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Wrench hand blue

3 Reviews


15th June 2018
“I was very impressed with the excellent friendly and professional service that I received from these guys and they certainly know their stuff which was very reassuring. They were happy to collect the car at a time convenient for me and kept me updated on progress whilst the job was in hand, including information on parts deliveries and completion time details. It was a major repair and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the work was completed and happy with the reasonable, competitive price. A perfect no-hassle service all round that I felt very comfortable with and will have no hesitation in recommending. Many thanks.“


Peugeot 207 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

29th March 2018
“The mechanic arrived on time, called in advance and was very helpful. He loaded the car and what was it! I received it the next day delivered safe and sound with a new clutch and flywheel. Very happy.”


Vauxhall Insignia • Clutch replacement


5 Reviews


Vims Auto Repair Ltd

Dartford , 15 years of experience

12th June 2018
“Vim was very knowledgable and communicated well. He left my car cleaned after the job was done.”


Vauxhall Corsa • Cylinder head gasket replacement

24th April 2017
“They did well with the job,but the booking was delayed they are probably very busy.I am happy anyway with the job done.”


Vauxhall/Opel Vectra-C • Front door window winder mechanism replacement


24 Reviews


Spanner Works

London , 40 years of experience

25th May 2018
“I advised them at the beginning that this was an old car which had been left to rot on our drive for several years. Initially they quoted for the Head Gasket, however after communication of the problems with the car, which they advised me of, they were happy and me for them to proceed in getting this car back on the road. I advised that there was no rush, which I believe worked well for us both.
In the end they managed to get all the works done to the car along with MOT. It is back on the road and I am giving it plenty of TLC. What they did in the end; Battery
Coolant hose
Cylinder head bolts
Cylinder head gasket kit
Cylinder head skim
Engine coolant/antifreeze
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
Fuel pump
Ignition coil and lead

Happy Customer! Thank you“



MG TF • Cylinder head gasket replacement

3rd December 2017
“Spanner was verybgood and knowledgeable.


Saab 9-3 • Traction Control Inspection


42 Reviews


21st May 2018
“The guys at RPS Garage services were great & friendly especially Ray who pointed out other faults that could be fixed with used parts to keep the bill low.”


Peugeot 207 • Cylinder head gasket replacement

19th April 2018
“Ray did a great job collecting and returning the car promptly and generally exceeded my expectations. Great job done and good communication before, during and after. Thank you! I am happy with the work carried out.”


Rover 75 • Timing belt/chain replacement


231 Reviews


19th May 2018
“The good and friendly communication, good service,and Pleasant care with good work done,thanks Mr.Zak.”


Vauxhall Astra • Cylinder head gasket replacement

10th October 2017
“Zak, was very helpful and prompt....an excellent service.”


Citroen Berlingo/Berlingo First I/II • SRS/Airbags Inspection

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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