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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.

Car Radiator Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Chevrolet Traverse$912$459.79$452.56-15%$793.04
2010 Volkswagen Passat CC$650$328.82$321.17-14%$565.32
2016 Kia K900$1156$864.14$291.98-7%$1079.14
2015 Infiniti Q70$1447$892.21$554.76-11%$1300.71
2015 BMW 740Li$1076$726.10$350.37-9%$984.10
2012 Ford Mustang$825$445.43$379.57-13%$724.93

Car Radiator Replacement Service

What is a Radiator in a Car?

The radiator performs a critical function; it keeps the engine from overheating. While running, the engine produces heat. Coolant flowing through the radiator absorbs and removes extra heat from the engine as air passes through it. 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.


How Serious is a Radiator Problem?

A radiator's lifespan depends on how well you take care of your coolant system. If you regularly flush the system and add new coolant, your radiator is likely to live a longer life.

If you notice the symptoms listed above, there’s a good chance your radiator is cracked or has a leak, which can cause your engine to overheat. If you notice these symptoms and don’t have the radiator promptly replaced, the engine's overheating can escalate, posing a risk of significant internal engine damage.

Ignoring a faulty radiator may result in compromised engine performance, increased wear on critical components, and potential breakdowns, which can be costly to repair. It's crucial to address radiator issues promptly to safeguard the engine's health and prevent more extensive damage.

Common Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Radiator

Here are a few [symptoms of a bad or failing radiator]

When Replacing the Radiator Keep in Mind

How a Radiator Replacement with YourMechanic

When choosing YourMechanic, you can enjoy a radiator inspection and repair from the comfort of your home because our mobile mechanics come to you.

Here is how one of our mobile mechanics will inspect and repair your radiator:

  • 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.

If you notice any symptoms and suspect a radiator problem in your vehicle, don’t hesitate to reach out to YourMechanic for a quote. Experience A high-quality and low-cost repair service from the comfort of your own home when choosing YourMechanic.

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35 years of experience
731 reviews
35 years of experience
Dodge Journey L4-2.4L - Radiator - Phoenix, Arizona
I was glad that the mechanic i was able to secure for my appointment was Will. He has helped us out with other repairs before and he's been great. He showed up early, was finished in a timely manner and helped me understand how to avoid issues in the future and made some great recommendations.


8 years of experience
195 reviews
8 years of experience
Toyota Highlander V6-3.5L - Radiator - Orangevale, California
Anthony was great. Very friendly and professional. Did the work in less time than I thought and saved me some money.


25 years of experience
651 reviews
25 years of experience
Ford E-350 Super Duty V10-6.8L - Radiator - Norcross, Georgia
Kevin was great on communication. Showed up ready to tackle the issue. Was knowledgeable and had the tools to get it over with quickly. He is an asset to your company. He gives YourMechanic a good name.


13 years of experience
227 reviews
13 years of experience
Honda Element L4-2.4L - Car Radiator Replacement - Grand Prairie, Texas
Thomas was great, he’s knowledgeable and highly skilled, I would definitely hire him again and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family.

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