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Maj Diagnostics

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16th December 2018
“Happy with the work done and the cost which was reasonable. Helpful and friendly. Would use again.”

DAVID

Toyota Avensis • Thermostat replacement

21st November 2018
“Really good paid him in cash but I have been charged on my card so will not use click mechanic again”

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Marks Motors

Mobile mechanic in Northolt , 6 years of experience


24th November 2018
“Mark was was brilliant today despite the weather .. replaced a thermostat on my merc clk .. really friendly guy couldn’t be happier with the work carried out .. I’ll book mark again .. many thanks Owen 24/11/18.”

OWEN

Mercedes-Benz CLK • Thermostat replacement

28th September 2017
“Mark was fantastic , very knowledgable and very thorough he gave me a great run down on car”

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Venture Performance

Garage in Sharnbrook , 16 years of experience


23rd November 2018
“Replaced the thermostat quickly and efficiently, no issues :). A+++

I would use them again.”

SARAH

Ford Focus • Thermostat replacement

29th March 2016
“Good work done well satisfied,”

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Childwall Fiveways Auto Centre

Garage in Liverpool , 22 years of experience


17th November 2018
“He's was great - communicated very well throughout. Job booked in for was change of thermostat however He's went out of his way to check and ensure that this was the cause of the symptoms I had been experiencing, namely car engine not reaching operating temperature and heater fan blowing less efficiently.
After checking thermostat replaced and overall very satisfied with the work done.

Highly recommend.

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JAMAL

Saab 9-3 • Thermostat replacement

16th October 2018
“Childwall fiveways auto centre were prompt reliable friendly and most off all knowledgeable.
They did a fantastic job and i would 100% reccomend them to anyone and i will be using them again when i need any work doing.

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Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd

Garage in Glasgow , 6 years of experience


9th November 2018
“honest and fast ! recommended. fixed in one day at a great price and advised on further issues that might need to be looked at in the future.”

VALERIO

MINI Mini • Thermostat replacement

27th October 2018
“Never met the mechanic as car was picked up,he phoned saying extra work was required,seemed genuine,only time will tell,a reasonably good experience at a reasonable price.

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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
Car2006 Volkswagen Jetta Franchise Dealer Est.£152 - £168 Independent Garage Est.£75 - £83 ClickMechanic Est.£76 - £84 Saving49%
Car2008 Ford S-MAX Franchise Dealer Est.£206 - £227 Independent Garage Est.£144 - £159 ClickMechanic Est.£145 - £160 Saving29%
Car2009 Renault Megane Franchise Dealer Est.£119 - £131 Independent Garage Est.£68 - £75 ClickMechanic Est.£69 - £77 Saving41%
Car2002 LDV Convoy Franchise Dealer Est.£58 - £64 Independent Garage Est.£34 - £37 ClickMechanic Est.£34 - £38 Saving40%
Car2001 Peugeot 206 Franchise Dealer Est.£78 - £86 Independent Garage Est.£45 - £49 ClickMechanic Est.£45 - £50 Saving41%

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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45 manufacturers for Car Thermostat Replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £53 - £99

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 126

£137

£99 - £160

£165 - £272

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Audi

Parts costs: £9 - £65

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 1705

£132

£66 - £163

£158 - £344

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Austin

Parts costs: £6 - £8

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 8

£34

£27 - £27

£48 - £50

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BMW

Parts costs: £49 - £102

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2613

£138

£95 - £157

£191 - £312

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £16 - £50

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 115

£91

£39 - £87

£65 - £140

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £37 - £227

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 280

£251

£88 - £328

£152 - £523

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Citroen

Parts costs: £10 - £65

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 625

£99

£53 - £115

£90 - £176

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Dacia

Parts costs: £53 - £79

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 5

£166

£133 - £147

£223 - £242

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £18 - £35

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 30

£75

£39 - £75

£64 - £125

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £13 - £22

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 12

£63

£38 - £89

£64 - £163

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Dodge

Parts costs: £23 - £76

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 9

£98

£58 - £109

£98 - £167

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Fiat

Parts costs: £16 - £69

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 973

£86

£44 - £103

£66 - £145

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Ford

Parts costs: £10 - £68

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3975

£94

£55 - £130

£92 - £198

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Honda

Parts costs: £13 - £21

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 319

£67

£43 - £68

£74 - £118

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £9 - £19

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 262

£54

£35 - £61

£56 - £100

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £24 - £29

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£42

£44 - £44

£69 - £69

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Iveco

Parts costs: £66 - £82

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 6

£105

£96 - £114

£139 - £172

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £14 - £45

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 329

£105

£65 - £109

£152 - £235

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Jeep

Parts costs: £10 - £236

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 51

£143

£26 - £248

£45 - £344

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Kia

Parts costs: £10 - £17

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 123

£51

£36 - £59

£58 - £97

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £22 - £54

Labour time: 1-6 hours

# of quotes: 417

£194

£77 - £323

£163 - £739

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LDV

Parts costs: £27 - £36

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 36

£67

£42 - £75

£63 - £126

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Lexus

Parts costs: £9 - £17

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 155

£70

£55 - £62

£132 - £145

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Mazda

Parts costs: £13 - £49

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 313

£77

£59 - £96

£105 - £157

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £42 - £84

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 873

£138

£97 - £151

£199 - £300

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MG

Parts costs: £7 - £40

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 292

£107

£70 - £145

£134 - £263

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MINI

Parts costs: £9 - £139

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2772

£116

£52 - £177

£129 - £307

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £11 - £21

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 159

£58

£31 - £63

£50 - £106

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Nissan

Parts costs: £13 - £57

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 317

£79

£48 - £98

£81 - £151

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £15 - £95

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1352

£117

£50 - £125

£85 - £183

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Porsche

Parts costs: £44 - £137

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 28

£168

£104 - £185

£171 - £278

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Proton

Parts costs: £10 - £13

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 12

£61

£55 - £57

£65 - £67

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Renault

Parts costs: £14 - £58

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 512

£129

£59 - £170

£98 - £275

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Rover

Parts costs: £20 - £48

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 379

£157

£91 - £217

£165 - £400

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Saab

Parts costs: £10 - £64

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 260

£81

£38 - £99

£68 - £155

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SEAT

Parts costs: £9 - £55

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 359

£101

£55 - £127

£97 - £208

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Skoda

Parts costs: £8 - £35

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 370

£92

£53 - £103

£95 - £175

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Smart

Parts costs: £43 - £86

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 24

£168

£127 - £170

£218 - £282

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £28 - £38

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 22

£71

£68 - £77

£114 - £129

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Subaru

Parts costs: £21 - £27

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 109

£57

£39 - £68

£58 - £113

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £9 - £21

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 137

£99

£54 - £93

£84 - £144

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Toyota

Parts costs: £9 - £14

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 574

£64

£50 - £62

£89 - £111

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £17 - £200

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3651

£147

£50 - £212

£78 - £280

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £8 - £60

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1561

£105

£53 - £138

£109 - £254

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Volvo

Parts costs: £9 - £123

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 169

£118

£47 - £163

£97 - £262

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  • Reva
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  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a car thermostat replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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