Lexus Head Gasket Repair

Head Gasket Repair at Germain Lexus of Easton

Your vehicle's head gasket is located between the engine block and cylinder and is designed to provide a seal for the combustion chamber. Although many people don't understand what exactly the head gasket is or what it does, they tend to cringe when they are told that the head gasket needs replacement. Although the problem isn't typically terminal, it can be costly and cause more damage if the problem isn't addressed. The signs of a blown head gasket aren't always obvious, so it's important to know the signs of a failing head gasket to have repairs done in Columbus, OH as soon as possible.

4 Signs It's Time to Have The Head Gasket Replaced

Change in Oil Color

If the head gasket needs to be repaired, it causes the coolant to leak into the vehicle's combustion chamber and then seeps past the piston rings and into the oil. Once the coolant finds its way into the oil, it causes a change in the color of the oil; typically, it turns a white or milky color. This change in color can be spotted on the dipstick as well as around the filler cap for the engine oil. If you notice any change in the motor oil, it's important to take your vehicle to your mechanic in Canal Winchester, New Albany, or Reynoldsburg, OH as soon as possible.

White Smoke Coming from the Exhaust

When the seal around the head gasket is compromised, it allows coolant to flow into the combustion chamber. Once this happens, the coolant burns and evaporates with the combustion process, which causes it to appear as white smoke coming from the exhaust system. Smoke coming from the exhaust can mean a variety of problems, so anytime you notice smoke, especially white smoke coming from the exhaust, it's essential that you have your vehicle inspected by the technicians at Germain Lexus of Easton as soon as possible.

Loss of Horsepower

A failing head gasket can cause a loss of compression, potentially causing the engine to overheat and, ultimately, the loss of power. This can be dangerous, especially if the power fails as you are driving, so it's essential that you have a professional technician inspect your vehicle as soon as you suspect there may be an issue with the head gasket.

Engine Overheating

A few different things may cause your engine to overheat, none of which should be overlooked. Not only can an overheating engine cause a blown head gasket, but it may be a sign of an already failing head gasket. If the head gasket needs to be repaired, it can cause the exhaust gases to enter the cooling system, which instantly heats the coolant, causing the engine to overheat. If you suspect there is a problem with the coolant system, it's important to check the coolant level routinely and to have the vehicle professionally inspected.

Schedule Head Gasket Service at Germain Lexus of Easton

If you suspect you have a blown head gasket, do not take your time to diagnose the problem. The sooner you have the head gasket repaired, the less risk there will be of additional problems occurring.  Schedule your appointment or give us a call to have your vehicles inspected at Germain Lexus of Easton in Columbus, OH, and the surrounding areas of Canal Winchester, New Albany, and Reynoldsburg, OH.


Germain Lexus of Easton

Directions COLUMBUS, OH 43219

  • Sales: 614-474-8580
  • Service: 855-615-5757

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed