How much is a thermostat for a car?

I have a car and a truck that both need new thermostats! I think I can only repair one of them and the car would be more useful to me right now. How much is a thermostat for a car?

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Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on May 09, 2022
The cost of a new thermostat can vary greatly depending on the type of car you have, where you live, and whether you do the repair yourself or take it to a mechanic.
Assuming the car in question is a midsize or compact car instead of a luxury car, the cost of the thermostat itself can run between $20-$80. If you plan on making the repairs yourself, that isn’t too bad!
If you need to have the repairs completed at a dealership or repair shop, we will need to account for the labor time. Replacing a thermostat should take under two hours and mechanics can charge around $100 per hour.
Plan to spend around $300 to get your car back on the road.
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