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Gearbox Repairs

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Top garages for Gearbox Repairs (10,919 found)
MTS Motors Ltd
60 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.1 / 5

"MTS Motors Ltd was established in 1988 as a family run business. We specialise mainly in French cars, Citroen, Peugeot and Renault. Although our business mainly specializes in French cars, we are also able to undertake servicing, MOT's, repairs, auto electrical diagnostics, engine management fault finding, clutch replacement, brake checking, exhaust and tyre fitting, air conditioning recharging for most other makes and models of vehicle. We are an approved Valeo Clutch fitting centre. MTS Motors have a very friendly team of highly skilled motor technicians who carry out servicing, repairs, diagnostics and MOT work in our three busy service bays. We have one service bay primary set up to cover MOT work. We run an MOT while you wait service or you can drop your car off to us and pick it up later in the day. All MOT's will require booking in advance. All our staff at MTS Motors pride themselves on the quality of work undertaken and we believe customer service is of paramount importance to us. We look after our customers and hope they come back and use us again in the future. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, if you are happy tell us, if you are not then still tell us, if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve, please drop us an email. We have a number of courtesy cars available to customers. If you need the use of a courtesy car, please mention this to a member of staff when booking in your vehicle."

PLAISTER AUTOS
849 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.9 / 5

Established in 1986, Plaister Auto's offer complete range of garage services. We are a MOT testing center, clutch fitting center and a brake fitting center. All makes and models of cars welcome.
Proud to be WCFMC South West best garage winner 2017 and nominee for 2018
FREE COURTESY CAR

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1447 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Integrated Auto Solutions
343 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

M.J. Motors
5 Job Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with 13 plus years experience we guarantee to be 100% honest we travel to your place of work or home and majority of Repairs will be carried out on site.

eltham test centre
54 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. As your local garage, we focus on working with you to provide friendly, trustworthy, quality car care with a customer focussed approach, keeping both you and your car happy.

All our mechanics are highly trained and skilled technicians and we try not to hide behind a lot of technical jargon. If something isn’t right with your car, we have the equipment and knowledge to give you an honest and professional answer on how to fix it and we will always ensure any work required is discussed with you before it is carried out. We offer the best industry standard approved diagnostics and repairs for petrol and diesel cars, 4x4’s and vans.

Sierra Garage Limited
62 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.9 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of all thing’s car related and building a good local reputation as a garage that cares. We also provide customers with a 12-month warranty on all work undertaken for your peace of mind.

We carry out most repairs and services including (but not limited to); diagnostics, engine repairs, clutch and timing chain (belt) changes, vehicle MOT preparation, head gaskets, brake work, suspension, cooling system, problem solving, manual gearbox repairs, DSG auto gearbox repairs, vehicle servicing and car vinyl wrapping.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
278 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

P B Engineering
17 Jobs Completed
Hexham
5.0 / 5

Greetings! PB Engineering is an independently run Mobile Garage operating throughout the North East. I use the latest in mobile equipment to diagnose, analyse and decode your problem! Then using my 25 years' expertise in the industry I can perform almost any repair in good time, for a fair & honest price. I specialize in Van Repairs but can take on any issue for any car, so don't hesitate to get in contact!!

CSR autos
90 Jobs Completed
Leek
4.7 / 5

Hi, I’m Colin, I have been a mechanic since leaving college over 12 years ago. I opened up my own business, along with my wife Sami, 5 years ago. CSR-Autos is a mobile company, we carry out all types of repairs to all makes and models at a time and place that best suits the customer. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and also our friendliness and time keeping skills.
We are based in Staffordshire but we cover a 40 mile radius. No job too big or too small.

Derby Vehicle Solutions
256 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.7 / 5

Derby Vehicle Solutions provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in derby for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at DVS.

Specialists in vehicle servicing; DVS will service your car to the highest standard, ensuring all parts are OE specification, meaning all parts fitted will not invalidate your vehicle warranty.

As our commitment towards added value service, we carry out a 50 POINT safety check on every vehicle!

DS & SON LIMITED
387 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS & Son Ltd, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.

We work alongside most of the insurance companies and will bet any quote, best price guaranteed.

You can rest assure your vehicle is in safe hands.

So give us a call

Northfield Car Care Centre
105 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Northfield Car Care Centre is a family run business that has been established since 1990. Situated on Bristol Road South, South West Birmingham. We have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 60 years experience, with 3 fully qualified MOT technicians. We have built up a good reputation and we come highly recommended within the local area. Initially a small garage with one ramp only, we now run 3 ramps and have recently signed up to work with the prestigious AutoCare Garage Network, the only service in a fifty mile radius affiliated with Autocare.

