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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Kia Sorento $124 $44.49 $79.99 18% $151.99
2010 Saturn Vue $202 $121.56 $79.99 12% $229.06
2008 Nissan Maxima $182 $101.88 $79.99 13% $209.38
2009 Cadillac DTS $312 $232.46 $79.99 8% $339.96
2007 Cadillac SRX $264 $183.72 $79.99 9% $291.22
2014 Lexus IS F $358 $278.39 $79.99 7% $385.89

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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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Number of Reviews

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Allen

34 years of experience
438 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C230 - Coolant Reservoir - Deltona, Florida
Allen was the best he was here early, once here he got right down to work not taking long at all, after he was done he called me outside to she me his work and to explain to me what work still needs to be done to keep my car running well, I look forward to getting all of these thing fixed on my car through him, And it doesn't hurt anything that he lives within 5 minutes from me. Thank Allen for your help.
Ford Taurus - Coolant Reservoir - Debary, Florida
Allen was on time (actually, early). He was pleasant, he knew his stuff, and he explained everything to me when he was done.

Sayeed

15 years of experience
70 reviews
Sayeed
15 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLK550 - Coolant Reservoir - Westbury, New York
Great experience. Saeed was on time, he is very knowledgeable. He was able to fix the problem the same day. I will definitely use him again!

Frank

6 years of experience
110 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Chevrolet Spark - Coolant Reservoir - Chicago, Illinois
Frank was very thorough and fixed my car in a timely manner. He answered all my questions w/out hesitation and was very transparent about what needed to be done. I would highly recommend Frank for you auto needs.

Andrew

10 years of experience
20 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
BMW 323i - Coolant Reservoir - Cape Coral, Florida
Repairs completed today on our BMW were performed in a very professional and expedient manner by Andrew. We would definitely recommend Andrew.

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