Head Gasket repair & replacement made easy

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39 Reviews


14th October 2018
“Inderjit was great My Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Limited 2003 was losing coolant at a rate of one litre every 200 miles. Quoted by main agent possibly more than the car was worth, but contacted Click Mechanics and accepted a reasonable quote from Inderjit, He ground the cylinder head and fitted a new gasket and pressure cap to the coolant reservoir along with other parts that required replacing.
Although I have driven only a few miles since there shows no loss of coolant and is driving like a new car.“



Jeep Cherokee • Cylinder head gasket replacement

9th August 2018
“Quick, friendly and efficient collect and return service. Very happy.
Now please stop asking me for more details!”


Nissan Note • Auxiliary drive belt replacement


64 Reviews


Swinton Recovery Ltd

Salford , 52 years of experience

17th September 2018
“Great job, picked the car up and dropped it off too. Also managed to fit in an MOT for me at the last minute.”


Chevrolet Cruze • Cylinder head gasket replacement

1st June 2018
“Amazing mechanic who kept me updated on everything, then turned up and carried out an outstanding job”


Audi A5 • Auxiliary drive belt replacement


355 Reviews


21st August 2018
“Hassan was very good, very knowledgeable and helpful. Diagnosed the problem in no time and completed all the work in the time frame we agreed.”


Fiat Punto • Cylinder head gasket replacement

12th December 2016
“Yes very pleased would definately use in future 👍🏼”


Ford Sportka • HT Lead replacement

Wrench hand blue

10 Reviews


20th August 2018
“Great service. Collected my car from my home the very next day.
All repaired and delivered back to my house.
Kept me informed of any issues throughout, and diagnosed any other problems.
Great communication, great service, well happy and much cheaper than my own mechanic.




Vauxhall Insignia • Cylinder head gasket replacement

6th October 2015
“No complaints here and chatty man .”


Volvo S40 • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - both left

Wrench hand blue

215 Reviews


Voller Mechanics

Salisbury , 19 years of experience

20th August 2018
“David was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced. I am delighted with the outcome to a major piece of engine work”


Vauxhall Zafira • Cylinder head gasket replacement

27th June 2018
“David sorted out my car today and was very professional very much appreciated !”


Renault Grand Scenic • Starter motor 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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