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Q: What temperature should your thermostat open up?

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What temperature should your thermostat open up?
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hey there. Most vehicles run with a 195 degree thermostat. You can talk to your local dealer or parts shop should be able to tell you the specific one recommended for your vehicle and if any optional ones are listed/approved. YourMechanic can also do thermostat replacements at your home or office this service done.

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