The average cost for a head gasket replacement is between $1,277 and $1,593. Labor costs are estimated between $1043 and $1317 while parts are priced between $234 and $276. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Head gasket repairs cost between $1,000 and $2,000, sometimes even more. The price of the repair is based on year, make and model of the car. The cost may increase in cars that have engines with two heads, such as a V6 or a V8.
Repairing a blown head gasket costs between $978 and $3204 for most vehicles at most repair shops. Different gasket heads will vary in price, some costing as little as $280 while others will cost over $600. You also have to figure in the price of labor, which can range from around $700 to over $2000.
Many shops will include this in the repair cost. Purchased separately, a cylinder-head gasket can cost $5-$500. Higher-priced units are full gasket sets including additional parts, such as seals, and the lower-cost units include only the gasket.
A blown head gasket is near the top of the list of most expensive car repairs and can be estimated anywhere between $1300 and $1800 according to Repair Pal. This is, of course, a very broad estimate based on the average for many different vehicles so your costs may be even higher depending on the kind of vehicle you drive.
Most head gasket repairs will range from $1,000.00 to over $1,900.00, depending on the year, make and model of the car. This amount may increase in engines that have two heads, like a V6 and V8. The repair itself is very labor intensive as you need to disassemble most of the top half of the engine.
Take the car to a dealer or a good independent shop familiar with your make/model car for estimates. FWIW: I work on BMW’s and have seen a head gasket replacement cost as much as much as $3000 for engines with cast iron blocks.