Car Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Kia Forte

Kia Forte Car Thermostat Replacement costs $114 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$113 to $125
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $43 -$45
Average Dealer price
$178 to 183
Average Shop price
$137 to 140
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2012 Kia ForteL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$117.24Shop/Dealer Price$143.57 - $189.89
2012 Kia ForteL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$115.18Shop/Dealer Price$141.06 - $185.89
2010 Kia ForteL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$115.18Shop/Dealer Price$141.02 - $185.81
2011 Kia ForteL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$115.18Shop/Dealer Price$141.04 - $185.84
2011 Kia ForteL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$117.24Shop/Dealer Price$143.58 - $189.91
2010 Kia ForteL4-2.4LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$118.60Shop/Dealer Price$145.27 - $192.61
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Parts required for a Kia Forte Car Thermostat Replacement

Thermostat
$13
Thermostat Gasket
$2 to $5

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Jeff was excellent. Very professional and obviously experienced. I asked him some questions to frankly test him. I have some mechanical experience and had researched the procedure; he gets an A+. He also left the work space very clean. Couldn't be more pleased!
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All about Car Thermostat Replacement

A thermostat is part of the cooling system that regulates the temperature of the coolant in the engine. The thermostat is a metal valve that has a temperature sensor built in. It can either be open or closed. When the thermostat is closed, it keeps the coolant in the engine. When the engine gets to a predetermined temperature, the thermostat opens allowing coolant to circulate. The circulation of coolant prevents the engine from overheating. If the thermostat fails to open, the car will overheat. If the thermostat fails to close, the engine may never reach the optimal temperature (~220F). The thermostat opens and closes many times when the car engine is running. It is the most common component in the cooling system to fail, causing the car to overheat.

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