Best Thermostat Replacement Auto Repair
Our ASE-Certified Master Technicians Can Fix Your Thermostat Replacement Problems
Getting your car inspected regularly is a good idea as it helps detect any issues with your vehicle before they become serious. If you wait too long, then minor issues can become major repairs. So come in for an inspection and get your car checked today. If you just need something like an oil change or tune-up, we can do those for you also. We have a very exhaustive list of services that we offer.
We offer a wide variety of repair services for you at our auto shop in Aliso Viejo. We are a NAPA AutoCare Center with ASE-Certified Master Technicians. Our services include tune ups, batteries, radiators, engine light, transmission, brakes and a lot more. So call us at (949) 505-5056 or schedule an appointment today for help.
How often do I need thermostat replacement service or maintenance?
Every 4 years
Routine maintenance is important to keep your car in good condition. Do not wait too long before serious problems develop. If you need service, schedule an appointment or contact us today.
Do you need thermostat replacement service or repair?
What is a Thermostat?
A thermostat is used to regulate temperature. Inside your car’s engine, there is a little valve. This valve controls whether to make your car hotter or cooler.
When the engine is on, it produces heat. Water contained within the engine keeps it cool. When the water gets really hot, then it turns into steam. This steam is not safe for your engine and cannot keep it cool.
The Cooling System
The cooling system controls the amount of heat that the engine produces. This is done using a water-based coolant inside a closed loop system. A closed cooling system is common in most car engines and helps keep engine temperatures low. This prevents the engine from being damaged if it gets too hot.
What Are the Parts of the Cooling System?
The radiator is usually found at the front of the vehicle. The shape is rectangular and is made out of plastic and aluminum. The fins on the outside allow air flow to pass through. Rubber hoses and pipes from the radiator connect to the engine.
Hot water flows into the radiator, which then cools the water and returns it back to the engine. This lowers the engine temperature. Inside the engine, there is a water pump that allow the water to flow between the radiator and the engine.
The thermostat is found in the closed cooling system. This is a valve that opens and closes depending on the temperature of the cooling water. Cold coolant makes the engine perform at suboptimal levels where fuel is wasted. Hot coolant can cause the engine to overheat and damage other parts near the engine.
Newer vehicles might have more than one thermostat. This is used to control temperatures for passengers.
Do I Need to Replace the Thermostat?
If you see these signs, you might need a new thermostat in your car:
- Hot Radiator
- Engine Overheating
- Engine Under Heating
- Poor Acceleration
- Poor Engine Performance
- Temperature Gauge Fluctuation
Our Diagnosis and Repair Process for Thermostats
- Check for leaks in the cooling system using a pressure test and inspection
- Replace thermostat
- Fill with new coolant and bleed system
- Install new reservoir or radiator cap as needed
- Clear related engine codes
Most manufacturers suggest that you replace your engine coolant every four years.
Do You Need Help With Your Car?
If you are having problems with your vehicle, come down to Glenwood & Aliso Creek Auto Repair and get your car checked. We have several ways for you to contact us. Please choose what works best for you.
Call us today at (949) 505-5056
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Come down to Aliso Viejo for auto repair and service. We will take a look at what your car needs. We provide services for the surrounding area which includes Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and more.