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How much does Coolant Recovery Reservoir Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Coolant Recovery Reservoir Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 HD Classic$230$135.33$94.995%$242.83
2015 Honda Civic$239$144.32$94.994%$251.82
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500$213$117.72$94.995%$225.22
2009 Infiniti M45$325$230.40$94.993%$337.90
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d$278$182.94$94.994%$290.44
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG$255$160.08$94.994%$267.58

Coolant Recovery Reservoir Replacement Service

What is the Coolant Recovery Reservoir all about?

The coolant recovery reservoir collects pressurized coolant from the engine cooling system while the engine is running and provides an easy and accurate way to determine coolant levels.

The coolant recovery reservoir is a container that is connected to the engine cooling system via a small hose that allows extra coolant a place to flow when the cooling system is pressurized. When the vehicle cools off some of the coolant in the reservoir flows back into the cooling system. Most are made of clear plastic for viewing of the coolant level and quality of the coolant itself.

Many are marked for safe coolant levels when the engine is hot or cold so that a licensed mechanic can inspect when diagnosing a vehicle. Some newer vehicles are equipped with a coolant level sensor to alert the driver to low coolant levels.

The coolant recovery reservoir also provides a place to top off the cooling system and refill with fresh coolant when performing a cooling system flush. Our licensed mechanics should perform these procedures because every vehicle requires different attention when flushing, refilling, or bleeding the cooling system.

Keep in mind:

  • A cracked or leaking coolant recovery reservoir can lead to engine overheating and electrical problems.
  • Low coolant level due to a faulty reservoir can cause severe internal engine damage, and the escaping coolant or steam can damage electrical components or other accessories.

How it's done:

  • The coolant is drained
  • The old coolant recovery reservoir is removed
  • The new coolant recovery reservoir is installed
  • The coolant is refilled and purged of air
  • The vehicle coolant recovery reservoir is checked for proper operation

Our recommendation:

If you suspect that your coolant recovery reservoir needs repair, have one of our licensed mechanics inspect the part. There are several components that could cause similar symptoms, and one of our expert mechanics will look over everything and give you a proper diagnosis.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Coolant Recovery Reservoir?

  • Steam is escaping from under the hood, wheel well, or front fender area
  • Temperature gauge is reaching the “H” level or red area
  • Low/check coolant warning light is on
  • Visible leak or puddle under vehicle
  • A sweet smell when the engine is running or just shut off

How important is this service?

A faulty coolant recovery reservoir can lead to engine damage and other serious problems with a vehicle’s charging system and electrical accessories. Moreover, having to add coolant to a vehicle with a leaky reservoir can get costly over time.

Recent Coolant Recovery Reservoir Replacement reviews

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27 years of experience
290 reviews
27 years of experience
BMW 328xi L6-3.0L - Coolant Reservoir - Washington, District of Columbia
Simon was punctual and communicated via text to let me know he would be arriving soon; appreciated that because it was my first time using this service. I haven't had a chance to drive my car to see if his repair is working properly but for some reason I can tell my car is absolutely fine. The repair took no time and was completed with professional care. Simon even offered some other work that my car may need soon which I appreciate as well. Once I drive my car to see all is well which i am certain it will be; I will be certainly be a happy customer. Thank you


39 years of experience
976 reviews
39 years of experience
Volkswagen GTI L4-2.0L Turbo - Coolant Reservoir - Duluth, Georgia
Dan is the man! He did an amazing job on my vehicle and really enjoyed our conversations. Socialable guy and very professional in explaining what the car really needs! I recommend him!!


12 years of experience
307 reviews
12 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8-5.3L - Coolant Reservoir - Katy, Texas
Most honest mechanic I’ve ever worked with, saved lots of money! I will be referring everyone I know to this service!


17 years of experience
59 reviews
17 years of experience
Volkswagen Jetta L5-2.5L - Coolant Reservoir - Greensboro, North Carolina
Deward was a little late in arriving because the previous job he was on ran longer than expected, but he sent a note letting me know the status before my appointment time. Being informed about the status is the most important thing. If work on my car took longer than expected, I would want him to take whatever time was necessary and not rush the work just to stay on schedule. He replaced the coolant overflow reservoir to fix a leaking problem. The work was done quickly and there is no sign of any leaking. It's easy to talk about the work being done with him and get answers to questions. He is relaxed and knows what he is doing. I would definitely recommend him to someone else.

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