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How much does a radiator replacement cost for Mini cars?

A typical Mini radiator replacement in the UK costs around £177 - £556. Depending on your Mini model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a radiator replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Mini cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a radiator replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Radiator replacement for Mini Mini£177 - £278
Radiator replacement for Mini Mini Hatch£312 - £490
Radiator replacement for Mini Countryman£234 - £367
Radiator replacement for Mini Clubman£354 - £556
Radiator replacement for Mini Convertible£340 - £534
Radiator replacement for Mini Paceman£241 - £378
Radiator replacement for Mini Coupe£262 - £412

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What does a car radiator do?

The radiator is a component in the engine that keeps the car's engine coolant cool. Without the radiator, a car would quickly run into trouble and serious problems could arise. The radiator is part of the cooling system ensuring the car does not overheat.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning car radiator?

Below are the top 3 symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your car radiator:

  1. If the 'Check Engine' warning light is on.

  2. There are leaks on the radiator (or even around it).

  3. Your engine is overheating, which means it’s running at a higher temperature than usual.

What happens when we carry out a radiator replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  1. Inspect the radiator and the parts around it for any potential leak.

  2. Perform a pressure test on the cooling system.

  3. Replace the radiator (if necessary) and advise you if any other parts need to be replaced as well

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Hey Fixter, how often should you replace your car radiator?

If you notice a leak or any sign we mentioned above, you should book an appointment as quickly as possible.

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Want to learn more about Mini radiator replacement?

What does a car radiator do?

The radiator is a component in the engine that keeps the car's engine coolant cool. Without the radiator, a car would quickly run into trouble and serious problems could arise. The radiator is part of the cooling system ensuring the car does not overheat. There are actually a number of functions that it carries out to keep a car’s engine at a safe temperature.

Mini

Mini is a British automotive marque that has been owned by the German multinational vehicle manufacturer BMW since 2000.

The Mini brand was originally introduced in 1969 when the vehicle model became a marque in its own right, breaking away from the Austin and Morris brands under the British Leyland umbrella.

The Mini Hatch was the 7th best selling car of 2018 in the UK. Mini is a consistent favourite among buyers with a leaning for British cultural icons and retro styling.

There are around 750k Mini cars on the roads, showing that the brand is still as popular as ever due to their compact sizing, attractive styling and its reputation as a classy and classic small car.

Mini: a premium product of British motoring

With its unique and unmistakable styling, Mini is firmly placed as a premium product. Its ownership by BMW has added advantages in production, by being able to lean on the executive luxury German marque for many of the advanced technological systems and specialist industry knowledge used in their manufacture.

A piece of British culture and a Hollywood star

Enhancing its popularity as a household name, the original British Mini became a star of the silver screen when it appeared predominantly in the gold-heist movie ‘The Italian Job’ in 1969, starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward. With a remake hitting the screens in 2003, the new Mini was called on to star once again, and a selection of Mini hatch models continued the tradition by featuring in the film.

Despite its small footprint, the Mini hatch is providing real competition to the Audi A1 and VW Polo due to its premium quality build. And with the weight of BMW behind them, it’s easy to see why.

How often should you replace your car radiator?

Your radiator is working any time the engine is running. This is because coolant constantly cycles through to prevent overheating, which means you need to be careful with the signs of a malfunctioning radiator as it is an essential part of your cooling system. This being said, a damaged or leaking car radiator should be replaced immediately.

What happens when we carry out a radiator replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  1. Inspect the radiator and the parts around it for any potential leak.

  2. Perform a pressure test on the cooling system.

  3. Replace the radiator (if necessary) and advise you if any other parts need to be replaced as well

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning car radiator?

Usually, there are a few signs you can look for:

  1. If the 'Check Engine' warning light is on.

  2. When there are leaks or moist patches on the radiator (or even around it).

  3. When the engine is overheating, it means it’s running at a higher temperature than usual.

  4. When the underneath of the car is leaking red, green or yellow fluid.

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