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Top garages for Head Gasket (11,430 found)
Halfords Autocentre Borehamwood
17 Jobs Completed
Borehamwood
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Mobile-mechanic
1224 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

Brooklands Fast Fit
1109 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

Vicarage Motor Company Ltd.
59 Jobs Completed
Barnoldswick
4.4 / 5

We are small local independent who have two garages locally with one an MOT Testing station the other a bodyshop, we also have our own in house AutoElectrician so we can diagnose & service all needs
We are both AA & RAC approved dealership for car sales & approved repairer to both the RAC & AA.
We have 4 courtesy vehicles available, Recovery & Delivery with our own vehicles, in house air Conditioning service. In house AutoElectrical
We are Bosch approved and are a local Terraclean carbonising center for both DPF /EGR/injector & pump valve issues, coupled with a network of service & repair centres for Turbo's, ECU's, DPF,s, Refurbish injectors & pumps.

Triple M Mechanic
943 Jobs Completed
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4.5 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2561 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Dorset Response (Mobile Repairs)
171 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.9 / 5

***We will beat any genuine quote by a VAT registered garage by 5%***

We cover the whole of Dorset and Hampshire. We are able to obtain massive trade discounts on parts and these are passed on to you.

We have been serving NHS staff and care-worker car needs at discounted rates for many years.

We now offer this to all WCFMC customers.

Our staff are fitted with body cameras to ensure their work is to a high standard.

- We specialize in mobile brake repair and car servicing.

- We never fit or carry out work not needed or increase the price when we arrive.

- Our reputation we are proud off and put that before profit.

Brook Street Motors Bury
520 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Niche Autos LTD
1126 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

TVMPL
263 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

TD AUTOS
265 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge wells
4.8 / 5

Hi my name is Tony I’ve been in the motor trade for a number years plus I owned my own garage for around 10 years but decided to go mobile as I wanted to cut overheads and I actually prefer doing mobile work. I’m fully skilled and very good with electrics and fault finding.

Halfords Autocentre Crawley
18 Job Completed
Crawley
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

AP/DC
46 Jobs Completed
Kings Lynn
4.9 / 5

ECU fault finding and all mechanical repairs and servicing.

I charge labour by the hour, plus parts.

If you want it fixed first time every time, book me.

You can even sit and watch me, I have nothing to hide

Trade Tyre and Service Centre
277 Jobs Completed
Alton
4.9 / 5

Trade Tyre and Service Centre are experienced repairing all makes of cars . We have dealer level trade technicians so you can have total peace of mind when your vehicle comes to us, that it's in good hands .

We are based half a mile from Alton town . Although, we do offer a free collection and delivery service . Our reception has free WiFi and free coffee and tea facilities whilst you wait for your vehicle .

JM Service Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Perth
5.0 / 5

and want to show you that we are the best service centre in the area offering excellent pricing on everything from servicing to alloy wheel repairs all done on site.

All we ask is you give us a chance to show you how good we really are and once you have used us once you won't go anywhere else in the future!

There's no hidden catches or costs and if there's anything needing done to your car, a service,MOT test, new tyres, an alloy wheel needing done then let us know and we will be happy to quote you while the car is in.



Interim Service £119 (up to 2.0ltr engine)

We will change the oil and oil filter on your vehicle and carry out and extensive Vehicle Health Check to advise of any work that is required or possibly due in the future. We send this to you via SMS or Email and its in the format of a Video. We look after your vehicle as if it is our own and make sure the highest level of service is carried out on every vehicle we have in our premises. We can also offer a courtesy car facility which is completely free of charge and all we ask is that fuel used is replenished. Your vehicle will also get a Wash and Hoover done by our in house Detailer.

Major Service £159 (up to 2.0ltr engine)

In addition to the above on an Interim Service we will also renew the additional filters in your vehicle, Air Filter, Pollen Filter , Fuel Filter and Spark Plugs if a petrol engine.

MOT Test £45.

We can get your vehicle VOSA tested while we have it with us and any repair required are priced up accordingly and estimate given to you for final authorisation.

Tyre Fitting Service.

We can offer a fantastic service when it comes to tyres and have a wide range of sizes and brands available to be fitted at very competitive rates. We are the only Landsail Supplier in the area and can supply/fit these at superb prices. Get in Touch for a quote.



Smart Repair Centre/Alloy Wheel Refurbishment.

We also have a fully qualified Paint Technician onsite who can carry out all paint repairs and refurbishment that you may require to bring your vehicle up to scratch and help just get rid of this little scuffs and scrapes. If you would like a quote while your vehicle is with us please don't hesitate to bring to our attention and we would be happy to oblige.



We have excellent state of the art facilities here at JM Service Centre which also comes with a vast experience in all areas of Motor Vehicle service and repair work. Here at JM Service Centre we have a superb team who look forward to welcoming you on site and offering you the best service in the area.



To book in with us please fill out the booking form below or call in onand speak to Scott Brunton (Aftersales Manager) who will advise accordingly and get you booked in.

