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3 Reviews

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“Will was brilliant - pleased with the work he has conducted on my car ”

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

“William was great, he turned up on time, was friendly and explained what was going on throughout.”

Renault Megane II • Car Won't Start Inspection


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“Amazing job! John was calm a dn relaxed and knew exactly what he was doing such a good friendly mechanic ”

Peugeot 206 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

“Great job found the problem thanks John”

Mitsubishi Shogun/Pajero/Montero • Diagnostic Inspection


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“Jason done an amazing job and was even ahead of time picking up vehicle and always got in touch if any changes needed making and kept me in the loop for how much I had to pay and give me a time scale of the job and when it would be back .”

MG ZS • Cylinder head gasket replacement

“Good, reliable, prompt service”

Land Rover Freelander • Starter motor replacement


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“Very good service, knowledgeable and very helpful ”

Mini Mini • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

“Really pleased with how easy and efficient this process was, very satisfied customer, will definitely use again.

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“Very friendly and hard working.”

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

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Fiat Scudo • Gearbox oil replacement

How much does a Head Gasket repair cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2009 Volkswagen Touran Franchise Dealer Est.£944 - £1044 Independent Garage Est.£468 - £517 ClickMechanic Est.£463 - £511 Saving51%
Car2010 Chevrolet Cruze Franchise Dealer Est.£463 - £512 Independent Garage Est.£256 - £283 ClickMechanic Est.£253 - £280 Saving45%
Car1999 Proton Persona Franchise Dealer Est.£342 - £394 Independent Garage Est.£290 - £334 ClickMechanic Est.£287 - £330 Saving16%
Car2002 Seat Ibiza Franchise Dealer Est.£459 - £507 Independent Garage Est.£252 - £279 ClickMechanic Est.£249 - £276 Saving45%
Car2009 Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic III Franchise Dealer Est.£1485 - £1641 Independent Garage Est.£860 - £950 ClickMechanic Est.£849 - £939 Saving42%

Want to learn more about Head Gasket repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a head gasket do?

The head gasket in effect seals the cylinder head to the cylinder block of the car. It ensures that pressure inside the cylinder chambers stays optimal. It also prevents oil or water leaks from occurring there where the water and oil channels of the cylinder head and block meet. The part is therefore an extremely important part of the engine as it can make the difference between an engine running well, or badly.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Head Gasket?

*When the 'Check Engine' light is on.
*When the engine doesn't perform well at all (when it can't rev freely etc.)
*When there is a smoke or a smell coming from the engine bay.
*When the engine's coolant temperature is too high.
*When there are coolant or oil leaks around the cylinder head.
*When the engine is more noisy than usual.

When should you consider an Head Gasket replacement?

The head gasket is exposed to extreme heat when the engine is running, the part is therefore prone to wear. Normally head gaskets can cope with the heat, but when the engine becomes way too hot the head gasket can fail. This is normally referred to as a blown head gasket, and the result will be that pressure inside the engine's combustion chambers drops preventing an optimal combustion. The engine will not run properly in that case, if at all. Should you experience a head gasket failure then it is advisable not to run the car and get help from a professional mechanic. At all times make sure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines.

What happens during an Head Gasket replacement?

*Mechanic will inspect the area around the cylinder head.
*The mechanic will replace the head gasket if a replacement is required.
*Mechanic will advise if other parts need to be replaced.
*Sometimes the cylinder head needs to be skimmed when a head gasket replacement. A mechanic can advise and supply a quote for this additional work.
*If necessary, the mechanic can suggest to replace the cylinder head bolts as well.
*Mechanic will again check for any leaks around cylinder head and test drive the car.

How much does a Head Gasket replacement cost?

The cost of a head gasket replacement depends on your car and what parts the manufacturer recommends as being required for the replacement. A head gasket repair is an fairly complicated job and usually also requires skimming of the cylinder head, a mechanic will be able to advise and quote should this be necessary. If you book with ClickMechanic, you could save up to 50% on you head gasket repair versus franchise dealers.

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