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Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
Mr. Fred was on time and did a great job.
What a professional! I was very impressed with Fred's skills, communication, and demeanor. A great experience.

Pardeep

21 years of experience
863 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Efficient and fast worker
Very satisfying experience working with Pardeeps.

John

27 years of experience
767 reviews
John
27 years of experience
John was prompt, did a great job, and cleaned up from all of his work. He was awesome!

Justin

8 years of experience
372 reviews
Justin
8 years of experience
Very professional. Explains what’s wrong with your car in a way you can understand. Friendly and courteous. Goes above and beyond for the customer.

Claud

8 years of experience
303 reviews
Claud
8 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely a pleasure having him work on my vehicle.

Alex

16 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
16 years of experience
Completely satisfied. The only complaint was being a little late. Otherwise very satisfied. Malinda Zeisel.

Kyle

14 years of experience
8 reviews
Kyle
14 years of experience
Kyle arrived on time for the appointment. He changed the thermostat. The car is going well so far and no signs of overheating. He is very knowledgeable and with a lot of experience. Kyle had a detailed response for all my questions. I would highly recommend him to others and definitely chose him again for other services going forward.

Rodney

36 years of experience
445 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Rodney knows his stuff, my car now running smooth . Done very professionally

David

16 years of experience
626 reviews
David
16 years of experience
David is very thorough and provides clear and understandable information concerning the overheating issue. He goes above and beyond to solve the problem. Thank you!

Joel

11 years of experience
28 reviews
Joel
11 years of experience
Joel was very thorough, knowledgeable and punctual. He was friendly and answered all our questions. Would definitely want him to work on our cars again.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Friendswood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit $286 $110.07 $175.97 17% $346.57
2014 Chevrolet Express 3500 $190 $102.14 $87.98 13% $220.39
2006 GMC Savana 1500 $164 $76.26 $87.98 15% $194.51
2014 Lexus LS600h $272 $119.53 $151.98 16% $323.78
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman $615 $150.80 $463.94 20% $774.30
2016 Jaguar F-Type $364 $171.87 $191.97 15% $429.87

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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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