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Underwood Garage

Nottingham , 30 years of experience


17th November 2017
“Excellent service received, very helpful, polite and accommodating, would highly recommend their services. ”

DANNY

BMW 3 Series • Cylinder head gasket replacement


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498 Reviews

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Mobile Autocare

Essex , 20 years of experience


16th November 2017
“Very good,”

JILL

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

8th September 2017
“Darren was very thorough and explained everything
Very happy with work done although air con could not be done at the time
Great that it can be picked up and dropped off in my work place and time”

JANE

Hyundai i30 • General Diagnostic


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112 Reviews

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Dent Motors

Middlesbrough , 40 years of experience


26th October 2017
“Dave has done a fantastic job on my car.
I would use this company again.”

PAUL

Honda Civic • Cylinder head gasket replacement

24th April 2015
“Very pleased with the work carried out”

EMMA

Volkswagen Polo • Front wheel bearing set replacement


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5th October 2017
“Chris was great, had an idea of the issue and confirmed it with his gadgets. ”

MARK

Ford Ka • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

2nd August 2017
“Chris was very friendly,knowledgable and helpfull,work was done to a high standard. An assett to click mechanic.”

PETER

Vauxhall/Opel Zafira-B • Timing belt/chain replacement


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Karcare Services Ltd

Berks , 17 years of experience


2nd October 2017
“Mathew was polite, friendly and punctual. The job (Head Gasket replacement) was done extremely diligently. ”

ANDREW

Ford Focus • Cylinder head gasket replacement

12th August 2016
“Mechanic did a very honest job, he had ordered a part as I thought it was more damaged than it was, instead of replacing the part, he just fixed the current part, which was a considerable saving for me”

MARTIN

Kia Picanto • Passenger side Door mirror replacement whole unit

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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