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Head Gasket in Cardiff

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Cardiff (89 found)
Euro Testing Centre Ltd
574 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

We are a family owned garage in Cardiff, who is prides itself on the quality of work done. We have a four-ramp Garage and MOT Test centre able to help with MOTs and repairs to all makes of car or van in Unit 12 Clydesmuir Industrial Estate.

Unlike most Garages we look at the motorist as a client, not an unnecessary nuisance, our customer lounge is waiting for you with free coffee/Wifi.

Our commitment is to offer an unrivalled level of service coupled with dedication and excellence. We learn from listening to our customers and constantly changing how we do things to serve you better and more affordable.

Rivus Fleet Solutions - Cardiff
18 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

Town Garage.
86 Jobs Completed
Llantrisant
4.2 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
We are a independent family run business established in 1976.
We are proud members of CVTS & Good Garage Scheme.
We are based at old Town Llantrisant, situated just behind the Cross Keys Pub.
We have vast experience in most aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs. We work on anything from a classic Ford Escort and Mini to modern vehicles and vans.
We have 2 MOT bays.
We have modern technology to be able to repair newest vehicle, reset service lights, diagnostics to traditional techniques that sometimes a old fashioned approach may be required.
Whatever your needs we hope that Town Garage of Llantrisant will be able to sort.

M.R.Car Sales
226 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

M.R Car Sales is your local garage that is run by a team of experienced and skilled car mechanics. We understand every aspect of vehicle repair, hence no job is too big or small for us. One of the most common reasons for our positive feedback is our free on-call consultation. Not every vehicle issue needs to be addressed at a garage. With years of experience, our car mechanics propose resolutions for minor vehicle trouble over a phone call.

Royal Remaps
214 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

Here at Royal Remaps we are specialists in the performance tuning of engine management systems improving the efficiency of the engine and giving your vehicle increased power output, torque and fuel economy. From cars tuned for road or for track use we can provide a solution to meet your needs. By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.

​Here at Royal Remaps we custom remap every vehicle we work on. Beware some car remapping or chip tuning companies are only able to offer a generic file originally made from another vehicle. All of our engine remapping is tailored specifically for you and your vehicle, we also offer other ECU related services such as Speed limiter removal and DPF Removal.

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and it is the forefront of our operation. With reliability, drive-ability and satisfaction being our aim we are sure you will be delighted with the service we offer and have no hesitation in recommending our services to friends and family.

SB Personal Ltd. T/A Cardiff MOT & Service Centre
183 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.6 / 5

HONEST AND RELIABLE MOT & SERVICE CENTRE

MS Autos Ltd.
25 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

A1 Motorcare Ltd
16 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

A1 Motorcare is an award winning, family run vehicle repair garage and MOT test centre, based in Rumney, Cardiff. We’ve been operating nearly 40 years and have maintained a solid reputation as a Cardiff-based garage that you can trust.

General vehicle maintenance and car issues can be a real inconvenience. We strive to make these experiences as hassle free as possible. Our expert team of fully qualified mechanics are always happy to help, providing a professional service that will get you back on the road in no time.

We provide a range of services for all car makes and models. From MOTs, to diagnostics and repairs. We’re also a registered centre for Mercedes, BMW and Mazda vehicles.

In addition to our vehicle repair and maintenance services, we also sell cars! We’ll go above and beyond for customers and that’s why we proudly have a high customer loyalty rate. We’re also happy to reward loyalty with our exclusive A1 Motorcare loyalty card, giving you 10% off all MOTs and labour.

City Service Centre
90 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 5

City Service Centre is a vehicle repair and servicing garage in the centre of Cardiff, we are conveniently located within walking distance to the city centre, with bus & train services near by. Our experienced staff have over thirty years of experience working with cars and vehicles. This expertise means that they can undertake a wide range of repair and servicing jobs with skill and speed.

The repair services that we offer include wheel balancing and alignment, engine diagnostics and battery servicing. We carry out on site MOT testing, and we can also arrange Class 7 & Motorcycle MOT testing if requested. We also offer a free initial consultation. We are your one stop shop, we cater for ALL of your motoring needs.

Promotive BMW MINI
13 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.7 / 5

“We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

Automotive Cardiff Ltd
233 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business here at Automotive Cardiff which offers a more personal touch to repairing your vehicle. We understand how much we all rely on our cars and offer outstanding customer service when your vehicle is in our premises. Our master technician has over 20 years experience in the motor industry and is fully certified and insured.
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John Dolbear Tyre & Auto Services Ltd
21 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.0 / 5

John Dolbear Tyre and Auto Services are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

SWSS BMW and MINI
19 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

"SWSS BMW and MINI in Cardiff offer a full range of repairs for you BMW or MINI.
We carry out a full range of mechanical repairs including Servicing, MOT diagnostics and have fully trained BMW staff. We are up to date with the latest BMW / MINI diagnostic equipment and part of their network so we can keep BMW GB up to date with any Servicing repairs that will be carried out on your BMW.
We can offer a collection and delivery service within 10 mile radius or a courtesy lift into the city centre. We also have FREE Courtesy Vehicles available by appointment and conditions apply
Your vehicle will receive a small valet before your collection or being returned.
We are a genuine and caring company who value you and have been established since 2003.
Please feel free to pop down for a coffee and a chat before making any commitment or alternatively check our facebook reviews at SWSSMINI or SWSSBMW pages

BJ Potter & Sons T/A Potters South Wales Limited
2 Job Completed
Barry
5.0 / 5

B.J. Potter & Sons is based in Barry. We are a local indepentent garage that has been specialising in the repair and servicing of cars, vans and HGV vehicles since 2006

Hutchings Hyundai
3 Job Completed
PONTYPRIDD
5.0 / 5

Fifth generation family run business . Hyundai Franchised Dealer for the sale of new & pre-owned vehicles. All make servicing and repair. Hyundai diagnostics.

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Head Gasket in Cardiff
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 Cardiff bookings

3.67

3 reviews

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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