Let’s talk replacing Coolant Expansion Tank
I live in a highrise downtown (no shade tree to work under), I am a girl, and I have little experience with car repair (other than paying the bill). I have been taking my car to a shop that has been gouging me on either parts or labor to repair my car. Now that money it tight I am watching every penny. The most recent experience involved the car coolant light coming on. I took it to the shop, they said it was the radiator and it would be $500 in parts. I looked it up online and it was more like $150. I have no problem with the shop marking up the price but 300% is gouging. I mentioned the price I found and they changed their tune to a more reasonable part price, but then charged me $400 in labor (indicating that it was hard to get to my radiator). So after paying $700+ to repair my radiator one would think that the problem was resolved…well it is not. I am having to add water to the radiator everyday to keep it from overheating. I took the car back to the shop and they give me one reason or another as to why the car is still losing coolant…heater core, expansion tank. Again I get the price on the expansion tank and they quote me $150 for something I can buy online for $16 to $40.”
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