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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rodney

34 years of experience
379 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very helpful and fixed the check engine light problem as well as letting me know of my fluid levels and general work that should be done. Guided me through the whole process and is very knowledgeable as well as being friendly.
Great. Didn't just do the work but checked out any other potential problems, and even used a thermal imager to make sure the engine was heating up appropriately.

Peter

41 years of experience
1219 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter has been great every time he has come out for a repair. He dies a great job and always goes the extra mile.
You have one of the best mechanic's who knows what he is doing! He's fast, professional, and he told me what I needed to know without using terms I wouldn't understand. I will use this service again!

Jonathan

15 years of experience
138 reviews
Jonathan
15 years of experience

Norman

23 years of experience
16 reviews
Norman
23 years of experience
G35s tend to be problematic for some mechanics when it comes to bleeding the cooling system but not for an expert like Norman. Feel at ease and very confident that my issue has been resolved. Looking forward to booking Norman for future repairs.

Milton

35 years of experience
193 reviews
Milton
35 years of experience
Great worker and fast.

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Nice work!

James

24 years of experience
9 reviews
James
24 years of experience
He showed up on time with no delay. Also, completed work on car very quickly. Will defiantly be using him for any future work that needs to be done on my Mercedes Benz. Its nice to have a mechanic you know and can trust. I can honestly say this guy is one of them.

Mark

22 years of experience
98 reviews
Mark
22 years of experience
It was great

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Excellent service - will definitely use Richard again!

Richard

19 years of experience
221 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Very nice experience, but as usual price ended being higher than what was quoted. Typical of any automotive service


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Stafford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Nissan Rogue Select $165 $53.32 $111.98 18% $203.82
2007 Ford Explorer $136 $55.83 $79.99 16% $163.33
2004 Toyota 4Runner $178 $65.93 $111.98 17% $216.43
2008 Infiniti G35 $171 $67.20 $103.98 17% $206.95
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 $288 $120.01 $167.97 16% $345.76
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $159 $78.69 $79.99 14% $186.19

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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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