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Head Gasket in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Newcastle upon Tyne (306 found)
AF Service Centre
499 Jobs Completed
Cramlington
4.9 / 5

Established in 1998, we are an independent garage with an aim to provide a first-class service to our customers both private and business. Delivering our customers with an honest, efficient and professional service is paramount to us and we strive to deliver nothing less. As we have grown, we have moved forward with the industry, modifying our equipment and services to meet industry and customer requirements.

Over the years we have successfully maintained our client base and have built relations with many customers who have in return, through recommendation brought new custom year after year. After all, the most successful form of advertisement is a personal recommendation.

Our highly-skilled team of mechanics has over 80 years’ experience in a wide range of mechanical repairs and services from clutch and gearbox repairs to servicing and MOT’s, every job is carried out with the same level professionalism. With a wealth of knowledge, they can provide repairs to a variety of makes and models and have the ability and equipment to diagnose faults promptly ensuring you are back on the road swiftly. We are also one of the only workshops offering a welding service in our area.

Here at AF Service Centre you will receive transparent prices and honest advice leaving you with peace of mind that you and your vehicle are in good hands. All our parts are OE quality and are sourced from well-recognized suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty.

ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
212 Jobs Completed
Hebburn
4.8 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS10125 (equivelant to PAS125), ISO9001, Vosa and autofirst network.

All of our technicians are ATA qualified and have over 20 years experience in the coachworks business.

We can repair from minor to major damage on all vehicles. Currently we have contracts with Newcastle city council, MAN truck and bus, Port of Tyne, Manheim and Mercedes Bells trucks.

Our Services

Accidental Repair

ID Coachworks carry out retail, fleet and insurance work. Our experience in dealing with car insurers means that we make the process of dealing with your vehicle accident repair as quick and straight forward as possible. We are approved by many major insurance companies.

Repairs, Servicing and Diagnostics

We can carry out and type of mechanical work including, routine servicing, brakes, MOT repairs and diagnostics. Whatever the requirements are we are confident we can offer a competitive quote.

Valet

Every time you visit us for a repair your vehicle will recieve a valet with an optional drop off service.

Tyres and alloy wheel refurbishment

We can restore your alloys to their original glory giving you an affordable alternative to replacing your alloy wheels

Spanner Monkeys
86 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

All garage services offered. Qualified welder/fabricator on site. 4x4 and performance specialist with many years experience. Qualified electrical engineer on site. Ford Blue Oval and Vauxhall Trade Club Partners. Latest Snap on and Land Rover specific diagnostics. DPF and Carbon Clean services offered on site. Suppliers of Ford and Vauxhall parts as local specialist, fitting also offered. Suppliers of modifications for most models of vehicles including suspension, exhausts, wheels and brakes. Suppliers of 4x4 and performance enhancement products including custom stainless steel exhaust systems, winches, lift kits, roll cages, winch bumpers, rock/tree sliders, lighting, LED lighting. Experienced in both rally and off road preparation, from a weekend track car to a complete 4x4 expedition or challenge truck.

Duffys Motors
672 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and set up as a mobile mechanic. In 2016 i opened up a small garage to do biggger jobs. In September 2018 i moved to a bigger garage. I still do mobile work if required please just ask

15 Years experience in the motor trade from Vauxhall servicing to Ferrari timing belts no job is to big or small

We are only 300m from the metro centre. So you can drop your car off and get anywhere on the bus or do a bit shopping

All credit or debit cards accepted

Newcastle Garage Services Brunswick
38 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

At Newcastle garage services are values.
we treat your vehicle with care and always fit protective seat covers.
Ensure your vehicle inspected by our trained technician.
All work will be quoted for before any repairs are carried out.
we will always keep you informed of any delays or complications.
We will also keep all old parts taken off your car for inspection if you so wish.

At Newcastle garage services we offer a full range of repairs
mots class four and class seven
full range of servicing
All repairs undertaken
We have tyre fitting equipment
We have the latest diagnostic equipment

At Newcastle garage services all our work is covered by our warranty
12 months or 12,000 miles on parts and labour

Torque Garage
162 Jobs Completed
Forest Hall
4.9 / 5

Torque Garage has been established for over 30 years with qualified staff and excellent customer satisfaction records. Friendly service, reliable repairs, servicing and advice. We are featured in the Good Garage Scheme, where you can read some of our feedback for peace of mind. Our success is reflected in our new purpose built garage, extending our original premises to accommodate our growing popularity.

