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Gearbox Repair - Find a Gearbox Specialist


The Gearbox is used to change the speed of the vehicle and is thus an essential component of your car and should be functioning well. From transmission fault diagnosis to a reconditioned gearbox, manual or automatic, we have garages on hand to get you back on the road safely.

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Top garages for Gearbox Repairs (10,780 found)
Brooklands Fast Fit
1109 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2561 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

Brook Street Motors Bury
520 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 have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also 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.

Niche Autos LTD
1126 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

AP/DC
46 Jobs Completed
Kings Lynn
4.9 / 5

ECU fault finding and all mechanical repairs and servicing.

I charge labour by the hour, plus parts.

If you want it fixed first time every time, book me.

You can even sit and watch me, I have nothing to hide

Trade Tyre and Service Centre
277 Jobs Completed
Alton
4.9 / 5

Trade Tyre and Service Centre are experienced repairing all makes of cars . We have dealer level trade technicians so you can have total peace of mind when your vehicle comes to us, that it's in good hands .

We are based half a mile from Alton town . Although, we do offer a free collection and delivery service . Our reception has free WiFi and free coffee and tea facilities whilst you wait for your vehicle .

JM Service Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Perth
5.0 / 5

and want to show you that we are the best service centre in the area offering excellent pricing on everything from servicing to alloy wheel repairs all done on site.

All we ask is you give us a chance to show you how good we really are and once you have used us once you won't go anywhere else in the future!

There's no hidden catches or costs and if there's anything needing done to your car, a service,MOT test, new tyres, an alloy wheel needing done then let us know and we will be happy to quote you while the car is in.



Interim Service £119 (up to 2.0ltr engine)

We will change the oil and oil filter on your vehicle and carry out and extensive Vehicle Health Check to advise of any work that is required or possibly due in the future. We send this to you via SMS or Email and its in the format of a Video. We look after your vehicle as if it is our own and make sure the highest level of service is carried out on every vehicle we have in our premises. We can also offer a courtesy car facility which is completely free of charge and all we ask is that fuel used is replenished. Your vehicle will also get a Wash and Hoover done by our in house Detailer.

Major Service £159 (up to 2.0ltr engine)

In addition to the above on an Interim Service we will also renew the additional filters in your vehicle, Air Filter, Pollen Filter , Fuel Filter and Spark Plugs if a petrol engine.

MOT Test £45.

We can get your vehicle VOSA tested while we have it with us and any repair required are priced up accordingly and estimate given to you for final authorisation.

Tyre Fitting Service.

We can offer a fantastic service when it comes to tyres and have a wide range of sizes and brands available to be fitted at very competitive rates. We are the only Landsail Supplier in the area and can supply/fit these at superb prices. Get in Touch for a quote.



Smart Repair Centre/Alloy Wheel Refurbishment.

We also have a fully qualified Paint Technician onsite who can carry out all paint repairs and refurbishment that you may require to bring your vehicle up to scratch and help just get rid of this little scuffs and scrapes. If you would like a quote while your vehicle is with us please don't hesitate to bring to our attention and we would be happy to oblige.



We have excellent state of the art facilities here at JM Service Centre which also comes with a vast experience in all areas of Motor Vehicle service and repair work. Here at JM Service Centre we have a superb team who look forward to welcoming you on site and offering you the best service in the area.



To book in with us please fill out the booking form below or call in onand speak to Scott Brunton (Aftersales Manager) who will advise accordingly and get you booked in.

We also have finance options on all major repairs required and can process this through our friends at Payment Assist where you can spread the cost over 4,6 or 9 months to keep your vehicle in roadworthy condition. Spread the cost of your servicing as well with our 2 year service plans at £349 and this can also be spread over the life of the plan from as little as £22 per month please ask us for details on these amazing opportunities.

