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How much does a radiator replacement cost for Vauxhall cars?

A typical Vauxhall radiator replacement in the UK costs around £170 - £368. Depending on your Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall Corsa£184 - £290
Radiator replacement for Vauxhall Astra-J£184 - £290
Radiator replacement for Vauxhall Astra£199 - £312
Radiator replacement for Vauxhall Astra-H£170 - £268
Radiator replacement for Vauxhall Insignia-A£213 - £334
Radiator replacement for Vauxhall Astra-K£234 - £368
Radiator replacement for Vauxhall Insignia£206 - £323

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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 Vauxhall 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.

Vauxhall

Vauxhall Motors Ltd. is a British car brand owned by German manufacturer Opel. Initially founded in 1857, but didn’t begin to build cars until 1903, the brand is officially over 160 years old.

Their popularity can be easily quantified by the 3.9million Vauxhall cars on the road in the UK today.

Vauxhall: A car for every need

By their own admission, Vauxhall has a car for the school run, a trip to the shops, a cross-country holiday, being the face of your business or delivering a van-load of goods. With such a wide range of vehicles, they’ve got every avenue covered.

A forward-thinking company with traditional values

Throughout their extensive history in the automotive industry, Vauxhall has featured predominantly in all areas. It produced the first sports car, also the first car to achieve over 100mph, it has launched award-winning models and consistently introduced pioneering technology.

Their core brand values claim to be:

  • Ingenious—offering brilliant mobility

  • Progressive—as forward-thinking and innovative

  • Approachable—being authentic and simple

The UK’s 3rd best selling car of 2018: The Vauxhall Corsa

Competing with Ford Fiesta and VW Golf for the top-selling car in the UK, the Vauxhall Corsa has become a household favourite—and why not? Their supermini hatchback is stylish, nippy and economical to run. Neatly finished inside and out with a host of modern technology and features, you’re getting plenty of car for your money and all backed with Vauxhall’s reputation for building cars that go the distance.

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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