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Classic Radiator Repair

Classic Radiator Repair Specialist

Newquay Radiators and Exeter Radiators have been repairing Classic Vehicle Radiators, Oil Coolers, Heaters and Fuel Tanks since 1982.

Our highly trained technicians have over 100 years experience between them and they carry out each job to a high standard.

Whilst their aim is to meet customer requirements, they also provide advice on any options which could improve the performance, efficiency and longevity of the radiator, oil cooler etc.



The first thing we do is test the radiator to accurately diagnose its problems.

Pressure test to reveal a leak or leaks

Flow test to confirm a choked core

Visual checks provide further information


Based on the test results, and taking into consideration cost, longevity and time-scale, the following options are considered for resolving the radiator problems.



Filler necks

Small leaks in copper and brass cores

Top and bottom tanks

Recore / Rebuild

Fit a new copper and brass core, which is repairable if future damage is sustained

Fit an upgraded core to improve efficiency

Fit a tinned core, which increases longevity


Build a new copper and brass replacement radiator, which is repairable if future damage occurs. Usually replaces an aluminium radiator, which is non-repairable.

Our workshops are located in Devon and Cornwall and many of our customers are local.

With the reliable network of couriers operating throughout the country, we also deal with customers from all over the UK.

Give us a ring to speak with an experienced person regarding your radiator problem. In the majority of cases it will be suggested that your radiator is brought in to one of our workshops to enable our repairers to pressure test and flow test it. You can either bring the radiator in to our workshop personally, or we can arrange for a courier to pick it up on your behalf.

Sometimes a simple issue can be resolved over the phone.

Test results, along with a visual inspection, will ensure that you are given an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the various options available to resolve the issue.

Decision time, and we appreciate that time, finances and longevity are important considerations when deciding on how you would like your radiator problem to be resolved.

Classic Van Radiators

Classic Truck Radiators

Classic Tractor Radiators

Classic Lorry Radiators

Classic Military Radiators

Classic Land Rover Radiators