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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,638

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Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay knows what he is doing.
I was very pleased with the services provided.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Very professional ...explained everything he did to my car.. a job well done
Russell was great to work with, very knowledgeable.

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Very professional, Explained and answered my questions. Very knowledgeable about his work, will use him again definitely.
Kyles got the job done on time. In case my car needs repair, I will trust him to do it next time. Thanks Kyles!

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott is awesome

Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 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.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
He was quick, finished faster than I expected. Made sure everything ran smoothly after service was completed. He was ahead of his schedule, which was great for me! Great service!!!

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was on time and worked quickly. He was very thorough and provided a lot of details about the repair. I am very happy with Ben's work and will request him in the future.

Carlos

19 years of experience
47 reviews
Carlos
19 years of experience
Carlos did an awesome job..So greatful for his expertise and knowledge..I would and will recommend..Thanks Carlos!!

Mauricio

38 years of experience
85 reviews
Mauricio
38 years of experience
My experience is really good and he did an exceptional job on fixing the problem. Also, he didn't lose the bolts when he replaced them after he was finished. Changing the 2008 Chrysler Sebring V6 2.7L thermostat is a very hard job but he did it well so thank you, Mauricio.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard was very good on time and was very thorough. My car is running great.


How much does Car Thermostat Replacement cost in Wilton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Hyundai Veracruz $144 $64.45 $79.99 15% $171.95
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT $223 $111.03 $111.98 14% $261.53
2011 Volkswagen GTI $262 $94.21 $167.97 18% $319.96
2014 Audi A4 Quattro $500 $100.01 $399.95 21% $637.51
2008 Lexus IS350 $241 $129.13 $111.98 13% $279.63
2010 Porsche Cayman $353 $241.25 $111.98 9% $391.75

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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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