If your car is overheating, leaking fluid, making a hissing sound after driving, or has steam coming from the bonnet – you likely need a new radiator.
If you are overdue fluid changes or a service then problems with the vehicles cooling can also occur.
Your car radiator is critical to the day to day functioning of your vehicle. It provides the tools to remove heat from the coolant that has passed through the engine, before it makes its way back through the engine, keeping the engine cool!
The costs vary and depending on the type of vehicle and can be anywhere from $350 – $1000+ to replace.
It is imperative that if you suspect your car radiator is malfunctioning or failing then you need to seek the advice of a mechanic ASAP. Replacement costs are far less than engine repair; which will happen if the vehicle continues to overheat, not to mention leaving it to this point could be extremely dangerous!
Regularly servicing your vehicle in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations (even when it is no longer under warranty) is the best way to prevent any issues occurring. Prevention is better than cure and when issues are found early they are easier and cheaper to repair.