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Head Gasket in Glasgow

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Glasgow (163 found)
Hampden Auto car and van repair
223 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.4 / 5

Has your car failed its MOT? Don't pay crazy money call Hampden Auto and we can give you competitive prices over the phone that no one can beat. Our exceptionally skilled mechanics are at hand to deliver all customers with a professional, honest service. With multiple years experience in the mechanical industry, we apply our reputable knowledge and skills to every job.


Our workshop is home to the latest equipment allowing us to diagnose, repair, and service all makes and models of cars. The garage is conveniently situated near local transport links, however, if you wish to wait while we work on your car, we have a pleasant waiting room available where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and browse the internet with our free WiFi.

Here at Hampden Auto, we cover a wide range of car repairs and services from cambelt changes to gearbox repairs and we also stock tyres for motorcycles.

Come to Hampden Auto car and van repair for the dependable, outstanding service you deserve.

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
404 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle. We invest heavily on our Staff, Equipment and Facilities to provide a first class choice outwith the main dealer network. Our staff have completed and passed various training platforms with manufacturer's such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Audi/VAG Group, BMW, KIA/Hyundai, Vauxhall/GM and Renault. We have invested in the most recent and upto date SNAP On Diagnostic systems allowing us to Code Read, Interrogate Live Data, Program Components and Carry out DPF Regen's.

We only use OE (Original Equipment) Quality parts and oils whilst working on your vehicle and any part replaced comes with a 12 months 12k miles warranty.

We also offer you the ability to spread the cost of your bill over 4 months using our Payment Assist option, There are no interest charges or Credit checks upto £Whilst your vehicle is with us we will:

* FOC Apply a full interior protection pack covering your Seat, Floor Mat, Steering Wheel, Gearstick and Handbrake lever to protect against the COVID 19 virus and generally keep it clean whilst we work.
* Confirm the work you are booked in for and the price quoted
* Provide a Lift home or to work etc if required.
* Communicate clearly via phone, text and email any additional work required including providing photo's of failed components if requested.
* Be completely clear at all times including keeping old parts for your inspection on request
* Provide a full itemised VAT Invoice.

You're also welcome to take a seat in our comfortable waiting area and watch the work on your vehicle be carried out. We have comfort facilities and a fully stocked Nescafe Machine with Newspapers and Magazines to pass the time and we also have a very good WIFI network that you're welcome to use.

We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
854 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

AVS auto solutions
259 Jobs Completed
glasgow
4.7 / 5

AVS is a newly established family run garage in the glasgow area ... we offer competitively priced service and repair on all makes and models of vehicles. We cater for all customers needs and offer a collection service at your place of work or home.

Righead Limited T/A VRS
24 Jobs Completed
Bellshill
5.0 / 5

Local garage offering personal service and quick turn around of vehicles. Excellent facilities and waiting area for customers with vending machine and tea and coffee after redecoration.

DAC Firpark
1768 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle. We invest heavily on our Staff, Equipment and Facilities to provide a first class choice outwith the main dealer network. Our staff have completed and passed various training platforms with manufacturer's such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Audi/VAG Group, BMW, KIA/Hyundai, Vauxhall/GM and Renault. We have invested in the most recent and upto date SNAP On Diagnostic systems allowing us to Code Read, Interrogate Live Data, Program Components and Carry out DPF Regen's.

We only use OE (Original Equipment) Quality parts and oils whilst working on your vehicle and any part replaced comes with a 12 months 12k miles warranty.

We also offer you the ability to spread the cost of your bill over 4 months using our Payment Assist option, There are no interest charges or Credit checks upto £Whilst your vehicle is with us we will:

* FOC Apply a full interior protection pack covering your Seat, Floor Mat, Steering Wheel, Gearstick and Handbrake lever to protect against the COVID 19 virus and generally keep it clean whilst we work.
* Confirm the work you are booked in for and the price quoted
* Provide a Lift home or to work etc if required.
* Communicate clearly via phone, text and email any additional work required including providing photo's of failed components if requested.
* Be completely clear at all times including keeping old parts for your inspection on request
* Provide a full itemised VAT Invoice.

You're also welcome to take a seat in our comfortable waiting area and watch the work on your vehicle be carried out. We have comfort facilities and a fully stocked Nescafe Machine with Newspapers and Magazines to pass the time and we also have a very good WIFI network that you're welcome to use.

We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle.

Ej servicing & repair ltd
22 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.2 / 5

We are a garage based in the Ruchill area of glasgow but we also offer a mobile service that covers glasgow and beyond.

We specialise in all types of vehicle repairs Servicing and mots

we also offer a pick up and drop off service for those jobs that can't be done at the roadside

Bishopbriggs Mot Centre
502 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbriggs MOT Centre where you are guaranteed to get a first class service at excellent prices. All our technicians are reliable and approachable, with over 50 years of industry experience, qualified city & guild time served, who prize your satisfaction above all else. Why not get in contact to find out more about our excellent range of services.
We are certified to operate and repair for the AA and RAC which is the highest level of membership possible to achieve

Drive Motors
228 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.9 / 5

Drive Motors is an independent garage based in Blantyre, Glasgow specialising in motor repairs, servicing, mechanical work, body work, MOT's and car diagnostics. Not only we offer car repairs in Blantyre but also in further afield, such as in Hamilton, Bothwell and beyond.