Some of our services include;
Motor Engineers
MOT Testing
Servicing
Repairs
Tyres
Exhausts
FREE Courtesy Cars
Accident & Insurance Repairs
Recovery
Body Repairs
Engine Diagnostics
Auto Electricians
Alarms & Immobilisers Fitted/Repaired
Brakes
Air Conditioning
Clutches
Automatic Transmission

Martin Brothers Motor Company
35 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
4.4 / 5

We are the largest independent car dealership, vehicle mot and repair centre in our county. We pride our selves on our customer care, service, satisfaction and have been recognised for this sweeping up 5 national awards this year alone.

Our super modern garage offers all services under one roof along with fully qualified level 3 technicians and master technicians your car is sure to be in the best possible hands.

Our clean and comfortable waiting areas have wifi access and complimentary beverages. They are also fitted with monitors so you can see your vehicle being worked on.

As a company we aim to make life as easy as possible for our customers with the least impact when you are with out your vehicle. We offer complimentary courtesy cars payment plans, mobile services and recovery services too.

Tripal Garage
36 Jobs Completed
Dunston, Gateshead
4.7 / 5

"At Tripal Garage we have 27 years of combined experience in diagnosing, repairing and maintaining cars and light commercial vehicles.With us you can be sure your vehicle is in safe hands. Our experienced technicians work to the highest standards possible using OEM quality service parts and manufacturers quality grade oil.All work undertaken on our customers vehicles is given the utmost attention and consideration, whilst aiming to give a high quality service but at sensible prices as we know what your car means to you."

North East Auto Services - Chester-Le-Street
43 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-street
4.9 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee, Fairfield, Stockton and Chester-le-Street.
We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing, Tyres, Air Conditioning, Repairs and more.

Gator Garage Services
192 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a new local garage in the Bensham / Team Valley Area, we service and repair all makes and models of car and van, when do any job you need no matter how large or small. We have up to date diagnostic machinery and expert staff to use them. We are quick and reliable and and our main aim is to keep you happy and keep you on the road!!

Halfords Autocentre Washington
4 Job Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Charlotte Street Garage
12 Jobs Completed
Stanley
5.0 / 5

We are one of the leading independent vehicle repair, servicing & MOT testing centres in the area. As a registered member of the Good Garage Scheme, we are dedicated to providing excellent workmanship without compromising value for money.Our team of knowledgeable, experienced and professionally trained technicians offer a friendly and courteous service supported by state of the art equipment, ensuring your vehicle is in the best possible hands. Our facilities include servicing, MOT, brakes, batteries, exhausts, tyres, shock absorbers, suspension and all aspects of mechanical repair to your cars engine. We also have a on site body shop, that covers insurance jobs to miner dents in the body of your car.

McDougal & Breen Ltd
30 Jobs Completed
NE12 9UP
4.4 / 5

McDougal & Breen Ltd are a local car dealership based in Benton, Newcastle. Due to the large volume of vehicles we store and sell, we also have our own on-site workshop where we carry out class 4 and 7 MOT's, servicing and repair work.

We employ a team of two very skilled technicians who have over 15 years' experience, ready to help get your vehicle back on the road ASAP.

PSA Motor Works
220 Jobs Completed
Throckley
4.5 / 5

Hi
Welcome to PSA Motorworks we are a well established garage that cover all types of Mechanical, electrical Work and all Body repairs/ Alloy wheel Refurbishments.

Situated in a small industrial estate in Throckley area, we have now built a reputation for being very competitive without losing quality, our work is guaranteed and we use reputable parts suppliers for all our parts we fit.

City Auto Solutions
27 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
3.7 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we first opened our doors back in 2009. Husband and wife team David and Louise will ensure that your vehicle receives the best possible care whilst in our workshop.

We employ 6 technicians, each with their own area of expertise within this industry, and who have many years of experience between them. To keep your vehicle in its top condition, we use good quality manufacturer specification parts. This also means that should your vehicle be under any warranties, they will remain intact. We also supply the new air con gas R1234YF as well as the old R1348 gas and are RAC approved to carry out their repair work on breakdowns.

To help ease transportation issues, we can offer you a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 6 miles of the garage, or the use of our comfortable waiting area which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

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Head Gasket in Newcastle upon Tyne
Frequently asked questions
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What is a Head Gasket?