Upton Garage
436 Jobs Completed
poole
4.9 / 5

Honest, reliable and affordable car garage
We believe that regular servicing is the best way to care for your vehicle, keeping it in excellent condition for many years. With our quality servicing you can have confidence in your vehicle getting you to your destination 365 days of the year.

Our full range of services includes MOT preparation, recovery service, tyre replacement or tyre repairs, brake testing, air conditioning unit services and re-gasing, body work quotations. In fact anything your car needs we can take care of it.

Genisis Autos
271 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.2 / 5

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Gearbox Repairs
Frequently asked questions
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How does a car's gearbox work?

The gearbox is an essential component of your car. Driving without a gearbox would be like driving everywhere in third gear: no acceleration at low speeds, and lots of noise, and fuel consumption, when driving fast. The gearbox allows the driver to select the appropriate gearing for the speed they are travelling, giving good acceleration at low speeds, and smooth, quiet running at high speeds. A manual gearbox is connected to the engine via a clutch.
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What are common gearbox problems?

It's easy to confuse gearbox problems with clutch issues, because one of the effects of a worn clutch is that changing gear becomes harder. Nonetheless, the two most common gearbox issues are: worn linkages (connecting the gearlever to the gearbox) and worn synchromesh, particularly when changing from first to second gear.
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How are Gearbox Repairs diagnosed?

Our garages will give you as reasonable an estimate as possible, using your description of what's wrong, and their expertise. However, for them to give a confident quote, they will want to see the car for a road-test and a physical inspection.
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How much do Gearbox Repairs cost?

The price of gearbox repairs depends very much on the nature of the work involved - noting that the true culprit may actually be the clutch. Simply describe the issue as best you can and let our garages provide no-obligation quotes.
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What is a DSG Gearbox?

A Direct Shift Gearbox or DSG Gearbox is an electronically controlled duel-clutch system. They ultimately help you to change gears quicker than in a manual or automatic.

Average rating for  Gearbox Repairs  bookings

4.64

316 reviews

How much does a Gearbox Repair cost?

The cost of Gearbox Repairs can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Gearbox Repairs Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£224.98
Volkswagen£161.79
Vauxhall£192.36

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/01/2020 and 10/04/2020.

What is a Gearbox?

A Gearbox is the device used to increase and decrease torque, a twisting force which causes rotation, through the increase or reduction of speed. Ultimately, the Gearbox is used to change the speed of the vehicle.

Auto gearbox repairs are so common as the parts naturally wear down over time due to the fact that a massive amount of friction is caused between parts when a car is driven.

There are a huge number of issues that could cause a gearbox to fail and that is why we have written this guide, to help you understand what is involved with gearbox repairs.

Signs that your Gearbox needs Replacing or Repairing

Gears are slipping

If you are putting your car into a gear, only for it to slip out, it’s obvious you have a fault. A likely cause is that the gears themselves will be worn down.

You will have to have the parts replaced as a result of the damage as it will only get worse as time progresses.

It would also be wise to check your transmission fluid levels as the parts may have worn down as a result of low lubricants.

Noisy while in neutral

Like many of the issues listed on this guide, low levels of transmission fluid can be the reason for the problem.

If you are hearing more noise than usual from your car while it is neutral, then check the levels of fluid and try topping it up.

If this does not resolve the problem, then the most likely cause will be worn down gearbox parts.

The ‘check engine’ light is illuminated

As soon as you see ‘Service Engine Soon’ in yellow on your dashboard, that is exactly what you should do as it is an indicator that something is about to go wrong or already has.

There are a variety of sensors on different parts of your car including ones on the transmission. They are in place to detect specific signs of an issue developing such as vibrations or jerks which you may not be able to see, hear or feel.

Paying attention to the light could help you save money on a gearbox repair so make sure to do so!

The clutch is dragging

A dragging clutch is caused when the flywheel and clutch fail to disengage which makes changing gears almost impossible.

This gearbox problem will likely be accompanied by a grinding noise being emitted every time you try to change gears.

Luckily a gearbox repair cost will not be extortionate if you are suffering from this problem.

If the clutch has too much slack in the pedal then the linkage between the clutch disk and the pedal wont be able to pull the two parts apart.

Therefore, the linkage simply needs to be tightened or replaced which isn't as expensive as other gearbox repairs.

Won’t go into gear

If your car simply refuses to go into a specific gear it is worth checking the level of you fluid as this is a common issue, though can be resolved by topping the liquid up.

There are other potential issues that would prevent you being able to go into a specific gear.

Occasionally the computer which is part of your car can be the source of the problem, alternatively the shift cables could require adjusting.

Burning smell

A burning smell in a car is never a good sign and as soon as you notice it is vital that you call a mobile mechanic or break down assistance in order to diagnose the problem and find a solution.

When it comes to the gearbox, a burning smell can be the result of transmission fluid overheating.

