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Top garages for Gearbox Repairs (10,878 found)
The Motor Company PPS Ltd
65 Jobs Completed
Leicester
2.0 / 5

The Motor Company PPS Ltd

Greens Mobile Mechanics
163 Jobs Completed
Pontypool
4.6 / 5

Established in 2016, Greens Mobile Mechanics is a mobile service that brings all the qualities of a garage to a place that is convenient to you, whether it be home, work or roadside. We offer an efficient and reliable service in addition to honest advice, all at affordable prices. You will never be surprised with hidden costs. All our repairs come under warranty and are carried out to the highest standard.

All our mechanics have been through thorough training and have gained a vast amount of knowledge over the years and expanded their skills which allows them to carry our all services and repairs on cars and motorbikes. Our goal is to provide a fantastic service to customers at a place and time that is convenient for them, removing the stress of going to a garage.

Offering a 24/7 mobile service gives you peace of mind that we can be there any hour of the day. Our team has access to a well-equipped workshop and basic recovery when required.

HD Motor Sports LTD
86 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
4.5 / 5

HD Motor Sports LTD

A garage for all your car solutions with a very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's, that we have built up over the years we have been running a garage.

Silver Street Service Garage Ltd
32 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

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LM Mobile Mechanics
396 Jobs Completed
sale
4.7 / 5

Welcome to LM Mobile Meachanics we offer everything you need from major repair and servicing to air conditioning Regas and system work, we are a fully equipped and insured garage with 12 months parts and labour warrenty on all of are work. You can also take advantage of our mobile service and repair vans if you don't have time to get you car to the garage we can send one of our mobile vans out to carry out your required work weather it be at your home or place of work.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1258 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

Niche Motor Sales Limited
141 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.8 / 5

We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands to be inspected.

At Niche Motor Company we offer the best deals around and we pride ourselves on our customer care and offer an excellent personal service. We offer a wide range of services including Bodywork, MOT's and Servicing and Air Conditioning Regas/Recharge services.

A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment.

Niche Motor Sales have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices.

In addition to the above, we also offer repairs and services for air conditioning, suspension repairs, electrical and battery repairs and much more!

We are Car, Van And Truck air conditioning specialist covering the whole of West Yorkshire.

We have Invested Thousands of pounds in State of the art Car Air Conditioning Regas and car Air Conditioning service machinery to give our customers the best service for their money

We service both Air Gas types: R134A & HFO123YF

Please call in for your Car, van and Truck Air Conditioning Recharge/Regas and be seen with in 20 minutes guaranteed

NO appointments ever needed.

See you soon

Brook Street Motors Bury
346 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We are new to this site, but have 5* feedback on another work based website, and have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Ewood Motor Services
239 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

Vehicle Solutions Cheltenham
535 Jobs Completed
Cheltenham
4.8 / 5

We've been providing a complete range of services for your vehicle since 1997 and have helped thousands of happy clients across Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.

We have 16 fully trained technicians and make a courtesy car available for every customer.

We're your 'one stop shop' garage, meaning you don't need to go anywhere else to maintain and enhance your car. Whether you need your annual MOT ticking off your list, a regular service or have something that requires fixing, we offer great value and service for any vehicle. And if you're looking for new tyres, have some alloy wheels to refurbish or need your car cleaning, then we can provide these for you too.

We also specialise in body repairs and carry out work for most of the local main car dealers. If you are looking for a comparable quote for your insurance claim or just need your vehicle to looks its best again after an accident, get in touch to find out how we can help.

DSA Autocentre
257 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.6 / 5

DSA Autocentre is a friendly family run business based near Meadowhall and Sheffield Arena. RMI and are AA accredited, we are recognised for our outstanding customer service and reliable repairs and services.

We also offer a mobile service to the customers who are unable to come to us giving you peace of mind that we have you car needs covered regardless. Our collection and delivery service is also popular with new and existing customers.

Our garage services include MOT, Clutch Repairs, Car Servicing, Brake Repairs, Car Batteries, Timing Belt Services, Tyres, Tyre Fitting, Welding, MOT Repairs and Van Servicing. We also provide a unique guaranteed DPF Cleaning service.

At our Autocentre we carry our class 4, 5 and 7 MOTs. We offer cheap MOT and Servicing packages. We also provide mobile vehicle services throughout Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. DSA carry out mobile car and van repairs including mobile servicing, mobile brake test & repair and mobile tyres. DSA is the trading name of DS Automobiles Ltd.

JGS Autos Ltd
46 Jobs Completed
Redditch
4.9 / 5

We are an independent, family run, RAC Approved Network garage based in Redditch, Worcestershire. We provide repairs, servicing and MOT for private and commercial vehicles. We are highly experienced in auto and manual gearbox faults and full engine rebuilds.

We receive consistently good reviews and are one of the best rated garages in the area.

We pride ourselves on our quality and value for money.

Drivers Autocentre ltd - Polmadie
140 Jobs Completed
Unit 3
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

Executive Motor Services
590 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializes in all models of cars. Our dedicated business has a wealth of experience and knowledge plus all the latest diagnostic tools and equipment with a fully fitted workshop and fully qualified staff, the company provides all kind of professional car body works. We offer comprehensive car maintenance to the general public, which hopefully will be cost effective for everyone and our friendly staff allowing customers to get back on the road safely and quickly. We also do special offer of collecting and returning car from home around South East London;

MVR Scotland Servicing & Repairs
15 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
5.0 / 5

We are a based in East Kilbride and have been established for over 10 years! We are a 5 star rated garage and we believe in offering great service, honesty and clarity at the best possible price.

We understand that many of our customer do not have an indepth mechanical knowledge thats why we are happy to send walk round vidoes showing what parts need replacing and why.

We will treat you car with the utmost respect and we will always strive to return it to you clean and tidy!

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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

314 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
BMW£212.77
Volkswagen£420.85
Vauxhall£335.50
Ford£245.16

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/10/2019 and 18/01/2020.

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 14,155 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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