Head Gasket in Manchester

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Manchester (440 found)
Dickinson St Garage
221 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.7 / 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.

F Dunn & Sons Garage
203 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

At F Dunn & Sons in Greater Manchester, we offer car repairs and MOT tests close to the city centre, near the Etihad stadium. We are an independent family run garage, which has been established since 1930. We specialise in the service and repair of all makes of cars and light commercials. The business has gone through many changes, but certain things have remained consistent, such as providing an honest, reliable service to customers, including good advice on all vehicle maintenance issues. Our services are available to all Manchester areas. F Dunn and sons offers a full range of services for vehicle and fleet owners, offering a viable, more cost effective alternative to main dealerships for most vehicle makes. Our fully equipped workshop and trained staff are able to take on most types of repair. With two purpose built workshop units, both incorporating multiple bays, hydraulic lifts and service stations.
We are confident we provide a high level of service, quality products and efficiency. If you are looking for professional car mechanics then you won't be disappointed with us.
The site also has a separate reception and heated waiting area. We are conveniently located just outside of Manchester city centre on Bradford road. We are 5 minutes from Sport city and Asda, and 1 mile from the city centre with good public transport links. So there is lots of choice if you want to explore while we work on your vehicle. We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of the motor industry and are willing to undertake any size of job.
We look forward to welcoming you to our garage soon!

Integrated Auto Solutions
455 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

Halfords Autocentre Bolton (Manchester Road)
10 Job Completed
Bolton
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.

SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE
52 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.9 / 5

SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE is a family run garage which has been trading for over 10 years Based in Manchester, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. We have the latest diagnostic equipment We cover all over Manchester and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle repair. check our 100% feedback on our google website.


We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

DS & SON LIMITED
595 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS & Son Ltd, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.

We work alongside most of the insurance companies and will bet any quote, best price guaranteed.

You can rest assure your vehicle is in safe hands.

So give us a call

S & J REPAIRS
144 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.6 / 5

We are a family friendly company which was established in 2014 we specialise in service work, MOTs and clutches. We will undertake any work what is required.

LM Mobile Mechanics
529 Jobs Completed
sale
4.7 / 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.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2039 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.

Brook Street Motors Bury
471 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
111 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).

Stockport Motor Engineering Ltd
515 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

We are a team of professionals specialized in the auto repairs,engine reconditioning,maintenance and service of all diesel and petrol engines.
Our team is fast,reliable and efficient offering the complete satisfaction using only certified auto parts and oils.
We offer unbeatable prices and deliver the fastest and safest automobile work.
We are located in Stockport,Waterloo Road,Joules Court covering Greater Manchester/ Cheshire/ Lancashire and beyond!

Tranztec
107 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 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.

RTJ Autos Ltd
613 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

RTJ Autos Ltd is a Vat registered independent local garage. We provide servicing, repair & diagnostics for all makes and models, specialising in Saab and Vauxhall. We have dealer level diagnostic equipment for all makes and models of vehicles. Our 3 technicians are fully qualified, and will happily discuss any questions or queries you may have with you before undertaking any work, ensuring you are aware of the work required and keeping you informed as we progress.

We also have a comfortable waiting area which has satellite TV and a bean to cup coffee machine for your use. We also provide a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind.

We are relatively new to this website, however, please do have a look at the feedback on our Facebook page as you can see many positive reviews left from our existing customers which proves we always go that extra mile above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy with our service.

PLEASE NOTE: We accept cash, card payments or bank transfers by way of payment.

Carfix Manchester
94 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.

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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£499.42
BMW£575.90
Peugeot£521.84
Volkswagen£510.30
Mercedes£574.84

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2020 and 28/09/2020.

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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