Valve Cover Gasket Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you · Backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty · Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

GET A QUOTE Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

How much does Valve Cover Gasket Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chrysler Sebring $233 $107.31 $126.00 22% $300.81
2004 Toyota Camry $107 $37.38 $70.00 25% $144.88
2014 Nissan Sentra $125 $27.05 $98.00 29% $177.55
2014 Cadillac ATS $331 $71.79 $259.00 29% $469.54
2014 Infiniti Q60 $256 $81.44 $175.00 26% $350.19
2010 Porsche Cayenne $380 $134.65 $245.00 25% $510.90
GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service

Why is the valve cover gasket important?

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.

Keep in mind:

When the valve cover gasket is replaced, the valve cover should be inspected as well.

Replacing a valve gasket cover:

  • Inspect the valve cover for leaks.
  • Remove and replace the valve cover gasket(s) if faulty.

When the valve gasket cover could be the problem:

If you notice oil on the ground beneath your car, get your car inspected as soon as you can. Do not drive the car for too long with low engine oil. If they see an oil leak, most mechanics will inspect the valve cover gasket first. Schedule regular oil changes to minimize the sludge formation in your engine.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Valve Cover Gasket?

  • Oil is leaking.
  • Debris and oil around the valve cover.
  • Slight oil smell.
  • Oil found in spark plug wells.

Why replacing a faulty valve gasket cover is crucial:

Your engine’s internal pieces are lubricated with oil. This oil needs to stay in the engine, because the engine relies on it, and it can be harmful if it leaks out. To keep the oil where it belongs, your engine is sealed in many places. On the top, your engine is sealed by the valve cover. This valve cover has a gasket (which is made out of rubber or cork), which seals the cover to the engine, and keeps any oil from leaking out.

If the gasket deteriorates, oil will begin to leak out. If the oil leaks out, your engine will not be properly lubricated, and serious engine damage can occur. Oil that leaks out through the valve cover gasket can also fall into the exhaust system and ignite an engine fire.

Fast and easy Valve Cover Gasket Replacement service at your home or office.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Recent Valve Cover Gasket Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,759

Rating Summary
1,662
55
12
3
27
1,662
55
12
3
27

Andrew

8 years of experience
394 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
I was happy he could come on a holiday weekend and take care of the repairs.
1997 ACURA INTEGRA - VALVE COVER GASKET - BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
Very convenient with things being done in a timely manner
2006 NISSAN MURANO - VALVE COVER GASKET - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Duane

22 years of experience
323 reviews
Duane
22 years of experience
All around awesome dude who knows his stuff. Doesn't try to swindle his *female* customers. Very professional and highly recommended.
2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU - VALVE COVER GASKET - CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

Wilson

10 years of experience
202 reviews
Wilson
10 years of experience
Wilson arrived early and was very professional in his preparation and completion of the work as scheduled. He provided some insights on future maintenance needed along with guidance on the timing of those items. I was very impressed with his knowledge and work. I would recommend him for your repairs and will be back in touch with him to complete the future maintenance noted.
2003 TOYOTA MATRIX - VALVE COVER GASKET - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com