The Subaru head gasket is the primary engine gasket in your car. It seals oil, coolant, and the combustion chamber itself. If it’s leaking, you may experience symptoms ranging from an oil-burning smell to the engine overheating. But don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. When it comes to quality leak repairs for Subaru head gaskets, we are the name you can trust.

SubieSmith can help you determine the health of your engine’s head gasket and see if you need a Subaru head gasket replacement. When necessary, we will perform the replacement. Our replacement of your Subaru cylinder head gasket ensures your car will be up and running in no time.

 We will also check to see if your car needs Subaru head gasket repair. We are equipped to work on any Subaru model, be it an Outback, Forester, or Legacy.

For years Subaru used a single-layer graphite head gasket. While this head gasket allowed for more cylinder head warpage, it’s rare that they go more than 120k miles without leaking oil from the bottom of the head gasket. Sometimes when the head gasket fails, it will leak coolant into the cylinder or out of the engine. This can cause the engine to overheat, making the problem worse.

When we replace the head gaskets, we use the improved design gasket. This is a multi-layered steel head gasket. These head gaskets will typically last the life of the car

While a gasket replacement may seem like a no-brainer, it’s a task better left to the pros. 


We do the hard work.

Replacing a gasket requires removing and disassembly of your engine. Our experienced, factory-trained mechanics are trained to assemble and disassemble internal engine parts as well as to properly install a replacement head gasket. We sweat the details so you don’t need to worry about a single thingReplacing a gasket requires removing and disassembly of your engine. Our experienced, factory-trained mechanics are trained to assemble and disassemble internal engine parts as well as to properly install a replacement head gasket. We sweat the details so you don’t need to worry about a single thing


We prevent the problem from blowing up.

Prompt action can mean the difference between an expensive repair and a relatively cheap head gasket replacement. Our technicians save you from unnecessarily costly repairs by quickly diagnosing the problem and performing necessary actions with as little downtime as possible.


We make honest recommendations.

We will provide you with an accurate assessment of the urgency of your head gasket repair. If your repair isn’t urgent, we will make sure you know what to look out for as it progresses.


We work on older models.

By experience, we know that certain older models like a pre-2010 Outback or Legacy or a pre-2011 Forester can be more prone to head gasket leakage. Count on us to tap on our extensive network to find the Subaru replacement parts you need.

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    Our Subaru head gasket fix services cover everything that you need. For basic Subaru head gaskets, we offer upgraded MLS head gaskets, thermostat gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, coolant crossover pipe seals, exhaust manifold gaskets, valve cover gasket set, new coolant, and an oil change.

    You don’t have to worry about our prices for Subaru head gasket repair and maintenance. We are verified to have the best prices in Lakewood, although we do charge an additional $200 if the cylinder heads need to be resurfaced. We stay in touch with you during the process, in case any other engine repair needs to be done.


    Ask us about our head gaskets or set an appointment!  Feel free to call us anytime, even after hours!


    SubieSmith is the one repair service that provides top-grade workmanship at competitive prices. Unlike other shops that proceed with the work without letting you in on the work that needs to be done, we are transparent with our process. We walk you through the necessary repairs and replacements. We make sure you are well informed about every item that appears on your final bill.


    Complete Vehicle Inspection – FREE

    Information at Subiesmith is always free. When we perform a bumper-to-bumper inspection on your car, you will receive a full report on what we find, good and bad. Along with the context of how the pending repairs may impact vehicle operation, our best estimates of the timeframes for repairs, and helpful hints and tips to minimize the risk of damage if repairs need to wait.

    • No Scare Tactics – We promise that we will present the recommendations with an appropriate level of urgency. If everything is an emergency, nothing is.
    • No High-Pressure Sales – Our goal is to equip you with all the information you need to make educated decisions about how to handle repairs and maintenance on your Subaru. You don’t have to be a mechanic to do this. We will help bridge that information gap.
    • No Surprises – As always, any and all prices we provide are “all-included” prices. Even sales tax. No one likes surprise charges when they go to pick up their car.

    Modified Vehicle Policy

    Is your Subaru modified? Have you added some high performance parts or a lift kit? If so, these modifications may exclude your vehicle from being able to be serviced at Subiesmith. Depending on the modifications made, our standard diagnostic information and part sources may not be helpful. Please contact us with any questions about the impact your modifications may have on our ability to service your vehicle.

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    Subiesmith is completely transparent in walking customers through the necessary repairs and guarantees their work, unlike other mechanic shops that just hand you a bill when they’re finished.


    7999 W 16th Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80214
    (720) 295-0007