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Wrench hand blue

11 Reviews


Awm Garage

Wigan , 31 years of experience

14th August 2018
“Andy at AWM was fantastic kept me informed throughout the entire process and was very good at explaining everything to me, the car is much better now”


BMW 3 Series • Cylinder head gasket replacement

12th July 2018
“due to incident on m58 andy couldnt make it till thursday the job he has done on my car is fantastic he is pleasant and honest and i will be using him again”


Volkswagen Polo • Timing belt/chain replacement


208 Reviews


Industry Approved

London , 5 years of experience

19th July 2018
“Joseph was very friendly and polite when he came to collect my car. he also explained what the job entailed and how long the car would be away.
i would recommend Joseph and click mechanic to my friends.”


Vauxhall Insignia • Cylinder head gasket replacement

4th July 2017
“Samuel who was signed to do the assessment of the car was unfortunately not great at communicating his arrival problems. Said he'd be at the car for 3:45pm to start assessment but hadn't shown up or communicated problems getting there. I turned up an hour after this time to find no mechanic. Had to call him twice before getting a reply..
so lack of communication not great!
However once communication was found his colleague who filled in for him did a great job, thorough inspection of car and communication about his findings of the car was great.. v helpful..
I think his name was Nigel.. great job
Thank you.

The star rating is for the mechanic that did the job.. “



Seat Ibiza • Pre-purchase Inspection


409 Reviews


G.r. Autocare

Peterborough , 30 years of experience

13th July 2018
“Very friendly and very helpful. Cylinder head replacement. A big job but all seems to be working perfectly again. Thank you”


Citroen C3 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

13th May 2018
“Gary was very personable and knew his stuff. The work was done quickly, expertly and without fuss. I would be more than happy to use Gary again and to recommend him to others.”


Toyota AYGO • Alternator belt replacement


8 Reviews


13th July 2018
“Mark is a very dedicated young man , my initial concerns where groundless I'm very happy with the work he carried out ( cylinder head gasket ) the performance is excellent . I would have no quarms in having him do work for me in the future , so if you want a quality job done at a realistic price you know who to call thank you Mark.”


Hyundai i20 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

29th November 2016
“Great convenient service - will use again. Cheers Mark”


BMW 1 Series • Full Service


43 Reviews


Dimac Autos Ltd

Bradford , 9 years of experience

22nd June 2018
“The mechanic was very friendly and I am happy with the work which was carried out”


Vauxhall Zafira • Cylinder head gasket replacement

4th June 2018
“Quick and deficient service. End cost a little higher than quoted, but the jobs done.”


Skoda Fabia • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

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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