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Head Gasket in Birmingham

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Birmingham (376 found)
Auto works Service centre ltd
772 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Welcome to Auto Works, where Quality & Trust come as Standard.

We aim to offer friendly, honest & personal advice to all our customers.

We offer a quality service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

We are building a future for us and our customers, Auto Works will be a one stop shop for all repairs, we are a garage that is invested with moving forward and strive to be the best we can be.

You can be rest assured your car is in the best hands, if its a little car or a super car we will take the same love and care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our customers are not just a number to us, we have no sales targets to meet so offer a honest service to all, we have many plans for the future and offer you to join us on this incredible journey.

Your car is safe in our hands

We offer payment Assist for those unexpected vehicle repairs, this service allows you to spread the cost over 4 payments interest free.

We also now offer a video service to all customers, this maybe for a service or a Vehicle health check (VHC), This has been introduced to help our customers feel at ease when their vehicle is in the garage with us.

Be rest assured we work to find and fix the faults with your vehicle and aim for a first time fix every time.

Smart MOT & Service Centre
179 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston, who take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable and customer oriented service. We opened our doors back in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, having built up a steady loyal customer base and a good reputation in our local area. That said, however, new business is always warmly welcomed too.

We carry out class 4 MOT's in-house as well as all servicing, maintenance and repairs using only good quality O.E. spec parts to ensure you vehicle runs at optimum condition. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have been working in this industry for many years. We specialise in servicing work, any minor to major repairs, air conditioning service and regas, dealer level diagnostics, all your vehicle needs under one roof
We are able to offer you a lifetime warranty on suspension and steering components, so please enquire should you require any works of this kind carried out as the price difference in being able to guarantee for life is very minimal.

Being members of the Motor Ombudsman, we adhere to a very strict code of conduct at all times and are audited on a yearly basis. Our work is also backed by the RMI and IMI, which should offer you peace of mind. Should you have any qualms about choosing us to carry out your work, with us being new to this website, please have a look at our feedback online - we are 5 star rated across the board.

Collection and delivery offered within 4 miles of our garage, and have loan cars available too for free but depends on availability

Autotrics Vehicle Repair
543 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

- Same Day Repair Service - Contactless Collection & Delivery Available - Free vehicle Collection and delivery (up to 5 miles)
Collection and delivery Over 5 miles over and up to 10 miles £50 flat rate
- Easy Monthly Payment Options - Town Centre Location.
- Morning / Afternoon Appointments - For Customers Convenience
- Mechanical Vehicle Diagnostic
- Auto Electrical Vehicle Investigation
- Free Vehicle Collection Option - 5 mile radius from Garage address WV146AF
(We also collect and deliver up to a 10 mile radius from our garage address and further if required) - See further details and pricing at bottom of page.
- Car Key Drop Box Facility - for early or late work shift / breakdown recovery etc
- Waiting room
- Friendly Staff
- NHS / ARMED FORCES / STUDENT / BLUE LIGHT CARD DISCOUNTS

Wear and tear is unavoidable in life, and this is especially true of your vehicle. Fortunately, we're on hand to get you up and running again.

Finding us is easy J10 M6 / just off Black Country Route (Sat Nav - WV14 6AF ).
We are conveniently situated located opposite Bilston Town Centre & Market Place.
Indoor and outdoor market: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
With a 24 hr taxi base / Tram stop & Bus station a stones throw away from the garage.

If you bring your vehicle to us for a service or minor repairs you can wait or visit the town and market place shopping or maybe grab a bite to eat until your vehicle is repaired.

MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION UP TO £1000
UK REGISTERED DEBIT CARD REQUIRED
Did you know that we offer Interest Free Credit on vehicle repair bills with No credit checks ?
Pay just 25% deposit on the day, drive away with your vehicle repaired then pay the balance over the following three months. Simple!
Spread the cost of unexpected repairs over four months!
Available on ALL repairs over £149.99 - no exceptions
Open to anyone with a UK registered debit card.
Simply pay your 25% deposit with a debit card and the remaining three payments will be automatically taken over the following three months - we can do this over the phone or in person.

