Heater Core Replacement Cost

Heater Core Replacement Estimate (National Average)

Validated estimate range for national average.

The average cost for a Heater Core Replacement is between $618 and $819. Labor costs are estimated between $519 and $655 while parts are priced between $99 and $164. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Parts & Labor Breakdown
Labor: $519 - $655
Parts: $99 - $164
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Best Practices

We recommend using a high-quality replacement heater core. Cheap heater cores tend to leak and not last very long.

The heater hoses should be inspected when replacing a heater core. Problems with the heater hoses can cause similar problems to a failing heater core and are less expensive to correct.

Common Symptoms

A failed heater core can result in the car windows fogging up, coolant leaking under the dashboard, a sweet smell inside the vehicle, and mystery coolant loss.

Worn engine mounts allow the engine to move more than normal, which can damage heater core connections. Worn mounts should be replaced to avoid damage to the new heater hoses.

This is a national average for all makes and models, but you can make it more accurate by adding your car info and ZIP.
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Heater Core Replacement Cost