How much does a car thermostat replacement cost?

My mechanic says that my Volvo’s thermostat needs to be replaced. The car is about 10 years old. How much does a car thermostat replacement cost?

Bonnie Stinson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s never fun to find out that your car needs some work! The average cost for a thermostat replacement is $500.
The parts for a thermostat replacement should cost under $400. Labor costs should cost less than $150.
Keep in mind that this figure does not include taxes. Specific models may cost more to service due to their complexity. Your older
may need special parts, for instance.
Note that it’s normal for a mechanic to recommend a thermostat replacement whenever the cooling system is serviced. If you are getting a timing belt serviced or a radiator hose replaced, now is a good time to replace the thermostat.
Thermostats are controlled electronically or mechanically. If the thermostat gets stuck open or closed, your engine may have trouble regulating its temperature. It’s important to get this repair done ASAP to prevent overheating—and serious damage to your engine!
Maintenance is the best way to keep your car out of the shop. Insurance is another smart way to protect your vehicle from unexpected incidents—but insurance can be complicated. If you have any questions about
car insurance
, reach out to
. We can help you compare rates, find a good policy, and make a plan to take care of your car.
Hope this helps!
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