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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,650

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Arrived early, performed the job quickly, and left no mess.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
The wrong part was ordered for my repair yesterday morning but Eugenio went the extra mile and found the right part and was able to reschedule the appointment and make the repairs to my son's car. He is an outstanding mechanic and is a true professional.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto is very knowledgeable he answered all my questions he is very professional.

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
My car overheated and I was scared to drive it anywhere so I tried out this service that I had never heard of before. I booked Ross online that night to come the next day. I was nervous and apprehensive since I had never met him and had no idea what was actually wrong with my car. He showed up within the hour window, took a look and told me my radiator was cracked. I absolutely had to have my car for an appointment the very next day and started to think it was hopeless. Ross assured me he could fix it, made some calls, ran to the parts shop and fixed my car that very night! He went above and beyond to explain to me exactly what he was doing and why. I can not express how happy I am with the entire experience. I made it to my appointment the next day and everything turned out great!

Julio

25 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
25 years of experience
Julio is a great mechanic. He knows his stuff and double checks to make sure you need the repair you thought you did. I highly recommend him. He is a wonderful man also.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
495 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Great Mechanic!!! Very friendly and profesional.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Amor was a great mechanic. Unfortunately I have had awful service with your company. Every time I have booked a service my mechanic has been over an hour late. If they weren't late then if would be notified that my service needed to be rescheduled only after my appointment was supposed to begin. I was scheduled an appointment with someone on Monday 9/25, and was told it needed to be cancelled and rescheduled for 9/28 at 9am. I don't get any contact for an hour so I call the customer service line to be told Trezdon does not work there anymore. The only thing that could be done is to reschedule again... So disappointed with your in reliable service. You lost a customer who was giving you positive word of mouth marketing.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon drove a long way to take care of my thermostat repair! This service is extremely convenient and I will use it again.

Matthew

24 years of experience
27 reviews
Matthew
24 years of experience
Reached before time, very nice guy, explained me everything & saved me few bucks in my first car repair with your mechanics.

Peter

41 years of experience
1235 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was great, arrived promptly and had the car up and running in a very timely manner. Thank you, we are very pleased.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Indian Trail?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Orlando $200 $88.06 $111.98 16% $238.56
2013 Toyota Prius $219 $106.53 $111.98 14% $257.03
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon $142 $62.18 $79.99 16% $169.68
2010 Lincoln MKZ $139 $59.01 $79.99 16% $166.51
2007 Audi A8 Quattro $615 $95.31 $519.93 22% $794.06
2013 Jaguar XF $275 $115.40 $159.98 16% $330.40

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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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