How long does it take to change a radiator?

I recently moved and need to have my car’s radiator replaced, but I’m not familiar with any of the mechanics here, and I’m worried I’ll be overcharged. How long does it usually take to change a car’s radiator?

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Answer provided by
Kathryn Mae Kurlychek
Answered on Apr 28, 2022
If you have it professionally done, changing a radiator shouldn’t take longer than two or three hours. At best, it may only take an hour or less but don’t be surprised if it’s a little longer.
You can potentially save money on labor costs by changing your radiator yourself, but DIY-ers be warned: changing a radiator is not for the inexperienced. If you’re not familiar with what’s under your car’s hood, it could take you the better part of a day to change your radiator. Of course, if you’re up to the task, anything is possible!
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