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Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian fixed my car this morning. It was my first time using YourMechanic and I wasn't sure what to expect. I am thrilled that I found this service (and Ian). The app is very easy to use, scheduling is a breeze, I had to reschedule a couple time and it was done very easily with times available the next day (try and do that with a traditional garage). Ian called me the day prior to touch base with me and make sure that he would be prepared for our appointment, he showed up on time and was very friendly and patient explaining to me what was going to happen. He performed the diagnostic and repairs faster than the allotted time and he didn't seem to mind me bugging him with questions. I am planning to use him again for other repairs on another vehicle. Great service at a fraction of the price quoted by the dealership. Thumbs up all around.
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Braxton

9 years of experience
181 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Great mechanic always on time clean and knowledgeable.
On time and did a great job.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco made my first experience pain free. So I asked him to do some more work for me. Will be using his services again.

Sha

35 years of experience
39 reviews
Sha
35 years of experience

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Very clean and quick work done on our vehicle..we were on the road ahead of schedule on this day...Thanks to Raul's work!! Excellent work provided! Highly recommend Raul's services! Thanks Raul! See you soon!

Logan

47 years of experience
82 reviews
Logan
47 years of experience
very nice and proffessional

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
129 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Nate to others.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
320 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
First time using this service. I was very pleased with everything. The work was done properly and quickly. He took his time to explain not just what the problem was but also why it happened.

Omar

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Omar
10 years of experience
Omar was professional and on time. He fixed the car and helped me understand what he was doing under the hood. I highly recommend him!!

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris was fantastic and easy to talk to. He explained everything that he was doing and showed me the old parts and new parts. He did the work in my garage and had all the tools and shop blankets to make sure there was no mess left behind. He made this first time experience with yourmechanic.com very pleasant. He is a great reflection of the company. It was convenient and very easy! I would recommend Chris without reservation!


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Hermosa Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Express 3500 $424 $103.62 $319.96 20% $533.62
2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 $407 $86.94 $319.96 21% $516.94
2015 Ram 2500 $229 $117.28 $111.98 14% $267.78
2006 Lexus GS430 $146 $65.93 $79.99 15% $173.43
2012 BMW 750i $421 $133.21 $287.96 19% $520.21
2007 Jaguar X-Type $221 $84.95 $135.98 17% $267.70

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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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