Head Gasket in Stockport

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Stockport (339 found)
DS AUTO
1303 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

DS AUTO, 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 alongsi

Culand Street motors limited.
26 Jobs Completed
West Gortorn
5.0 / 5

We are an established Family run company that has been trading for over 46 years At Culand Street Motors we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, M

Ridgeway Motors
18 Jobs Completed
Altrincham
5.0 / 5

We are located in Timperley Nr Manchester Airport, Ridgeway Motors has operated from this site for more than 40 years We offer quality workmanship by qualified motor engi

RTJ Autos Ltd
726 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. W

L.P Autos
478 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.4 / 5

L.p Autos LTD specialises in all vehicle makes and models. Our services range from servicing, diagnostics, Brakes, Suspension, Clutches, Engine repair. We are a family bu

QUICK FIX AUTO REPAIRS LIMITED
128 Jobs Completed
Salford
4.7 / 5

We are a family run business with over 10 years of experience in Car Body Repairs and Mechanical Repairs. We take pride in all our work and always aim for customers 100%

Dickinson St Garage
467 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 our customer. Our team is committed to ensur

Stockport Motor Engineering Ltd
647 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.8 / 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

B and G Autotechs Ltd
677 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

Taw Garage (Manchester) LTD
266 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 36 years, we are also an RAC Approved Garage that carry's out all aspects of vehicle repa

Sandy Lane Service Station Ltd
269 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.0 / 5

Established in 1986, a family run business in the heart of South Reddish. We have built our reputation through providing a quality service and will always go that extra m

Sarab Delta Works Ltd
672 Jobs Completed
Eccles
4.8 / 5

We are a large family run 400 sqm garage which has been established for little over 3 years, since early 2014. We opened our doors originally purely as a bodyshop worksh

Collingham Autos LTD
484 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 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

S & J REPAIRS
245 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.5 / 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.

CENTRAL MOT
275 Jobs Completed
Oldham, Greater Manchester
4.6 / 5

Established in 2018, our highly-skilled team of mechanics has over 40 years’ experience combined. With a wealth of knowledge, they can carry out a wide variety of mechani

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Head Gasket in Stockport
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 Stockport bookings

4.74

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How much does Head Gasket cost in Stockport?

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


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Stockport
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£535.30
Ford£510.49

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 19/10/2021 and 17/01/2022.

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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