The Head Gasket is the gasket (thin sheet of metal creating a perfect seal) that sits between the engine block and the cylinder head (the section of the engine which fits over the cylinders).
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What is a 'blown' Head Gasket?

A blown Head Gasket means that the seal between the cylinders and the other parts of the engine (most commonly the cooling system) has been broken. This can lead to rough running and, moer significantly, overheating, which can cause significant engine damage.
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What are blown Head Gasket symptoms?

If the car is overheating, running poorly, allowing exhaust gases into the radiator (which may cause a bubbling sound) or has a white 'mayonnaise-like' gunk on the underside of the oil filler cap, it is likely that the Head Gasket has blown.
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Will a Head Gasket 'sealer' work?

There are products on the market to seal a blown head gasket but we don't recommend them. They may provide a temporary fix but can block your cooling system, thus causing further damage.
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How much does Head Gasket repair cost?

The Head Gasket itself is a cheap part (usually under £50), but there is a lot of labour involved in dismantling, changing and reassembling. You can expect to pay a minimum of 350, rising depending on the complexity and layout of your car's engine.
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Can you drive with a blown head gasket?

If you must drive with a blown head gasket you technically can, however by no means does this mean you actually should. A blown head gasket can cause all sorts of problems especially an overheated engine and coolant mixing with oil which can seriously damage the engines components such as the camshaft and the bearings.
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How to know if my head gasket is blown

This is a diagnosis that may require some time. Indicators include 1) An oil or coolant leak at the seam between the engine block and the cylinder. 2) Cylinder misfire or misfire on start up accompanied by a puff of white exhaust smoke. 3) Over heating (can be rather subtle). 4) The mixing of coolant and oil which will present itself as a creamy milky texture.

Average rating for  Head Gasket in Newcastle upon Tyne bookings

2.80

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How much does Head Gasket cost in Newcastle upon Tyne?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Head Gasket is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Newcastle upon Tyne for Head Gasket on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Newcastle upon Tyne
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£618.29

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 10/04/2020 and 09/07/2020.

What is a Head Gasket?

A head gasket is effectively a seal which is essential for maintaining the temperature and integrity of a car engine. It's a part responsible for sealing pressure within the engine as well as the distribution of oil and coolant.

Every time you turn on your engine the head gasket has to operate within very high temperatures and pressures, which is exactly what it is designed to do. The engine of your car needs to be cooled constantly as it relies on combustion for power and the head gasket is the core component in performing this job.

If the head gasket is damaged, the engine will quickly overheat and serious damage will be caused. Overheating in the engine of your car will lead to a loss of compression, the mixing of oil, water, coolant as well as a reduction in lubrication.

The head gasket is a very complex piece of equipment and so a variety of materials are needed to build it. It has to be able to withstand and function normally at extreme temperatures and pressure, it also needs to be resistant to all of the chemicals and oils which rush around your car engine.

As a result, each gasket from one car to the next is different as the demands of each engine are unique. Car manufacturers like Ford, Vauxhall and BMW spend millions of pounds every year in the research and development of head gaskets to help manage the pressure and cooling of engines.

Unfortunately, if you need a head gasket repairing, it will be on the more expensive side. However, if you follow the advice below you can learn how to recognise problems with your gasket before something serious happens.

Signs that your Head Gasket needs Replacing or Repairing

  • Overheating engine
  • Your temperature gauge is higher than usual
  • White milky oil
  • White smoke from the exhaust pipe
  • Significant loss of coolant with no visible leaks
  • There is coolant or oil on the head of the spark plugs
  • You remove the cap from your car radiator and see bubbles of air rising
  • Your car is chugging or suffers a loss of power
  • There is oil in the water of the cooling system

There are other signs to look out for but unless you are a trained mechanic it will be difficult to spot them which is why it is so important that you have your car checked if you suspect there is an issue.

As mentioned above, if a head gasket blows, it can be a costly repair for you as a huge increase in temperature throughout the engine could very easily cause a range of other issues.

If you need a head gasket repair or if you think you might have an issue with the unit, it is vital that you pay attention to the issue, if you ignore the signs above and the gasket blows while you are driving this could cause serious threat to your safety.

Head Gasket Replacement Cost

A blown head gasket repair can be quite costly for any driver, no matter what car you drive. There is no easy head gasket fix and so you will need to get an experienced mechanic to take a look. The scale does vary for a head gasket repair when looking at different card brands. For a Mercedes, pricing is over £700 on average whereas for a Fiat the price is around £355 on average.

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