Surge Tank Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

customer ratings

(159)

$155.65 - $375.19

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

customer ratings

(159)

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
2007 Volkswagen Touareg $279 $198.94 $79.99 8% $306.44
2014 Ford Fiesta $201 $120.76 $79.99 12% $228.26
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 $215 $134.84 $79.99 11% $242.34
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $194 $113.79 $79.99 12% $221.29
2012 BMW 535i xDrive $337 $257.27 $79.99 7% $364.77
2012 Porsche Cayman $362 $281.54 $79.99 7% $389.04

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Recent Coolant Reservoir Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating

(159)

Rating Summary
153
4
0
0
2
153
4
0
0
2

Gustavo

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Chevrolet Cruze - Coolant Reservoir - San Antonio, Texas
There is nothing negative to say about the services rendered. Best experience ever getting a vehicle fixed. I will be a repeat customer.

Adam

17 years of experience
100 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Jaguar Vanden Plas - Coolant Reservoir - Boca Raton, Florida
As formerly mentioned in an earlier survey, Mr. Adam Irani is indeed a super mechanic and potential customers of Your Mechanic should be more than delighted to have their vehicles serviced by him. His knowledge and competence within his field is undoubtedly in a class of its own. I have been completely satisfied with the work he performed on my Jaguar Vanden Plas. Consequently without hesitation, I would fully recommend Mr. Irani to other Jaguar owners seeking great service.

Jesus

7 years of experience
10 reviews
Jesus
7 years of experience
Volvo XC90 - Coolant Reservoir - San Diego, California
Everything done in a timely and professional manner. Jesus is easy to work with and clearly answers questions and addresses concerns.

JOHNNY

33 years of experience
73 reviews
JOHNNY
33 years of experience
BMW 328i - Coolant Reservoir Replacement - Sacramento, California
You want good work done.? You want good customer service? Look no further!!!!!! This guy is thorough , attentive, informational, honest, fast!! Thanks for your quality work your honesty and great covo. I appreciate you God Bless

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com