When you’re searching for a repair shop to perform your head gasket replacement in Kent WA, contact the skilled team at Central Avenue Automotive! Family-owned and operated since 1998, we offer full-service maintenance and repairs for most makes and models. We believe in delivering quality service, and it shows. We’re ASE-certified, AAA-approved, and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We use only the most up-to-date and advanced equipment to ensure you receive the best possible work for your vehicle.

Call us today at (253) 854-6762 or request an appointment online. 

Why is a Cylinder Head Gasket Replacement Needed?

The cylinder head gasket is a vital component that’s located between the engine block and the cylinder head. The gasket is responsible for sealing the internal combustion chamber to prevent coolant and motor oil from mixing or leaking. This allows the engine to have the proper compression it needs to maintain power. It also helps prevent the engine from overheating and catching fire. 

Over time, the seal between the cylinder head and engine block can wear out or fail, especially if the engine has been driven while it’s overheated or has had continuous problems with overheating. When this happens, the channels between the cylinder head and engine are no longer sealed, which can cause your car to leak coolant, engine oil, or gas from the combustion chamber. In some cases, a blown head gasket can also be caused by making a habit of using lower octane gas than recommended. 

When the oil and coolant mix, it reduces the oil’s ability to keep the engine’s moving parts properly lubricated. This can cause significant damage to the pistons, bearings, cylinders, and other components.

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Super nice people, Conner was at the front desk as well as another person but I didn’t catch her name. Both were helpful. The shop couldn’t repair my issue due to the manufacturer requiring specific tools. They did a safety inspection and didn’t charge me for it or for the diagnostics since they couldn’t perform the fix!
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Common Signs You Need a Cylinder Head Gasket Replacement

Here are some common signs you may need to schedule a head gasket replacement at our Kent WA shop:

  • Overheating
  • Reduced engine power
  • Higher coolant or oil consumption
  • White smoke coming from the exhaust pipe
  • Milky or discolored oil 
  • Coolant or oil leaks
  • Rough idling
  • Bubbling sounds coming from the radiator

Although you can often still drive a car with a blown head gasket, it’s not recommended. In most cases, a blown head gasket will lead to continual overheating issues–and engine damage that could need a complete overhaul. For this reason, it’s best to get a cylinder head gasket replacement at the first sign of trouble. 

Makes We Service

We offer head gasket replacement in Kent WA for nearly all makes and models, including:

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Exceptional Service, Every Time

At Central Avenue Automotive, we’re well known for our excellence in customer service. We ensure each customer receives the same level of dedication and service while focusing on being reliable, thorough, and prompt. We’re equipped to handle any range of auto care you may need, from simple oil changes, tune ups, and factory scheduled maintenance to major auto repairs, like engine rebuilds. Whether you need head gasket repairs or need to service your cooling system, you can rely on us for all your automotive needs

To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (253) 854-6762. 

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