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Kia Rio Thermostat Replacement Costs

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Kia Rio Thermostat Replacement is $200. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

2016 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 • 84,000 miles
OR 97303
$204 - $250
2006 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 LX • 62,000 miles
CA 91733
$194 - $238
2014 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 LX • 35,000 miles
CA 92385
$218 - $266
2007 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 LX • 14,000 miles
CA 91321
$185 - $227
2017 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 SX • 39,000 miles
CA 96080
$187 - $229
2013 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 EX • 95,000 miles
CA 92211
$157 - $191
2011 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 LX • 117,000 miles
CA 92843
$148 - $180
2014 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 • 95,560 miles
NV 89101
$176 - $216
2018 Kia Rio
1.6L L4 LX • 31,000 miles
CA 92365
$169 - $207
2002 Kia Rio
1.5L L4 Base • 180,000 miles
CA 92020
$158 - $194
Last Updated:
Sep 7, 2021 2:43 PM
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What is a Thermostat?

You’re probably thinking it’s a thermostat for your car, right? Well, you’re exactly right. A thermostat is a part of your car’s cooling system, and it’s actually a valve. When this important part of your vehicle's HVAC isn't functioning properly, you must replace it. The thermostat helps keep your engine at the right temperature. When you first fire up your car, and the engine is cold, the valve stays closed, blocking the coolant from circulating to the radiator while, and trapping in the heat, so the engine can continue heating until it gets up to the right temperature. Once the car's temperature is up and running and toastier than a summer day, the valve opens up, allowing the coolant to flow to the heating radiator and cool things down.

Symptoms of a failing Thermostat


Your engine is powerful, and surrounded by gas, oil, and water. Overheating isn’t good. Hopefully this isn’t new information to you. Overheating often comes as a result of a faulty old thermostat, so that could be the culprit. If this is the case, making sure to get a thermostat replacement so that the new thermostat you install can keep your vehicle heating up to the right temperature.

How urgent is a Thermostat replacement?

The thermostat helps keep your engine at the right temperature, preventing it from heating up too much. If you don’t replace a faulty old thermostat and install a new thermostat, your engine might overheat. If you don’t get a thermostat replacement, the engine might overheat and cause serious damage. Surely, you don’t need to be told how bad that is or how much it might cost beyond fixing your thermostat. Regardless, if your thermostat is acting up, make sure that you replace it and install a thermostat replacement to keep your engine and HVAC heating correctly.

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