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How much does Pressure Test Radiator Cap cost in Merrillville?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Merrillville. Our mechanics in Merrillville 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 in Merrillville.

Pressure Test Radiator Cap pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Subaru Legacy$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2015 Volkswagen CC$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2006 GMC Savana 3500$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL350$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2016 Porsche Macan$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50

Pressure Test Radiator Cap Service

What is the radiator cap pressure test all about?

In a pressurized cooling system like those found on all cars, your car’s radiator cap is calibrated to seal in coolant to a particular pressure point, then allow some vapor to escape once that threshold has been reached. The ejected fluid is piped into the overflow bottle you might have seen in the engine bay. Then, as the engine cools, the coolant level may drop inside radiator. When that happens, a reverse-flow valve in the radiator cap opens to allow fluid from the bottle to return to the radiator. A radiator cap that isn’t working properly may cause too much fluid to escape the system.

Keep in mind:

  • A radiator cap pressure test is quick and simple, and replacement radiator caps are inexpensive.
  • Leaving a defective radiator cap in place can cause damage to the engine.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle engine is cooled before the radiator cap can be removed
  • The radiator pressure is relieved and the cap is removed
  • The radiator cap is pressure tested to specifications
  • The radiator cap is replaced and/or reinstalled to the radiator
  • The vehicle is verified to confirm problem is fixed

Our recommendation:

If your car’s engine overheats, or the overflow bottle seems overly full, have the radiator (and radiator cap) pressure tested.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need to pressure test the radiator cap?

  • Car overheats
  • Car’s overflow bottle fills up

How important is this service?

Not having this safety valve on the car’s cooling system operate properly can over- or under-pressurize the system, leading to damage to hoses, the radiator, and even the car’s cylinder head.


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Hugh

11 years of experience
110 reviews
Hugh
11 years of experience
Hugh was super honest and competent. I scheduled the service based on a repair shop and a dealer's recommendation. But Hugh came, did a quick inspection and determined a simple cap replacement should fix the overheating issue and it did. Obviously that saved me a lot of money and made feel a lot better about my car. Hugh was also very friendly, easy-going. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Johnny

33 years of experience
267 reviews
Johnny
33 years of experience
Friendly, professional. Got the repair done quickly.

Andrew

11 years of experience
849 reviews
Andrew
11 years of experience
Andy did a great job. Was prompt and actually called and offered to come earlier which I appreciated. I had my car diagnosed at Burnett Automotive but their quote was very expensive Andy quickly diagnosed the problem which was NOT what Burnett said it would be. Andy saved me unnecessary work on my car. I will definitely use Andy and yourmechanic.com in the future!

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Joel was great. He arrived on time and communicated everything with me very clearly. He was honest and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

Robert

12 years of experience
76 reviews
Robert
12 years of experience
From the beginning, I knew just from looking at Robert, that he would exceed expectations and I was not wrong! My suspension diagnostic revealed stripped wheel barrings. It was the source of my driving problems including knocking noises. Thank you Robert for your thorough and patient diagnostic and recommendations to the problems. I recommend knowledgeable, professional Robert for your vehicle needs and will be doing by my word also.

Shay

28 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
28 years of experience
Nice guy he even fixed my horn! (Even though it was just unplugged) lol Didn't take long at all, I felt bad because I didn't have any cash to leave a tip but the next time I'll definitely be prepared.

Jennifer

19 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
19 years of experience
Great mechanic.

William

30 years of experience
49 reviews
William
30 years of experience
William is probably the best mechanic around, he's knowledgeable, patient, and thoughtful. His skills are top notch and he problem solves anything to the max ability. I never met a mechanic this great. Any time you have a military veteran, you can be you're in good hands.

Lucas

21 years of experience
887 reviews
Lucas
21 years of experience
Fixed things I didn't even ask for!

Tinashe

13 years of experience
614 reviews
Tinashe
13 years of experience
Fast & Efficient

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