Head Gasket in Liverpool

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Liverpool (145 found)
Merseyside Car Repairs LTD
586 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

DJ Auto Repair Centre Ltd.
7 Job Completed
Huyton
5.0 / 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.

Liverpool MOT South Limited
764 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.

Mersey Garage
410 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!

Quick Tyres
1 Job Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 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.

Also we stock over 2000 New and Part worn Tyres

We provide a 24hr Recovery to assist you Anytime/Anywhere

Also except All card payments

Any problems Give us Call

Malmar Motors Ltd.
92 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.8 / 5

Our team has over 60 years experience of working with prestige motor vehicles.

We are Mercedes Benz specialist's with a genuine Mercedes Benz Star diagnostic computer and full access to Mercedes technical.

HUGE savings on main dealer prices.

Service lights reset and service book stamped including digital service books.

We will protect your warranty, 12 month warranty on all parts and labour.
Original equipment or standard OEM parts fitted.

Paul Yates (Wirral) Ltd T/A Dave Campbell Autos
52 Jobs Completed
Bromborough
3.4 / 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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Thornton Autos Ltd
608 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

Thonton Autos, 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.

R&S Services
56 Jobs Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

R&S Services is a small family ran mobile servicing, repair and diagnostics speicialist. We cover the whole Merseyside area, including Wirral, Liverpool and surrounding areas.
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!

Genisis Autos
233 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.1 / 5

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Blackburns Automotive Centre
177 Jobs Completed
St Helens
3.9 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of 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.

Glynn Andrews Car Sales
18 Jobs Completed
Widnes
5.0 / 5

Sales of nearly new vehicles, mot's and servicing.

Bootle Motor Company
1 Jobs Completed
Bootle
5.0 / 5

When 1992 came Stephen Long finished school and started as a trainee. Stephen was working through the ranks, gaining both experience and management skills from his mentor Chris and in 2014 Stephen became a director of the company.

Right from the start, the company's reputation was built on reliability and honesty rather than just price. As we are now servicing and repairing vehicles for the third generation of many of the same families, who became customers and friends all those years ago, we feel this decision was the right one, And in sync with our customer base.

We currently have a fully trained staff of five and an extremely low turnover of staff - our foreman, Graham Kelly, has been with the company for over ninteen years. consequently, many of our customers have come to know our technicians and will often have the same person maintaining their vehicle for the whole time they own it.

T&MP Autos
44 Jobs Completed
Ellesmere Port
5.0 / 5

Offering a reliable and efficient mobile service, we aim to make all your mechanical maintenance and repairs a stress-free experience. Our highly skilled team can carry out a range of repairs at your home or workplace, saving you the worry of finding a garage.

Customer satisfaction is our main priority and we strive to ensure every customer whether they are new or existing is delivered high quality repairs and fantastic customer service.

All our parts are sourced from well recognised suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

When required we have a small workshop where we can take your vehicle to carry out repairs which is located just off the M53 at junction 7.

Auto Repairs Liverpool
253 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

*PLEASE CALL THE GARGAE FIRST BEFORE ACCEPTING ANY SMART QUOTE*

With almost 20 years experience in the motor trade you can trust Auto Repairs Liverpool to repair your vehicle to the highest standard, we cover a wide variety of vehicles from small cars up to large vans.
At auto repairs Liverpool we will go above and beyond to accommodate customers whether that be working late evenings or weekends to get your vehicle fixed.
Based in L4 Walton right next to Everton football club we are just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
We offer a recovery service for cars and small vans. Vehicles can also be collected from your home or work address and returned there once work is completed.
below is a list of services we offer:

MOT'S
Service/Repairs
Brakes
Exhausts
Batteries
Clutches
Timing belts/chains
Diagnostic
Body/Paintwork

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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£588.40

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/11/2019 and 25/02/2020.

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.

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