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Edward

31 years of experience
3 reviews
Edward
31 years of experience
nothing but great!

Pedro

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Pedro
12 years of experience
Pedro was very professional. He went above and beyond my expectation to service my vehicle.

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Was on time, very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job

Horus

9 years of experience
88 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
Very patient and understanding. He clearly explained what was happening, and how to fix the issue as well as broke down the price of every part and the labor behind the process.

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
did a good job

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kind knowledgeable and excellent customer service

Raymond

34 years of experience
63 reviews
Raymond
34 years of experience
Raymond was very knowledgable with regards to my Pontiac. It is great to know and I feel fortunate that a reputed mechanic who previously worked for GM Motors was the assigned mechanic to inspect my car. Great service and I'm sure whenever I have any maintenance needs, I will surely depend on Your Mechanic Sevices Inc.

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos worked on my bimmer on Feb 15. He did a great job, learned a lot about my car and how to keep it in the best condition. Carlos told me exactly what was wrong with my car to the best of his abilities, and did not sugar coat anything, went straight to the point in regards to the causes of failures and prices to fix them. Will definitely book for other services my car needs.

Travis

11 years of experience
309 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
He was very friendly and helpful! Gave me an honest opinion about my car, and was accommodating to a change in address last minute. This service cost half the price they quoted me at the shop, so I'm very grateful for Travis!

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was great! Was on time, diagnosed my issue so quickly and fixed my car in less than an hour. I've had the same issue happen to my vehicle (overheating without smoke) and was charged an arm and a leg for it everywhere else. Jose knew it was a simple easy small part fix (just needed a new thermostat) with labor, parts, and coolant it was way less than any other place would have charged me. I will definitely use Jose again for my car repair needs.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Mount Pleasant?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek $312 $112.38 $199.97 18% $381.13
2008 Mazda CX-9 $137 $57.01 $79.99 16% $164.51
2014 Chevrolet Equinox $175 $62.93 $111.98 18% $213.43
2010 Cadillac SRX $153 $57.06 $95.98 17% $186.06
2014 Acura RLX $196 $91.99 $103.98 15% $231.74
2009 Porsche Cayenne $809 $241.41 $567.92 19% $1004.66

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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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