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Head Gasket Repair or Replacement
Cars that experience overheating, smoke, and poor performance may suffer from head gasket problems. It is a piece of the engine that seals the pressure and liquids inside for optimal performance. When the head gasket loosens or breaks, it can affect the car in numerous ways. LMW Auto Repair is your service center for any head gasket problems.
What You Should Know About Your Car’s Head Gaskets
Why Does the Head Gasket Break?
Like any car part, the head gasket experiences wear and tear over time. However, some factors can speed up the process. These include:
- An overheating engine can start breaking the seal of the head gasket. Overheating usually implies that the engine does not have enough coolant.
- A small detonation from combustion can lead to enough of an impact to blow the head gasket.
- Improper installation from a previous job puts the gasket and engine at risk.
How Do I Know If There’s A Problem?
Several symptoms indicate a problem with the head gasket. You may experience one or a combination of these:
- Coolant levels are low.
- Engine temperature is increasing or constantly high.
- Oil leaks
- Smoke is coming from the car’s exhaust.
- Frothy or foamy oil (contaminated)
The best thing to do when these issues arise is to contact us as soon as possible. If left unattended, a blown head gasket can cause engine damage. The damage can also cascade to other parts of the car, costing you more in the process.
Head Gasket Repair Costs
A head gasket is an expensive car part, but it is essential for the car’s survival. Depending on the make and model, it can cost anywhere from $10 to $400. There is also the cost of labor as precision is necessary for its installation. Technicians must take their time to ensure there are no loose parts or leaks.
When installing a new head gasket, technicians must separate much of the engine. It means that everything must connect back at the optimal settings and specifications. It will allow the head gasket to hold. A proper installation will also ensure that the engine runs at an efficient pace.
Why Choose LaScuola Motorworks
A head gasket repair can be tricky without professional help. You have to go to a shop with enough experience to ensure no problems happen after the fix. LMW Auto repair has handled many head gasket issues for many years. We offer some of the best prices in the area and quality work to match it.
Our skilled and certified technicians are ready to serve you. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
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Our Service Area
We have locations in Randallstown and Eldersburg/Sykesville, but we have happy clients all around Baltimore, including Ellicott City, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Westminster, Finksburg, Marriottsville, Granite, and even as far away as Towson. Get the car care you need.
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We Have TWO Locations:
10917 Liberty Rd, Randallstown, MD 21133
6100 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784
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