What is a car thermostat?

Answer A car thermostat is part of an engine's cooling system. It controls the flow of antifreeze by opening only when the engine reaches a set operating temperature. This allows the engine to warm up fas... Read More »

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My furnace won't start up when my thermostat is showing it should be on Its not thermostat, got a new one?

If you don't understand equipment, find someone who does and or call a heating and air repair company. The problem could be any number of things. You have already wasted money on the thermostat t... Read More »

Do i need a thermostat in my car?

On One Hand: Won't Hurt EngineA car with a thermostat stuck in the closed position causes the engine to overheat. You can remove the thermostat in an emergency, and the engine will run without bein... Read More »

What Is a Thermostat?

Vital to proper engine function, thermostats regulate the flow of coolant between vehicle engine and radiator. These misunderstood, but seemingly simple devices can typically be found in an accessi... Read More »

What Happens When a Thermostat in a Car Is Bad?

Thermostats are very simple by design, which means that failures are fairly rare. A thermostat will generally only fail in one of three ways; one isn't a particularly big deal, the others will thor... Read More »