Example: total bill £200
Deposit in-centre 1st March £50
Second payment 1st April £50
Third payment 1st May £50
Final payment 1st June £50


VEHICLE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY
Ever had to take an afternoon off work, reschedule an important meeting, or rely on your partner to give you a ride, all because you've had to take your car to the garage because its broken down requires service or m.o.t ?
Autotrics makes this a thing of the past!
We send a mechanic to collect the vehicle leaving you with more time to get on with the important things in life.
We will repair and keep you updated then call when your vehicle is ready for collection.
* Free Vehicle Collection service available from home/work up to 5 miles!
- Delivery back will incur a £25 surcharge. -
We collect your vehicle on our very own vehicle transporter, it will always be a Mechanic collecting your vehicle not just a driver!

Vehicle Collection up to 5 Miles Free
Vehicle delivery up to 5 miles £25
Vehicle Collection & Delivery 5 - 10 miles £50
Please call us if you are further away we can still arrange vehicle collection and delivery :)

Mobile card reader available to pay via card on delivery of your vehicle along with digital repair invoice and payment receipt.


Vehicle Service - A well-maintained vehicle can take you hundreds of thousands of miles, and with regular, thorough servicing you might be surprised how much life you can get out of even heavily used vehicles.

Our experience extends to any kind of repair you may need for your car, so you can rest assured we will be able to help you out,It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away. It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away.

Additionally, we offer free repair estimates and ensure that there are no surprises when it comes to the price.

It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away.
Visit our website www.autotrics.co.uk you can also find our business page on Facebook / Google / Instagram / Nhs Website / Yell.com and Thomson local.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
291 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

We pride ourselves on a Fast, Value for Money & Quality service with customer satisfaction a priority. We are based in the heart of Birmingham and located near the Heartlands Hospital.

ABM Autohaus Ltd
91 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.6 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs, servicing, wheel alignment, tyre replacement, wheel balancing, exhausts, welding work, head gaskets, cambelts, timing chains, engine replacements, gearbox replacements, clutches, brakes, general diagnostics and general 32 point health check services. Our three technicians have over 45 years of combined experience in this industry, and invaluable experience in working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Halfords Autocentre Birmingham (Holloway Head)
6 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 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.

Abbey Service Centre
37 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Have you been searching for a company that is able to offer a wide range of garage services in Erdington? With over 25 years of experience in the industry, you can trust Abbey Service Centre to complete all work to a high standard.

Although based in Erdington, we have customers who travel over a distance of 20 miles to reach us. We mainly cover the areas of Sutton Coldfield, Stockland Green, Mere Green, Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale and Minworth. We offer a range of services to our customers, so why not come to us for:

Car Servicing and Repairs
MOTs
Tyres
Engine Diagnostics
Air Conditioning service
Wheel Alignment
Exhausts & Batteries
Body Work
Free Vehicle Health Checks
Engine Timing Belts
Clutch & Gearbox Specialist
Independent Mazda Specialist

We offer free collection and delivery service within a 10 mile radius

Bennett's Service Centre
1214 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

We have been established since 2008 and was based in Kidderminster, but at the start of 2014 we relocated to Halesowen and now from August 2016 Have moved to Stourbridge, Lye, to a new Unit. We pride ourselves on the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled in a wide range of makes and models. Customer service is a high priority, we like to make sure our customers return to us year after year. Our reliable and honest service ensures that we always give the best advice for your car. We take all of our customer’s feedback very constructively and strive to satisfy all our customer's needs. We are now offering many more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, clutch replacements, timing belts/chains and many more. Why not call in and join our loyalty program, Free safety check and battery test. If you need to do some shopping or fancy something to eat whilst we work on your car, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is local. We look forward to seeing you.

Oryx Automotive Resources Ltd
151 Jobs Completed
Hansworth
3.1 / 5

Oryx Automotive is a fully mobile service with extensive knowledge and skills gained over many years. Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are so you don't need to go through the stress of going to a garage. Covering a wide range of services and repairs from overheating problems, clutch replacements, cambelt changes and much much more!

Our diagnostic services allow us to efficiently and effectively identify any issues your vehicle may have. From there we can discuss any further work required which will be carried out swiftly. You can have peace of mind knowing that your car needs will be dealt with professionally.

We strive to provide our customers with the best customer experience and want you to know you are driving away in a reliable, safe vehicle. We also have access to a fantastic workshop if required.

