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Choeun

15 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
15 years of experience
For something as scary as auto repair it was very plesant and choeun was extremely professional about it. What turned out to be a simple thermostat replacement ended up being a fix to my throttle body cable, which was on its last few strands. He helped me temporaily repair it for free. Going to use him again for my repairs. Best part was being able to be home while he did all the work in my garage.
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Showed up on time and knew right away what to do. Would definitely recommend Choeun and will definitely use your mechanic in the future.

Paul

29 years of experience
17 reviews
Paul
29 years of experience
Very good mechanic

Leslie

14 years of experience
81 reviews
Leslie
14 years of experience
He always does a good job

Tien

23 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
23 years of experience
Tien was great. He serviced the car perfectly and gave me advice on other services I may need in the future. He accepted this job when others declined. He has a strong work ethic and follows through. He obviously knows his craft and did a great job on getting my daughter's car back on the road. I would recommend him without reservation. Thanks Tien for doing a great job.

Joel

21 years of experience
960 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Great mechanic ‍

Steve

37 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
37 years of experience
Great job...

Kyle

12 years of experience
62 reviews
Kyle
12 years of experience
Very timely, arrived early and prompt efficient service.

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick is a complete professional. He showed up on time and completed the job on time. He replaced a water pump, thermostat and hoses.

Jahmar

18 years of experience
36 reviews
Jahmar
18 years of experience
Yes, he arrived on time and very happy with his service! Knew what he was doing. I Wil request him next time I have service done.

Dave

23 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
23 years of experience
Keep it up!


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Jamestown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ram ProMaster 3500 $255 $142.73 $111.98 13% $293.23
2015 Hyundai Accent $165 $85.26 $79.99 14% $192.76
2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited $264 $183.54 $79.99 9% $291.04
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $466 $129.56 $335.95 19% $581.06
2013 Lexus RX350 $243 $75.11 $167.97 19% $300.86
2016 Porsche 911 $478 $261.84 $215.97 13% $552.09

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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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