Depending on the degree of damage already sustained, you may be able to drive a short distance. If your vehicle still runs, you risk causing serious engine damage by driving it with a blown head gasket. Tow the car if possible.
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Blown head gaskets display serious overheating. If you are experiencing repeated overheating problems, have your mechanic check for other possible causes before doing a major repair such as a head gasket replacement. If you can add water after overheating and the engine runs, a quick trip might get you home.
Even if the vehicle will still drive, consider having it towed to the repair shop if you suspect a blown head gasket. Further driving can cause serious damages and costly repairs. Compare the cost of replacing the head gasket to the cost of replacing the engine.
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