectra Car Radiator Replacement costs $285 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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YourMechanic Price
$269 to $326
Labor: $70 -$96
Parts: $199 -$230
Average Dealer price
$490 to 571
Average Shop price
$332 to 387
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2008 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$318.39Shop/Dealer Price$395.01 - $592.19
2000 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$280.69Shop/Dealer Price$347.96 - $516.92
2002 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$280.69Shop/Dealer Price$347.91 - $516.84
2004 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$281.97Shop/Dealer Price$349.52 - $519.42
2007 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$318.39Shop/Dealer Price$395.02 - $592.21
2005 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$318.39Shop/Dealer Price$395.01 - $592.19
2009 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$319.54Shop/Dealer Price$396.53 - $594.64
2003 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$281.97Shop/Dealer Price$349.54 - $519.46
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Parts required for a Kia Spectra Car Radiator Replacement

$162 to $192
Radiator Cap
$10 to $11

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Godwin
19 years of experience
Godwin did a thorough job inspecting the car and pointed out something important about an airbag light that was on, saying that this could be anywhere from a $10 to a $1000 fix. As a result we are going to pass on this car and keep looking. As far as I am concerned Godwin did exactly what we hoped for in terms of catching issues with the car that could have cost us lots of money to fix if we had purchased it.
2008 KIA SPECTRA - PRE-PURCHASE CAR INSPECTION
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Brandon
13 years of experience
Brandon always arrives early, provides excellent service, and is very willing to share information and discuss issues and options. He has completely ruined traditional mechanics for me and I won't go back! I can't recommend him highly enough.
2008 KIA SPECTRA - OIL CHANGE
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Jerel
6 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable, punctual and patient. Jerel took the time to make sure my overheating issue was fixed and that nothing else was wrong with my car.
2006 KIA SPECTRA - CAR RADIATOR REPLACEMENT
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Jonathan
17 years of experience
Jonathan was superb in communicating with me about time of arrival and the job itself. I couldn't be more pleased with Jonathan's work.
2005 KIA SPECTRA - WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE REAR)
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All about Car 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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