Head Gasket in Birmingham

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Birmingham (357 found)
Hayers Motor Repairs
546 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

Halfords Autocentre Olton
20 Job Completed
Olton
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.

ABM Autohaus Ltd
349 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.4 / 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.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
463 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.

Auto Solutions & Parts Limited
33 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

1) All mechanical work including MOT, Servicing, Brake Discs & Brake Pads, Automatic Gearbox Service, DPF Regen, Welding work so you do not always have to buy new parts if your old parts are repairable, etc.
2) Latest 3D Four Wheel Alignment ( Tracking ) on very competitive prices
3) New & Part worn Tyres on very good prices
Special offer on selected tyre sizes on new ones
4) Body work including Paint & Spray

The reason to use us is that once you come to us you do not need to go to different garages for your vehicle repairs as we do everything under one roof

One Stop Garage Walsall Ltd
102 Jobs Completed
Walsall
4.0 / 5

We are a 5 ramp garage offering MOT's, Diagnostics, Bodywork, Repairs, Servicing and Tyres. Our experienced staff have years of experience and our customer service is second to none. We have fully refurbished out 5000 sq ft site and will look forward to being of service to you the customer.

Auto works Service centre ltd
908 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.

Bennett's Service Centre
1344 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.

RPS Garage Services
193 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

With over 25 years of experience in the vehicle repairs and services industry, R.P.S Garage Services Ltd are known for providing a high standard of workmanship in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Visiting a garage for car repairs can be a time consuming and sometimes costly trip. At R.P.S Garage Services Ltd you can work with mechanics that understand your vehicle requirements, ensuring your repairs are completed promptly! You can expect a very high level of service and very competitive prices for repairs.

Along with providing quality service we also have a very friendly demeanor. Ask our car mechanics any question about your vehicle or servicing and we will be happy to answer. You can also take comfort with the fact that R.P.S Garage Services Ltd is listed with Trusted Trader. We are always ready to help and serve your automotive needs! A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 10-mile radius which is free of charge.

Halfords Autocentre Erdington
13 Jobs Completed
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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.

Jag Mobile Mechanic
738 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.5 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN, MERCEDES and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quoteI'm open 7 days a weekJag Auto Repairs

Highgate Autos Midland Limited
170 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.6 / 5

Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make your mechanical needs a pleasant, stress-free experience.

Our services range from clutch replacements to steering and suspension. We carry out thorough diagnostics in order to successfully carry out the work needed. Our friendly team are here to talk you through every step, always keeping you in the loop before we carry out any work.

We offer Chinese speaking service as well!

We are only an 8-minute drive from Birmingham City Centre and have some fantastic local transport links so you can keep your day to day activities.

Shaft Motors Ltd
16 Jobs Completed
Bilston
5.0 / 5

SHAFT MOTORS LTD

Looking for a local garage you can trust for a car service, repairs or Diagnostics? We are happy to help you with your needs by giving a very efficient service along with reasonable price and good customer services.
Be assured that when you come to our garage, the services we provide or Conduct will always have your best interests at heart.
We are here to give you our best service or advice considering Cost, Time and the health of your car so you can feel free to be on the road with peace of mid.
We're dedicated to give you 100% customer satisfaction following the standards in the car servicing and car repair market, ensuring you get a great service.
Range of services we give.
INTERIM CAR SERVICEFULL CAR SERVICEMAJOR CAR SERVICEBRAKES, SUSPENSIONS AND EXHAUSTSCLUTCH, TRANSMISSIONS, ENGINE REBUILDS AND ENGINE SWAPS DIAGNOSTICSINSPECTIONSHEAD GASKETS, TIMING BELTS AND TIMING CHAINSALTERNATORS, STARTER MOTORS, ELECTRICAL FAULTS, LIGHTS AND BATTERYS

COVID-19 message:
Shaft Motors Ltd is taking the greatest care in working as safely as possible and following all government guidelines while continuing to support both stuffs and motorists.
Garages are an essential business, especially required to keep our key workers moving safely and our emergency service vehicles ready when needed. If you feel uncomfortable how we conduct the work we do on your car in a regards to COVID 19, please feel free let us know.
Waiting room is only used for a single person or family.
Keep safe and well.

Northfield Car Care Centre
285 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.8 / 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.

Sakis Auto Centre
252 Jobs Completed
Warwick Road
4.5 / 5

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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

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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
Vauxhall£516.29
Peugeot£511.04

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 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.

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