Welcome to Gardner & Wake

Car sales, service and repair in Tyne and Wear

At Gardner & Wake, a family run garage based in Rowlands Gill, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of
service and expertise when it comes to car sales, service, and repair in Tyne and Wear.

About Gardner & Wake

Gardner & Wake is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving the North East of England since 1977. The business was founded by Derek, who has had a passion for cars since he was 12 years old. Derek started as a motor mechanic at 15 and gained experience in all aspects of the garage trade, eventually running service departments and car sales departments. At the age of 32, Derek took the leap and started the business in Rowlands Gill.

Andy, Derek’s business partner, started as an apprentice mechanic at the garage in 1991 when he was just 16 years old. His interest and knowledge for cars grew, and he eventually became a business partner in 2008.

Michelle, also a family member, had other career plans after leaving school, but fate brought her to the family business in 2001. Since then, she has been working in the office, handling the accounts and general day-to-day running of the business alongside Andy and Derek.

With over 40 years of experience, our small family team at Gardner & Wake has a shared passion for cars and has been running the garage successfully. We look forward to continuing to serve the community and expanding our business in the years to come.

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