Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Kia Spectra5

Kia Spectra5 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $114 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$114 to $124
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $44
Average Dealer price
$180
Average Shop price
$138
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2006 Kia Spectra5L4-2.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$117.05Shop/Dealer Price$143.33 - $189.50
2005 Kia Spectra5L4-2.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$116.17Shop/Dealer Price$142.31 - $187.88
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Parts required for a Kia Spectra5 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Honorio
14 years of experience
I didn't have any special work done, just an oil change and tire rotation. No issues at all. He advised on future changes to air filter and brakes. He didn't try to pretend that there is urgent work that needs to be done now (like some other places do).
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Brandon
13 years of experience
Brandon was great. Showed up on time, was courteous and knowledgeable. He figured out what was wrong and solved my problem after my own regular mechanic charged me $85 for 'computer diagnostics' and couldn't find the issue to fix it. I will definitely call Brandon again!
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Luis
12 years of experience
He was professional and courteous but I have to jump my car off every time I want to go somewhere. The lights and everything comes on fine so I think something from the battery may not be connected to the starter properly. I say this because a friend had a similar problem. Now I have to call again. Thankfully I am off but its a Sunday so I don't know if I will be able to get anyone.
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Great knowledge and interface with client.very professional
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All about Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

The valve cover is a metal cover that is found on very top of the engine. The valve cover is attached to the engine by a gasket made of rubber or cork. The valve cover and gasket seal the top of the engine and prevent oil leaks. These covers are removable so the mechanic can access the valves for adjustment. Because of the high temperature of the engine, it is common for the valve cover gasket to get brittle and break. If the gasket is worn out, it will leak engine oil and the top of the engine will be covered in oil. Since the engine is losing oil, running the car for too long without an inspection and repair can cause engine damage.

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