The thermostat in your BMW plays a critical role in its performance. Although not very common, its failure can wreak havoc on its engine. To prevent any problems, a savvy driver needs to understand what a bad thermostat will do to their vehicle.
First, let’s understand how a thermostat regulates several of the processes in your car’s performance so it’s clear how its failure can damage your BMW.
The thermostat’s job is incredibly simple, and it is thus an incredibly simple piece of technology. The thermostat is a valve in your car’s cooling system which controls the flow of coolant to and from the radiator and around the cooling hoses.
By opening and closing the entrance of coolant into the cooling system, the thermostat regulates your car’s temperature, keeping it within a healthy range. The thermostat is therefore a crucial piece, as your BMW’s temperature needs to be in this range to function well and prevent future damage.
There are a few things that you may notice when a thermostat has gone bad, such as:
A bad thermostat isn’t just bad for the cooling system, it’s bad for your car’s overall health and performance. Temperatures outside of the healthy range for your engine reduce your car’s efficiency. High temperatures can also decrease your car’s longevity if left untreated, or result in thousands of dollars of damage to critical engine parts, as they become misshapen and warped.
There are three primary ways to think about thermostat failure. Thankfully, these don’t happen often as the thermostat is a pretty simple piece of technology and doesn’t wear much over time.
Fixing a bad thermostat is a difficult thing to do and should only be done if one is absolutely sure it is causing the problems you’re experiencing. This job is best left to BMW professionals, like Ultimate Bimmer Service.
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