Radiator Repair Cost

radiator repair costRadiator Repair cost can vary significantly from vehicle to vehicle, and can mean very different things on one car than it will mean on another.  The main difference in repair cost will be based on the construction of the radiator in your car. Many late model cars from the 70s, 80s and earlier had radiators made entirely of metal, often copper or brass.  These radiators could actually be repaired, meaning if it sprang a leak, you could fix the leak and keep using the same radiator. Newer vehicles use radiators that are built from an aluminum core (the part with the tubes and fins) and plastic end tanks (the black parts on the sides or top and bottom of your radiator where the hoses connect).  These are very difficult to repair and almost always have to be replaced with a new radiator.

No matter what type of radiator you have in your vehicle a quick and easy repair for any leak is to use BlueDevil Radiator and Block Sealer.  BlueDevil Radiator and Block sealer will bond to plastic, aluminum and other types of radiators to seal your leak without replacing your radiator and will help keep your radiator repair cost very low.

If you choose another route for repairing your radiator you need to first determine what type of radiator you have.  The easiest way is to pop your hood and find where the upper radiator hose connects to the radiator. If the rubber hose connects to a plastic pipe coming from the radiator then you’ve got a radiator with plastic end tanks and an aluminum core.  In this case, your only option is to use BlueDevil Radiator and Block Sealer or replace the entire radiator.

If you find your upper radiator hose is connected to a metal pipe coming from your radiator then your radiator is most likely an older style metal radiator and could possibly be repaired by brazing or soldering.  This technique uses easily melted metals to fill in the crack or hole in your radiator much like soldering a copper water pipe in your home.  Based on the size of the hole or crack, and your soldering skills you may be able to repair significant leaks in the filler neck and end tanks of your all metal radiator.

You can find BlueDevil Radiator and Block Sealer at any of our partnering local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone
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  • Consumer Auto Parts

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