Head Gasket in Nottingham

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Nottingham (164 found)
CHALLENGER BEESTON
77 Jobs Completed
NOTTINGHAM
4.9 / 5

FRIENDLY FAMILY RUN GARAGE, OFFERING A RANGE OF SERVICES AND ALWAYS WILLING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS

Kens Auto Spares Limited
317 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

Since we established in 1976, we have consistently provided all our customers, whether they are new or existing, with a reliable and efficient service. Our friendly staff and highly skilled mechanics are committed to ensuring you are delivered high-quality workmanship and customer service and they do this by utilising their fantastic skills. Building a firm and trusting relationship with our customers is paramount to us, you can have peace of mind knowing that you and your vehicle are in good hands.

Our well-equipped workshop and our wealth of knowledge allow us to cover a range of mechanical repairs and services from parking sensors to clutch and gearbox repairs, for all makes and models. All our quality parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Whatever the warranty is on the part, we will match it for our labour.

Located on Carlton Road, Nottingham, we are near some great transport links, however, if you are unable to bring your car to us we do have a collection and delivery service for those within a 3-mile radius. If you wish to wait around we have a comfortable waiting area where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

KAM Servicing - Beeston
295 Jobs Completed
Beeston
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Beeston is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

K&B Car Centre
62 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.9 / 5

Been in the motor trade for 20 years. Nvq level 2 & 3 and am also an MOT Tester. Excellent customer service skills having been involved in all aspects of garage work management etc. Very fare when it comes to pricing and also offer collect and deliver within a certain radius

Mp Automotive Ltd
241 Jobs Completed
Ilkeston
4.9 / 5

We are mechanics you can trust. We thrive on customer service and providing the best prices around.

We specialise in the servicing of all makes and models and also offer a collection and delivery service. Our Services include Servicing, MOTs, MOT Repairs, Bodywork repairs, Welding, Clutches, Diagnostics, Brakes, Tyres and much more...

In most cases we can collect and deliver from a place of home or work. Usually within a 5 mile radius

We look forward to providing you with a quote..!

Kam Servicing - Hucknall
61 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs. We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Hucknall is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, Full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Bridgeway Garage
255 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.8 / 5

Welcome to Bridgeway Garage, an independent car garage that specialises in repairing and serving Vauxhall cars.

Bridgeway Garage has been established in Bulwell in Nottingham for over thirty years, serving the local community. We strive to offer the highest level of vehicle servicing across the full Vauxhall range.

All MOT’s are carried out by experienced, industry trained, qualified mechanics and technicians who are capable of carrying out all tests.

All engine repairs, head gaskets, timing chains, gear boxes and engine rebuilds are catered for across all makes and models of car. This has given us a better understanding of every customer’s individual needs and requirements.

Bridgeway Garage is small but friendly and helpful. We welcome any enquiries concerning your Vauxhall.

While we specialise in Vauxhalls, we will happily apply our experience to any makes of vehicle.

KAM Servicing - Heanor
257 Jobs Completed
Heanor
4.8 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Heanor is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

KAM Servicing - Colwick
142 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.9 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx. 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. KAM Servicing - Colwick is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

KAM Servicing - (Tamworth Road) Long Eaton
324 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
4.5 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Long Eaton (Tamworth Rd) is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

RPM Performance car / motorcycle
416 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

We are a garage that like to cater for all car motorcycle repairs at a affordable prices, to keep customers coming back.we are happy to work on any make or model we take pride in our work and also run a racing team we are experts on all clutches
NOW OPEN FOR ALL UR TYRES NEW PART WORN/ BUDGET - TOP BRANDS
recovery service &; valeting / detaling service

KAM Servicing - Bulwell
453 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Bulwell is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Mr Tyre Nottingham - Carlton Road
29 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

Drivers based in Nottingham are lucky enough to have not one, but two Mr Tyre car garages in their local area. Our auto centres are designed to provide the most important services a car requires in an effective, efficient and wallet-friendly manner.

KAM Servicing - Stapleford
94 Jobs Completed
Stapleford
5.0 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Stapleford is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

KAM Servicing - (Derby Road) Long Eaton
118 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Long Eaton (Derby Rd) is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

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Head Gasket in Nottingham
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 Nottingham bookings

5.00

10 reviews

How much does Head Gasket cost in Nottingham?

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


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Nottingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£526.01

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 25/11/2019 and 23/02/2020.

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.

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