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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!

How much does a Car Thermostat replacement cost?

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These estimates may include Engine coolant/antifreeze and Cooling system thermostat

45 manufacturers for Car Thermostat Replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £45.69 - £94.79

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 153

£138

£93 - £164

£150 - £263

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Audi

Parts costs: £9.29 - £62.15

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2696

£140

£69 - £166

£131 - £289

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Austin

Parts costs: £6.30 - £10.90

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 10

£41

£28 - £43

£51 - £78

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BMW

Parts costs: £48.62 - £101.85

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3814

£142

£98 - £159

£156 - £250

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £13.25 - £81.59

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 126

£98

£36 - £117

£60 - £179

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £11.03 - £226.75

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 307

£241

£60 - £339

£111 - £526

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Citroen

Parts costs: £9.99 - £71.48

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 846

£109

£59 - £132

£110 - £215

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Dacia

Parts costs: £52.99 - £76.79

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 25

£166

£139 - £162

£235 - £271

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £12.99 - £34.70

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 27

£75

£31 - £78

£51 - £132

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £13.19 - £17.87

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 13

£75

£62 - £91

£114 - £170

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Dodge

Parts costs: £27.13 - £54.68

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 32

£104

£76 - £95

£130 - £154

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Fiat

Parts costs: £15.97 - £68.61

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1102

£89

£49 - £106

£84 - £166

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Ford

Parts costs: £9.04 - £65.54

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5396

£96

£58 - £134

£109 - £223

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Honda

Parts costs: £12.92 - £20.45

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 427

£70

£46 - £72

£81 - £129

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £9.07 - £17.39

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 300

£59

£42 - £64

£76 - £115

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £14.60 - £17.52

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 22

£104

£72 - £72

£132 - £132

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Iveco

Parts costs: £65.67 - £81.84

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 6

£105

£98 - £117

£144 - £180

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £13.99 - £42.43

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 431

£111

£69 - £121

£125 - £213

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Jeep

Parts costs: £10.84 - £99.89

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 125

£142

£27 - £180

£46 - £293

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Kia

Parts costs: £8.64 - £13.63

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 136

£52

£36 - £60

£65 - £111

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £20.75 - £54.20

Labour time: 1-6 hours

# of quotes: 562

£191

£81 - £345

£144 - £652

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LDV

Parts costs: £22.23 - £35.64

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 45

£70

£49 - £79

£80 - £133

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Lexus

Parts costs: £9.17 - £17.34

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 188

£72

£58 - £66

£109 - £121

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Mazda

Parts costs: £11.99 - £46.19

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 397

£82

£61 - £98

£112 - £166

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £35.36 - £86.39

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1335

£144

£95 - £159

£162 - £260

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MG

Parts costs: £7.06 - £45.46

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 299

£112

£75 - £158

£144 - £286

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MINI

Parts costs: £8.09 - £143.99

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2144

£126

£57 - £183

£108 - £269

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £10.49 - £21.34

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 230

£64

£35 - £68

£61 - £121

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Nissan

Parts costs: £12.30 - £27.87

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 426

£77

£50 - £78

£91 - £137

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £14.51 - £91.69

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2062

£126

£53 - £141

£93 - £221

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Porsche

Parts costs: £52.34 - £74.15

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 59

£179

£129 - £154

£215 - £259

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Proton

Parts costs: £10.04 - £13.32

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 18

£60

£42 - £60

£75 - £111

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Renault

Parts costs: £14.49 - £63.59

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 702

£136

£64 - £181

£115 - £319

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Rover

Parts costs: £20.39 - £47.73

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 284

£154

£97 - £231

£177 - £428

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Saab

Parts costs: £10.47 - £80.39

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 362

£97

£43 - £116

£78 - £178

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SEAT

Parts costs: £8.11 - £50.99

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 504

£99

£57 - £119

£108 - £203

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Skoda

Parts costs: £7.95 - £40.91

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 536

£96

£57 - £110

£107 - £193

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Smart

Parts costs: £43.49 - £125.48

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 37

£197

£133 - £224

£231 - £364

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £28.18 - £37.91

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 27

£70

£45 - £81

£66 - £136

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Subaru

Parts costs: £20.99 - £26.39

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 102

£57

£37 - £71

£58 - £124

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £7.09 - £17.42

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 187

£91

£42 - £96

£78 - £180

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Toyota

Parts costs: £9.09 - £14.16

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 770

£67

£53 - £66

£98 - £123

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £15.15 - £139.31

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4772

£140

£51 - £165

£89 - £237

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £7.82 - £56.20

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2079

£111

£57 - £140

£107 - £241

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Volvo

Parts costs: £8.83 - £108.37

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 245

£118

£52 - £150

£98 - £228

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  • Asia
  • 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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Recent Car Thermostat replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£77.73

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SEAT Leon
Halifax
£89.16

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Fiat 500
Halifax
£126.33

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Volkswagen Polo
Ashington
£83.33

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Mazda Mazda3
Hartlepool