Yes, finding a shop that you trust is always a difficult process. Was this person recommended to you?
There are countless places for a leak.
It will require a visual inspection. Depending on the results, and if it is determined that it is coolant. If the source of the leak is not apparent, then the coolant system may have to be pressure tested.
If the leak is really slow, they could possibly have to add a chemical to the coolant that reacts with UV light.
They may send you home in the car and have you come back at a later date to recheck for the leak with the UV light.
You can always ask for an estimate and then take the car somewhere else for a second opinion.
If the second shop suggest the same repair, then you can feel safe that the first guy wasn't trying to reach into your pockets.
Friday, July 3rd, 2009 AT 8:31 PM