If the fluid system fails, then other parts of the system will suffer as a result.

Transmission fluid acts as lubricant and a cooling agent for the moving parts of a transmission as they are in constant perpetual motion as a car is driven, this causes friction and a build-up of heat.

Therefore a lack of transmission fluid will be harmful to these parts and a burning smell will be emitted.

If you ignore the burning smell in your car then an entire transmission replacement is likely to be required.

Shaking or grinding

A car should not grind or shake at all so do not think that its normal even if it is gradual and only minor.

If ignored the issue will get worse and you will end up incurring a higher gearbox repair cost.

Grinding and shaking is a common symptom of a faulty gearbox when you move from one gear to the next.

There may even be an issue with the clutch if you feel these effects after you change gears.

If so it is likely that your clutch will need replacing.

The gear synchronizers in your car may be also be badly damaged or worn down if you feel shaking or grinding.

Leaking and low fluid

The transmission system can only operate while automatic transmission fluid lubricates, cleans and conditions the seals while acting as hydraulic fluid.

Even if the transmission fluid is below normal levels, your car will suffer and if it all leaks, you will face serious problems.

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is bright red and, surprisingly, smells sweet (that is if everything is in working order).

If you detect a leak and the fluid fits this description then you are in luck, all that you require is a hole to be filled.

However, if you come across liquid which is dark and emits a burning smell then the issue is likely to be worse.

Typically this will require the entire transmission system to be flushed or changed as it has become contaminated and is no longer suitable for use in the engine.

ATF liquid is different to motor oil as the engine doesn’t consume any of it, therefore, if it is below its normal level, it’s a fact that you have a leak.

If you would like to check the fluid level, try to locate the transmission case (close to the fill plug) and perform a visual assessment.

Once more, if you have a leak, it is essential that you address the issue and find a clutch or gearbox specialist using WhoCanFixMyCar as we will be able to provide you with a range of quotes from local mechanics.

No response from gearbox

If you try to move into a certain gear and you feel resistance, or the gearstick keeps popping out, then there is definitely an issue.

There should not be any pushback when you go into gear and so if you even feel the slightest change you should take your car to a gearbox specialist or automatic gearbox specialist as soon as possible.

Typically, this is a problem involving the clutch as well so be prepared to replace it if you run into this type of issue.

It can be difficult to diagnose the extent of a gearbox problem which involves the clutch, so the best advice is to take your car into a clutch and gearbox specialist as mentioned above.

Strange noises – Whining, clunking and humming

Hearing a strange noise from your car is probably the best way to know that something isn’t right.

There are a plethora of issues which could be causing a noise to come from your car engine and the gearbox is one system which could be causing a new sound.

The specific noise will vary greatly on the model of the car, part and specific issue so it is almost impossible to specifically identify an issue from a sound alone.

The biggest indicator that your gearbox has an issue will be if you hear a clunking noise when you shift gears which sound mechanical, abrupt and loud.

The same can be said of automatic gearboxes, if you notice a clunking noise as you accelerate, slow down or drive on an incline, it would be indicative of an issue with the transmission.

Even if the noise sounds severe, it may be a minor issue, however it will turn into a major one if you do not diagnose the transmission problem.

The gearbox repair cost will spiral if you neglect to address the problem.

Gearbox repair prices

Whether you need to replace an automatic gearbox or replace a manual gearbox, the price will vary from one garage to the next and the cost will also vary on the model of the car.

What is a reconditioned gearbox?

A reconditioned gearbox is a part which has been broken but has been fixed by a transmission expert. If you suffer from a gearbox problem, there is the worry about spending money on new parts, however, it is often possible to salvage engine parts and a reconditioned gearbox is ideal from those wanting to avoid spending money on expensive new parts.

Reconditioned gearbox prices vary depending on the car model however it is always worth shopping around for the best price.

Gearbox linkage

The gearbox linkage is responsible for transmitting power from a car engine to the car wheels. The movement of the gearstick is transferred to the gearbox which then allows for gear engagement. The gear linkage is critical for successful transmission and if the gear links start to wear down, it will become more and more difficult to change gears. There are a few signs of faulty gearbox linkage including;

Excessive movement in the gear stick

Difficulty changing gears

Crunching gears

Stiff gears

If any of these problems are affecting your car, seek help immediately and get a quote from WhoCanFixMyCar.com.

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy, which is why we've simplified the process.

Get Your Gearbox Repaired or Replaced with Who Can Fix My Car

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

We work with a network of over 14,283 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Gearbox repair deals for you.

To find the best Gearbox Replacement or Repair service available in your region;

  1. Enter your car registration number
  2. Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  3. We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best Gearbox deal in your area, before booking the Gearbox Replacement or Repair online.

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