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Ben

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben is professional and friendly. I would definitely book his service again if needed.

Pardeep

21 years of experience
863 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Once the parts were in hand, Pradeep was quick to get to me to complete the job. Very professional and turned a tough job into a piece of cake. Highly recommend.

Edgar

8 years of experience
154 reviews
Edgar
8 years of experience
Overall nice guy and quite knowledgeable.

George

26 years of experience
55 reviews
George
26 years of experience
George did a great and very THOROUGH job on my BMW. No rushing. Very patient to be sure it was done right.

Dave

16 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
16 years of experience
Even though my vehicle's final diagnosis wasn't good, Dave and his efforts were great. He patiently listened to everything I had to say and was very professional.

Robert

31 years of experience
610 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Great mechanic

Theodore

16 years of experience
1355 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Great experience with Theodore! He arrived on time, replaced my daughters thermostat, water pump and belt! Was told my another shop that it would be $1100.00, this company charged way less and also gave her a new customer discount! We are very happy with the service we received! Thanks Theodore!

Kyle

22 years of experience
50 reviews
Kyle
22 years of experience
This was the first time I used My Mechanic. I love it. It is so convenient. I was at work while Kyle was in my driveway working on the car. When I'd check in on him from the outdoor camera, he was always hard at work. He fixed the problem in no time. I will definitely use My Mechanic and Kyle Tangel again.

John

19 years of experience
138 reviews
John
19 years of experience
John was on time and was very professional! Very happy with the service provided.

David

16 years of experience
626 reviews
David
16 years of experience
david was awesome and great.. he fixed my car fast and even went to get an extra gasket that I needed from the store.. thanks david..


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Loxahatchee?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser $188 $75.81 $111.98 17% $226.31
2006 Mercury Mariner $206 $93.98 $111.98 15% $244.48
2016 Ford Transit Connect $238 $126.11 $111.98 13% $276.61
2008 Audi A4 $466 $129.56 $335.95 19% $581.06
2007 BMW 550i $259 $147.38 $111.98 12% $297.88
2016 Ford Mustang $204 $123.54 $79.99 11% $231.04

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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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