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YourMechanic Car Thermostat Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
What can I say about Chris? Well, I will not use another mechanic for my vehicles unless it is something he cannot handle. He has been straight forward with me and the repairs I need. I trust his judgement. His work is quality and I am so glad he was assigned to handle my repairs.
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Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
OUTSTANDING HUMAN BEING, QUALITY
Richard was very good on time and was very thorough. My car is running great.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
This was my second time having Chris come out to service my vehicle (different one this time). It was a second 5-star for me. I am hooked!
Chris came out and change my thermostat and radiator cap in a very efficient manner. However it appears that did not fix the problem so he will be back out to put in a new water pump on Monday. Prices are reasonable so if this works I will be a very satisfied customer and will be using thete service for all my auto servicing needs.

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breaks worked on my mom car and she was very happy with the job he did I will use YourMechanic again as I have in the past Thank you again Breck for a great job.

Edmar

20 years of experience
138 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Knowledgeable and cool tempered

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was very courteous and finished the work on my car quickly.

Brandyn

12 years of experience
60 reviews
Brandyn
12 years of experience
Always professional

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Nice guy! My van is running great now, thanks Cesar

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Kyle was very courteous and knowledgeable. He knew about the car and it having 2 thermostats. He told me the price change ahead of time and gave me options.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Clementon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Dodge Challenger $160 $79.52 $79.99 14% $187.02
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $190 $78.50 $111.98 16% $229.00
2014 Ford E-350 Super Duty $144 $63.74 $79.99 16% $171.24
2012 BMW 528i xDrive $324 $211.61 $111.98 10% $362.11
2013 Audi TT Quattro $390 $93.77 $295.96 20% $491.52
2008 Porsche 911 $454 $237.93 $215.97 14% $528.18

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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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