The thermostat is a tiny device that is located between the radiator and engine. It helps to keep your engine running at its correct temperature by controlling the flow of coolant. When your engine is cold the thermostat remains closed so no coolant flows through to the engine. The thermostat will open once your vehicle warms up and reaches its operating temperature.
Sometimes the thermostat can get stuck in either the closed or open position. If your thermostat is stuck in the closed position your engine will overheat as the flow of coolant is blocked from the radiator. On the other hand, if the thermostat is stuck in the opened position, your engine remains cool due to the constant flow of coolant. This causes your engine to run inefficiently by wearing down your engine’s parts, which in turn, causes higher emissions and increased fuel consumption.
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