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How much does a radiator replacement cost for Volkswagen cars?

A typical Volkswagen radiator replacement in the UK costs around £156 - £357. Depending on your Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen Polo£206 - £323
Radiator replacement for Volkswagen Golf VII£227 - £357
Radiator replacement for Volkswagen Golf£156 - £245
Radiator replacement for Volkswagen Tiguan£213 - £334
Radiator replacement for Volkswagen Golf VI£177 - £279
Radiator replacement for Volkswagen Up!£184 - £290
Radiator replacement for Volkswagen Golf V£227 - £357

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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 Volkswagen 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.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen (often shortened to VW) is a German automobile manufacturer founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, a Nazi labour union.

Volkswagen is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, who in turn is majority owned by Porsche. They own and operate a vast number of cars under other brand names—at the time of writing, they have 342 subsidiary companies.

Possibly its most well-known model of the current generation, the VW Golf, was the 2nd best selling car of 2018, behind the Ford Fiesta, which consistently takes the top spot year after year.

The Golf’s 64k registrations in 2018 added to the vast tally of 3.4million Volkswagen cars on the road today.

High quality, highly rated, appropriately priced cars

VW cars achieve consistently strong reviews and are highly respected by critics and drivers alike. They are renowned for investing more money into research and development than almost any other marque and distributing their wealth of motoring knowledge across the many partner brands under the VW Group umbrella.

The Volkswagen Beetle: The ‘people’s car’

A classic of its time, originally named the Volkswagen Type 1, it soon became nicknamed the Beetle due to its unique shape, and subsequently the bug. The unique looking car was designed by Ferdinand Porsche for Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap and simple mass-produced car to travel around his country’s new road network.

The new model Beetle, originally launched to celebrate the original classic in 1997, and with an updated successor in 2011, was designed around the VW Jetta platform sharing much of its build with the Jetta and Golf. VW announced in 2018 that the Beetle would finally be removed from production in July 2019.

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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