Head Gasket in Islington

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Islington (122 found)
Tyre World Trading Ltd
98 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

TYRE WORLD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1992 TO PROVIDE MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE AND GREAT TYRE SERVICE IN LOCAL AREA. We do following services: 1. Tyre Replacement 2. Body

Ade Auto Repairs
2592 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

Car Lovers
469 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.7 / 5

I would like to introduce myself and my company which is called Car Lovers and the name says it all. My name is fauzan also known by (soldier). I have been working in and

George mobile/garage mechanic
179 Jobs Completed
london
4.9 / 5

My business started in year 2016 and been working as a mechanic for more than 15 years. I specializes in diagnosing and repairing all aspects of auto repair issues from

T.J. Kane auto mechanic
53 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

General car repairs service mot work diagnostic check . all mechanical work undertaken I am a local mechanic Paddington area, 40 years experience, local pick up and deli

Your Mobile Garage
236 Jobs Completed
Islington
4.7 / 5

Best mobile mechanic in London. Offering professional diagnostics, the best mechanical team, and bodywork along with many other services. WE PROMISE TO BEAT ANY GENUINE Q

Globe Motors
13 Jobs Completed
Camden Town
5.0 / 5

Specialists in all servicing and repairs to all types of makes and models. we carryout the following:* MOT* SERVICING* BODYWORK* BRAKES / TYRES / BATTERIES* DIAGNOSTIC* E

City Autos Ltd
9 Job Completed
LONDON
5.0 / 5

We have been in Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green over 20 years serving customers as a Fast Fit Tyre & All Repair Center. We are New & Part Worn Tyre Fitter Specialist

Samet Auto Electrics
3 Jobs Completed
Hackney
3.7 / 5

Samet Auto Electrics

F&G Car Services Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Holloway
5.0 / 5

"F&G car services ltd are an established family business based in North London, covering the Enfield, Westminster, Camden, Islington and Haringey areas. We offer a range

A W Motors
13 Jobs Completed
Camden Town
4.5 / 5

"We do all mechanical work, body work and repairs, MOT preparation and servicing. We can also offer accident repairs and insurance work. Free collection and delivery serv

West Hampstead Motors Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Gospel Oak
4.5 / 5

"Established in 1975. West Hampstead Motors Ltd. are expert in the servicing and repair of both classic and modern German vehicles. We specialise in Audi, BMW, Mercedes B

Transauto Garage LTD
3 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Free collection and delivery in the following postcode areas: N1, N4, N5, N7, N19, N1C NW1. We carry out MOT's, diagnostics, servicing, insurance body work, lease vehi

MEKANIKS
Member since 30 November 2021
London

MEKANIKS "LONDONS #1" provides a ONE STOP SHOP for all your car repair and maintenance needs. We offer market leading response times for our reactive service and a track

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Head Gasket in Islington
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 Islington bookings

4.67

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How much does Head Gasket cost in Islington?

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


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Islington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£657.79
Ford£747.75
BMW£780.85
Renault£636.96
MINI£799.28
Peugeot£586.50
Citroen£904.54

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/09/2021 and 30/11/2021.

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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