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Wrench hand blue

74 Reviews



Brierley Hill , 5 years of experience

16th January 2018
“Rhys has been excellent today. He’s currently halfway through a long job (head gasket) and he has explained everything thoroughly. I’m very happy with Rhys’s work.”


Ford Transit Connect • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

22nd September 2016
“Rhys was punctual, friendly, and I'm happy with his work.”


MG ZS • Interim Service


44 Reviews


21st December 2017
“Fantastic work by RSG, I was blown away by the friendliness and clear communication throughout. Our 2009 Corsa had a cylinder head issue - the car was collected, repaired and dropped back off again all in a couple of days. I had photo and video updates and calls each day on progress. Outstanding, I’d highly recommend RSG! Car is now running absolutely spot on.

First time using ClickMechanic - great experience with their team too. “



Vauxhall Corsa • Cylinder head & gasket replacement

27th January 2018
“Job done quickly and professionally ”


Volkswagen Crafter • Front brake pads (all) replacement


1 Reviews


Underwood Garage

Nottingham , 30 years of experience

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


BMW 3 Series • Cylinder head gasket replacement

Wrench hand blue

550 Reviews


Mobile Autocare

Essex , 20 years of experience

16th November 2017
“Very good,”


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

28th July 2017
“Great service - Lee arrived earlier than initially expected
the repairs were completed in just over an hour, despite finding an issue with the rear brake calipers.

definitely will use this service again


Vauxhall/Opel Zafira-B • Rear brake disc (both) replacement

Wrench hand blue

117 Reviews


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.”


Honda Civic • Cylinder head gasket replacement

19th September 2015
“Very helpful and informative.”


Renault Clio II/Clio Campus/Clio Storia • Throttle cable 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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