Why would you need a car thermostat replacement?
Every vehicle with an engine uses coolant to keep the engine from overheating. After going through the engine block, the coolant arrives at the vehicle’s thermostat, which is managed either by a computer system or by wax held within the cylindrical tube of the thermostat.
When the coolant first reaches the thermostat, it is likely closed, since it has not reached a high enough temperature. With the thermostat closed, the coolant is looped automatically back to the water pump of the engine cooling system and cycles through the engine block and back to the thermostat. But, if the coolant is hot enough, the wax will melt within the cylinder, or the computer system will send out a signal to the valve, and the thermostat valve will open, permitting coolant into the radiator to be cooled down.
If the car thermostat isn’t working or has broken, the signal to open the cylinder won’t be received and the already hot coolant will recirculate through your car’s engine, generating even more heat. If you notice your engine has been close to overheating lately, call 12th Street Auto Care Center. Our ASE-certified mechanics will inspect all parts of your cooling system and perform a car thermostat replacement if need be. Trust 12th Street Auto Care Center, your friendly, local auto repair shop, with all your vehicular concerns.
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