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Head Gasket in Manchester

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Manchester (425 found)
Collingham Autos LTD
57 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill area. We offer an excellent service in many areas including MOT collect & delivery, car and van repair and general vehicle servicing.

We have an excellent reputation for customer service and we pride ourselves in providing main dealer quality at local garage prices. With our highly experienced team of mechanics, you won’t find a better car repair service in Manchester, Cheetham Hill or beyond.

We also offer our customers a collection and delivery service meaning minimal disruption to your day. Our technician will come collect your vehicle at suitable time. We will carry out a full MOT and once passed return the vehicle to you.

Carfix Manchester
41 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. Carfix Manchester believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible.

Carfix Manchester is a full service professional auto repair shop. We offer a wide variety of mechanical repair services, as well as basic maintenance services to keep your vehicle running smoothly. We guarantee that our highly trained mechanics will help resolve your auto repair issues and get you back on the road quickly, because we’re committed to delivering satisfied customers.

LM Mobile Mechanics
447 Jobs Completed
sale
4.8 / 5

Welcome to LM Mobile Meachanics we offer everything you need from major repair and servicing to air conditioning Regas and system work, we are a fully equipped and insured garage with 12 months parts and labour warrenty on all of are work. You can also take advantage of our mobile service and repair vans if you don't have time to get you car to the garage we can send one of our mobile vans out to carry out your required work weather it be at your home or place of work.

ECU Tech Tune / Remapping Manchester
57 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.3 / 5

Here at ECU Tech Tune, we have mastered the development of automotive software to a fine art and are renowned for our precision and high quality remapping services we provide. We also provide remaps to main dealerships across the UK & Europe.

At ECU Tech Tune and our partners we pride ourselves in developing bespoke software development to your requirements. So whether you are seeking performance or economy outputs from your vehicle, or you want a multimap system that you can control, we can make it possible. ECU Tech Tune will develop a remap to any specification you require and our specialist development team can develop the software to your exact needs. ECU Tech Tune also offer generic remapping for a range of applications including Cars, Vans, HGV's and Motorbikes. Regardless of whether you are seeking performance or economy ECU Tech Tune have a solution for you.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
1787 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Manchester Auto Cars LTD
333 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.7 / 5

We are a fully trained specialist team, consist of engineers and technicians who are ready to provide high quality automotive services to our clients. we have been established 15 years ago and since we are proud that we have provided excellent customer service and we are trying constantly to improve it. Our goal is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle.

M60 Autos
908 Jobs Completed
Victoria Work, Sunny Brow Road
4.5 / 5

We are an AA Certified garage. Our garage is conveniently located near Hyde Road in Manchester. Our qualified mechanics are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on your cars and vans. All work carried out by us is guaranteed.

B and G Autotechs Ltd
509 Jobs Completed
oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price!
We offer a FREE collect and deliver service.
We give your car a FREE wash and vac.
We are part of the Approved Garages so please see our reviews at....
www.approvedgarges.co.uk.

Dickinson St Garage
154 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Dickinson St Garage has been proudly established since 1987. We strive to provide the highest quality repairs and services to all our customers whether they are new or existing. Our team is committed to ensuring that you receive an exceptional level of care and that your car maintenance is changed to a stress-free experience. We try to keep our prices as competitive as possible. A FREE health check is available for every car that enters our well-equipped workshop. We cover all makes and models, however, we have a great knowledge and experience working with VW and Audi cars. We carry out all aspects of mechanical work, from a minor MOT to a complete engine rebuild, no job is too big for us!

Our parts come from a fantastic supplier and are covered by standard manufacturer warranty. Our collection and delivery service are available for those within a 15-mile radius. We are located near some very handy transport links such as Victoria Train and Tram Station, however, we also have a comfortable waiting room if you want to hang around while we repair your vehicle. One of our friendly staff members will offer you some refreshments and WIFI.

Tranztec
95 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Tranztec is a small, friendly garage that was founded in 2013. Setting a business up by himself, Joseph Huxley specialises in repairing and servicing cars of all makes and models. With years of experience in this business, our team are committed to providing you with first-class car garage services at all times. Over the years, we have developed an outstanding reputation for quality and service.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and are always ready to provide you with a range of garage services at affordable prices. Since we are a reputable car service centre, rest assured that your vehicle will be repaired efficiently.

We are relatively new to this website however we have existing reviews on Yell, so please have a read of these to get an idea of how much customer excellence matters to us and the treatment you can expect to receive by choosing us to carry out your repair.

City Motors MOT Garage
6 Job Completed
Longsight
5.0 / 5

Family run business based in Longsight Manchester with 5 Star Customer service.

We offer MOT Service Mechanical, Tyre and Body works at competitive prices.

Sandy Lane Service Station
156 Jobs Completed
Stockport
3.7 / 5

Sandy Lane Service Station

ANA Garage & MOT Services ltd
228 Jobs Completed
rochdale
4.6 / 5

A.N.A Garage & MOT Services Ltd has a proven track record of innovative and effective problem solving and attention to detail and our aim is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small vehicle work to larger commercial vehicle, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices.

ANA Garage & MOT Services, the customer always comes first. A N A Garage and MOT Services ltd have been established since 1994, and bring a wealth of knowledge to the car repair industry specialising in Tyres, Exhausts and Mechanical repairs. We are a family run business and after our 27 years in the industry, we are still going strong.

ANA garage satisfies strict criteria of high standards of workmanship and the technicians only use the best quality parts when it comes to servicing your car. When you book your car, you can have the peace of mind that it will be taken care of and that all work carried out will be to the highest of standards.Our servicing technicians regularly attend accredited training courses to ensure they master the latest vehicle technologies, meaning that whatever the make and model of your car, your local garage will know how to service it.

We will always inform you and advise if the technicians find anything wrong with your car during the service. Any extra work needed is only carried out prior to your authorisation. As a trusted garage, we always respect agreed deadlines, always respect the price indicated in the quote and always provide you with a clearly laid-out invoice so that you know exactly what you are paying.

Once you drive in to ANA, you enter a company that prides itself on excellent service, competitive prices and experts in automotive repairs. ANA have continued to grow over the past 27 years by offering our customers exceptional service and value for money. Situated in central Rochdale and within easy access from the M62, we are only 5 minutes away from Junction 20. You can find the following services at ANA:

ANA Garage & MOT Services, the customer always comes first.

ANA Garage & MOT Services LTD
12 Fletcher Street, Off Oldham Road, Rochdale,
Lancashire, OL11 1AE. Tel & FAX
www.anagarageandmotservices.co.uk

Brook Street Motors Bury
408 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We are new to this site, but have 5* feedback on another work based website, and have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Auto Motor Centre
86 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

We are an independent family run workshop based in Manchester that offers a range of mechanical repairs and services including MOT’s, bodywork, DPF’s cleans and resprays. Our skilled team provide every customer with professional and honest advice, competitive prices and quality repairs.

Any parts supplied and fitted by us come under a standard manufacturer warranty and we source all our parts from a well-recognized supplier (any parts provided by customers are not covered by a warranty). We want to make your car maintenance a stress-free experience so we offer a collection and delivery within a 15-mile radius (fees apply).

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Head Gasket in Manchester
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 Manchester bookings

4.73

33 reviews

How much does Head Gasket cost in Manchester?

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


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Manchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£527.71
Peugeot£541.55
Audi£500.65

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/03/2020 and 05/06/2020.

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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