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MINI Gearbox Repairs Specialist

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Top garages for MINI Gearbox Repairs (9,415 found)
George mobile mechanic
21 Jobs Completed
london
5.0 / 5

Hi My Name is Dorde Gasparovic. Commonly called as "George" by many. I own a garage in HA97NE. My garage is located 6 minutes walk from North Wembley Station. My business started in year 2016 and been working as a mobile mechanic for more than 15 years. I specializes in diagnosing and repairing all aspects of auto repair issues from brakes, starters, axles, fuel systems, electrical systems, to head gaskets, intakes, timing belts and exhaust work and body work. My mobile number isand my email address is [email protected] Our garage is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm during Saturday. In George Mobile Garage we value your car repair needs:-)

Methven Mills Motors Ltd
27 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
5.0 / 5

Methven mill motors was started in 2015 after working in the trade for 18 years between other garages it was time to fly the nest as they say and give it a go of having my own independent garage it offers a wide range if services from the simple light bulb change right threw to a complete engine /gearbox change overs so here at methven mill motors no job is to big we accommodate all your needs at a high standard at a fraction of the cost of main dealers ..

We also offer mot testing for the following classes of vehicles
motorcycles classes 1/2
Motor cars jeeps and light vans class 4

Dennis Newton's MOT Centre
48 Jobs Completed
Holmes Chapel
4.9 / 5

Established independent multi-bay MOT and repair garage offering service and MOT testing for cars, light commercials and motorbikes.

Waiting room with refreshments, daily papers and magazines.

Free WIFI.

Customer parking.

KAM Servicing - Beeston
313 Jobs Completed
Beeston
4.6 / 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 - Beeston 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.

A6 Garage
2 Job Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

Welcome to A6 Garage Manchester
At A6 Garage we cover everything from Servicing and Repairs to Tyres and Exhausts.
Quality New Service & Repairs To All Makes & Models, Punctures, Exhausts. Air-conditioning re-gas. Also Undertake All Mechanical Repairs Work & MOTs for Class 4 Only. We also Manufacture Number Plates as you wait.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1698 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

VJM Motors ltd
54 Jobs Completed
MIDDLESEX
5.0 / 5

An independent garage based in Southall West London. With trained and accredited technicians. Able to offer motor vehicle repairs, servicing and diagnostics for a reasonable price.

JHM
422 Jobs Completed
wakefield
4.8 / 5

JHM are a small, independent garage that has been established since 2010. Although we are a young company, our team of 5 have many years of experience. I, James, the owner, have over 25 years of experience in the motor industry and have previously worked for a specialised Turbocharger remanufacture and a string of high profile tuning companies and still retain good connections with them.

We are a fully-fledged specialist garage that can carry out any service or repair work, however we are very well known for our turbo repairs and ECU work; remapping, tuning, engine re-building as well as our advanced diagnostic work. We have the latest state of the art diagnostic equipment and also work with many local garages that cannot pinpoint the root of the vehicles problem, who then often ask us to perform a more thorough diagnosis on their behalf. We believe in digging deeper to find the actual root of the problem and then fixing it, rather than just replacing parts as if the problem is not addressed, you may just be masking the real issue.

You can rest assured that you are leaving your vehicle in safe hands by choosing to have your work carried out with us, we take great pride in our work. We endeavour to provide competitive prices but most importantly, to have each and every customer leave our garage happy. We will never carry out any further repairs without having spoken with your first and seeking authorisation. Please get in touch for an estimate today.

GT Service Centre
129 Jobs Completed
Harrogate
4.7 / 5

GT Service has invested heavily in main dealer level diagnostic services coupled with employing staff with extensive knowledge of all the major prestige manufactures and their specific models.
We complete main dealer service check lists including all of the same check points your main dealer will do.

We pride ourselves on honesty and integrity with examining and servicing your vehicle where we will only do the required work after advising you fully of the work required and the reasons behind it.

We will show you with the parts we have removed for the car, if you wish, so you can see our reasons for recommending a change of parts. We will give you an estimated time remaining on wearable parts, such as brake discs and pads, so you decide if you want them to be changed.

