Car Thermostat Replacement

Car Thermostat Replacement

If you are searching for “car thermostat replacement near me” in Scottsdale, Bridwell Auto Center can help! We offer professional car thermostat replacement services in Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (480) 948-4781, Get a car thermostat diagnostics and replacement quote using our contact form or stop by our power steering repair shop located at  7171 E Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona 85253.

WHAT IS A CAR THERMOSTAT?

Your car’s thermostat is responsible for opening and closing in response to the temperature sensor in your vehicle. By default, the thermostat rests in the closed position, only allowing coolant to run through the engine, not the radiator, for faster heating, better fuel efficiency, and lower emissions. The thermostat only opens once the engine has reached an internal temperature of 195 degrees in most vehicles. The thermostat opens to allow coolant to flow through the radiator to make the water/coolant mixture cool again.

If your engine is starting to overheat, the thermostat is usually the first place to start, as replacing doesn’t cost as much as replacing a water pump or radiator.

CAR THERMOSTAT SYMPTOMS & PROBLEMS

Engine Overheating – The most common car thermostat symptom is engine overheating. Usually, the thermostat is stuck closed, not allowing any coolant to pass through the radiator. Allowing your engine to get too hot will end up cracking your block or damaging a cylinder head gasket.

Temperature Too High – Your temperature gauge is there to tell you when your engine/coolant is getting hot. The usual level for your temperature gauge is slightly over the middle point of the gauge. If your temperature gauge is moving up toward the hot point, its time to get your thermostat inspected and diagnosed.

HOW MUCH DOES CAR THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT COST?

The average car thermostat replacement cost is about $225. According to Repair Pal, car thermostat replacement ranges from $199 to $251 for the US in 2019. If you have auto repair experience you can replace a thermostat for as little as $10 to $20 DIY. *Disclaimer – This is not an actual quote. Contact Bridwell Auto Center to get an actual quote for your specific vehicle.

CAR THERMOSTAT SERVICES & REPLACEMENT QUOTES IN SCOTTSDALE

Our automotive mechanics can diagnose your car thermostat problem and offer car thermostat replacement services to fix it for you. Bridwell Auto Center’s diagnostic process will also help identify any other issues that might be contributing to the signs you are experiencing.

No matter what the problem is we will find it, offer affordable rates for repair, and get you back on the road quickly!  Give us a call today at (480) 948-4781, Get a quote using our contact form or stop by our auto repair shop located at  7171 E Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona 85253.