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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Very good. He was able to save me more than $300 by figuring out that I did not need some of the repairs.
He went above and beyond to make sure my car was working. I don't know how to thank him for the time and effort he spent on my car

Patrick

31 years of experience
1019 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick is always knowledgeable and professional and never tries to charge me for anything I don't need. I have a nineteen year old Jeep that I love, and Patrick takes excellent care of her, and I trust him implicitly to keep her running smoothly! He's truly invaluable!
Patrick is great! Another excellent job.

TJ

24 years of experience
333 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Fixed the problems. Courteous and efficient. Recommended 100%.

Jerry

6 years of experience
108 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Pleasent!!

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mark was scheduled to work on 4 items on my care - enough to keep him busy for a few hours. Even though I'm sure he had more jobs to do during the day, he took extra time to secure a fog light that was just hanging down (happened when I ran over a wooden chair in the middle of the highway). The last 2 times I went to a shop for unrelated work, I had asked them to see what they could do about that light. Both times they said they would take a look, and both times, they completely disregarded it. Mark took care of it without even being asked.

Richard

19 years of experience
459 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
He was very professional and friendly. Did a great job, would recommend him for my next mechanic needs or my friends n family.

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
He was very nice, courteous and professional. Fixed my 2003 Cadillac CTS thermostat in a timely manner, the dealership wanted an arm and a leg for the repair and said it would be around a 4-5 hour job, he completed it in about 3. Would definitely recommend to other customers. 5 stars.

Jerry

28 years of experience
48 reviews
Jerry
28 years of experience
Really great experience. I got text message to let me know Jerry was on the way and he even showed up a bit early. I appreciated that since I was waiting to get to work after he was done. He had spilled a little antifreeze in my garage and cleaned it up before he left.

Todd

24 years of experience
89 reviews
Todd
24 years of experience
Todd was easily the most honest and skilled mechanic I have ever worked with. Would recommend him to anyone who is in need of an honest opinion and quality repairs.

Nathan

27 years of experience
256 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan is knowledgable, and work is completed in a reasonable time He continuously kept me informed. Just because an item is on the quote, does not mean it must be done. Saved me a gazillion dollars.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Arcadia?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Arcadia. Our mechanics in Arcadia are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Arcadia.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chrysler 200 $150 $69.59 $79.99 15% $177.09
2014 Toyota Avalon $202 $89.94 $111.98 16% $240.44
2007 Buick LaCrosse $125 $45.42 $79.99 17% $152.92
2006 Cadillac STS $330 $113.56 $215.97 18% $403.81
2005 BMW 545i $272 $159.81 $111.98 12% $310.31
2005 Porsche Boxster $249 $137.00 $111.98 13% $287.50

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Car Thermostat Replacement Service

What is an engine cooling system thermostat and how does it work?

The car's engine cooling system thermostat is a small valve within a cooling system passageway that opens and closes in response to the temperature of the circulating engine coolant. When your car is first started and the coolant is cold, the valve in the thermostat will be in the closed position, circulating the coolant flow only within the engine instead of flowing to the radiator, which allows the engine to warm up fast, promoting fuel efficiency, low emissions, and reduced engine deposits. Once the engine coolant reaches the design temperature, usually around 195 degrees, the valve will open and close as you drive in order to maintain a coolant temperature typically between 195 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.

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When to consider replacing the engine cooling system thermostat:

  • Engine overheats. A thermostat with the valve stuck closed is a common cause of engine overheating. However, since there are other causes of overheating, a mechanic will thoroughly inspect the cooling system prior to condemning the thermostat. Since it is usually not known how badly the engine overheated, the mechanic will also try to determine if there is evidence that the cylinder head gasket was blown. If so, it would be repaired prior to replacing the thermostat.
  • Temperature gauge reads too low or too high. Thermostats can get sticky, causing the engine temperature to stray from the optimal range. Your dash-mounted temperature gauge will notify you of this malfunction.
  • Cooling system repairs. All thermostats eventually fail. Therefore, if the cooling system is already open for major repairs, such as water pump or radiator replacement, it is recommended to install a new thermostat simply as insurance against future breakdown.

How do mechanics replace the engine cooling system thermostat?

  • Once the engine is completely cold, the radiator cap is loosened and enough coolant is drained from the radiator so the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
  • The thermostat housing is removed and the thermostat and gasket are extracted. Note that some cars have more than one cooling system thermostat and both might need replacement.
  • All mounting surfaces on the thermostat housing are cleaned of old gasket material. A new gasket is applied and the thermostat is re-installed in the correct orientation and with the temperature sensing cylinder facing downward towards the engine.
  • The thermostat housing bolts are tightened to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications using a calibrated inch-pound torque wrench.
  • The cooling system is refilled with the appropriate coolant type and the system is fully bled of all air.
  • The car engine is run until the normal operating temperature is reached, and while taking precautions with the hot coolant, the coolant level is rechecked while confirming there is flow through the radiator — either visually or with an infrared temperature gun. This will confirm the thermostat is open. Finally, the engine is checked for leaks.

Is it safe to drive with an engine cooling system thermostat problem?

No. If it has been determined that there is a thermostat problem, it should be repaired right away. Failure to do so can cause substantial and costly damage to the engine.

When replacing the engine cooling system thermostat keep in mind:

  • Engine overheating due to causes other than a faulty thermostat, will themselves damage a thermostat. Therefore, always replace the thermostat if the engine overheats, even if the thermostat was not the initial cause of the overheating.
  • The thermostat should be replaced anytime you have major work done on the coolant system. It is convenient and costs little during such repairs and insurance against future breakdown.
  • OEM thermostats are the best ones to use and you can request your mechanic to install only the OEM thermostat. Dealer supplied, OEM thermostats are sometimes more costly but are generally higher quality and specifically engineered for your car.

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