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Head Gasket in Coventry

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Coventry (118 found)
Green Lanes Ltd (Daventry)
5 Job Completed
Marton
5.0 / 5

We are a small independent garage business located in Marton, Warwickshire. Situated between Princethorpe and Long Itchington. We provide a professional customer liaison service and aim to be able to cater to every customer's vehicle's needs. Most of our business comes through word of mouth and our positively growing reputation. Services range from light bulb swap to general service, engine rebuild, welding or an even an electronic gearbox for your Range Rover. Our modernized garage and workshop area allows us to provide a full range of vehicle services. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to assist you. Our brand-new, state of the art, Vehicle Test Station allows us to offer Class 4 MoTs. Please call us to book. We have decades of experience between us on a vast range of vehicles, from modern to classic and a few vintage vehicles too! We look forward to welcoming you!

IN'n'OUT Autocentres - Royal Leamington Spa
44 Jobs Completed
Royal Leamington Spa
5.0 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Here at Leamington Spa we are open Saturday - Mon 7am - 7pm and 9 - 5pm on Sundays!

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DMP Motors
80 Jobs Completed
Leamington Spa
5.0 / 5

...Established in 2010 serving the local area, if you looking for cheap reliable service you can depend on you have come to the right place, using dealer level software we can access all you vehicle components and carry out new coding if necessary.
We also carry our brake, clutch, alternator repairs and all major servicing including cambelt and water pump replacement.
All items change are all covered by the relevant warrantys.
We look forward to hearing from you.

MOT Coventry DRS
57 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.8 / 5

MOT Coventry DRS are in Coventry, about 5 minutes from Ricoh Arena off Junction 3 M6. We specialise in MOT’s, Diagnostics and Repairs and Services. Our employees have over 50 years’ experience in car repairs and MOT’s so you can be sure to trust us with your vehicle. Our prices are very competitive, and we only offer the best services at our garage.

We understand you may have a busy schedule that’s why we are the ONLY MOT station in Coventry that offers after working hours MOT’s until 8pm to accommodate your needs. For after hour MOT’s we require a PayPal payment and booking in advance.

CM Autos
16 Jobs Completed
Bedworth
5.0 / 5

Local business service.
Pick up drop off service.
full service, mot prep work, all mechanical problems reviewed.
Private and light commercial vehicles.

Andy Denton Motor Repairs
110 Jobs Completed
Coventry
5.0 / 5

For all your garage needs look no further than Andy Denton! We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

Binley Woods Service Centre
571 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.5 / 5

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Over 80% of our customers rate is EXCELLENT on all review platforms.

Our service centre provides the best quality methods used in the industry to undergo the best and most satisfying experience you will have when letting us handle all you car repairs and maintenance.

**We provide FREE collection and delivery from your work or home all across Warwickshire and surrounding areas - hassle free so you can carry on working or just relax - as long as car is drive-able WE GOT IT! ( Mon-Fri only, not available on weekends)

***We offer payment plans: split the bill over 4 equal payments - no credit check , no interest added.

We are endorsed and verified by the AA & RAC as a recommended car service repair centre, as well as being memebers of RMI - Retail Motor Industry.

We use only the best engine oils - SHELL HELIX- and are part of there authorised workshops across UK.

We are part of UK;s largest garage network AUTO GARAGES (GAU) & APPROVED GARAGES and are also a Shell Helix motor oil centre.

We will save you time, effort & ££££

We provide you a main deal alternative and facilities without the main dealer price tag.

Chapmans Autocentre
122 Jobs Completed
Exhall, Coventry
4.5 / 5

Chapmans Autocentre specialise in VW Audi Skoda & Seat. We also work on all makes of cars & vans. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and transparency for customers.

Vastec ltd
41 Jobs Completed
Warwick
4.2 / 5

VASTEC is a well established Warwickshire based company, we are your independent specialists for all VAG (Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda) Group vehicles. Offering servicing and repairs to dealership standards.

