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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
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $166 $96.06 $70.00 18% $203.56
2006 Toyota Avalon $207 $136.74 $70.00 15% $244.24
2007 Volkswagen Eos $135 $64.76 $70.00 21% $172.26
2003 Subaru Impreza $180 $109.90 $70.00 17% $217.40
2010 Lotus Evora $1411 $1340.94 $70.00 2% $1448.44
2004 Mercury Monterey $221 $150.96 $70.00 14% $258.46
2013 Bentley Mulsanne $1411 $1340.94 $70.00 2% $1448.44
2006 Land Rover Range Rover $169 $99.45 $70.00 18% $206.95
2014 Audi A4 allroad $164 $94.22 $70.00 18% $201.72
2003 Land Rover Range Rover $262 $191.53 $70.00 12% $299.03
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $181 $111.21 $70.00 17% $218.71
2005 BMW X3 $208 $138.41 $70.00 15% $245.91
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $212 $141.94 $70.00 15% $249.44
2006 BMW M3 $348 $278.13 $70.00 9% $385.63
2006 Jaguar XJR $353 $282.66 $70.00 9% $390.16
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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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Charles

30 years of experience
95 reviews
Charles
30 years of experience
Another great experience with Charles Ocran! He diagnosed and replaced my coolant reservoir tank that was leaking. If I am putting a team together, I would want Charles on my team. Great work Charles!
2006 SAAB 9-3 - COOLANT RESERVOIR - CEDAR PARK, TEXAS

Shaun

6 years of experience
233 reviews
Shaun
6 years of experience
As soon as Shaun showed up and started working, I knew immediately he knew his stuff! The problem with high-end cars is that everyone thinks that you might have a little $$$, and right from the start, you can see the wheels turning on how they (the mechanic) can make more on the customer. Shaun was straight to the point and told me just what the deal was and what it took to take care of it. I don't know where you all got this "YourMechanic" concept from, but I wish that I had known about you all years ago! Good looking out Shaun and thanks for a job well done! I'm getting a quote as we speak on the 100,000 mile service that you suggested :o)!
2000 BMW 323CI - COOLANT RESERVOIR - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Kiri

16 years of experience
227 reviews
Kiri
16 years of experience
As long as he is available, I will consistently book Kiri as my Mechanic of choice on this site. He is friendly, professional, flexible and quick.
1990 TOYOTA COROLLA - COOLANT RESERVOIR - KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Allen

32 years of experience
289 reviews
Allen
32 years of experience
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.
2005 MERCEDES-BENZ C230 - COOLANT RESERVOIR - DELTONA, FLORIDA

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