As you comfortably drive to a much anticipated destination, your Honda car suddenly overheats. Among all the engine parts, the first thing that would take your blame (and swearing) is the Honda radiator, right? Of course, you might have correctly suspected that this engine cooling component is the main culprit. However, you might also want to check your Honda thermostat. It could be the cause of your misfortune on the road.
The Honda thermostat also works for your engine cooling system. It is the one in control of the temperature that enables the cooling system to function efficiently. As it regulates the temperature, it helps your car’s engine reach its operating temperature more quickly. It also controls the amount of coolant that goes through the radiator according to the temperature. Once the engine achieves the necessary temperature, your Honda thermostat starts to close, preventing any more coolant from going into the radiator.
This process only goes to show the important role that the Honda thermostat plays in the cooling system. Needless to say, it directly affects the cooling system. Thus, when it gets damaged, one possible result is the dreaded engine overheating—which, unfortunately, affects other engine parts as well. And you may not even believe all the other "horrors" a broken Honda thermostat can do to your car’s engine! Poor fuel economy that leads to toxic emission increase, low heater output, high idle speeds, low gauge or inaccurate temperature readings, and a knocking noise in the engine while you accelerate—to name just a few. For sure, you don’t want to experience any of these. So before turning your dream trip into one huge nightmare, there’s one thing that you can easily do. Go now and have a look at the condition of your car’s thermostat. And replace it with a new one from our stock of replacement Honda thermostats if necessary.