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Patrick

33 years of experience
1254 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Could not be more pleased. Was early and very friendly and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Patrick's was very professional and done a great job.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Great as always!

Enrique

21 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
21 years of experience
Wonderful service and very knowledgeable!!

Richard

11 years of experience
450 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard showed up on time and his level of skills and customer service were impressive.

Ira

36 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
36 years of experience
Omg, the best mechanic ever. On time fast but acutely. He did an amazing job. It also rained and he finished his job. I would only request him.

Bereketeab

7 years of experience
97 reviews
Bereketeab
7 years of experience
Good mechanic, English seemed a little sketchy.

Anthony

36 years of experience
82 reviews
Anthony
36 years of experience
Anthony was friendly and he showed up on-time and got the job in a timely manner!!

Tyler

27 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
27 years of experience
Just used Your Mechanic for another service. My mechanic this time was Tyler. Very professional, honest, and thorough. He was very helpful and took his time to explain things to me. I will definitely use him again.

Michael

27 years of experience
300 reviews
Michael
27 years of experience
Very nice and honest. Would recomend him to anyone.

Brett

10 years of experience
197 reviews
Brett
10 years of experience
No complaints did a great job


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Howey In The Hills?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Howey In The Hills. Our mechanics in Howey In The Hills 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 Howey In The Hills.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Express 2500 $523 $202.67 $319.96 17% $632.67
2016 Ford Transit-350 HD $204 $92.16 $111.98 15% $242.66
2014 Chevrolet Sonic $268 $188.03 $79.99 9% $295.53
2010 Mercedes-Benz G550 $502 $357.56 $143.98 8% $551.06
2016 Audi A4 $512 $176.47 $335.95 18% $627.97
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $158 $77.84 $79.99 14% $185.34

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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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