Melanie Reiff
Updated on Aug 11, 2022
A mechanic can help you replace your radiator hose every five years or as needed. It is an important part of keeping your car’s engine cool and running properly and should be addressed as soon as possible. While it may not be cheap–about $420–it is an important part of keeping your car running.
Maintaining your car’s cooling system helps prevent future damage to your engine and other internal components. That’s why car insurance super app Jerry is here to help you understand everything you need to know about a radiator hose repair and replacement.
The exact cost varies between different Maserati models. For example, newer vehicle models are usually made with more expensive materials, so recent or high-end models will cost more, especially if your service requires a part replacement. Use the table below to estimate the cost for your own vehicle.
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
1968
Maserati 
Mexico
$265.02$178.02$87$318.411.45h
1989
Maserati 
228i
$189.52$99.52$90$219.361.5h
2015
$282.46$195.46$87$341.091.45h
1983
Maserati 
Quattroporte
$151.12$67.12$84$171.241.4h
1961
Maserati 
3500GT
$297.1$210.1$87$360.111.45h
1961
Maserati 
A6G/2000
$297.1$210.1$87$360.111.45h

What is a radiator hose replacement?

In this process, a mechanic will look over your entire coolant system for any leaks. The leaking hose will then be removed, the radiator filled with the appropriate amount of coolant, and the system bled (to help remove any contaminants or old coolant). The mechanic will then add a new hose and coolant and check the system for any leaks.
Repairing or replacing a leaking radiator hose is incredibly important because it prevents your engine from overheating. The cooling system has multiple hoses; one connects the engine and the radiator and the other connects the radiator and the water pump. Both of these are vital components to circulating coolant to your car’s engine.
If a hose leaks, it won’t circulate coolant to your engine, which will cause your engine to overheat. An overheating engine can sustain serious damage quickly. Because of the high temperatures and the fact the hoses are made of rubber, it is common they deteriorate over time and need to be replaced frequently.

How to replace a radiator hose

When you take your car to a mechanic, they will typically complete the following steps to replace your radiator hose:
  1. Use pressure to check for leaks in the coolant system
  2. Remove and replace the leaking hose
  3. Use an appropriate mix of 50/50 coolant in the radiator
  4. Bleed the coolant system
  5. Check again for any leaks
It is important to replace a blown or leaking hose, but you can use duct tape as a temporary quick-fix solution while you’re driving to the mechanic.

When do I need to replace my radiator hose?

You should have your radiator hose replaced every five years or 40,000 miles as part of your car’s regular maintenance schedule. That said, there are a couple of symptoms to look out for in your:
  • If you see red, yellow, or green liquid leaking beneath your car (this is coolant)
  • Your car’s AC or heater fail to work properly
  • If you see steam coming out of your car’s engine (you should always pull over if you see steam from the hood of your car)
  • If you see cracks or bulges in the radiator hoses
You should take your car to a mechanic ASAP if you notice any of the identifiers of a leaky coolant system above. If you don’t, you risk significant engine damage.

How to find cheap car insurance

Does the cost of replacing a radiator hose make you wince? Car ownership isn’t cheap, but there are ways to save. You can cut back on the cost of your car insurance by using the Jerry app.
Jerry compares rates from more than 50 top providers, including Nationwide and Travelers, and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes for free.
It’s this simple: download the Jerry app or go to getjerry.com. In less than 45 seconds, Jerry collects all of your information from your existing insurer. Choose from competitive quotes from 50-plus top insurance companies, and Jerry takes care of the rest—securing your new policy and helping you cancel your old one. No long forms. No calling around. No hard work. Just savings. The average Jerry user saves $887 a year on car insurance.
Keep in mind that your location is another factor that determines the final cost of repairs. Areas with higher cost of living will usually have more expensive car repair services, especially if there’s less local competition. Check out the table below for an estimate of what Maserati drivers pay in different cities.
CityCarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
2007
Maserati 
GranSport
$393.22$197.92$195.3$452.591.8h
1977
Maserati 
Khamsin
$334.16$130.2$203.96$373.211.52h
1986
$272.02$99.52$172.5$301.861.5h
2015
$362.63$195.46$167.17$421.261.52h
2018
Maserati 
Levante
$349.74$101.89$247.85$380.291.75h
2005
Maserati 
Spyder
$171.05$0$171.05$171.051.4h
1973
Maserati 
Bora
$241.2$80.34$160.86$265.291.4h
Oxford
FL
1985
Maserati 
Biturbo
$261.52$99.52$162$291.361.5h
1983
Maserati 
Quattroporte
$237.57$67.12$170.45$257.691.4h
1981
Maserati 
Merak
$276.67$106.05$170.62$308.471.4h
Jerry doesn’t just offer fair price repair estimates for Maserati drivers! Our team of writers has collected everything you need to know for every car. Here’s how much the repair costs for some popular cars:
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
2011
$171.73$87.73$84$198.031.4h
1968
GMC 
C25/C2500 Suburban
$166.72$82.72$84$191.521.4h
1976
Pontiac 
Grand LeMans
$164.32$80.32$84$188.41.4h
2011
$171.73$87.73$84$198.031.4h
1968
GMC 
C25/C2500 Suburban
$166.72$82.72$84$191.521.4h
1976
Pontiac 
Grand LeMans
$164.32$80.32$84$188.41.4h
The cost of repairs might vary depending on which Maserati you drive, but there’s an easy way to save money for the services you need! Just download the Jerry app for help lowering your insurance premiums. In less than 45 seconds, Jerry collects all of your information from your existing insurer. Choose from competitive quotes from top insurance companies and Jerry takes care of the rest—securing your new policy and helping you cancel your old one upon request.
With an average annual savings of $887, Jerry can help you free up funds for the repairs your Maserati’s needs.