• The average cost for a thermostat replacement is between and . Labor costs are estimated between and while parts are priced between and . Estimate does not include taxes and fees.


  • between 15 and 20 minutes

    Similarly, can you drive a car with a faulty thermostat? Technically, yes, but you really shouldnt. With out a functioning thermostat the coolant cant circulate so your car will quickly overheat. It does depend on the make and model but even overheating for a short time can have pretty devastating effects on an engine.

    In this regard, what are the symptoms of a bad thermostat?

    There are several common symptoms associated with a bad or failing thermostat that will alert you that service is due.

    • Temperature gauge reading very high and engine overheating.
    • Temperature changing erratically.
    • Coolant leaks around the thermostat housing or under the vehicle.

    Can I replace my thermostat myself?

    An experienced DIY-er can install most programmable thermostats and some smart thermostats. Dont forget to turn off the breaker to the HVAC equipment! If the job requires more than just a replacement, a certified HVAC professional can ensure proper installation, as well as operation of your heating and cooling system.

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