Engine Repair & Replacement

Engine Repair & Replacement encompasses a range of services from fixing specific engine components to completely replacing the engine to restore or enhance a vehicle's performance.

Engine Repair & Replacement explained

Engine Repair & Replacement services at Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center involve diagnosing and addressing various issues within a vehicle’s engine or, if necessary, replacing the engine entirely.

Engine repair can include fixing or replacing components like gaskets, valves, pistons, and camshafts, while engine replacement involves installing a new or refurbished engine in the vehicle.

These services are crucial for resolving a range of engine problems, from minor issues affecting performance to major faults that prevent the engine from functioning.

When or why do you need it?

Engine Repair & Replacement is necessary when you experience significant engine problems, such as persistent overheating, unusual noises, reduced performance, excessive oil consumption, or the engine not starting at all.

In some cases, extensive damage or wear may make repairs impractical, and engine replacement might be the more cost-effective solution. Regular maintenance can help identify potential issues early, but when major problems arise, prompt and professional service is essential to ensure your vehicle's reliability and longevity.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we offer expert diagnostic and repair services to identify the best course of action, whether it's a targeted repair or a full engine replacement.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch repairs backed by a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks or a phone call with our friendly team. Our new online booking system lets you schedule your visit at your convenience, eliminating the hassle of complicated scheduling processes.

Omaha’s Choice for Engine Repair & Replacement Services

Our technicians don't just tell you what's wrong, they'll show you. We'll never authorize without your approval. View your digital inspection, get text updates from our team, and even pay on your phone.

Placing transparency at the forefront of automotive care

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty for mechanical service

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

Is engine repair covered under my vehicle's warranty?

Engine repairs are likely covered under your vehicle's warranty, depending on the issue and your warranty terms. Check with your warranty provider for specific coverage details.

Can I prevent major engine issues through maintenance?

Yes, regular maintenance, including oil changes, fluid checks, and tune-ups, can prevent major engine problems and extend the engine's lifespan. Engine repair can be expensive, so it is important to keep up with these maintenance tasks.

How do I know if my engine needs to be replaced or repaired?

The decision depends on the extent of the damage. Minor issues can often be repaired, but severe damage might require an engine replacement. Our skilled technicians can assess and recommend the best course of action.

How does a dirty engine air filter affect my vehicle?

A dirty engine air filter restricts airflow to the engine, leading to decreased power, reduced fuel efficiency, and potential strain on other engine components.

When should I change my spark plugs?

For peak engine performance, you should follow your manufacturer's spark plug replacement schedule unless you are experiencing drive-ability issues. Some vehicles are equipped with platinum-tipped spark plugs and do not need replacing until 100,000 miles.

What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?

There are many electronic components and sensors that manage your vehicle's emissions and performance. When one of these fails, the "check engine" light or "CEL" is illuminated (commonly yellow) on your dashboard. Although your car may seem to run or drive fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent damage from occurring. There are times when a check engine light is a simple fix, and others where it is a much more serious problem.

What is it like to have your car fixed or maintained at Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Book online or speak with our friendly staff

Use our handy online scheduling tool to instantly book an appointment at any of our locations today.

Or, give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call to find a time and plan that works for you.

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Drop-off, courtesy car or wait

Three flexible options while we service your vehicle, so your life doesn't come to a halt.

Worried about leaving your car and having nothing to drive? We have courtesy cars to ease your mind. We also offer pick-up and drop-off service if we run out of courtesy cars.

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One on one review

We can send your digital inspection to you via text or email so that you can see pictures and videos of your vehicle through the eyes of our mechanics.

We clearly communicate with you during your repairs and educate you on your options throughout the process. We will never sell you anything you don't need.

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We clean your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty and flexible, interest free financing.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

Over 400+ 5 Star Reviews
More than 400 customer-submitted 5-star reviews
"Top notch shop and staff, willing to go the extra mile and definitely have your best interests in mind. Would highly recommend trying their shops out."

Scott Hiatt

Service Center

"Awesome staff! Awesome service! Even avoided extra cost and saved me lots of $$$ thank you so much! Will definitely recommend you guys!"

Adam Walke

Service Center

"Best auto shop in Nebraska!!! Women- if you have auto shop anxiety for not being taken seriously or fear of overcharging, go here. These guys are the real deal. Professional, down to earth, and great prices."

Rochelle Landreth

Service Center

"For people that are anxious about getting their vehicles serviced, Gateway is the antidote. Clear and accurate information about what you need done and quality work at fair prices. Dealership level service, environment and professionalism. A ray of sunshine in an industry that can be cloudy."

Jeff Chase

Service Center