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How much does Car Radiator Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $355 $242.53 $112.00 14% $414.53
2011 Dodge Nitro $431 $290.73 $140.00 14% $505.73
2009 Chevrolet Colorado $451 $275.85 $175.00 17% $544.60
2003 BMW X5 $450 $323.68 $126.00 13% $517.18
2005 BMW 325Ci $483 $343.16 $140.00 13% $558.16
2003 Chevrolet Corvette $374 $275.56 $98.00 12% $426.06
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Car Radiator Replacement Service

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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Patrick

12 years of experience
251 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
Patrick arrived early, did a great job, excellent communication and was able to finish well within the time quoted. Would definitely use him again. Highly recommended.
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE - RADIATOR - ASHLAND, VIRGINIA

William

31 years of experience
68 reviews
William
31 years of experience
Dave is the best! This is the 2nd repair I've had done by him. He is timely and professional. I've already booked another appointment for next week!
2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN - RADIATOR - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Chris

19 years of experience
1126 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
arrived early got to work solve the problem. finished early within budget and everything works beautifully. thanks for your great work Chris
2003 FORD EXPEDITION - RADIATOR - LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA

Ruben

20 years of experience
35 reviews
Ruben
20 years of experience
Highly knowledgeable. Great work ethic, explained everything that was going on with the process. Would use him again!!!
2007 LEXUS RX350 - RADIATOR - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

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