Head Gasket repair & replacement made easy

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58 Reviews

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7th August 2017
“Really happy with the work done by Simon no problems so far job Well done ”

MOHSIN

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

15th July 2017
“Simon was excellent on time professional and polite. Would recommend this service to anyone thinking of using it.”

TREVOR

Volkswagen Golf IV • Diagnostic inspection


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22 Reviews

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Bck Automotive

Ludham , 14 years of experience


28th July 2017
“Ben was fantastic . Professional service . Great communication and a excellent job . Highly recommend ”

SAMANTHA

Mitsubishi L200/Triton • Cylinder head gasket replacement

17th June 2014
“Absolutely first class,explained everything very professional”

STEPHEN

BMW 1 Series • Diagnostic Inspection


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169 Reviews

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Lm Mobile Mechanic

Sale , 12 years of experience


26th July 2017
“Excellent job, very knowledgable and took the time out to explain everything to me, didn't rip me off whatsoever. Tried to help me save money. Didn't try to sell me anything extra and did the job at hand. Really happy with the service provided. And click mechanic sent me a breakdown of all the cost for parts and labour. I knew what I was getting for my money. Thanks Jamie and Lee (North-West area) highly recommend you both. “
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MEHTAB

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

7th May 2016
“Great service and excellent work carried out on my car I would recommend 100% and I will use again for future work ”

COLIN

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia • Engine oil cooler replacement


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1 Reviews

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Flatwood Motors

Worksop, Nottinghamshire , 14 years of experience


20th July 2017
“My Mechanic Richard was fabulous, so helpful and understanding.”

BELINDA

Vauxhall/Opel Tigra-B • Cylinder head & gasket replacement


Wrench hand blue

141 Reviews

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All In Cab Hire Ltd

London , 12 years of experience


18th July 2017
“Paul was friendly and made me feel confident that he fully understood the work to be carried out on my car He made me aware that there could be other items that may need to be replaced as part of the repair.
The only minor negative comment I have is that I would like to have been contacted about the time of the return of the car to me.“

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BARRY

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-J • Cylinder head gasket replacement

9th January 2017
“Paul was prompt, clear and more than willing to give advice. Car drives a lot smoother, which beat my expectations!”

DAVID

Citroen DS4 • MOT with collection & delivery

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
Car2009 Volkswagen Touran Franchise Dealer Est.£944 - £1044 Independent Garage Est.£468 - £517 ClickMechanic Est.£463 - £511 Saving51%
Car2010 Chevrolet Cruze Franchise Dealer Est.£463 - £512 Independent Garage Est.£256 - £283 ClickMechanic Est.£253 - £280 Saving45%
Car1999 Proton Persona Franchise Dealer Est.£342 - £394 Independent Garage Est.£290 - £334 ClickMechanic Est.£287 - £330 Saving16%
Car2002 Seat Ibiza Franchise Dealer Est.£459 - £507 Independent Garage Est.£252 - £279 ClickMechanic Est.£249 - £276 Saving45%
Car2009 Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic III Franchise Dealer Est.£1485 - £1641 Independent Garage Est.£860 - £950 ClickMechanic Est.£849 - £939 Saving42%

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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