We have been trading for over 20 years and are an established business offering fast, friendly and efficient service with all our parts and work guaranteed. We cover the areas of Blantyre, Hamilton, Cambuslang, East Kilbride, Rutherglen, Motherwell, Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Do you have a dodgy oil light? Have you put diesel in your petrol fuel tank? At Drive Motors, we can sort everything from your engine to your exhaust. Our highly trained technicians can carry out all sorts of mechanical repairs to all vehicle makes and models.

Our work includes: Engine; Brakes; Transmission; Steering; Airbags; Suspensions; Electrical; Clutches; Tyres; Wheel Alignment; Wheel Refurbishment; Exhausts; Air Conditioning. We provide detailed quotes for parts and labour for your approval prior to commencing any work.

We are a local business servicing clients throughout the local area, stretching throughout the central belt of Scotland. We rely on our reputation and we can provide numerous testimonials to support our outstanding work.

At Drive Motors you can relax and enjoy Billy's Snack Shack in our comfortable waiting area. Why not drop in for a Krispy Kreme doughnut? And that's not all next door there is LB’s Hair and Beauty studio. Offering unisex hair and beauty services including make-up, nails & eyebrow waxing.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too. It truly is a "one stop autoshop"

Auto Solutions East LTD
1585 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. All 3 of our time served technicians are IMI registered. We have the latest snap-on 3D wheel alignmetnt system and snap-on diagnostic equipment We cover East Kilbride and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle breakdown recovery. check our 100% feedback .

Certificates

Our certificate of registration for the Motor Industry Code of Practice means we comply with guidelines set out by the registered body. We are also a Servicesure certified garage which means we offer a national warranty.We offer low cost servicing that won't affect your warranty, meaning you won't have to pay dealership prices. This work is carried out according to the Block Exemption guidelines, which state that if car parts of a similar or better quality are used, then your warranty is unaffected. This allows us to offer you a fantastic service at a fantastic price!

MOT Testing in East Kilbride

As a VOSA registered testing station, we offer MOT testing in East Kilbride at a competitive price. Our VOSA test station registration number is VApprenticeships

We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

Southburn Mechanical Services
113 Jobs Completed
Airdrie
3.0 / 5

Southburn Mechanical Services

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
342 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd.
362 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.6 / 5

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd , Scotland - South West
PAK Motors has been operating since 2014. We are a local business for the local people and we care. The garage offers a 5 ramp workshop with 4 service ramps and 1 dedicated MOT ramp for class 4,5 & 7 testing. We are equipped with latest technology, excellent infrastructural facilities and a team of professional mechanics to solve every automobile-related need. Our high standard premium garage features quality services and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to give you the service you deserve. We are able to work on all makes/models and repairs.

In short, we are a one stop shop for all your motoring needs from a simple oil change or MOT to a major head gasket replacement we have you covered!

We also are pleased to announce we offer a free collection/delivery service locally for our customers convenience

Clyde Autos
85 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.4 / 5

Since we established in 2013, we have consistently provided all our customers, whether they are new or existing, with a reliable and efficient service. We offer a wide range of vehicle servicing, MOTs, bodywork diagnostics, brakes, clutches, and repairs on all makes and models. All new parts provided by our company we provide warranty.

Our friendly staff and highly skilled mechanics are committed to ensuring you are delivered high-quality workmanship and customer service and they do this by utilising their fantastic skills. We have been committed to providing customers with an efficient, reliable and honest service which has ensured us a firm relationship with our repeat customers.

KK Auto Solutions LTD T/A Maryhill MOT Centre
8 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Maryhill MOT Centre in Glasgow.

A family run garage located on the North side of Glasgow, Maryhill MOT Centre offer car MOTs, Tyre Ordering and Fitting as well as a full range of workshop facilities catering for both mechanical and body shop services.

Maryhill MOT Centre is a VOSA approved MOT station. Our highly qualified mechanics are trained to latest industry standards, ensuring that they can deal with anything you might bring to us!

Vehicle diagnostics with Maryhill MOT Centre

Maryhill MOT Centre are continually investing in the latest in vehicle diagnostics equipment to help us help you with those annoying blinking lights on the dashboard!

Terraclean engine services in Glasgow

We also offer Terraclean engine cleaning services. Terraclean’s services remove deposits that have built up in your car’s engine. By removing them you can regain performance of your car; increase your MPG level and reduce emissions, helping you do your bit for the environment whilst driving a car that will handle like it was brand new again!

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Head Gasket in Glasgow
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 Glasgow bookings

4.47

19 reviews

How much does Head Gasket cost in Glasgow?

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 Glasgow for Head Gasket on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Glasgow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£518.94
Ford£538.20

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/06/2020 and 24/09/2020.

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.

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.

To get the best Head Gasket Repair available in your region;

  1. Enter your car registration number
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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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