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Head Gasket in Liverpool

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Liverpool (155 found)
DJ Auto Repair Centre Ltd.
29 Jobs Completed
Huyton
4.7 / 5

we have been established here in Huyton for 13 years.all are staff are fully qualified.We also run a fully opperational Body shop where we also do Insurance repairs.We have a large repeat customer base which we are very proud of if at any time you are stuck you can call us we will be glad to help.

Paul Yates (Wirral) Ltd T/A Dave Campbell Autos
70 Jobs Completed
Bromborough
4.1 / 5

Dave Campbell Autos are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of RAC Approved powered by Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind
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Genisis Autos
313 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.3 / 5

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Halfords Autocentre Liverpool (Aintree)
9 Job Completed
Liverpool
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.

R&S Services
70 Jobs Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

R&S Services is a small family ran garage and mobile repair/recovery service, covering everything from flat batteries, to full engine rebuilds on all makes and models.
We offer industry leading skills and experience, at an entry level price. We can do this because 90% of our work is done at the roadside, reducing costs on our side, and keeping rates down for our customers.
We do have a fully equipped workshop for those bigger jobs. Get in touch today for a competitive quote, contact Ryan or Sarah onfind our page on Facebook or Google and check out what our customers are saying about us!
All of our work comes with a no quibble 12 month warranty as a minimum, sometimes this is extended for certain parts such as batteries which have minimum 3 years warranty. We are fully insured including public and product liability insurance so you know your in safe, professional hands.
We look forward to working with you! Get in touch today!

Rivus Fleet Solutions - Liverpool
26 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 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.

Merseyside Car Repairs LTD
612 Jobs Completed
Wallasey
5.0 / 5

We are Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd, a local, independent garage which specializes in the repair, servicing and MOT of all major makes and models of vehicle!

We employ a team of technicians, all experienced, qualified and passionate about what we do! We have over 30 years combined experience, so you can relax knowing you're in good hands.

We will, as you would expect from a trusted garage, check over the other related components to ensure they are all in good working order.

We are fully equipped with the up to date software programming computers, enabling us to provide a main dealer level of service, at sensible prices.

We also offer a collection and delivery service for all customers who fall into our catchment area of 10 miles at extra cost.In some cases we can extend this, so don't hesitate to ask!

We also offer a 1 to 6 month interest free payment plan for any costs or repairs up to £3000, with nothing to pay for the first 40 days if accepted.

I look forward to hearing from you and please do not hesitate in getting in touch to discuss your quote further.

Kind regards,
Jay - Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd

Scallons Auto Services Ltd
644 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

Scallons Auto Services, is on Water Street, behind the new Tesco Express.
At our Garage we aim to give our customers the satisfaction that all work has been carried out professionally, within a reasonable time frame, at a competitive price.
We hope that all customers will return and recommend us to their family and friends.

Speke Hall Motors
3 Job Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

Come and enjoy the best we have to offer at Speke Hall Motors - your local specialist and authorised dealership. Browse our range of imported, new and used cars, get information on parts and services, catch up with the latest news. Whatever you're looking for, our friendly staff are here to help.

Quick Tyres
18 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.0 / 5

Here at Quick Tyres, we aspire to deliver a reputable top quality service to all of our customers. Our technicians have many years experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. From MOT's to clutch replacements, we use quality parts and approach every job with the same level of professionalism to ensure you are back on the road swiftly. We stock over 2000 new and part worn tyres. We can provide a 24hr Recovery to assist you anytime/anywhere. We also except all forms of card payments.

Mersey Garage
484 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

We set up in 2016 as a garage to repair vehicles because we have been appalled at some of the horror stories we have seen and heard about garages with customers vehicles.

We are an honest, transparent and open garage who will always repair your car with as little cost to yourself as possible.

Once you've had your car repaired with us, you'll bring your family and friends here too, we guarantee it!

Liverpool MOT South Limited
788 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

In our well equipped AA approved workshop, we are able to cope with nearly any kind of work. We have a wide variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to suit most makes and models, including the very latest Bosch diagnostic equipment.

Our staff are highly skilled and all have specific areas in which they specialise. We will always do our utmost to give you an accurate quote prior to commencing work and we do not carry out any additional work without your authority.

We can provide MOTs on class 4 and 7 vehicles, including large motor homes. We can also offer 4 wheel alignment.

almondsgreen service center
12 Job Completed
liverpool
5.0 / 5

here at almondsgreen we work on all types of vehicles ,we are a dvsa approved mot station and carry out all repairs by qualified staff

Colourspray Auto Services
1 Job Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

ColourSpray Bodyshop was founded in 2002 by current owner, Graham Young. Over time we have built our reputation for quality body and paintwork, alloy wheel refurbishment, everything from a scratch to a smash.

We have listened to our customers and responded with requests for vehicle service, maintenance and MOT's. This was no easy change but we have had a transformation in our business, with a new state of the art, twin paint booths, MOT ATL For class 4,5 and 7. A fully fitted service facility with new ramps and latest SNAP ON diagnostic equipment, tyre facilities and much more.

Scallon's Auto Services Mobile Mechanic
14 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

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Head Gasket in Liverpool
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 Liverpool bookings

4.83

12 reviews

How much does Head Gasket cost in Liverpool?

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


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Liverpool
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£545.88

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/03/2020 and 03/06/2020.

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.

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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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