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Eagle Eye Automotive

Garage in Basingstoke, 15 years of experience


16th February 2019
“Great guy who did a fantastic job fixing th head gasket on my Peugeot 207. I will definitely go back if I have problems with any other cars in future”

ADAM

Peugeot 207 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

7th September 2018
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6th February 2019
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LAURA

MG MGF • Cylinder head gasket replacement

15th July 2018
“James comes with abundance of experience and knowledge and did a terrific job for me. He did a pre-purchase inspection of BMW 320D and gave a clear verdict immediately. All my apprehensions were removed completely after his inspection that helped me to grab that sale promptly. Even the sellers were impressed with James in the way he presented himself and carried out the inspection.
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CHRISTOPHER

Peugeot 207 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

31st October 2017
“Work was carried out competently and effectively. Chris is a congenial fellow who genuinely listens to your concerns and provides suggestions about how to proceed. He's a busy fellow, so his arrival times were a bit off spec - but I got plenty of warning via text message, and told him not to stress about it. Better a wee bit tardy with good work done than speedy and sloppy. “
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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
Car2011 Fiat Punto Evo Franchise Dealer Est.£359 - £412 Independent Garage Est.£246 - £285 ClickMechanic Est.£249 - £287 Saving30%
Car2004 Fiat Punto Franchise Dealer Est.£770 - £857 Independent Garage Est.£512 - £571 ClickMechanic Est.£517 - £578 Saving32%
Car2013 Renault Grand Espace Franchise Dealer Est.£1706 - £1935 Independent Garage Est.£1025 - £1167 ClickMechanic Est.£1040 - £1183 Saving38%
Car2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Franchise Dealer Est.£1477 - £1691 Independent Garage Est.£756 - £866 ClickMechanic Est.£766 - £878 Saving48%
Car2001 Mercedes-Benz Vito Franchise Dealer Est.£1095 - £1244 Independent Garage Est.£474 - £529 ClickMechanic Est.£480 - £535 Saving56%

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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50 manufacturers for Head Gasket Repair

