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How much does Coolant 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 Reservoir Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Trax$215$119.54$94.995%$227.04
2012 GMC Canyon$223$128.12$94.995%$235.62
2008 GMC Acadia$218$122.70$94.995%$230.20
2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550$244$149.13$94.994%$256.63
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$209$113.79$94.995%$221.29
2013 Jaguar XK$355$259.63$94.993%$367.13

Coolant Reservoir Replacement Service

What is the Coolant Reservoir all about?

Cooling systems on vehicles are meant to remove heat from critical engine components. The fluid or coolant that circulates through the system carries the heat out of the engine to the radiator, where air flow dissipates the heat it contains. A natural reaction to the heat which the fluid experiences is expansion. If the fluid in the cooling system is at the full mark when the engine is cold, the volume will be greater when the fluid is hot due to expansion. Because the cooling system is closed and pressurized when hot, the excess hot coolant needs to go somewhere. It is pushed into a surge tank, or an overflow tank, where it remains until the engine cools down. When the engine cools, the contraction from the fluid still in the system creates a vacuum and the surge tank’s hose draws the coolant back into the system. If the coolant surge tank is cracked or broken, the coolant will leak onto the ground. An airlock will form in the cooling system when the surge tank hose only draws in air instead of coolant.

Keep in mind:

  • Engine coolant is extremely hot when the engine is at operating temperature. Never open the cooling system when the engine is hot.
  • The surge tank should be flushed when the coolant is being changed out.

How it's done:

  • The coolant is drained into a suitable container and the coolant recovery reservoir cap is removed.

  • The old coolant recovery reservoir is disconnected from all of the hoses hoses and pulled free of the vehicle.

  • The new coolant recovery reservoir is installed into the vehicle and secured. The coolant hoses are installed and secured using new clamps.

  • The coolant is refilled and purged of air as per manufacturer recommendation.

  • The vehicle coolant recovery reservoir is checked for leaks and proper operation.

Our recommendation:

The surge tank itself should never need attention unless it is damaged or broken. Excess engine heat may also warp the container, though it is not common. If your coolant surge tank is broken or leaking, have one of our expert mechanics replace it.

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

  • Coolant leaking onto the ground when engine is hot.
  • Engine overheats due to an airlock.

How important is this service?

The surge tank is part of the cooling system. It may seem to be auxiliary, but it is essential to proper operation. If the surge tank leaks coolant out, an airlock will form in the engine and it could overheat, causing damage. If your surge tank is broken, have it replaced as soon as possible to prevent further issues.


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Simon

27 years of experience
290 reviews
Simon
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

Dan

39 years of experience
976 reviews
Dan
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!!

Roberto

12 years of experience
307 reviews
Roberto
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!

Deward

17 years of experience
59 reviews
Deward
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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