Subaru Blown Head Gasket Replacement Service Information in Seattle, WA

Blown Head Gasket Replacement - Common Services Available at the Carter Subaru Ballard Service Department

Get your blown head gasket replaced at Carter Subaru Ballard in Seattle, WA

Deep inside your Subaru engine, where combustion takes place and rapidly-moving parts generate a ton of heat while the engine makes its power, the head gasket plays a critical role. This gasket keeps oil, coolant and engine combustion gasses separate from one another. With this gasket in place, oil lubricates the moving parts, coolant pulls heat away from the engine and combustion occurs smoothly.

However, the head gasket can blow if it experiences excessive stress. If this happens, the engine can begin to overheat, can begin burning oil or coolant and the engine may even begin to misfire. This is a critical engine failure that must be professionally addressed. Once the head gasket has failed, your Subaru will be unsafe to drive! Instead, trust the professional service team at Carter Subaru Ballard to get you back on the road again. We can repair your engine correctly, and keep you going for thousands of miles to come.

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Why does my Head Gasket Need to be Repaired?

If the head gasket has failed in your engine, you're likely to notice a number of symptoms. Your engine may begin to idle roughly if the gasket has failed between two cylinders. Since each cylinder cannot hold onto its ideal compression, you may also notice misfires. More commonly, engine overheating, a white smoke from the tailpipe and a smell of burning oil can also indicate a possible head gasket failure.

When the head gasket fails, oil can begin to leak or mix with engine coolant, coolant can begin to leak into the combustion chambers, or the engine could begin to burn oil. In short, it's bad news. Left unaddressed, an engine with a failed head gasket will quickly overheat and fail altogether. If you're able to turn the engine off quickly when it begins to overheat, you can potentially save the engine from severe damage. You can then have it towed to our service department for a long-term repair.

How Soon Should I Have my Blown Head Gasket Repaired?

Remember: An engine that's operating when it overheats will rapidly sustain major damage. In a matter of minutes, overheating aluminium parts can actually melt and fuse together - rendering the engine useless. Be sure to have a vehicle serviced immediately if you notice engine overheating or you suspect a failed head gasket.

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Schedule your Carter Subaru Ballard Service Visit

To schedule your next service appointment, visit this page right here on our site. Just pick the perfect time for you, and we'll look forward to meeting you and your vehicle then. You can also give us a call to speak with a service advisor about any questions that you might have. Or, just visit our service center at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Walk-ins always welcome!

Home of the Hassle-Free Service Experience since 1960 - Carter Subaru

Here at Carter Subaru Ballard, we're your partners in caring for and maintaining your Subaru vehicle. A Subaru is truly built to last, and we'll help it last even longer while looking and driving its best. Our factory-trained technicians will use OEM and Subaru-authorized parts to give you the very best possible quality. Reach out to us with all your Subaru service questions and concerns! You'll see that our prices are competitive with local garages and service chains.

  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

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From the South
-I-5 northbound - Take Exit 167 on the left for Mercer Street toward Seattle Center.
-After going through the tunnel move to the right lane, take a RIGHT at the stoplight (Fairview)
-LEFT at the stoplight (Valley St), move to the far right lane.
-RIGHT at the second stoplight (Westlake Ave N), Lake Union should be on your right.
-Follow Westlake and stay in the right lane and take the Fremont Bridge to the right.
-After crossing the draw-span of the bridge take a LEFT at the second stoplight (Fremont Place).
Follow Freemont place for aprox. 1.5 miles which will turn into Leary Ave.  After going under the Ballard bridge the road will bend to the right and Carter Subaru Ballard will be on your left in a couple blocks.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
  • Parts: (877) 884-0162

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
Seattle Subaru Service, Car Repair & Maintenance at Carter Subaru Ballard