With a workshop that contains the latest tools and technology, it enables us to provide your with the very best in car repairs and servicing to the highest of standards. Out staff are fully trained VAG master techs with over 50 years experience in VAG vehicles

Our Strategy
VASTEC's core strength is the quality of service we provide to customers. We strive for excellent customer satisfaction, offering equivalent standards to commercial dealerships at rates more acceptable to the customer.

AutoDiag
134 Jobs Completed
Rugby
4.6 / 5

Auto Electrical and Mechanical Specialists. All the Autodiag Technicians have to pass the grade to be employed with us. You can rest assure that all our Techs have the best qualifications and undergo strict reviews to ensure they meet our goals. Our Main goal is customer satisfaction!

From diagnostics to clutch replacements, you are guaranteed to leave our workshop feeling 100% satisfied that your vehicle has been in the best hands for its repairs and services. Our fantastic garage is home to the latest equipment and our friendly, approachable team will give you the best advice for your car.

A. INSTONE MOBILE MECHANIC
20 Jobs Completed
Rugby
5.0 / 5

With over 20 years experience in the motor trade industry and 5 years as a mobile mechanic, I apply my skills and knowledge gained to all of my work ensuring you are back behind the wheel in a roadworthy car. My aim is to provide you with a reliable, honest and efficient service leaving you 100% satisfied.

From diagnostic tests to exhaust replacements, I can carry out a range of repairs at your home or work which will remove the hassle of going to a garage.

Andrew Morris Cars Ltd.
57 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.5 / 5

We are a company based in Coventry, A Service, Mechanical and Repair Garage with a state of the art Bodyshop and the latest technology. Andrew Morris Cars is staffed with fully trained technicians, with extensive experience in the motor trade working at well known brands such as Aston Martin, TVR, Jaguar and Land Rover you can rest assured your vehicle is in the best hands.

Steve Winn Autocare
12 Jobs Completed
Warwick
5.0 / 5

Established in 2005, we are one of Warwick’s leading independent repair garages. Our 4,000 sq ft premises are based close to Warwick Hospital.

We offer a friendly, customer focussed operation and all our staff are fully trained and qualified.

We offer general servicing and repairs, air conditioning, tyres, exhausts, MOT’s and a full electrical and diagnostic fault finding facility for both petrol and diesel vehicles

Quotations available upon request.
Free collection and delivery for certain areas.
Courtesy cars and van available (subject to certain age restrictions and availability).
Tea and coffee available for 'While you Wait' customers.

ANKER SERVICE STATION - CAR AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL
51 Jobs Completed
NUNEATON
4.6 / 5

"ANKER SERVICE STATION - COMPLETE CAR CARE AND REPAIR.DIAGNOSTICS, MOTS, WELDING, FUEL DRAIN OUTS, SERVICING,COMPLETE VEHICLE REPAIRS, CLUTCHES, AUTO TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS, PERFORMANCE PARTS UPGRADES, PART WORN TYRES,FAULT FINDING,MOBILE BREAKDOWN SERVICE, COLLECTION AND DELIVERY, ALL VEHICLE WORK UNDERTAKEN, ALL CARS AND VANS."

Tyre Fit Autos Ltd
18 Jobs Completed
Leamington Spa
5.0 / 5

Fast and efficient car repairs across Leamington Spa

Having problems with your car? Tyre Fit Autos offer fast and efficient car repair services to get your vehicle up and running again in no time.

With over 25 years’ experience in the trade, we can offer you expert advice on exactly what’s wrong and how to fix it. We keep our prices competitive, our turnaround times quick and our standards high so you can always count on us for the best service possible.

We are based in Leamington Spa and cover all surrounding areas including:
Coventry
Warwick
Southam
Long Itchington

Our team of qualified mechanics provide garage services for all makes and models including:
Diagnostics
MOTs
Full & part servicing
New tyres, part worn & tyre repairs
Brakes & exhausts

For a competitive price and a quality service every time, post your job on whocanfixmycar.com today!

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Head Gasket in Coventry
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 Coventry bookings

2.67

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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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.

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