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Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
He was very professional and knowledgeable about the job
Great mechanic! Found out the problem super quickly and was able to repair the problem within the same day without any other obstacles.

Andrew

23 years of experience
146 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Andrew was very thorough, he did a great job I even recommended him to my manager. I will definitely be requesting him in the near future for car repairs.

Cary

25 years of experience
92 reviews
Cary
25 years of experience
very good, exceeded my hope and expectations for the quality and service level. saved me both time and money

Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was on-time..friendly and complete with his service. This is the 2nd time I have had Scott work a vehicle of mine. I would highly recommended him and YourMechanic!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Could not be more pleased. Was early and very friendly and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend him to anyone!

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
The best help for a little price ,Rodney helped me save a lot of money ( half the cost of what dealer would charge ) but twice the service than provided by dealer . I am very pleased by Rodney's services , he is very knowledgeable and did a great job .

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Very informative Very fast Very knowledgeable 5 ⭐️ Stars! Great dude.

Edmar

20 years of experience
138 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
edmar was very friendly and answered any questions i asked him. very knowledgeable!!.

Edgar

8 years of experience
56 reviews
Edgar
8 years of experience
Great experience. Edgar was right on time and worked quickly. Services were performed as expected.

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David was thorough and efficient. All repairs were done perfectly and now my car is as good as new! We will gladly use David again in the future.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Burnsville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Pontiac G6 $224 $144.12 $79.99 10% $251.62
2013 Dodge Dart $324 $115.91 $207.97 18% $395.41
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty $137 $56.71 $79.99 16% $164.21
2013 BMW X5 $388 $156.48 $231.97 17% $468.23
2005 Cadillac STS $467 $250.92 $215.97 13% $541.17
2011 Porsche Boxster $353 $241.25 $111.98 9% $391.75

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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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