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £417 - £711

Labour time: 4-8 hours

# of quotes: 262

£856

£638 - £970

£992 - £1550

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Audi

Parts costs: £300 - £585

Labour time: 4-8 hours

# of quotes: 2406

£755

£543 - £889

£986 - £1616

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Austin

Parts costs: £241 - £314

Labour time: 3-5 hours

# of quotes: 6

£424

£429 - £471

£664 - £731

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Bentley

Parts costs: £531 - £641

Labour time: 8+ hours

# of quotes: 7

£1545

£1443 - £1445

£2453 - £2457

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BMW

Parts costs: £393 - £707

Labour time: 6-11 hours

# of quotes: 3987

£925

£718 - £1140

£1414 - £2306

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £258 - £310

Labour time: 8+ hours

# of quotes: 1

£802

£702 - £702

£1195 - £1195

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £295 - £494

Labour time: 3-5 hours

# of quotes: 335

£544

£452 - £624

£667 - £917

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £372 - £541

Labour time: 3-10 hours

# of quotes: 234

£795

£565 - £928

£858 - £1558

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Citroen

Parts costs: £267 - £469

Labour time: 6-13 hours

# of quotes: 1919

£825

£607 - £1034

£937 - £1636

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Dacia

Parts costs: £209 - £276

Labour time: 4-6 hours

# of quotes: 3

£453

£424 - £485

£679 - £785

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £211 - £336

Labour time: 3-4 hours

# of quotes: 80

£435

£367 - £470

£565 - £714

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £235 - £354

Labour time: 3-10 hours

# of quotes: 33

£512

£425 - £758

£662 - £1275

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Dodge

Parts costs: £288 - £461

Labour time: 4-9 hours

# of quotes: 21

£674

£535 - £793

£839 - £1276

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Fiat

Parts costs: £269 - £429

Labour time: 3-6 hours

# of quotes: 1280

£561

£435 - £641

£601 - £902

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Ford

Parts costs: £276 - £430

Labour time: 5-9 hours

# of quotes: 6295

£671

£554 - £797

£825 - £1210

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Honda

Parts costs: £345 - £691

Labour time: 4-7 hours

# of quotes: 271

£774

£568 - £914

£843 - £1344

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £356 - £546

Labour time: 4-8 hours

# of quotes: 553

£711

£601 - £825

£864 - £1205

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £391 - £469

Labour time: 6-7 hours

# of quotes: 11

£796

£735 - £735

£1154 - £1154

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Iveco

Parts costs: £348 - £595

Labour time: 8+ hours

# of quotes: 29

£956

£815 - £1019

£1349 - £1637

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £431 - £791

Labour time: 8+ hours

# of quotes: 165

£1041

£858 - £1203

£1660 - £2247

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Jeep

Parts costs: £378 - £656

Labour time: 3-7 hours

# of quotes: 118

£750

£539 - £894

£796 - £1397

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Kia

Parts costs: £261 - £542

Labour time: 4-10 hours

# of quotes: 341

£705

£494 - £919

£723 - £1366

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £370 - £615

Labour time: 4-10 hours

# of quotes: 1458

£783

£583 - £994

£970 - £1802

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LDV

Parts costs: £315 - £407

Labour time: 4-7 hours

# of quotes: 19

£600

£525 - £663

£797 - £1052

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Lexus

Parts costs: £733 - £1034

Labour time: 7-14 hours

# of quotes: 194

£1432

£1107 - £1551

£1872 - £2866

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Lotus

Parts costs: £305 - £365

Labour time: 5-6 hours

# of quotes: 2

£564

£564 - £564

£883 - £883

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Maserati

Parts costs: £440 - £597

Labour time: 7-10 hours

# of quotes: 2

£1007

£819 - £999

£1284 - £1596

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Mazda

Parts costs: £305 - £508

Labour time: 6-9 hours

# of quotes: 820

£757

£618 - £844

£979 - £1330

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £357 - £595

Labour time: 7-12 hours

# of quotes: 1270

£904

£716 - £1069

£1388 - £2126

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MG

Parts costs: £300 - £461

Labour time: 5-7 hours

# of quotes: 739

£625

£558 - £699

£873 - £1088

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MINI

Parts costs: £358 - £548

Labour time: 4-9 hours

# of quotes: 4412

£772

£604 - £876

£1109 - £1703

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £373 - £602

Labour time: 3-7 hours

# of quotes: 557

£702

£550 - £834

£777 - £1222

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Nissan

Parts costs: £343 - £685

Labour time: 5-9 hours

# of quotes: 972

£827

£636 - £999

£952 - £1474

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £278 - £491

Labour time: 4-9 hours

# of quotes: 4656

£697

£495 - £851

£751 - £1339

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £319 - £389

Labour time: 4-5 hours

# of quotes: 26

£492

£521 - £526

£771 - £778

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Porsche

Parts costs: £261 - £490

Labour time: 8+ hours

# of quotes: 32

£948

£776 - £1058

£1339 - £1785

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Proton

Parts costs: £317 - £400

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 18

£459

£438 - £475

£523 - £567

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Renault

Parts costs: £290 - £457

Labour time: 5-10 hours

# of quotes: 1854

£735

£590 - £846

£885 - £1290

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Rover

Parts costs: £280 - £453

Labour time: 4-6 hours

# of quotes: 895

£598

£505 - £676

£784 - £1047

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Saab

Parts costs: £331 - £595

Labour time: 4-6 hours

# of quotes: 300

£665

£544 - £764

£822 - £1128

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SEAT

Parts costs: £314 - £451

Labour time: 4-8 hours

# of quotes: 717

£623

£517 - £737

£760 - £1134

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Skoda

Parts costs: £253 - £432

Labour time: 2-8 hours

# of quotes: 531

£553

£386 - £732

£555 - £1135

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Smart

Parts costs: £276 - £419

Labour time: 4-7 hours

# of quotes: 99

£604

£484 - £693

£746 - £1104

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £85 - £102

Labour time: 6-7 hours

# of quotes: 1

£361

£388 - £388

£706 - £706

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Subaru

Parts costs: £504 - £687

Labour time: 6-8 hours

# of quotes: 167

£937

£814 - £945

£1187 - £1387

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £270 - £466

Labour time: 4-9 hours

# of quotes: 236

£681

£498 - £843

£694 - £1205

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Toyota

Parts costs: £320 - £568

Labour time: 6-14 hours

# of quotes: 1501

£942

£659 - £1135

£1034 - £1837

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £304 - £466

Labour time: 3-6 hours

# of quotes: 12139

£590

£501 - £652

£712 - £930

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £267 - £437

Labour time: 4-8 hours

# of quotes: 3398

£641

£496 - £752

£823 - £1290

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Volvo

Parts costs: £316 - £553

Labour time: 7-10 hours

# of quotes: 630

£832

£693 - £959

£1243 - £1695

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  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a head gasket repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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