Gladstone Garage.
176 Jobs Completed
York
4.8 / 5

Gladstone Garage is a family run business located in York that offers a range of MOT, car servicing, garage services and quality tyres including online tyre sales for cars and vans in York. The technicians at Gladstone Garage have over 75 Years of experience and are happy to help you out whether you require welding or a simple bulb replacing. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and quality services. That's why we should be your first choice for a local garage in York for tyres, MOT, servicing and repairs.

Please get in contact to see how we can help!!

Brookdene Motors
123 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.9 / 5

Brookdene Motors has been established for over 25 years, offering general repairs and servicing to Watford and the surrounding areas. We are specialist in VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda. Reputation and trust are key business tools for any independent garage and at Brookdene motors in New Road, Watford, its part of the firm's philosophy. Reputation is a very important word for the team - which explains why Brookdene Motors is celebrating over 25 years in the industry. We are also now proudly part of Elite Remaps.

If you need further endorsement, many of our huge database of loyal customers have been using the garage since its very early days when it was situated in Carpenders Park. Now our location is ideal, situated at the edge of Waterfields Retail Park just behind Tesco and only three minutes walk to The Harlequin and Lower High Street Station.

Brookdene Motors offers a full range of services and our busy and highly competent staff are all long-serving, With the senior technician being with the garage for over 24 years. We have invested heavily in the latest diagnostics equipment and the facilities also include an automatic tyre charger and a computerized wheel balancer.

All our parts come with a standard manufacturer warranty and our labour is guaranteed for 1 year.

LM MOTOR CLINIC
27 Jobs Completed
KIlmarnock
5.0 / 5

Located in a prime location in Kilmarnock, a state of the art centre offering repairs, servicing, diagnostics, exhausts and tyres for all makes of cars and vans. We also do Pre and Post MOT work for all vehicles. Recovery service offered. Free pre-winter checks.

Nottingham Car Clinic
321 Jobs Completed
Arnold
4.1 / 5

*UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT FROM 20/05/202* Nottingham Car Clinic has a strong and growing reputation within the industry and public with over 100 5 star reviews. We not only offer great value servcing and repairs at our garage but also 24 hour mobile mechanics who carry out a various repairs and diagnostic work at the roadside. We also offer 24h nation wide recovery and breakdown service. So whatever your need let Nottingham Car Clinic take care of it for you

Genesis Autos
665 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.3 / 5

Genesis Automotives is a mobile car repair service dedicated to giving your automobile the treatment it needs to perform well and have a long lifespan. We are currently based in the local area and are the most reliable mobile car mechanics available in the area. If you would like to see what we can offer you, connect with us by filling the form below. We are always ready to attend to your inquiries.

KAM Servicing - Bulwell
560 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Bulwell is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
927 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

MTECH Auto Services
400 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey Sussex and Kent, coming to carry out repairs and servicing at a location and time to suit you. With being mobile, I have less overheads and so I can offer you a more competitively priced quote without compromising on the quality of my workmanship. I use good quality parts and all supplied parts come with a parts and labour warranty for your peace of mind.

I first started out working with main dealer Toyota, where I completed my apprenticeship and continued to work for 13 years. During my time there, the garage became a duel franchise of both Toyota and Citroen, and so I would say I have specialist knowledge of these two makes of cars.

Following my time there, I worked for a well-known local independent garage as a Senior Technician before deciding to start up my own garage. I developed my garage to a point where I had 5 staff working for me, however, I felt that this was not nearly as hands on as I enjoy and so I sold my business and have now decided to work alone as a mobile mechanic.

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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

320 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
Vauxhall£260.50

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/10/2020 and 16/01/2021.

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

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, which 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 this 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 being 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, 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. Therefore, 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.


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 for those wanting to avoid spending money on expensive new parts.

Reconditioned gearbox prices vary depending on the car model. Although, it is always worth shopping around for the best price which you can do using WhoCanFixMyCar'com's price comparison.


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

We work with a network of thousands of 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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