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Chris

22 years of experience
2001 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
nice guy, very good, on time and very knowledgeable
Having a problem still with thermostat.

Zachary

10 years of experience
19 reviews
Zachary
10 years of experience
Zach was a trooper. On a very cold day, he still kept to his appointment while under the weather. The repair was very thorough and he answered every question we had. I will definitely request him for any other auto repair I need.

Juan

9 years of experience
155 reviews
Juan
9 years of experience
very knowledgeable, kind and thorough *went above and beyond what was required and made sure my car is safe and sound*

Pedro

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

Sami

21 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
21 years of experience
Came an hour early and finished up in 1 hour. Was friendly and helpful. Car runs great and he even addressed some squeaking that was coming from one of the belts.

Duy

13 years of experience
95 reviews
Duy
13 years of experience
Very professional

Carlos

28 years of experience
387 reviews
Carlos
28 years of experience
Excellent job once again

Harish

27 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
27 years of experience
Harish was very professional, courteous, and knowledgable. Harish called an hour before my appointment to advise that he was on the way. I had my water pump and thermostat replaced on my 2006 BMW 525i. In total it took less than three hours to replace the parts. Harish left my grange as clean or cleaner than it was before he arrived. I will book Harish again for my future mechanical needs.

Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
Arrived early and was very professional. Unfortunately I had to shell out for an extra part, but after all is said and done I’m completely happy with the service.

Robert

37 years of experience
188 reviews
Robert
37 years of experience
Robert arrived a little before our schedule time and was very friendly. Also he was responsive and knowledgeable about my car.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Perth Amboy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ram 2500 $170 $90.24 $79.99 13% $197.74
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $198 $102.37 $95.98 14% $231.37
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee $167 $86.80 $79.99 14% $194.30
2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 $267 $122.83 $143.98 15% $316.33
2010 Lexus ES350 $203 $75.11 $127.98 17% $247.11
2012 Porsche 911 $461 $245.47 $215.97 13% $535.72

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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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