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Omar

10 years of experience
274 reviews
Omar
10 years of experience
Omar accepted p my appointment after my first technician had to cancel he went out of his way to get the part needed and get to me in a timely manner and complete the job professionally
Very professional

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
OUTSTANDING as Always!
Wonderful....

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was awesome! Quick, professional, and knew what he was doing. The car is back to running normal! Thanks so much.
Perfect!!

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John was terrific. He was super prompt (even arrived early); he was really patient as I asked a few questions and he explained things to me. John was then extremely diligent and got everything done really well. Thank you John! (I got a starter and thermostat replacement for my Subaru WRX STi).

Chris

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
On time and fast!

Josh

14 years of experience
23 reviews
Josh
14 years of experience
Very professional. Came on time, explained everything very thoroughly. Would highly recommend Josh. Thanks!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
493 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Very nice and professional ! Got the job done quickly ! very knowledgeable of his craft . Gave me great tips!!

Jose

12 years of experience
21 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Jose did a very good & fast job. Very impressed with his work....was extremely professional 10/10 no doubt.

Joe

18 years of experience
125 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
He was great on time and did good work. Thank u for coming time made it so much easier and I didn't miss work or pay crazy prices.

Luis

33 years of experience
31 reviews
Luis
33 years of experience
Luis did a great job. He's very friendly, explains things well and is efficient with his work. He will definitely be my preferred mechanic!


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Burlingame?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Rondo $152 $72.28 $79.99 15% $179.78
2005 Nissan Titan $139 $59.04 $79.99 16% $166.54
2005 Jeep Liberty $149 $69.20 $79.99 15% $176.70
2014 Acura TL $138 $58.47 $79.99 16% $165.97
2004 BMW 530i $304 $152.05 $151.98 14% $356.30
2013 Porsche Boxster $357 $245.10 $111.98 9% $395.60

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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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