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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
2004 Pontiac Montana $234 $24.08 $210.00 32% $346.58
2004 Volvo V70 $502 $39.93 $462.00 33% $749.43
2007 Ford Ranger $218 $28.69 $189.00 31% $318.94
2009 GMC Acadia $351 $91.77 $259.00 28% $489.52
2009 Volkswagen CC $382 $25.33 $357.00 33% $573.58
2004 BMW 745Li $471 $65.49 $406.00 31% $688.99
2014 Lincoln MKT $469 $13.76 $455.00 34% $712.51
2014 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $658 $21.44 $637.00 34% $999.69
2013 Jaguar XFR-S $682 $58.91 $623.00 32% $1015.66
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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service

What is the Valve Cover Gasket all about?

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.

How it's done:

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

Our recommendation:

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.

How important is this service?

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.

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Robert

27 years of experience
435 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
Punctual, fast, professional and honest. He fixed the leak in the back of my motor and detect fine cracks in he exhaust that he fixed at no charge. In general I am very satisfied with Robert and I would recommend him with confidence to my colleagues and friends.
2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - VALVE COVER GASKET - SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Robert

27 years of experience
435 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
Service was perfect for my schedule and have already recommended him to our company for possible listing on our Portal.
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY - VALVE COVER GASKET - SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

Robert

27 years of experience
435 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
I love this service! It's awesome. No rental, no travel and it's done in my driveway?Great prices too....very fair and more than half the price of dealerships.
2001 MERCEDES-BENZ C240 - VALVE COVER GASKET - MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA

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