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Number of Reviews

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Pardeep

19 years of experience
544 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Efficient and fast worker
Very friendly and knowlegeable

Joseph

31 years of experience
522 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
very thorough...helpful and answers all my questions...

Timothy

46 years of experience
200 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Excellent mechanic

Patrick

31 years of experience
1019 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick arrived on time, ready and willing. Very knowledgeable, clean and courteous. He carried out the requested repair and left a clean work space. I will request Patrick again in the future. Well done and thank you!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Very good !!!!!

Tien

21 years of experience
878 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
The total experience with YourMechanic has been very satisfying. Tien was timely, in fact a bit early for the appointment. He was friendly and dedicated to getting the job done and done right. This was not a walk-in-park job by any meens, even though you might think it was only a water pump. We are very pleased with the price, workmanship and results. Our motorhome is now purring again.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1047 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
It was great - he was clean, fast,discreet and honest. He did the job right in my parking garage also we thought we had broken the door handle but it turned out someone just turned the child lock on. He let me know and didn’t charge me for fixing the lock. Thanks!

Nicholas

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
Arrived on time and did the work we discussed. He was very knowledgeable and did the work in a very clean and tidy manor. I will be booking him for all further maintenance of this vehicle and possibly our other vehicles as well. I would have no problem recommending this service or specifically this mechanic to family and friends.

Jay

35 years of experience
683 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Thank you for the wonderful service Jay! See you again in a few thousand miles. :)

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
This is the second time I have worked with Patrick! I must say he is the best. He takes his time and gives the best service to your vehicle.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Rotonda West?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ferrari FF $1439 $1327.17 $111.98 2% $1477.67
2010 Lotus Elise $2423 $2311.06 $111.98 1% $2461.56
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty $142 $62.18 $79.99 16% $169.68
2011 BMW 750Li $422 $133.58 $287.96 19% $520.58
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $196 $115.52 $79.99 12% $223.02
2014 Audi S4 $411 $130.73 $279.96 18% $506.98

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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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