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.
Possible Short Trips
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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