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Head Gasket in Birmingham

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Birmingham (385 found)
Auto works Service centre ltd
832 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.

R & L AutosLTD
6 Jobs Completed
Dudley
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic, servicing, diagnostics & MOT repairs
Fully qualified and hybrid trained with dealership experience with Citroen, Peugeot Bmw and mini,
Quality assured

RPS Garage Services
157 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 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.

Bennett's Service Centre
1258 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.

H R S Test Centre
8 Job Completed
birmingham
5.0 / 5

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Smart MOT & Service Centre
211 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

ABM Autohaus Ltd
132 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.

Vagtec Motors
9 Jobs Completed
West Bromwich
5.0 / 5

Your premier garage in West Bromwich for MOT Testing, Servicing, Repairs and Tyres, specialising in German Cars but welcoming all. Located just off Tunnel Road we provide quality MOT and tyres services to West Bromwich, Dudley, Walsall and the surrounding areas.
Here in West Bromwich we pride ourselves on providing exceptional MOT testing as well as tyres and fitting, our vast expertise and experience mean you can leave your vehicle with us knowing you are in expert hands. Our fully qualified MOT mechanics can test class 4 vehicles (Car MOT).

SMB Autocentre
138 Jobs Completed
Cradley Heath
4.8 / 5

"SMB Autocentre is located on the corner of Chester Road, Cradley Heath right next to the railway station and specialises in vehicle servicing and repairs. We can service All cars and light commercial vehicles at a fraction of main dealer prices using original equipment quality parts. Please call us today for a competitive price on a quality service. Just some of the services we offer include the following.....- Servicing including Interim and full service- MOT Repairs- MOTs - Tyres- Puncture Repairs-
Wheel Balancing- specialist wheel alignment also arranged- Diagnostics- Using latest computerised scanning - Air con service and repair- Timing belts- Clutches- Batteries- Exhausts- Brakes- Valeting"

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
325 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.

Autotrics Vehicle Repair
564 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

- Same Day Repair Service - Easy Monthly Payment Option - Free Local Vehicle (Up to 5 Miles Collection - Town Centre Location.
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 Diagnosis
- 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.

Hayers Motor Repairs
456 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

Jag Mobile Mechanic
678 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

Northfield Car Care Centre
185 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 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.

Emerald House of Cars - Service Centre
76 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.1 / 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
Vauxhall£543.46
Citroen£573.82
Peugeot£538.71
Audi£585.50

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/05/2020 and 07/08/2020.

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.

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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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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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