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What You Get with a Mobile Radiator Replacement

What Do We Offer?

Our ASE-certified mobile mechanics will come to your location and replace your radiator if needed. We'll also do a free vehicle inspection and then schedule future services.

How We Do It?

Once you get a radiator replacement quote from us, we will send a mobile mechanic that is ASE-certified to your location based on the time and day you selected. You get a fixed upfront quote, book an appointment, and get your radiator replaced outside your home or office - it really is that simple!

What We Recommend

Your radiator is a critical part of your car if you notice overheating when you drive or coolant leaks, you may need to replace your radiator to keep your car working.

How to Book a Radiator Replacement With Us?

Booking a radiator replacement with Goodhood is extremely simple. Just follow these 3 easy steps.

  • Request a radiator replacement quote

  • Book an appointment

  • Pay after radiator replacement services

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FAQs

When Should You Replace Your Car's Radiator?

There are several scenarios to watch out for when judging if you need a car radiator replacement. Your vehicle's radiator keeps the engine cool, so it's vital that you identify radiator issues quickly and repair them:

  • Smoke from the hood - If the hood of your vehicle shows steam coming out of it, that's a clear sign that you need to install a new radiator. It's most likely that you've got an overheated engine because the radiator's cooling system is not working as it should.

  • Radiator rust - This can cause blockages that prevent hot coolant from being passed through your vehicle, jeopardizing the entire cooling system of your car.

  • Engine upgrades - if you upgrade to an engine with more power, this can cause overheating in radiators. So, being mindful when updating other parts of vehicles is a must for causing issues like severe engine damage.

What Are The Symptoms Of a Faulty Car Radiator?

There are a few key symptoms that can suggest your radiator is faulty. One of the most common is when your car overheats, as this means the radiator isn't effectively cooling the engine. Another sign can be spotting coolant or white steam near the hood of the car.

How Often Should a Car Radiator Replacement Be Performed?

There isn't a definitive answer to this question since it depends on the make and model of your car, driving habits, and radiator quality. However, most mechanics generally recommend that you replace your car's radiator every 8 to 10 years.

What's The Right Radiator For My Car?

There is no definitive answer to this question as there are a variety of radiators on the market, and each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Some factors you may want to consider when choosing a radiator include the size of your car, the make and model, the climate you live in, and your budget. Additionally, you will need to find a radiator that is compatible with your car's cooling system. Ultimately, the best way to determine which radiator is right for your car is to consult with a mobile mechanic from goodhood.auto.

What Happens During A Radiator Replacement?

A radiator replacement is the process of exchanging an old core with a new one. The pricing varies based on the size and number of cores to be replaced and the complexity of the installation requirements.

Some installers charge a flat fee while others charge by time, the area serviced, or materials used. Some work may need to be done on the cooling system before the new radiator can be installed.

The old radiator is first removed, and all of the coolant is drained from the system. The hoses and any other connections to the radiator are then taken off.

Once the old radiator is out, the new one can be put in its place. The hoses are reconnected, and the coolant is refilled. The system is then bled off any air pockets that may have formed.

After the new radiator is installed, it's important to have the cooling system checked for leaks. A pressure test can be done to check for any weak spots in the system.

Is It Safe To Drive With Car Radiator Issues?

If your car has radiator issues, it's not safe to drive it. The engine will overheat, which can cause extensive damage. You'll need to take the car to a mechanic to have it repaired. 

Can You Replace A Car's Radiator On Your Own?

Yes, you can replace a car's radiator on your own if you have some mechanical experience and the right tools. The process is straightforward but can be a bit tricky in tight spaces. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions closely and take your time. There are plenty of online resources that can help guide you through the process.

How Do You Check Your Car's Radiator? 

There are a few things you can do to check your radiator:

  • Look under the hood for any signs of leakage

  • Feel the surface of the radiator to make sure it's not too hot to touch

  • Listen for any unusual noises coming from the engine

  • Check the radiator fluids to make sure they're at the correct level.

Do You Offer Service Warranty on My Radiator Replacement Service? 

Yes, we offer a warranty on our radiator replacement service. We guarantee our work for 24 months or 24,000 miles and will repair or replace any component that fails as a result of the work we did.

