Gearbox Repairs in Walthamstow

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Transmission problem? Whether manual or automatic, from fault diagnosis to a fully-reconditioned gearbox, it's easy: tell us what's wrong, and Walthamstow Specialists will diagnose, and quote for, your repair! We also offer Walthamstow Clutch Replacement, General Repairs and Servicing.

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Top garages for Gearbox Repairs in Walthamstow (254 found)
Sphynx Vehicle Repairs
232 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
5.0 / 5

Happy New Year to all Existing & potetial Customers

We're a small, independent workshop, specialising in diagnostic repair, vehicle maintenance and recovery, for all makes and models. We're based in Walthamstow and have been in business for over 15 years, with 28 years motor industry experience.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome!

GNR Motors Ltd.
34 Jobs Completed
Leytonstone
4.2 / 5

GNR Motors, for all your Servicing needs. All General Repairs and MOTs carried out.

Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
31 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.9 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mobile car service. All makes and models consider, Ford,Vauxhall,BMW,Audi. My company has good reviews on Google and other platforms I'm honest and trustworthy

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

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Pauls Mechanics
185 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Pauls Mechanics is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Pauls Mechanics we take great pride in our work and thus only use genuine OEM parts and the latest diagnostic testers which allows us to deliver Main Dealer Services. We are based in East London but also offer a mobile service where we come to you, allowing you to get on with your busy lifestyle! Give us call today to find out how we can help you with any of your car issues, no matter how big or small!
Mobile Mechanics only 10Miles radius from E4

ARMZ MOTORS MOBILE CAR MECHANIC
118 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

ARMZ Mobile Motors covers all makes and models but prides themselves as a BMW specialist, their head mechanic worked in a garage as a BMW specialist for over 12 years, originally established in 2007, ARMZ is home to a team of technicians with over 30 years’ worth of experience using only the highest quality parts and finest labour.

With options to come straight to your door, repairs and customer service at affordable prices, reliable and honest, call now to discuss any and all of your car or van requirements

Car Lovers
90 Jobs Completed
Hackney
5.0 / 5

I would like to introduce myself and my company which is called Car Lovers and the name says it all. My name is fauzan also known by (soldier). I have been working in and around east london (garages) for almost 10 years and me and my partner decided to start our own new venture based on the fact that I am a massive car fanatic, from a childhood I have a had a knack to mess around with cars modifying them to something that suits my personality. So here we are offering the best service to our customers any job big or small we are happy to come out to you hassle free from the comfort of your own home. I have a mechanical degree which is why I am so passionate about what I do . I will offer my services to you at your doorstep and try my very best in meeting your requirements and needs and also making your life as easy as possible. So please feel free to give me a shout you wont be dissapointed. I will be offering some special offers to my customers i.e free oil top up, free diagnostics etc.
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Car Technic
292 Jobs Completed
Tottenham
5.0 / 5

Car Technic offers car repairs in Tottenham and further-a-field, such as Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Walthamstow, Finsbury Park and Wood Green. We carry all the latest diagnostics equipment, so we are able to deal with various faults, as well as carrying out the more common repair types. We also offer full diagnostics available and MOT's catered for.

While we repair and service all makes and models, we specialise in BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi and more for servicing and repair.
If you live within between 8 and 5 miles of us, we will collect and deliver your car, completely free!

Car Technic uses Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) car parts or parts sourced directly from the manufacturer.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome- and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too!

Your Mobile Garage
177 Jobs Completed
Islington
4.7 / 5

Best mobile mechanic in London. Offering professional diagnostics, the best mechanical team, and bodywork along with many other services. WE PROMISE TO BEAT ANY GENUINE QUOTE - TRY US ONCE AND NEVER GO BACK TO ANOTHER WORKSHOP. We only use genuine dealer diagnostic equipment.

Eddie Mobile Mechanic
10 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
5.0 / 5

A mobile mechanic with over 25 years in the trade. Fully qualified mechanic starting my career in independent garages and developing my experience. For your convinience, we come to you! Working on all makes and models for anything from diagnostics inspection to brakes and MOT's!

Palmers Green Service Centre
169 Jobs Completed
Palmers Green
4.0 / 5

At Palmers Green Service Centre we use the latest technology to service and diagnose all vehicle marques. We only use genuine parts at competitive prices. We aim to provide the highest levels of motor vehicle servicing in North London.

We pride ourselves on servicing all types of motor vehicles to manufacturer’s standards. We provide you with a manufacturer’s service schedule attached to your invoice, and use genuine parts with quality oils and lubricants for your motor vehicle.

