HEAD GASKET REPLACEMENT
Phoenix Auto Repair Shop, Virginia Auto Service, is located in Central Phoenix on 7th Street and Virginia, in-between McDowell and Thomas. Certified technicians offer complete automotive care on Japanese and European imports, as well as domestic cars, light trucks, and SUVs.
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What is a Head Gasket?
Vehicle engines are made up of two major components, the engine cylinder block, and the engine cylinder head. To act as one piece, these two halves must seal to one another or the engine will fail. The head gasket is responsible for maintaining a seal between the engine block and cylinder head. It is a single, or multiple layer, durable material, that prevents engine oil, engine coolant, and combustion gasses from escaping the engine.
Signs of Head Gasket Problems
It is possible for a head gasket to fail at any time, but if the engine oil and engine coolant are properly maintained, it can easily last 100,000-miles. It is difficult to diagnose a head gasket problem because much of it cannot be seen without disassembling the engine. For this reason, you should be aware of the other symptoms for an accurate head gasket problem diagnosis.
Blown or leaking head gasket symptoms include:
One of these symptoms by itself is not usually enough to prove that there is a head gasket leak, but if you are experiencing multiple symptoms, it is highly likely that this is the case. Drive as little as possible if you suspect a problem with your head gasket. Hot gasses and cold coolant moving through the hole in the gasket could erode or warp the metal head or engine block rather quickly. This would leave you with costly engine repairs or replacement.
To keep your head gasket in good condition longer:
Replacing the Head Gasket
Head gasket replacement is no easy feat. Because of the complexity of the repair, it is highly recommended that you not try it at home and bring it to a professional. These are the steps required:
Our expert auto technicians offer the best head gasket replacement services in Phoenix, AZ, at the best prices. We service all makes and models of vehicles and can do any repair whether it be large or small. We offer email reminders for scheduled maintenance, appointments, and walk-ins based on availability.
Call us at 602-266-0200 to schedule an appointment or to get a FREE Second Opinion.
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