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Head Gasket in Kensington

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Kensington (83 found)
London Motor Sports Ltd
293 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

Beekay Motors AF
29 Jobs Completed
London
3.0 / 5

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Central Car Care Ltd
100 Jobs Completed
Kensington
4.8 / 5

"Central Car Care Ltd is well established in Kensington SW7. A family run business who have been operating since 1978 with a genuine interest in quality, honesty and customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on offering the best service possible at realistic prices. Our fully trained mechanics have many years of experience, and with one of the lowest labour rates in Central London, there is no job too big or too small!"

Smith and Hunter MOT Centre and Bodywork
139 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

Smith and Hunter, Kensington and Chelsea car repair and servicing garage in London is proud to be one of London's oldest fully equipped car repair garages. We offer full car servicing and car repair in Kensington and Chelsea, Notting Hill, Paddington and Bayswater in London & are the No.1 MOT testing centre in Kensington and Chelsea. With a long-standing & proud history for quality & service if you try us once you'll never want to go anywhere else for your car repair, service or MOT needs. We also have our own Bodywork garage located in close proximity for all your Cosmetic and bodywork needs

Sloane Services
144 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that provides highly experienced mechanics that you can trust, then give us a call. Established in 1977, our family run business has a superb reputation for offering you a comprehensive range of mechanical and car body work at extremely competitive prices. We cover everything from servicing, brakes, bodywork, diagnostic readings, tyres, batteries, clutches, gearboxes and MOT testing. You will be more than impressed by our attention to detail. So no matter what make and model of car or light commercial vehicle you own give us a call!

The Garage West London
29 Jobs Completed
West Kensington
5.0 / 5

We have a 12 ramp Garage/Showroom and MOT Test Centre able to help with MOTs and repairs to all makes of Car or Van and Bikes/Scooters. Established in 2002 in Bramber Road, although a Garage has been on this site since 1896. Unlike most Garages we look on the motorist as a client and not an unnecessary nuisance. Our customer lounge is waiting for you with free tea/coffee, wi-fi and newspapers or catch up on your favorite programme, watch movies or play games, you can even watch your MOT being carried out live from our dedicated monitor area.

Kar Dok
164 Jobs Completed
London
3.0 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Swiss Cottage, London. We have been providing vehicle repair and maintenance services to the local area for over 15 years, so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of professionals here at Kar Dok.

We provide a wide range of services, including MOT's, servicing, bodywork repair and much more. Are you about to purchase a vehicle? We provide pre-purchase vehicle inspections at competitive prices.

Don't hesitate to get in touch, if you are unsure of what is wrong with your vehicle then we can use our state of the art diagnosis technology to diagnose your vehicle and provide an accurate quote for repair.

Perhaps you've suffered from a puncture whilst motoring, we also provide tyre services - you get the gist, no matter what is wrong with your vehicle, we can get it back on the road.

Vale car centre
5 Jobs Completed
london
5.0 / 5

We car mechanic and body work we fix almost all type of cars mot diagnos cars pick up and drop off service is also avilable

M AND G Autos Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Battersea
4.5 / 5

M and G Autos is an MOT testing centre that also provides a general repair and garage service .They have been servicing the SW London area for over 20 years delivering a quality customer service. No Job to small all makes and model of cars welcome.

At M and G Autos Limited, we have worked hard to build a reputation for offering a trusted and “value for money” service to all our customers in London. We understand the importance of good customer service, with the majority of our work gained through positive word of mouth and repeat custom.

GCAP Performance
14 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

"GCAP Performance is a performance car specialists based in Notting Hill, West London.

A family ran business, Gary, the owner, comes from a family with a combined 90 years in the Automotive industry.

GCAP offer performance upgrade such as remapping, tuning, performance parts, exhausts, intercoolers and brakes. We specialise in high end performance vehicles but also offer mechanical repairs, servicing, brake, tyres, bodywork, wheel refurbs, detailing and valeting for all makes of motor vehicles.

Have a look at our webpage www.gcapperformance.co.uk for updates, blogs, gallery and contact information! "

RR London
9 Jobs Completed
Battersea
5.0 / 5

"We are a Land Rover/Range Rover specialist who pride ourselves in delivering outstanding service at a reasonable rate. We like to take a personal approach with all of our customers and their vehicles whilst remaining transparent at all times. Running our workshop as efficiently as possible and employing only the best staff insure that your vehicle will be repaired right the first time in a reasonable amount of time. Don't wait for 3 weeks to make a booking with a main dealer, let us see what we can do for you today."

AMA Motors Ltd
6 Job Completed
Shepherd's Bush
5.0 / 5

"Hi, my name is Javed i have been trading here for 15 years we are MOT station our self and service site , with body workshop with oven, and with full diagnostics experience, we currently hold 2013 snap on d7 equipment which has bluetooth communication with all makes and model.We are committed to providing the best service possible for our customers. If you are looking for someone you can trust, come to AMA motors ltd . "

Felgate Motor Company Ltd
Member since 04 October 2016
London

As a vehicle owner, you can take your car to any licensed garage for servicing. It is the responsibility of the engineers working on your vehicle to ensure that your car is serviced as per the manufacturer's guidelines. At Felgate Motor Company Ltd in Hammersmith, you can rest assured that our trained car mechanics will follow the manufacturers' recommendations to carry out the job. We also use genuine auto parts, oils and lubricants for replacements. Its important that you regularly bring your car to us to make sure everything is performing at its best.

Loftus Motors
Member since 09 May 2019
Sheppard's Bush

"At Loftus Motors we work hard providing you with a service that you won't forget. Our workshop is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and a specialist tyre and alloy wheel centre. Our staff are trained to have the expertise and knowledge that will guarantee a ÔÇÿfirst class service - second to none'. Whatever you drive, we know your car inside out. Our services are available to all private and corporate customers. Some of the many services we offer include; Brake pads, Air conditioning service, Batteries, Tyres, Exhausts, Gearbox repairs, Clutch repairs, Full service on any car."

Inchcape (Battersea - OTSO)
Member since 30 June 2015
Battersea

Inchcape offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

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Head Gasket in Kensington
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 Kensington bookings

3.67

3 reviews

How much does Head Gasket cost in Kensington?

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


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Kensington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£607.26
BMW£642.20
MINI£703.85
Audi£690.11
Ford£612.90
Peugeot£580.72

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/04/2020 and 15/07/2020.

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.

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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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