We are best-known for Servicing and MOT in North London, but that’s not the only service we offer. Our skilled workforce can keep your car running smoothly with onsite servicing, wheel balancing, puncture repairs, laser computerized digital wheel alignment and new valves. We even supply and fit batteries for any make and model.
Palmers Green Service Centre have a team of qualified and experienced mechanics on-hand to assist you with engine diagnostics, mechanical and car body work repairs.
Our dedication to customer service and competitive prices ensure that you always get great value for money and a high standard of workmanship. At Palmers Green Service Centre you really can have it all. So, if you need mechanical advice, Servicing, MOT, vehicle repairs or tyres in North London, then give us a call today. Palmers Green Service Centre covers car servicing for Archway N19, Arnos Grove N11 and N14, Barnsbury N1, Bounds Green N11 and N22, Bowes Park N22, Brent NW9, Brent Cross Nw2 and NW4, Brunswick Park N11, Camden NW1, Canonbury N1, Chalk Farm NW1, Cockfosters EN4, Colindale NW9, Colney Hatch N11 and N10, Crickewood NW2, Crouch End N8, Dartmouth Park NW5, De Beauvoir Town N1, Dollis Hill NW2, East Barney En4, East Finchley N2, Edgeware HA8, Edmonton N9 and N18, Enfield EN1, EN2 and EN3, Finchley N2, N3 and N12, Finsbury Park N4, Fortis Green N10, Friern Barnet N11, Golders Green NW11, Gospek Oak NW3 and NW5, Hadley Wood EN4, Hampstead NW3, Hampstead Garden Suburb N2, Harringay and Haringey N4, N8 and N15, Hendon NW4, Highgate and Highgate Village N6, Holloway N7, Hornsey N8, Islington N1, Kentish Town NW5, Kilburn NW6, Kings Cross WC1, Manor House N4, Mill Hill NW7, Muswell Hill N10, Neasden NW2 and NW10, New Southgate N11, North Finchley N12, Oakleigh Park N20, Palmers Green N13, Ponders End EN1 and EN3, Seven Sisters N15, Southgate N14, Tottenham N15 and N16, Stamford Hill N15 and N16, Stoke Newington N16, Totteridge N20, Tufnell Park N7 and N19, Turnpike Lane N8, Upper Holloway N19, Wood Green N22.

Startec Motors
Member since 08 May 2016
London

Welcome to Startec Motors.

Our factory trained technicians specialise in Jaguar, Land Rover, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Saab. We offer servicing and diagnostics for all makes and models and we provide in house MOT testing for Class 4 Vehicles (cars, taxis, minibuses, ambulances, motor-caravans, goods vehicles under 3 tonnes).

Cartek Chingford
469 Jobs Completed
London
3.8 / 5

In august 2014, Cartek Chingford opened its doors in the view of serving the local and surrounding areas of North Chingford with a high level of trust, knowledge and skill in order to keep its clients moving forward with hassle free motoring.

Managing director Panny over the years has built up a vast amount of knowledge in repairing all makes and models and needless to say, all business is handled in a polite and professional manor!

Throughout his career in the Motor industry he has also developed a large portfolio of certifications which enables the work level to be at a significantly high standard and training and skill development is always on going to ensure your vehicle is in the safest hands possible.

Deniz Auto Repairs & Servicing
192 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.7 / 5

We are a fully equipped MOT station with 3 ramps and fully qualified engineers. Some of our engineers have over 40 years of experience, which is evident in the efficient quality work they carry out. Our garage has been established for 10 years and we can confidently deal with all cars; from French or German to English! We have scanners for checks on ABS lights, engine management, air bags, and many more services!

Our garage's slogan is 'We'd rather charge cheaper so the customer will be happier and come back."

Turtle Engineering Motor Vehicle Service
88 Jobs Completed
Forest Gate
4.7 / 5

We are a well-established garage based in Forest Gate, East London. Having been established since 2005 we have built up a steady customer base, however new custom is always welcome! We specialise in engine work including stripping and rebuilding engines. We also carry out all mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOT's too.

Our team of two technicians are fully qualified and have over 20 years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, with no job being too big or too small. Using the latest diagnostic equipment and most up-to-date software available, we can get your vehicle road worthy ASAP. We use good quality parts and aim to offer our customers the very best service possible whilst keeping our costs minimal.

FREE vehicle collection and delivery available within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes guaranteed.

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Gearbox Repairs in Walthamstow
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 in Walthamstow bookings

5.00

5 reviews

How much does Gearbox Repairs cost in Walthamstow?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Gearbox Repairs is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Walthamstow for Gearbox Repairs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Gearbox Repairs Cost by Car Make in Walthamstow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£249.08

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/10/2019 and 24/01/2020.

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.

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