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Mechanic Mob

London, 12 years of experience


22nd February 2017
“Very friendly and exceptionally knowledgable. Very happy overall. ”

PETE

Ford Streetka • Thermostat replacement

1st January 2017
“He was very nice and friendly and he really knew what he was doing.”

IOSIF

BMW 3 Series • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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Al's Auto's

Midhurst, 10 years of experience


18th February 2017
“Alan was great, we are very happy with the work he did to our corsa vxr. He was on time and got the job done couldn't have asked for more. ”

KATIE

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-D • Thermostat replacement

6th January 2017
“Very friendly and knowledgeable ! thanks ”

NICOLA

Peugeot 206 • Rear brake light unit (both) replacement


Wrench hand blue

43 Reviews

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7th February 2017
“He did a good job but unfortunately had to reschedule from the original data due to his van breaking down. ”

BRIAN

Ford Focus • Thermostat replacement

30th November 2016
“Simon was very good, showed me the old parts and gave me some hints of what could be done next.”

DAVID

Fiat Punto/Punto Classic • Thermostat replacement


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D Pyart

Derbyshire, 25 years of experience


7th February 2017
“Darren was prompt professional and friendly. He did a good job I would use him again in the future. ”

SIMON

Mazda 5 • Thermostat replacement

13th August 2016
“Darren was quick and sorted the job and I was very happy ”

PETER

Fiat Ducato • Battery replacement


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786 Motors

Birmingham, 20 years of experience


6th February 2017
“Did job- just as requested”

PHILIP

Peugeot 208 • Thermostat replacement

15th February 2017
“The whole experience was so easy, from booking to receiving the final report. ”

WINCY

Peugeot 207 • Pre-purchase Inspection

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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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