Head Gasket Replacement in Castro Valley, CA
Welcome to Adams Autoworx. Our family-owned and operated Castro Valley auto repair facility offers Quality, Value, Service. We can provide your vehicle with comprehensive maintenance services and repairs, including major engine repairs like head gasket replacement.
A blown head gasket is a serious problem. It requires major repairs that should be performed by seasoned professionals. We recommend taking your car to a shop that employs ASE-certified technicians. At Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley, we offer blown head gasket replacement service, and our technicians are in fact certified by ASE – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Signs of a head gasket problem:
You need to get your car to a trusted mechanic as soon as possible if your car exhibits one or more of these symptoms:
- Overheating engine during a prolonged drive
- Engine misfire might be a sign of a blown head gasket
- Smell of Sulphur from the coolant reservoir
- White exhaust coming out of the tailpipe – usually a sign of a blown head gasket.
Head Gasket Replacement Procedures:
First, we need to diagnose the problem, to make sure that it truly requires head gasket replacement. The repair is expensive, so we want to make sure that it is necessary.
Once we determine that head gasket replacement is necessary, the second step is to remove the engine from the vehicle. At that point, our technicians can disassemble the engine and inspect it for damage. Depending on the nature of the damage, additional repairs may be needed, not just head gasket replacement.
The third step is to clean the metal surfaces and prepare them for the new head gasket. Once the new head gasket is installed, any additional damage is repaired, and heads are resealed, we can proceed with engine reassembly. At this point, if your vehicle needs timing belt replacement, clutch replacement, or drive belt replacement, we recommend performing these repairs, because all of these components are now exposed and easily accessible – it will save you a lot of money.
The final steps are engine reassembly and testing. Once the engine is installed, and the power train reconnected, we test it to make sure it’s working as expected. The final step is a test drive to make sure that the entire system works up to specifications under real-world conditions.
Head gasket replacement, like all repairs performed at our Castro Valley auto care facility, is backed by our 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty. In addition to friendly service, you can also anticipate:
- Original Equipment Sourced/Supplier or better quality parts
- Nationally ASE certified technicians working on your car
- Free digital vehicle inspection with service or repair
- Military and first responders discounts
- Free local Uber/Lyft
Whether your vehicle is exhibiting any of the symptoms of a blown head gasket, or if you have a concern about any aspect of your vehicle, call Adams Autoworx auto repair facility in Castro Valley. We also offer convenient appointments on our website.