Head Gasket in Edinburgh

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Edinburgh (165 found)
CRS Garage & MOT Centre
17 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
5.0 / 5

...We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in the vehicle repair & maintenance industry. Our main focus is our customers & their needs.

We also have another garage based in Uphall, Broxburn, West Lothian.

Reith Motors LTD
157 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.8 / 5

Reith Motors is a family run business that understands the importance of providing a first class service at competitive prices. We pride ourselves in being car service experts; whatever make or model, we can help keep you on the road.

Reith Motors offers free, honest advice, and has done so since being founded in 1966. Over 50 years experience between Graham and John allows us to service, maintain, advise and repair vehicles of all types and ages.

The Garage.
145 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.5 / 5

Situated in Glenrothes, Fife, The Car Garage is an independent vehicle repair company offering MOT preparation and service facilities on-site. We pride ourselves in providing a reliable and friendly repair service to clients in the Glenrothes area.

High Quality Repairs from a Name You Can Trust.

Is your car or van in need of a repair? If so, bring it along to our garage where all repairs are carried out by our team of highly skilled mechanics. With over 10 years’ experience, it’s no wonder why we’re the main choice when people need their vehicle repairing. So whether you’re in need of a general repair or service, or would like us to look at your shock absorbers and suspension, we’re able to undertake all mechanical repairs on-site.

Quality Assurance

We will ensure that from the moment your vehicle is booked in, to the moment it leaves our Repair Centre you can be assured of our best attention at all times. If we need to discuss any aspect of your repair we will give you a call.

Great Customer Service

At The Car Garage, providing great customer service is at the heart of everything we do. From dropping your vehicle off, until you collect it, we will keep you updated every step of the way. We guarantee the best services for all your motoring needs in the Glenrothes area!

Multifix Garage
207 Jobs Completed
Elgin Street, Dunfermline
4.9 / 5

Here at Multifix our passion is to deliver you with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices. With over 25 years’ experience, we cover all makes and models and a variety of services including body and paintwork. Our FREE collection and delivery service is available for customers within a 25-mile radius.

If you are unable to come to us we also have a fantastic mobile service which means we can come to you wherever you are. You can rest assured that we always have you covered. Whether it’s a clutch replacement or brake pads and discs, our parts come under standard manufacturer warranty and are sourced from well-recognised suppliers. Light commercial vehicles are also welcome at Multifix.

We are a local independent garage that is home to a friendly, approachable team who will always discuss your options and provide you with excellent advice.

E-Vehicles
94 Jobs Completed
EDINBURGH
4.9 / 5

Please note this portal (Who can fix my car) is not a free service and all quotes come with an additional fee. Charged by who can fix my car . If a quote is accepted then there is an automated charge made instantly. Please do NOT accept any quotes unless you wish to go ahead as it is a complete inconvenience to get the money refunded. Additionally any job fee above £10 will be added to the bill at the end. We are happy to pay the first £10 but anything above that will be charged on top of the quote provided.

At E-Vehicles we offer car repairs in and around Edinburgh.

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service possible and our aim is to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

We use new OE quality parts that are competitively priced to give you the best value for money, We are happy to price match parts with any local supplier to us, therefore, you will always choose us for your maintenance and repair needs.

We use all the latest diagnostics equipment including Bosch, Delphi, Autel, Launch so we can diagnose and fix 99% of vehicle faults including Airbag, ABS, Engine Management, TPS, PDC, DPF regeneration. Where a Regeneration no's not enough we can take off DPF and carry out an off car DPF deep clean to get vehicle working as it should be.

As well as carrying out the more common repairs types such as Suspension, Brakes Discs/Pads Clutches, Timing Belts, Mot Preparation, Servicing, Transmission Servicing, Tyres (New & Part Worn) we also do Electrical and all Bodywork including accident Damage, spray painting, panel beating, Dents Scratches Smart repairs and full car Restorations.

We do offer a Mobile Service on the small and quick jobs but would prefer to do it quicker by completing it on our fully kitted workshop on our Car Lifts.

If you are looking for an MOT then we can get your car tested at our Neighbouring MOT Station for £40 with No retest fee. I know you can get an MOT for £25 but in our opinion 90% of the time that means its a guaranteed fail and you will have to go back and pay the £15 retest fee and pay the expensive prices for the work to be carried out. Our neighbouring VOSA approved MOT tester will only fail your vehicle where the vehicle is not in a safe and satisfactory condition and because we will carry out any work required the MOT tester will not gain anything by failing your car. On the other hand if any work is required then the MOT tester will check our work to make sure its been done correctly. Its a win win situation for you.

We repair and service all makes and models and can get parts delivered to us within a couple of hours saving you the hassle.

If you live within 10 miles of us, we will collect and deliver your car completely free of charge saving you the time and hassle. If however, you want to watch and see what we are doing we have no objections if you come along.

We also work flexible hours in order to satisfy our customers’ needs and requests. !
We are here to make you our customers happy and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

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Halfords Autocentre Edinburgh (Seafield Road)
36 Job Completed
Edinburgh
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.

Rivus Fleet Solutions - Edinburgh
78 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.4 / 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.

Fife Autocentre - Kirkcaldy
217 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
4.5 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Auto-Technical Edinburgh
17 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.0 / 5

VW AUDI specialist , providing dealership quality at an affordable price .

Autofix Garage
66 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.3 / 5

We are a local garage based on West Harbour Road (EH5) in Edinburgh. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, electrical work and servicing as well as specialising in all aspects of bodywork. We can carry out full resprays/body customisation and even accident and insurance work in our workshop, all carried out to the very highest of standards regardless of job size.

Using only good quality parts, we can help get your vehicle road worthy again ASAP and all work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind. Our mechanic, Radek, has over 15 years of experience in the motor industry and has experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a local collection and delivery service for a small fee.

DSD Garage Services LTD
2 Job Completed
Broxburn
5.0 / 5

Experts in vehicle servicing, repairs and diagnostics on all makes and models. PSA Group (Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall) specialists. We provide dealership level quality repairs without the inflated price tag.

Balmoral Motor Company
40 Jobs Completed
Dalkeith
5.0 / 5

Vehicle repair services and MOT centre in Dalkeith, Midlothian. At the Balmoral Motor Company Ltd, we have more than 60 years of experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. Over the years we have built up a reputation for outstanding customer service and excellent mechanical repair work.

Why choose Balmoral Motor Company Ltd?
Experienced professionals
MOT test centre
Comprehensive vehicle repair service
Daewoo & Chevrolet specialists
All makes & models welcome
Courtesy car available

We provide a vehicle collection service to:
Queensferry
Edinburgh
Penicuik
Gorebridge
Haddington
Musselburgh

All of the parts we supply and fit are under warranty and all of our workmanship is fully guaranteed for added peace of mind.

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
522 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Fife Autocentre - Leven
94 Jobs Completed
Leven
4.7 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Fife Autocentre - Glenrothes
121 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.5 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

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Head Gasket in Edinburgh
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 Edinburgh bookings

5.00

7 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.

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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