Car Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Golf City

Volkswagen Golf City Car Thermostat Replacement costs $217 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$139 to $297
Labor: $98 -$256
Parts: $41
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$212 to 380
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$168 to 318
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2010 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$142.13Shop/Dealer Price$173.49 - $221.83
2007 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$267.31Shop/Dealer Price$324.82 - $392.32
2008 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$267.31Shop/Dealer Price$324.68 - $392.07
2009 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementYourMechanic Price$197.31Shop/Dealer Price$240.18 - $296.69
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Parts required for a Volkswagen Golf City Car Thermostat Replacement

Thermostat
$25
Thermostat Gasket
$3

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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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