For some repairs there are options available, not like a battery where there is one piece to replace. For instance a thermostat on an E90 3-series BMW. With a faulty thermostat we recommend replacing the electronic water pump as well due to the rate of failure. More specifically, when replacing the thermostat we need to drain the coolant. When the coolant is drained from the water pump, the pump can not re-fill properly and this will cause failure. Although this does not happen every time, we recommend replacing the water pump while the thermostat is being replaced. If it is not then there is additional labor cost involved replacing the pump, whereas some of the labor is reduced when replacing both parts together.
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