Top Mechanics For Car Thermostat Replacement & Repairs
Garage in Bradford , 25 years of experience
I initially started building my own cars and track day racing 205 Gtis . I moved on to working in garages doing a variety of work, engine rebuilds, head gasket, timing belts , clutches and gearboxes. ...
IAN • 6th June 2023
Mobile mechanic in Wakefield, 15 years of experience
15 years experience as a mechanic, 9 years spent as a commercial vehicle technician at ford. competent in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair including diagnostics.
ROB • 3rd June 2023
Vauxhall Mokka X • Additional work following previous booking
Mobile mechanic in Bury, 9 years of experience
I began my career with LandRover where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the company for around 3 years. I moved to BMW/Mini for 5 years before setting up my own mobile mechanic business in 2016 cal...
Garage in Teynham, 27 years of experience
Our team of hard working mechanics have many years of experience in the motor industry - this means that your vehicle will be left in good hands at our garage. We have excellent facilities that have the late...
Garage in London, 9 years of experience
Highly skilled Car Mechanic with 9 years of experience in diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining various types of vehicles. Proficient in using a range of tools and equipment to troubleshoot problems and com...
Garage in Romford, 30 years of experience
I offer MOT, diagnostics, timing belts, gearbox, clutch replacement, general service, and maintenance. I have worked for Vauxhall dealer for over 6 years as a full mot tester and technician. I offer HGV serv...
MOHAMMED • 27th April 2023
MINI Mini • Thermostat replacement
Garage in Leicester , 30 years of experience
I worked at vnr motorsport bmw specialist and then I ran my own garage and now there is a mobile mechanic <a href='https://www.clickmechanic.com/' title='ClickMechanic'><img width='250' src='https://badge...
Garage in Birmingham, 20 years of experience
Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make your mechanical needs a pleasant, stre...
DAVID • 19th April 2023
MINI Mini • Thermostat replacement
Garage in Sandhurst, 25 years of experience
I started my career at 16 years old at a ford main dealer studying for my qualifications at the same time. Moved from ford and started building cars for films (And in the back ground started as a part tim...
Mobile mechanic in London, 35 years of experience
Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service a...
DAN • 7th April 2023
Ford Fiesta • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in Tunbridge Wells, 15 years of experience
RD9 Automotive Group was founded in 2020 by Ryan Day. Ryan started his mechanical career at Porsche as an apprentice in 2007, and remained working for the brand until 2020, as a Gold Certified, Master Techni...
Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience
Specialist in modern vehicle technology Using Genuine main dealer level diagnostic tools/equipment * REMAPS * AC GAS * DIAGNOSTICS * REPAIRS Qualified Electricians Specialising in vehicle electrical diagnos...
Car now runs sweet as a nut . Constant communication and car returned on time .
I highly rate this company and would recommend to my friends.”
CRAIG • 7th March 2023
Mobile mechanic in Maidenhead , 30 years of experience
I have worked in the car repair industry for over 30 years. Operating as a mobile mechanic in this area for over 25 years
Garage in Pontefract, 20 years of experience
Family Run Business, we are RAC Approved, we cover any warranty work or lease vehicles as we are fully VAT registered. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction We have a fully heated office/waiting room ...
ALLAN • 27th February 2023
Citroen Relay • Thermostat replacement
Garage in Luton, 23 years of experience
In total I have over 20 years of experience. The last 11 years I have worked for Ford Service Centre where I have also carried cars and vans repairs.
ANIL • 25th February 2023
Vauxhall Insignia • Thermostat replacement
Frequently asked questions about car thermostat replacement & repairs
Read our answers to questions about car thermostat replacement 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.
What does a thermostat replacement involve?
- 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.
Can I replace a car thermostat myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a car thermostat replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What are the signs of a bad thermostat in your car?
- 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.
How long does it take to change a thermostat in a car?
On average a car thermostat replacement will usually take around 1 hours, but can take anywhere from under 1 to over 2 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a range of factors. For example, your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should I replace the thermostat?
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.
Do I need to replace the thermostat in my car?
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 thermostat inspected as soon as possible and, if necessary, have it replaced.
Can I drive with a faulty thermostat?
If you suspect there is any issue with your thermostat or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect and do not drive the vehicle. Driving with a faulty thermostat can lead to the engine overheating or lead further complications on your vehicle and potentially engine damage.
How much does it cost to replace thermostat housing?
Cost for a thermostat housing depends on your location, car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your thermostat housing replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!
Do I need to replace thermostat housing?
You should only replace the thermostat housing if it has been diagnosed by a professional mechanic that it needs replacing. If you are in doubt on whether the thermostat needs replacing check with a mechanic who can advise on the next steps.
What causes thermostat housing to leak?
Typical thermostat housing leaks can include:
- Thermostat gasket is leaking
- Thermostat housing has failed
What is the average lifespan of a thermostat?
In most cases, thermostats can last at least 10 years. This can be lower depending on factors such as how you drive and external factors.
Can I drive with a broken thermostat?
It is not recommended to drive with a faulty or broken thermostat as it can cause serious damage to the engine, and can lead to an overheating engine.
What happens if you don't replace a broken thermostat?
If you notice a dashboard warning light with a thermometer in two flowing waves, this could indicate a problem with the thermostat and engine temperature.
Ignoring this warning light could lead to the engine overheating and cause serious damage to the engine. It is recommended to stop as soon as it is safe to do so when the warning light illuminates so as to prevent any further damage to the engine.
Is a faulty thermostat an MOT failure?
A faulty thermostat in itself may not result in an MOT failure, however, it can result in other issues with associated car parts that could be observed by the MOT tester as a fault such as overheating or emissions fail. If you notice that the thermostat is faulty, it is best to get it checked and fixed as soon as possible to avoid risking an MOT failure.
How much does it cost to replace my car's thermostat?
Cost for a car thermostat replacement is on average £150, with prices ranging from £95 to £215. Ultimately, 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!
Check out the ClickMechanic price for a car thermostat replacement. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Engine coolant/antifreeze and Cooling system thermostat.
|Audi||£249||Get exact price|
|BMW||£211||Get exact price|
|Citroen||£209||Get exact price|
|Ford||£203||Get exact price|
|Land Rover||£336||Get exact price|
|Mercedes-Benz||£257||Get exact price|
|Nissan||£162||Get exact price|
|Peugeot||£222||Get exact price|
|Renault||£279||Get exact price|
|Toyota||£141||Get exact price|
|Vauxhall||£184||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen||£241||Get exact price|
Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a car thermostat replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average 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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Mechanics that undertake car thermostat work
- A S King Vehicle Repairs, Long Sutton
- ABS MOTS, Nottingham
- Amdb Autotek Uk, Birmingham
- G.L.K.W Mobile Automotive Services, Faversham
- JM Prestige UK Limited, Grantham
- Jc Auto Repair, Middlesex
- Kingston Tyres Ltd, Kingston
- Landmarkautos, Enfield
- MGC Automotive, Grantham
- Mobile Mechanic, Slough
- New Forest Commercials, Southampton
- Platinum Wheels Scotland, Perth
- Rps Garage Services Ltd, Birmingham
- Synton Auto Services, Scottish Borders
- Td Garage Services Ltd, Bristol