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“The part for my vehicle had to be ordered by Gareth who contacted me the morning of my appointment. Because of this the appointment was rescheduled for another day.
Gareth turned up punctually on the morning and carried out the work quite swiftly.
It was a job well done and well worth waiting for, and the cost was fairly inexpensive in contrast to some garage prices.“
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Ford Focus • Thermostat replacement

“As expected.”

Saab 9-3 • Rear road spring (both) replacement


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Liverpool , 5 years of experience


“nike was knowledgeable and methodical along with being both professional and curtiouse in his maner all round a good experience

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Mini Mini • Thermostat replacement

“Nick was brilliant. Plugged the car in, told me everything i wanted to know, and cleared the fault. Exactly what i wanted.”

Seat Altea/Altea XL • SRS/Airbags Inspection


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“Excellent service and professionalism.”

BMW 3 Series • Thermostat replacement

“Greg was superb. A very hardworking chap who is a credit to your organisation. Could not fault him. Great service!!”

Mercedes-Benz CLS • Front road spring (both) replacement


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“Very pleased with work carried out would highly recommend this service .beats sitting around at a garage!”

Volkswagen Beetle • Thermostat replacement

“Turned up early for the appointment, did the job well, couldnt clear the fault (although has susequently cleared) explained well.”

BMW 3 Series • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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Colchester , 25 years of experience


“Phil was great, very happy with the work carried out.”

Mini Mini • Thermostat replacement

“Excellent!”

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How much does a Car Thermostat replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car1999 Peugeot 206 Franchise Dealer Est.£70 - £77 Independent Garage Est.£38 - £42 ClickMechanic Est.£37 - £41 Saving46%
Car2013 Skoda Octavia II Franchise Dealer Est.£109 - £121 Independent Garage Est.£66 - £73 ClickMechanic Est.£66 - £73 Saving39%
Car2013 Honda Accord Franchise Dealer Est.£64 - £70 Independent Garage Est.£36 - £39 ClickMechanic Est.£35 - £39 Saving44%
Car2007 Ford Mondeo Franchise Dealer Est.£132 - £151 Independent Garage Est.£85 - £98 ClickMechanic Est.£84 - £97 Saving36%
Car2008 Nissan Primastar Franchise Dealer Est.£152 - £168 Independent Garage Est.£91 - £100 ClickMechanic Est.£90 - £99 Saving40%

Want to learn more about Car Thermostat replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Thermostat do?

The thermostat is part of the cooling system in every car. It consists of a metal valve that regulates the amount of coolant that flows to the engine. It maintains the engine's temperature at a constant and optimal level. If the engine runs hot the valve in the thermostat opens and lets more coolant flow to the engine (from the radiator) in other cases it stays closed.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Thermostat?

  • When the 'Check Engine' light is on.
  • When the 'Engine Temperature warning light is on.
  • When the engine runs at a higher temperature than usual.
  • When the car's heater has failed.

When should you consider a Thermostat replacement?

Over time problems can occur with the thermostat due extensive use. The thermostat is in use when the engine runs with the valve opening and closing continuously, to keep the engine at the ideal temperature. It is one of the most common components in the cooling system to fail and can, moreover, lead to the engine overheating and potentially suffer severe engine damage.

Additionally, it can also get clogged up by dirt in the engine coolant meaning that less coolant can circulate through the system, causing the engine to overheat as well. Should you experience an issue like this or those listed earlier, it is advisable to have the starter motor inspected as soon as possible and, if necessary, have it replaced.

Seeing that the thermostat is a component that is especially prone to wear it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Thermostat replacement?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU to see if there are any related fault codes.
  • Mechanic will inspect the thermostat and the cooling system.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the thermostat.
  • Mechanic will close the cooling system and refill the system with engine coolant.
  • Mechanic will run the engine and, if necessary, test drive the car.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

How much does a Thermostat replacement cost?

The cost of replacing the thermostat depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your thermostat replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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