Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Car Radiator Replacement costs $351 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$227 to $506
Labor: $105 -$280
Parts: $122 -$226
Average Dealer price
$384 to 777
Average Shop price
$278 to 574
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2002 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$376.29Shop/Dealer Price$462.02 - $627.73
2012 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$428.34Shop/Dealer Price$527.57 - $736.61
2004 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.95Shop/Dealer Price$457.92 - $621.17
2012 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$472.88Shop/Dealer Price$580.83 - $789.97
2003 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$376.29Shop/Dealer Price$462.05 - $627.78
2005 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$376.29Shop/Dealer Price$462.00 - $627.70
2000 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$377.12Shop/Dealer Price$463.30 - $629.82
2004 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.95Shop/Dealer Price$458.03 - $621.38
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Parts required for a Volkswagen Golf Car Radiator Replacement

$100 to $210
Radiator Cap
$7 to $12

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2016 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF - OIL CHANGE
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Rodney
31 years of experience
On time and communicative about the job. Knowledgeable and professional and finished fast!
2003 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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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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