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YourMechanic Car Thermostat Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,606

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James

28 years of experience
539 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James is obviously very knowledgeable about cars. He was thorough in his inspection of the van and accurate in his diagnosis. Our van was shutting off while driving and a trip was planned. He was accessible and worked around our schedule to ready the van for our trip. On the trip out of town the van ran smoothly with no complications whatsoever. He is very personable and communicates information well. We will definitely use him again and are quite pleased with our experience with Your Mechanic.
It was a good experience

Luis

16 years of experience
159 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Luis is very professional and knowledgeable in his trade. He took the time to explain and answer my questions. Luis made me feel very at ease and he trustworthy. Luis is an asset to your company

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Fantastic Service! Will use again.

Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose was very professional, very polite. He let me know what he needed to do and was finished in no time.

Trevor

20 years of experience
151 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
Trevor was great in resolving a 'complication' that resulted from my earlier timing belt replacement by another mechanic. He resolved the issue at hand and helped me in getting proper billing resolution from YourMechanic which was very nice. I will definitely look for Trevor for next service needs.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Wow! Great experience! Choeun was my mechanic and he was on time and professional. They wear uniforms and are well prepared with the tools to get the job done. Choeun went above and beyond to get the job done. I already told family and friends that this is a legit company. We will be doing business here again and requesting Choeun in the future!

Alika

13 years of experience
14 reviews
Alika
13 years of experience
He was amazing. His customer service skills were excellent. My car is running like new again.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience

Lee

36 years of experience
71 reviews
Lee
36 years of experience
I just new that my Radiator had a crack in it. Lee came out and determined that it was not my radiator but rather a stuck thermostat. I had a hard time accepting that, but there has not been a drop of coolant since his repair. My bill was much less than I was quoted originally due to the cheaper part. Lee explained everything to wife and was a she said he was great and very kind.

Irven

9 years of experience
51 reviews
Irven
9 years of experience
Aside from rescheduling twice because of the weather, Irven was awesome. He was punctual, knowledgeable of my issue and efficient. I was quoted that it would take 3 hours to fix but he was done in 2 hours and completed the work in my driveway. Couldn't have been more convenient.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Orland Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt $147 $66.64 $79.99 15% $174.14
2006 Chrysler Crossfire $171 $90.54 $79.99 13% $198.04
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $174 $70.21 $103.98 17% $209.96
2007 Mercedes-Benz G500 $262 $118.19 $143.98 15% $311.69
2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $435 $291.50 $143.98 10% $485.00
2006 Porsche Cayenne $507 $123.45 $383.95 20% $639.45

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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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