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Head Gasket

What is a blown head gasket?

The head gasket is the seal between the cylinder head and the engine block. It seals and protects the engine so it can continue running smoothly at a good temperature. If the head gasket cracks, coolant, and oil will start mixing within the engine. This will cause the engine to overheat and cause further calamities.


Tech tip: always keep an eye on your engine temperature gauge. The worst thing you can do to your vehicle is let it run when the temperature gauge is above normal operating temperature.

What are the symptoms of a blown head gasket?

If your engine overheats often, feels slower than usual, or blows white smoke on start-up or during acceleration, you most likely have a blown head gasket. If you peek into your engine bay, you might also notice milky sludge on the underside of your oil filler cap. That's due to coolant seeping into your engine and mixing with the oil.


Is it worth fixing a blown head gasket?

Replacing a blown head gasket could be one of the more costly repairs due to the expertise, time, and resources it takes. A blown head gasket could cause further expenses if it's not replaced on time. If you love your car and plan on driving it for many more miles, we highly suggest replacing the head gasket to avoid further costly repairs.


When can I get my vehicle serviced?

You can rely on us for same-day estimates and fast service. Feel free to call us to schedule an appointment or fill out the form below. We’re open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays.

Schedule an Appointment

There's a new auto pit stop in town. Visit us for fast, dependable, and honest vehicle diagnosis and service. We offer full-service auto care as well as state inspections and alignment. 

630B Highway 6 South

Houston, Texas  77079

Mon - Fri   8 AM - 6 PM

Saturday    8 AM - 1 PM

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It is our mission to set a new standard for auto service shops in the automotive industry. Our highly skilled and ASE-certified technicians and service staff make it their priority to provide a make, model, and condition-specific diagnosis with easy-to-understand digital reports with pictures and notes attached.

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