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Richard

9 years of experience
433 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard was excellent. He was professional, prompt, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Not only did he fix my thermostat, but he also did a visual inspection of my truck and sent me a detailed estimate for future work that I need to have completed. I will recommend him to anyone looking to have some work done on their vehicle.
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Edward

31 years of experience
3 reviews
Edward
31 years of experience
nothing but great!

Kevic

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kevic
18 years of experience
Very fast, efficient, knowledgeable! He has been recommended to my Father in Law and a number of others.

Peter

25 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Friendly Professional Timely - Very satisfied !!!

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis is extremely knowledgeable in his profession. On time, completed repairs and educated me as to cause and effect as he replaced our thermostat. Travis is now my family’s exclusive mechanic. Thank you Travis!

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick was knowledgeable, proficient and went above and beyond to make sure my car was repaired correctly, had the right parts.

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Definitely went above and beyond my expectations

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Great person to work with

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Timely and proffesional

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Fadi seems very knowledgeable mechanic. He did a thorough job in replacing my thermostat 2001 Toyota Sienna and performed safety inspection.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Geneva?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volvo S40 $221 $76.55 $143.98 18% $270.05
2015 Toyota Camry $198 $54.13 $143.98 19% $247.63
2006 Buick Rendezvous $189 $44.56 $143.98 20% $238.06
2015 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe $285 $133.21 $151.98 15% $337.46
2014 BMW 535i GT $375 $223.20 $151.98 12% $427.45
2006 Chevrolet Corvette $136 $56.26 $79.99 16% $163.76

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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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