We also have finance options on all major repairs required and can process this through our friends at Payment Assist where you can spread the cost over 4,6 or 9 months to keep your vehicle in roadworthy condition. Spread the cost of your servicing as well with our 2 year service plans at £349 and this can also be spread over the life of the plan from as little as £22 per month please ask us for details on these amazing opportunities.

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Frequently asked questions
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What is a Head Gasket?

The Head Gasket is the gasket (thin sheet of metal creating a perfect seal) that sits between the engine block and the cylinder head (the section of the engine which fits over the cylinders).
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What is a 'blown' Head Gasket?

A blown Head Gasket means that the seal between the cylinders and the other parts of the engine (most commonly the cooling system) has been broken. This can lead to rough running and, moer significantly, overheating, which can cause significant engine damage.
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What are blown Head Gasket symptoms?

If the car is overheating, running poorly, allowing exhaust gases into the radiator (which may cause a bubbling sound) or has a white 'mayonnaise-like' gunk on the underside of the oil filler cap, it is likely that the Head Gasket has blown.
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Will a Head Gasket 'sealer' work?

There are products on the market to seal a blown head gasket but we don't recommend them. They may provide a temporary fix but can block your cooling system, thus causing further damage.
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How much does Head Gasket repair cost?

The Head Gasket itself is a cheap part (usually under £50), but there is a lot of labour involved in dismantling, changing and reassembling. You can expect to pay a minimum of 350, rising depending on the complexity and layout of your car's engine.
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Can you drive with a blown head gasket?

If you must drive with a blown head gasket you technically can, however by no means does this mean you actually should. A blown head gasket can cause all sorts of problems especially an overheated engine and coolant mixing with oil which can seriously damage the engines components such as the camshaft and the bearings.
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How to know if my head gasket is blown

This is a diagnosis that may require some time. Indicators include 1) An oil or coolant leak at the seam between the engine block and the cylinder. 2) Cylinder misfire or misfire on start up accompanied by a puff of white exhaust smoke. 3) Over heating (can be rather subtle). 4) The mixing of coolant and oil which will present itself as a creamy milky texture.

Average rating for  Head Gasket  bookings

4.54

381 reviews

Head Gasket Repair Cost

The cost of a Head Gasket repair will vary between £450-£650 depending on what car you drive due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£587.23
Ford£609.72
Peugeot£609.89
BMW£620.13
Renault£567.70
Citroen£613.87
Toyota£639.72
Volkswagen£605.85
MINI£594.32
Audi£628.67
Mercedes£640.10

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/10/2020 and 16/01/2021.

What is a Head Gasket?

A head gasket is effectively a seal which is essential for maintaining the temperature and integrity of a car’s engine. It is partly responsible for sealing pressure within the engine, as well as the distribution of oil and coolant.

Every time you turn on your engine the head gasket has to operate within very high temperatures and pressures, which is exactly what it is designed to do. The engine of your car needs to be cooled constantly, as it relies on combustion for power and is the core component in performing this job.

If the head gasket is damaged, the engine will quickly overheat, and serious damage will be caused. Overheating in the engine of your car will lead to a loss of compression, the mixing of oil, water, coolant as well as a reduction in lubrication.

It is a very complex piece of equipment. Therefore, a variety of materials are needed to build it. It has to be able to withstand and function normally at extreme temperatures and pressure, it also needs to be resistant to all of the chemicals and oils which rush around your car engine. As a result, each head gasket from one car to the next is different as the demands of each engine are unique.

Unfortunately, if you need a head gasket repairing, it will be on the expensive side. However, if you follow the advice below you can learn how to recognise problems with your gasket before something serious happens and the repair becomes more costly.



Signs of a Blown Head Gasket which needs Replacing or Repairing

·        Overheating engine

·        Your temperature gauge is higher than usual

·        White milky oil

·        White smoke from the exhaust pipe

·        Significant loss of coolant with no visible leaks

·        There is coolant or oil on the head of the spark plugs

·        You remove the cap from your car radiator and see bubbles of air rising

·        Your car is chugging or suffers a loss of power

·        There is oil in the water of the cooling system


There are other signs to look out for, but unless you are a trained mechanic it will be difficult to spot them. This is why it’s so important that you have your car checked if you suspect there is an issue.

As mentioned above, if a head gasket blows, it can be a costly repair for you as a huge increase in temperature throughout the engine could very easily cause a range of other issues.

If you need a head gasket repair or if you think you might have an issue with the unit, it is vital that you pay attention to the issue, if you ignore the signs above and the gasket blows while you are driving this could cause serious threat to your safety.

 

 

Head Gasket Cost of Replacement

A blown head gasket repair can be quite costly for any driver, no matter what car you drive. There is no easy fix and so you will need to get an experienced mechanic to take a look.

The scale does vary for a repair when looking at different car makes. For a Mercedes, the repair cost is over £700 on average, whereas for a Fiat the price is around £355 on average.



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