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Head Gasket in Leicester

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Leicester (113 found)
A J MOT and Auto Repairs
127 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Car Repairs and Engine Diagnostics in Aylestone, Leicester.

Established in 2011, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester.

Located at 10 Lutterworth Road, , we are ideally based to serve local Aylestone and the surrounding areas in Leicester, undertaking all types of Car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and experienced in working with all types of vehicles, completing all work to the highest of standards at a very competitive price. Our mechanics are on hand to offer free, valuable advice on Car Servicing, MOT, and Tyre's, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle.

When working on your car, we will clearly explain all the options available to you, along with our personal recommendations. At A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, we always offer a quote upfront and always make sure we obtain your approval prior to any work being carried out.

We understand the frustration caused by not having your car, which is why our mechanics work efficiently to get your car back on the road in next to no time.

East Midlands Auto
367 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after
'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dealer Prices.

Timing belts - clutches - exhausts - servicing - repairs - diagnostics

Registered by the good garage scheme

V.A.G service & diagnostic specialists

Rest assured of a very warm welcome, expert advice & value for money.

SK Autos Ltd
52 Jobs Completed
Leicester
3.4 / 5

At SK Autos we are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified team. We offer a 2 ramp workshop covering all makes/models & repairs.

We are specialists offering car servicing and MOTs at great prices. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our trained mechanics will be happy to answer all of your questions regardless of your vehicle make or model.

STL Service Centre
51 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

If you want your car to be looked after by highly experienced mechanics you can trust then choose the STL Service Centre—Leicester’s leading garage for more than 25 years.

Our professional team of friendly mechanics are renowned for the high-quality car maintenance they deliver every time. To find out more about how we can help you, call us now onorOr contact us here.

WHY CHOOSE THE STL SERVICE CENTRE?
Besides providing outstanding service and expert advice at great prices, the STL Service Centre offers:

Car servicing
Car repairs
Tyre replacement
MOTs from £35
CAR MAINTENANCE YOU CAN TRUST
For the past five years, the team at STL have been members of the Good Garage Scheme, which requires us to adhere to a strict code of conduct. This helps us to provide superior car maintenance services and gives our customers the peace of mind that they will always receive high quality work from our expert team.

Halfords Autocentre Leicester (Tigers Way)
9 Job Completed
Leicester
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.

Halfords Autocentre Leicester (Woodgate)
8 Job Completed
Leicester
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.

S and A Autoss Ltd
151 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.5 / 5

We are Based at Clarendone Business Par in Leicester just 5 minutes drive from the city centre, Our team of 4 skilled Mechanics have many years experience in a wide variety of repairs including vehicle dismantling to servicing. We specialize in VW Vauxhall, Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Honda And Toyota, however, our expertise and quality labour are applied to all of our work.

We always aim to make our customers 100% satisfied by sending them home knowing their car is roadworthy.

The Motor Company PPS Ltd
116 Jobs Completed
Leicester
1.6 / 5

The Motor Company PPS Ltd

Mike Smith Cars
61 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

We are a family business near the centre of Leicester that have been trading within the city for 30 years, we are more than happy to help you and your family with your motor vehicles and offer very competetive prices for all matter of jobs, please contact us for a quotation.

AA Mobile Vehicle Repairs
56 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

Mobile Servicing

We offer a wide variety of servicing options for all makes and models of vehicle including cars, vans and light commercial vehicles. We can supply parts and carry out a full, partial or interim service procedure on your vehicle either at home or at your place of work. Servicing schedules do vary: starting from every 5,000 miles or so for sportier petrol vehicles up to every 15,000 miles for vans and diesel powered vehicles. Servicing your vehicle regularly can help reduce the chances of excess wear or breakdown as well as helping to maintain its resale value. We have extensive experience that allows us to carry out professional service at a fraction of main dealer prices.

Marshall Honda Mountsorrel (North Leicester)
19 Jobs Completed
Mountsorrell
3.0 / 5

Honda Mountsorrel is part of the Marshall Motor Group which is the second largest privately owned dealer group in the UK, servicing and repairing all vehicle makes and models to the highest possible standard at pricing you will be pleasantly surprised at..
Marshall recommend the use of genuine parts to fix your car and every technician is manufacturer trained so you can be sure your vehicle is in safe hands with the highest quality replacement parts used.
When using Marshall we offer a range of services such as a replacement car, a collect and deliver service or for smaller repairs and serving you can chose to relax in the full equipped lounge areas.

Midlands Car and Commercials Ltd
18 Jobs Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

We want to be the auto maintenance and repair facility you turn to for all your automotive needs. For the many years we’ve been in business, we have been striving to provide our clients the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction. And they’ve shown their appreciation by coming back to us repeatedly.

We want nothing more than to keep you and your vehicle safe and on the road.
Whether you own an import, a domestic, or a high performance exotic car, we’re the place to take your car for scheduled maintenance, extended warranty work, crucial technical repairs, or even a simple oil change.

The Mobile Garage People
11 Jobs Completed
Syston
4.8 / 5

The Mobile Garage People offer a unique mobile mechanic service across Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby. We come directly to your car or van when it needs an MOT, repairing or servicing.Inconvenient and time consuming garage appointments for car servicing and repairs are a thing of the past with our specialist service, which will save you both time and money. We're a garage on the move and can bring all the attributes of your local garage directly to you without you having to take important time off work or make alternative arrangements to get to a garage. We have qualified mobile mechanics and mobile auto electricians who will come equipped with all the necessary tools to perform expert vehicle breakdown repairs wherever you may be whether that's at home, at work or at the side of a road.

Auto Tech (Leicester) Ltd
3 Job Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

For first class car servicing in Leicester, call in and see us at Auto-Tech (Leicester) Ltd. With over 50 years of experience, our expert technicians can quickly inspect and repair any make or model of vehicle, and our workmanship is second to none. Whether you need MOTs ( VOSA 64635)or car repairs in Leicester, put your trust in our professional vehicle mechanics. We provide help and assistance to private car owners and commercial clients with fleet repair and servicing needs. Based within easy reach of the M1, and just 5 minutes walk from the city centre, we are the convenient choice for busy travellers.

GIN'S AUTOCENTRE
2 Job Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

"Fast-fit autocentre.

Established in 1999, we strive to provide excellent value for money and high-quality customer service.

We specialise in routine servicing, tyres, exhausts and brakes, as well as more complex repair work such as clutches,cambelts and diagnostic work.

Our opening hours are 8.30 - 6.00 Monday - Friday and 8.30 - 5.00 on Saturday.

We accept payment by cash or most debit and credit cards.
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Head Gasket in Leicester
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 Leicester bookings

3.50

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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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