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How much should a radiator replacement cost?

Taking your car to a certified mechanic is the most common method for repairing a radiator. The average cost of having a mechanic replace your radiator is £325 to £650, including parts and labour. The price varies depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle.

Certified car mechanic

Taking your car to a certified mechanic is the most common method for repairing a radiator. The average cost of having a mechanic replace your radiator is £325 to £650, including parts and labour. The price varies depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle.

Do it yourself

Replacing your radiator yourself can save you time and money. The average cost of a car's radiator can range from £65 to £130, but can vary depending on the make, model and year of the vehicle. The tools needed to replace a radiator are also relatively inexpensive.

Bottom line

If you have the time and ability to fix your radiator yourself, you can save time along with hundreds of dollars. Otherwise, the average radiator replacement by a certified mechanic will run £325 to £650 and may take a few days to complete.

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About the Author

Robert Tomashek is an automobile technician and educator with more than 15 years of experience. He is ASE master certified and also carries certifications from IMACA, MOOG, Monroe, EPA and Four Seasons. He has a degree in automotive/diesel technology. He has written articles for various websites and teaches automotive technology at Universal Technical Institute.