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Head Gasket in London

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Top garages for Head Gasket in London (1,714 found)
London Motor Sports Ltd
204 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 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.

AUTOBOT MOTOR CENTRE LTD
23 Jobs Completed
STANMORE
3.0 / 5

Autobot Motor Centre LTD are an honest and independent garage located in Stanmore, equipped with clean and spacious facilities providing our clients with a sterling service.

We try and make the repair process as simple as we can for the client, to ensure a fast turn-around on most repairs. Our efficient service doesn't mean we compromise on quality as we pride ourselves on the quality of work that we provide.

What sets us apart is that we offer a one stop solution for your vehicle, with our garage including its own fully equipped body repair workshop, alloy wheel refurbishment facilities, MOT station and a dealer approved four-wheel alignment system. We have also recently invested in a new age wheel balancer which is the same machinery used in various main dealerships.

We keep a focus on keeping our already expert staff (with over 110 years of combined experience) up to date with the latest work processes and always strive to improve our work methods to ensure we always provide our customers the highest standard of work at reasonable prices.

On top of our great facilities and expert staff we also offer various payment plans and free customer WIFI.

Please get in touch with any queries, we are always happy to help!

Advanced Service Centre LTD
10 Jobs Completed
grays essex
5.0 / 5

Here at Advanced Service Centre we have a grate team of highly trained experienced technicians working in a small business environment making your experience with us count, We thrive to exceed your previous garage experiences and be your dealer alternative for the road ahead. Specialising in the diagnosis of any problem with your motor vehicle. We have the very latest diagnostics equipment and tracking equipment to ensure accurate results every time. We are a privately run business which acts with a friendly but professional attitude. Our modern workshop features the latest in diagnostic equipment along with the tools for practically any job.

Tab Automotive
168 Jobs Completed
Harrow
5.0 / 5

Dealing with main dealers and independent car garages can get quite stressful, especially with busy home life and work schedules, so therefore why not choose a knowledgeable IMI approved, qualified Mobile Technician who has a vast number of years experience dealing with all types of vehicles from your standard to your high-end, luxury and classics.

Tab Automotive thrives on delivering a first class service to all it's client's by providing a professional & efficient service in a timely manner, and most importantly at your own doorstep, work place or wherever you prefer.

All London and surrounding areas are covered.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1691 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Onur Prestige Motors
73 Jobs Completed
Leyton
5.0 / 5

Onur Prestige Motors are your local independent garage based in Leyton. We have been established since 2012 and is ran by a small close-knit team of 3 technicians, with over 30 years of experience in the motor industry. We carry out all types of mechanical repairs and servicing, on all makes and models of vehicles.

Our specialities lie in performing thorough in depth diagnostic work and we hold a National Diploma in Motorsport Engineering too. We have a great passion for what we do and are members of the Good Garage Scheme and our work is back by the R.M.I / I.M.I, which should give you peace of mind when faced with the difficult task of choosing a garage to carry out your work.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1535 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Clocktower Auto Centre Ltd
36 Jobs Completed
Molesey
5.0 / 5

Hi
We are based near Hampton Court and have a staff of 6 mechanics we can do a full range of Services, Tyres and MOT's.
We are open 7 days a week and are happy to offer a collect and drop off service to our local area.

Car Care (UK) Limited
224 Jobs Completed
West Harrows
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage based in West Harrow who pride themselves in providing an efficient and great service to all of our customers. We offer various services such as MOT, Diagnostics, Servicing, Tyres, Clutches, body work, Exhausts and many many more. We have a team of highly experienced and talented mechanics who strive to deliver perfection and we will look after your vehicle as if it were our own.

please feel free to follow and stop by our Instagram page carcareukltd to see some of the work carried out by us.

KMK Automotive
157 Jobs Completed
Leatherhead
5.0 / 5

When you choose KMK Automotive, you’re guaranteed an excellent service from one of the most esteemed companies in Leatherhead

Covering a 40 mile radius, we undertake a wide range of services for clients, including car servicing, diagnostic repairs, and much more, ensuring that your domestic, commercial, or industrial vehicle is safe and fit for purpose.

Choose us now for a superior service from dedicated experts.

Majestic Service Centre
173 Jobs Completed
Dockyard Industrial Estate
4.2 / 5

Hi there! We are an independent garage run out of South East London. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and can assure you a seamless experience when working with us. We are professionals specializing in Brakes, Batteries, Exhausts, Air-Cons, Services, Tyres, Wheel Balancing, Wheel Alignment and much more. We are very excited to see how we can help!

George mobile mechanic
19 Jobs Completed
london
5.0 / 5

Hi My Name is Dorde Gasparovic. Commonly called as "George" by many. I own a garage in HA97NE. My garage is located 6 minutes walk from North Wembley Station. My business started in year 2016 and been working as a mobile mechanic for more than 15 years. I specializes in diagnosing and repairing all aspects of auto repair issues from brakes, starters, axles, fuel systems, electrical systems, to head gaskets, intakes, timing belts and exhaust work and body work. My mobile number isand my email address is [email protected] Our garage is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm during Saturday. In George Mobile Garage we value your car repair needs:-)

Custom Werks
112 Jobs Completed
West Drayton
3.9 / 5

Custom Werks are BMW/Mini Specialists, we also undertake other German cars, with extensive experience of engine rebuilds and all major and minor mechanical repairs as well as MOTs and Bodywork.

OMD AUTOS LTD
556 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.1 / 5

For excellent, professional service.... OMD AUTOS have a reputation throughout London for always delivering the very best care, repair, maintenance, MOT services. We are proud to be a members of the Good Garage Scheme, RMI, Motorcodes, AA garage guide. This gives all customers the peace of mind that OMD AUTOS always has your best interests at heart and operates according to a strict code of conduct. Call us & see what we can do for you.

Autowerke Ltd
736 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

We specialise in service and repairs for all makes and models of cars. With experience we provide efficient, value for money servicing and repairs, using original parts and equipment wherever possible.

We pride ourselves in our personal and friendly service as well as our vast knowledge and experience, to be able to conduct work on your vehicle to the highest standard.

Our experience and knowledge is vast and combined with our friendly and professional service, we believe we can exceed main dealer quality standards at a much more reasonable price.

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Head Gasket in London
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 London bookings

4.35

74 reviews

How much does Head Gasket cost in London?

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


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£611.95
BMW£662.86
Peugeot£640.22
MINI£726.49
Mercedes£634.06
Volkswagen£685.15
Ford£735.17

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.

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