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Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Quick, super friendly, super helpful!

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mark was scheduled to work on 4 items on my care - enough to keep him busy for a few hours. Even though I'm sure he had more jobs to do during the day, he took extra time to secure a fog light that was just hanging down (happened when I ran over a wooden chair in the middle of the highway). The last 2 times I went to a shop for unrelated work, I had asked them to see what they could do about that light. Both times they said they would take a look, and both times, they completely disregarded it. Mark took care of it without even being asked.

Keith

16 years of experience
282 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
I'm not good at writing comments, but Keith should be president. He is a fantastic person. He knows his business and is very trustworthy. Vote for Keith!!

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 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!

Kenneth

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

Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
good person, good mechanic

Claud

6 years of experience
104 reviews
Claud
6 years of experience
Excellent

Damian

9 years of experience
376 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
This guy is the best swift mechanic I have seen.

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Very professional and a great guy to talk to knows what he is talking about

Ostus

6 years of experience
57 reviews
Ostus
6 years of experience
He was friendly professional and it was obvious he knew what he was doing. My son is interested in becoming a mechanic, and he even talked shop with him. I will request him when I need service again.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Goodlettsville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saturn Outlook $221 $133.42 $87.98 12% $251.67
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $175 $78.69 $95.98 15% $207.69
2012 Volvo C70 $213 $68.71 $143.98 18% $262.21
2008 Infiniti G37 $169 $64.70 $103.98 17% $204.45
2013 Mercedes-Benz E300 $436 $291.99 $143.98 10% $485.49
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG $341 $197.13 $143.98 12% $390.63

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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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