Q: I need a thermostat replacement, will they automatically do the coolant flush?

asked by on

I have a check engine light. I was told I needed a new thermostat. Can I just replace the thermostat? Does the service come with a coolent flush and do I need that?

My car has 12200 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The cooling system is recommended to be flushed out anytime the thermostat is replaced if the coolant has not been changed or flushed recently. A thermostat does not always require the coolant to be flushed out and would be an additional charge for parts and labor. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to your location and replace the thermostat and if need to do a coolant flush for you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I need a thermostat replacement, will they automatically do the coolant flush?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Put the wrong type of gas into my car

Modern cars such as yours are able to use the 87 octane gas even though they are meant for 91 octane. The ECU is able to detect that the vehicle is running on 87 octane gas and reduces engine timing....

Q: My car is overheating when the air conditioning is on - 2007 Hummer H3

Hello. Running the A/C will put extra strain on the engine and cause it to heat up quicker. If your vehicle is overheating, you should keep it below 280 degrees at all cost. This is the temperature when extreme irreversible...

Q: Why does my 2012 nissan altima Rev while engine is cold? It just started doing this with cold weather.

Modern vehicles have what we sometimes refer to as a "warm up program". The transmission will hold engine revs a bit higher until the engine warms up. This is to warm up the engine and catalytic converters faster for emissions...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.