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Luis

16 years of experience
183 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Luis is very professional and knowledgeable in his trade. He took the time to explain and answer my questions. Luis made me feel very at ease and he trustworthy. Luis is an asset to your company

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Kenneth fixed the problem and was friendly and professional. .

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Had to reschedule however made it happen the next day. John is on point with everything. Customer service is #1 for him. Will definitely use him again for all my vechiles.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is friendly, very knowledgeable, professional, he made me feel comfortable about the projects he performed.

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert is great, highly recommend for service.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
This was my first time using the service and I would recommend Emmette to anyone. He will be my requested mechanic from now on.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
Steven was great! Second time I have had him out, definitely will use again.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was awesome!! Fixed my problem in record time! He's the best I hope you guys keep him around

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John is knowledgable, easy going and trustworthy. Everything you want in a mechanic.

David

22 years of experience
22 reviews
David
22 years of experience
Great service all around and very detailed


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Hackensack?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Bentley Continental $2349 $2236.73 $111.98 1% $2387.23
2011 Buick Lucerne $144 $55.54 $87.98 17% $173.79
2015 Volvo S80 $353 $233.23 $119.98 10% $394.48
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $345 $201.41 $143.98 12% $394.91
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 $423 $279.10 $143.98 10% $472.60
2011 Ford Mustang $152 $72.51 $79.99 15% $180.01

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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.

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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