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13 Reviews

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Carcraft

Bristol , 40 years of experience


11th April 2018
“Good communication and they responded to queries. They arrived at the time that they said they would. They appeared friendly and knowledgeable.”

FIONA

Peugeot 206 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

6th December 2016
“Yes he was”

MILAN

Ford Mondeo • Car Won't Start Inspection


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131 Reviews

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8th April 2018
“Very happy and highly recommended for both value and expertise. The Cylinder Head Gasket was replaced in location which was impressive”

ANTHONY

Peugeot 207 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

4th October 2017
“Dan was great efficient & courteous, job done in no time at all.”

COLIN

Volvo V40 • Heater blower control module/resistor replacement - front


Wrench hand blue

9 Reviews

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Paddock Wood Mot Service And Repairs

Paddock Wood , 40 years of experience


6th April 2018
“Richard kept in touch throughout the repair and his company done a good job. Good quality service and great price”

TONY

Ford C-MAX • Cylinder head gasket replacement

4th September 2017
“Richard was very good kept well informed of what he was doing good job done credit to him self ”

COLIN

Ford Fiesta • Front wheel bearing (one) replacement


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4 Reviews

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D R Automotive Ltd

Stone , 15 years of experience


22nd March 2018
“Thank you for Excellent service, very reliable and knowledgeable people would recommend them to anyone.”

JAMES

Audi Coupe • Cylinder head gasket replacement

20th January 2017
“Dave was great, gave plenty of communication and did a great job”

IAN

Ford Focus • Fuel pump replacement


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24 Reviews

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Smc Autos Ltd

Milton Keynes , 10 years of experience


15th March 2018
“Great job. Friendly service. Let me see the work they inteoto do and discussed my options. Completed the world in a good time period”

ROGER

BMW 3 Series • Cylinder head gasket replacement

8th October 2017
“Thay diagnosed my car and fixed the fault that was identified, good work”

KES

Ford Focus • Fuel pump 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
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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