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Number of Reviews

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Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience

Terry

16 years of experience
51 reviews
Terry
16 years of experience
Very nice and explained everything to me.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
473 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Prompt. Excellent and I would highly recommend for future appointments.

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
Thorough and fast.

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave showed up at the exact time and finished the complicated job in 2.5 hours. The coolant had to be emptied in order to fix the issue. He topped it up and warned me that it might need a little bit more water after driving a few miles. The coolant warning did come up and I topped it up and no more issues since then. The buggy temperature level / thermostat/check engine is no longer a problem and I should be able to pass smog now.

Damian

9 years of experience
364 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Service was good but the techs always arrive late

Fabrice

18 years of experience
134 reviews
Fabrice
18 years of experience
Nice person, great to deal with. Awesome mechanic

James

28 years of experience
555 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.

Anthony

34 years of experience
82 reviews
Anthony
34 years of experience
Excellent overall experience. Anthony was very prompt and performed the work in a timely manner. The Inspection report that I received once the job was completed was very informative. I will definitely use "Your Mechanic" and Anthony again, whenever necessary.

Attila

17 years of experience
427 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
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How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Tonopah?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Saturn Ion $243 $66.64 $175.97 19% $303.14
2011 Ford Focus $225 $81.49 $143.98 18% $274.99
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $167 $86.94 $79.99 14% $194.44
2011 Audi Q5 $436 $100.01 $335.95 20% $551.51
2014 Infiniti QX70 $159 $46.53 $111.98 19% $197.03
2013 Jaguar XF $257 $96.53 $159.98 17% $311.53

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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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