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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
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 $397 $299.43 $98.00 11% $449.93
2004 Mazda 3 $314 $209.40 $105.00 15% $370.65
2012 Chrysler 200 $523 $312.83 $210.00 17% $635.33
2006 Infiniti M45 $411 $313.01 $98.00 11% $463.51
2004 Cadillac Escalade $382 $284.43 $98.00 12% $434.93
2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $806 $624.09 $182.00 10% $903.59
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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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Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Dan is a true professional. Not only is he always on time but he is a very honest and hard working highly experienced mechanic. Thank you for the peace of mind knowing that the job is always done correctly!
1998 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR - RADIATOR - DACULA, GEORGIA

Shaun

13 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
13 years of experience
Shaun was right on time and did a great job . I would not hesitate to use him again and recommend him .
2003 HONDA CIVIC - RADIATOR - REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA

David

23 years of experience
50 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Took time to answer my questions and explain some mechanics to me.
2004 MAZDA MPV - RADIATOR - NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

Andrew

8 years of experience
394 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
He did a great job like always.
1995 CHEVROLET C1500 - RADIATOR - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

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