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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Job was done only 2 days ago. So far all seems well. Joseph came at the exact time and finished the job earlier then expected. My only suggestion would be, use paper under the car so the garage, driveway is left clean and free of oil, grease, etc.
Thanks!

Adrian

29 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
29 years of experience
Great people person, honest, quick and courteous

Justin

17 years of experience
5 reviews
Justin
17 years of experience
Awesome experience. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Really took the time to make sure the job was done correctly. I can't recommend Justin highly enough.

Jared

19 years of experience
35 reviews
Jared
19 years of experience
Highly recommend Jared!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
2nd time Jason has worked on my car and I wouldn't want to book anyone else at this point! Jason, sorry Hailey was bombarding you as we were finalizing the check!

Chuy

12 years of experience
91 reviews
Chuy
12 years of experience
Chuy is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain why and what is needed. Highly recommend him.

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Professional and friendly! Helped explain what was malfunctioning and what needed to be done to fix it.

Peter

23 years of experience
221 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter showed up a little early, that's a good thing. You know a mechanic knows what he's doing on how confident they are working on a car and Peter has that confidence. He was professional and quick. He did a very thorough inspection on my car and found issues that I want him to fix in the near future.

Noel

12 years of experience
42 reviews
Noel
12 years of experience
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. A terrific young man. I will use your services again, if Noel Pino Jr. is the mechanic. Ruth Ashcraft , Crown Point, In .

Timothy

46 years of experience
200 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Tim showed up on time to replace a defective thermostat on my 2007 Sport Trac. Did an excellent job in a short amount of time. Made sure the repairs were done correctly so their would be no issues such as leaks, etc. Will be calling on him for any future repairs needed on my truck


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Auburn?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Auburn. Our mechanics in Auburn 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 Auburn.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ford Explorer $136 $55.83 $79.99 16% $163.33
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty $142 $62.18 $79.99 16% $169.68
2013 GMC Savana 3500 $167 $78.69 $87.98 15% $196.94
2006 Cadillac XLR $147 $67.37 $79.99 15% $174.87
2014 Mercedes-Benz E400 $435 $291.50 $143.98 10% $485.00
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $238 $118.19 $119.98 14% $279.44

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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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