Northfield Car Care Centre
129 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Northfield Car Care Centre is a family run business that has been established since 1990. Situated on Bristol Road South, South West Birmingham. We have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 60 years experience, with 3 fully qualified MOT technicians. We have built up a good reputation and we come highly recommended within the local area. Initially a small garage with one ramp only, we now run 3 ramps and have recently signed up to work with the prestigious AutoCare Garage Network, the only service in a fifty mile radius affiliated with Autocare.

Technically Autos Ltd.
2 Job Completed
Coseley
5.0 / 5

YOU DON'T NEED SPECIAL EYES TO SEE WE SPECIALIZE!

Technically Auto's was first formed realizing that the motor trade was becoming more complex and mechanical and needing a new type of motor engineer.

Gone are the days if greasy oil cans, hammers and boundless delays with vehicles off the road.

Factory trained mechanics with over 20 years experience can offer a fast efficient service making the use of modern technology to help us tackle the most complex mechanical problems.

Just outside of Bilston town center on the A463 (Broad Lane) we have earned the reputation of being specialists.

From the first purchase of your next vehicle the decision regarding servicing and maintenance is all too important to its reliability, safety and retaining its resale market value.

Hayers Motor Repairs
430 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best skilled mechanics for your everyday car needs. We are family run business ,customer care to us is everything ,warrantee work Allways our priority ,we are cheaper then all major chain garages ,guaranteed to get skilled worker on your car .We are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. We even provide free refreshments. We will beat any genuine Quote.we will quote you an honest price with no hidden charges.thank you for you business

TOTAL VEHICLE SOLUTIONS LTD
101 Jobs Completed
WEDNESBURY
4.9 / 5

We do Full engine rebuild, turbo and manual gearbox refurbishing, including with warranty.
Service for MOT and Repairs eg: (DPF Fault) deal with electrics and diagnostics faults.
Full Bodywork repairs and Paintwork.

CW Vehicle Service Centre
284 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

RAC APPROVED GARAGE
AA CERTIFIED GARAGE
TRUST MY GARAGE MEMBER
ROYAL MOTOR INSTITUTE MEMBER
VIDEO PRODUCED ON REPAIRS FOR CUSTOMER TO VIEW
FREE COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE (WITH IN 7 MILES)
WASH & VAC SERVICE
PAYMENT ASSIST AVAILABLE

Emerald House of Cars - Service Centre
32 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
5.0 / 5

Not only do the Emerald Grease Monkeys carry out an amazing job in preparing vehicles for sale, the doors are also open to the general public for MOT, servicing and repair work.

Emerald are a real family run business and we treat our customers like family.
The same ethos that allowed us to win the UK Independent Dealer of the year carries over into our service department; we are committed to giving the best service our customers have ever received.

Main dealer quality and service but without the hefty price tag.
We pride ourselves on providing not only great value, but also transparency through video health checks and upfront quotations.

Need to have some urgent work done on your vehicle but don't have the cash right now? We understand! That's why we have 0% interest payment plans available for all the work that we do.

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Head Gasket in Birmingham
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 in Birmingham bookings

4.13

15 reviews

How much does Head Gasket cost in Birmingham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Head Gasket is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Birmingham for Head Gasket on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Birmingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Peugeot£551.13

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/02/2020 and 29/05/2020.

What is a Head Gasket?

A head gasket is effectively a seal which is essential for maintaining the temperature and integrity of a car engine. It's a part 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 the head gasket 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.

The head gasket is a very complex piece of equipment and so 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 gasket from one car to the next is different as the demands of each engine are unique. Car manufacturers like Ford, Vauxhall and BMW spend millions of pounds every year in the research and development of head gaskets to help manage the pressure and cooling of engines.

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

Signs that your Head Gasket 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 which is why it is 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 Replacement Cost

A blown head gasket repair can be quite costly for any driver, no matter what car you drive. There is no easy head gasket fix and so you will need to get an experienced mechanic to take a look. The scale does vary for a head gasket repair when looking at different card brands. For a Mercedes, pricing is over £700 on average whereas for a Fiat the price is around £355 on average.

Get Your Head Gasket Repaired or Replaced with Who Can Fix My Car

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

We work with a network of over 10,000 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive head gasket repair deals for you.

To get the best Head Gasket Repair available in your region;

  1. Enter your car registration number
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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best head gasket deal in your area, before booking the Head Gasket Replacement or Repair online.

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