Head Gasket in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Newcastle upon Tyne (302 found)
Torque Garage
192 Jobs Completed
Forest Hall
5.0 / 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

AF Service Centre
570 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
294 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 cars, 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.

Tyres and alloy wheel refurbishment

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

Duffys Motors
794 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

North East Auto Services - Chester-Le-Street
69 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-street
4.6 / 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.

RK Autocare Ltd
89 Jobs Completed
Newcastle Upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that has been in the trade for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. It is so easy in this day and age to get "cheaper parts on ebay" but we don't agree with the quality of these parts and wouldn't trust them on our customers cars. We would obviously fit them at your request but never without your consent. We want you as a customer to tell everyone how good we are, not how bad we are. Customer advertising is the best kind possible.

Autobar Car Service Centre
11 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-Street
2.5 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional service for all your motoring needs at a fair and affordable price, using Bosch and Original Equipment quality parts. Our garages are fully equipped with modern, innovative diagnostic systems for quick and accurate trouble-shooting.
We are audited by, and accredited to the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) to guarantee that we maintain the high standards set by Bosch.
You can rely on us for fast, expert and affordable vehicle servicing and repair work. For everything your car needs.

City Auto Solutions
93 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
2.8 / 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. The company team 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.

Halfords Autocentre Newcastle (Byker)
16 Job Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.

Martin Brothers Motor Company
64 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
4.6 / 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.

Backworth MOT & Service Centre
23 Jobs Completed
Backworth
5.0 / 5

As a small independent business with over 50 years of collective experience in the motor trade we are dedicated to providing you with an excellent, top quality service and outstanding value for money.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to offer free and impartial honest advice. We always want you to have a full understanding of what is required for your car and we will never carry out any unauthorised work leaving surprised or disappointed faces.

We have recently relocated our garage repair business into a brand new, purpose built building comprising of two MOT test lanes and a dedicated repair ramp and have invested in some of the latest Diagnostic equipment so you can be sure your car is left in some very capable hands.

Over the years our broad customer base and indeed a lot of our business has been built through word of mouth, which we like to think speaks for itself - In fact we have several customers who have moved out of the area and still return for their annual service and MOT !

Washington Auto Repair Centre
2 Job Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. You'll never get that with us.

You can rely on our honest and reliable service. It's something we take great pride in. And we have done for over 25 years. Whatever your vehicle needs, whether it's an MOT or electrical repairs, you can count on us.

Hylton Road MOT Centre
1 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

If you need a reliable MOT service that you know you can count on, then you know you have come to the right place.

We understand that when you need a reliable garage, you need someone who can provide you with a very affordable service and you also need someone who can make any repairs you need in a very reasonable amount of time as well. This is one of the many things that we can do for you and we are always happy to assist and work with you if you ever have any questions or if you simply want to find out more about what we can do for you.

Of course, when you do get in touch with our team, it is important to understand that we will do just about anything for you and we won’t stop unless you are completely satisfied. It doesn’t matter whether you need a clutch repair or whether you need a complete car service, because we can do it all and more and at a price you can afford.

If you need an MOT for your car but you want to bring your car into us a little earlier so we can get any issues sorted out, then you know that we can do that for you as well and this is one of the many reasons why we continue to stand out from the rest.

If you would like to find out more about our services or if you would like to see how we can help you then all you have to do is get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you and we are waiting to take your call if car needs a repair, a service or even an MOT in the next week.

Spanner Monkeys
90 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.

Newcastle Garage Services Brunswick
58 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

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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

5 reviews

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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