How Do You Compare Your Prices With Competitors?

At Goodhood, we pride ourselves on being the most affordable option for radiator replacement service. We offer competitive prices without compromising on quality or customer service.

What Are the Different Types of Radiators?

There are three main types of radiators: aluminum, copper, and plastic. Aluminum radiators are the most common type, and they're usually cheaper than copper or plastic radiators. Copper radiators are more efficient at conducting heat than aluminum, so they can be smaller in size while still providing the same amount of heat.

How Do You Know if Your Car Needs a New Radiator?

When it's time to replace your radiator, Goodhood is here for you with all the information you need now!

One sign that tells us that your car needs a radiator replacement can be seen when your heater doesn't blow out warm air anymore, even though the engine may still work normally.

What Is the Cost of Replacing a Car’s Radiator?

Depending on the radiator, the cost of replacement could be anywhere from $800 to $1200. Labor will usually run around 2 hours, so plan on spending around $200-$300 for labor plus the cost of the new radiator.

What Is a Radiator?

A radiator is a heat exchanger used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling or heating. The radiator replaces the air as the heat-exchange medium. Cooling systems for automobiles are made up of several components, including the radiator.

How Does a Radiator Work?

A radiator is a heat exchanger used to transfer thermal energy from one place to another. In your car, a radiator exchanges thermal energy with the engine coolant, which helps keep the engine from overheating.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Each Type of Radiator?

There are pros and cons to each type of radiator. Aluminum radiators are less likely to corrode, while copper ones can be more efficient at conducting heat. Brass radiators are durable but can be quite heavy, while steel ones are inexpensive but prone to rusting.

How Do You Know if Your Car Needs a New Radiator?

Car radiators are not just for looks. A radiator is essential to maintain an operating temperature for the engine and its coolant. The biggest stress on a car's radiator is heat generated from driving on hot days.

What Is the Best Type of Coolant for a Car?

The best type of coolant for a car depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of vehicle, engine size, and ambient climate conditions.

How Often Do You Need to Replace Your Car’s Coolant?

The goodhood.auto team has found that the average person should be replacing their car's coolant every three years in most cases, though it will vary by engine size and other factors such as whether the vehicle is used for highway driving or stop-and-go traffic.

Can You Use Tap Water in Your Car’s Radiator?

Using tap water in your car's radiator is a big no-no since the chlorine can corrode galvanized steel and cause cracks in plastic tubing.

Is It Necessary to Flush a Car’s Radiator Every Time You Change the Coolant?

It is not necessary to flush your car's radiator every time you change the coolant, but it is a good idea to do so about once a year. Flushing the radiator removes any built-up deposits and can help your car run more efficiently. For more information, visit goodhood.auto.

Can a Radiator Be Repaired or Refurbished?

It is possible to repair or refurbish a radiator, but this will depend on the extent of the damage. If the radiator has sustained major damage, it may be more cost-effective to replace it altogether. However, if the damage is minor, it may be possible to fix it for a lower cost.

Is It Worth Repairing an Old Radiator?

Radiator repair is often more affordable than replacement, and it's a great way to extend the life of your vehicle. However, if the radiator is leaking, has significant damage, or is otherwise unusable, then replacement is the best option. Visit goodhood.auto for a radiator replacement service that will get you back on the road in no time.

Is It Difficult to Replace a Radiator?

No, not at all! With Goodhood, you can easily find a qualified mechanic to replace your radiator. We make it easy and convenient for you to get the service you need, so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.

What Is the Best Way to Bleed a Radiator?

The best way to bleed a radiator is by following these simple steps:

  • Open the radiator cap.

  • Place a container underneath the radiator to catch the coolant.

  • Insert a screwdriver or key into the valve and turn it until you hear coolant start flowing out.

  • Close the valve and replace the radiator cap.

Can a Leaking Radiator Be Fixed?

It depends. Radiators don't last forever, and sometimes they spring leaks that need attention before the fix gets worse. Parts of a radiator include the upper hose, lower tank, and copper cooling pipes running through it (between the cooling fan and radiator) that can develop leaks if not carefully monitored.