Car Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Kia Spectra

Kia Spectra Car Thermostat Replacement costs $112 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$107 to $127
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $37 -$47
Average Dealer price
$166 to 186
Average Shop price
$129 to 142
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2000 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$120.44Shop/Dealer Price$147.57 - $196.29
2009 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$114.77Shop/Dealer Price$140.56 - $185.08
2008 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$114.77Shop/Dealer Price$140.51 - $185.00
2004 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$108.79Shop/Dealer Price$133.05 - $173.07
2006 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$115.62Shop/Dealer Price$141.55 - $186.67
2002 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$109.52Shop/Dealer Price$133.92 - $174.44
2005 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$115.83Shop/Dealer Price$141.89 - $187.22
2001 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$119.51Shop/Dealer Price$146.47 - $194.54
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Parts required for a Kia Spectra Car Thermostat Replacement

Thermostat
$7 to $13
Thermostat Gasket
$2

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Godwin
19 years of experience
Godwin did a thorough job inspecting the car and pointed out something important about an airbag light that was on, saying that this could be anywhere from a $10 to a $1000 fix. As a result we are going to pass on this car and keep looking. As far as I am concerned Godwin did exactly what we hoped for in terms of catching issues with the car that could have cost us lots of money to fix if we had purchased it.
2008 KIA SPECTRA - PRE-PURCHASE CAR INSPECTION
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Carlos
11 years of experience
The mechanic was polite and professional.
2003 KIA SPECTRA - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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Jerel
6 years of experience
Jerel was prompt even a couple minutes early. Very professional and courteous. Did the inspection and found this issue quickly and problem was fixed in quick order. Also went above and beyond and identified a few other issues that will need addressing. Very impressive.
2007 KIA SPECTRA - DOOR WILL NOT OPEN INSPECTION
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Jonathan
17 years of experience
Jonathan was superb in communicating with me about time of arrival and the job itself. I couldn't be more pleased with Jonathan's work.
2005 KIA SPECTRA - WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE REAR)
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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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