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Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Awesome mechanic. Explained everything that was wrong, how he fixed it, and what everything did. Showed up early, and did extra to make sure that the job would be finished and correct. I will be recommending Pete to my friends and family every time they use Your Mechanic.
Peter has been great every time he has come out for a repair. He dies a great job and always goes the extra mile.

Chuck

43 years of experience
22 reviews
Chuck
43 years of experience
Chuck was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. He came with all his tools explained the job and answered my questions. I would highly recommend him.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles is polite and professional.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Incredible. Nicest guy and took the time to explain everything that was going on to me. He even saved me some money on duplicate parts that were ordered automatically through the quote. Now that's someone I can trust. Super friendly, came on time and even called me the day before so he could be prepared.

Angelo

30 years of experience
76 reviews
Angelo
30 years of experience
supper find good guy and good mech. henry york . would like to see his bid on puting my vales cover gaskets

Christian

20 years of experience
68 reviews
Christian
20 years of experience

Justin

6 years of experience
287 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Great job with a complicated project.

Estevan

10 years of experience
21 reviews
Estevan
10 years of experience
Estevan was awesome. He was super polite and professional and I will for sure be requesting him again in the future.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Always ahead of schedule. 

Bryant

10 years of experience
282 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Easy


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Belmar?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Buick LaCrosse $227 $66.64 $159.98 19% $281.64
2011 Toyota Prius $219 $106.53 $111.98 14% $257.03
2008 Subaru Legacy $132 $52.17 $79.99 17% $159.67
2004 BMW 330xi $280 $152.05 $127.98 13% $324.05
2007 Lexus RX350 $166 $53.88 $111.98 18% $204.38
2013 Porsche 911 $457 $241.25 $215.97 13% $531.50

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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.

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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