We will keep your service work up to date on our modern internal systems with copies of all parts used on each and every service so you have an extensive service record to complement your car when you decide to sell it.

We will keep a note of your service and MOT renewal dates and remind you when they become due.

Any warranty work required by the manufacturer when we see your vehicle can be organised by GT Service so you do not have to. GT Service offers a courtesy car service and a collection and delivery service for your vehicle to fit in with you.

GT Service is the genuine alternative to the main dealer network.

R Turner Motor Specialist LTD
161 Jobs Completed
ROTHERHAM
4.7 / 5

My names Rob, I've been a mechanic for the past 10 years,I am main dealer trained. I've worked on pretty much ever car going.

I do anything from a service to an engine rebuild, cambelts to modifications. I also offer a mobile service for those who cant get away from work.

Ecu remapping service available aswell as Dpf delete egr delete and much more.

I'm reliable, quick and competitive. I will aim to beat all genuine quotes.

Please note due to high volume of work make contact with before accepting any quote so I can provide you with the best service.

Thanks again Rob

R Milnes and Sons
8 Jobs Completed
Bridlington
5.0 / 5

R Milnes and Sons is a local family business that has been established in Bridlington since 1926,
offering a range of quality second hand cars featuring all makes and models.
We have a fully equipped workshop that not only offers comprehensive Diagnostic equipment, but also houses full Service and MOT facilities as well as Air Conditioning system repair and re-gas.
We also supply tyres and wheel alignment at very competitive prices.
Are you looking for a new car? R Milnes & Son can provide the right car at the right price.
Get the best prices and quality low mileage cars in Bridlington! Contact us today!

LTM Motors
832 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
4.9 / 5

At LTM Motors we cater for all of your motoring needs. You will be warmly welcomed and be given the advice and assistance you require, courtesy of our friendly and professional staff.

Based next to Parkgate Retail Park, we offer a full selection of garage services, from class 4 & 7 MOT testing through to Brakes, Clutches, Timing Belts, Diagnostics and Air Conditioning.

What's more, we are the only garage in Rotherham to be inspected and certified by the AA. As from the 16th March we are also Which? trusted trader approved.

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
77 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre can undergo MOT testing at our facilities as we’re DVSA approved testing stations in South London and more specifically in the Wimbledon area. Whether your vehicle needs its first MOT after three years or your annual MOT test is due – we can help you out and provide you with quick, reliable MOT testing. You can now book an MOT in Wimbledon using our interactive live, MOT booking system, giving you a real-time solution right to your fingertips. We aim to provide convenience with our cheap MOT services that start from just £29 and we will gladly pick up your vehicle and drop it back off after it has been tested.

SAI MOT Centre is a local, independent business in London near Wimbledon that has years of experience in MOT testing, car servicing and repairs. We offer a range of quality services and repairs including arranging MOT testing, servicing and diagnostics, tyres and wheel alignment, exhausts and suspension, batteries and brakes, clutch, cambelts and air conditioning. We will always reassure you that you’ll be receiving quality work. We are committed to making our services and repairs affordable, providing our customers with huge savings leaving them coming back to our MOT station time and time again.

The Motor Family (RAC Approved MOT & Service Centre)
65 Jobs Completed
Batley
4.9 / 5

Welcome to The Motor Family. We are an independent MOT, service and sales centre in Birstall/Batley. We are a RAC Approved Garage and offer a full range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing, Tyres, Repairs and more. As an RAC Approved Garage we follow the RAC Customer Charter; Honest pricing, Quality work & Exceptional customer service. We’d really love to hear from you so why not drop in to see us or give us a call on

Button Motors LTD
48 Jobs Completed
Redditch
4.9 / 5

I have many years experience in mechanics working in both independent garages as well as main dealerships such as Ford. I contracted for a number of years with large brands such as Aston Martin & Volvo to name a few. In 2017 it was time to take the step and set-up my own business and Button Motors was born.
We do specialize in Clutch repairs and cambelt/chain replacement including engine repairs.
However we are happy to do any work on all major car brands.

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MINI Gearbox Repairs Specialist
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  MINI Gearbox Repairs  bookings

4.87

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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.

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.

  • Leaking transmission fluid.

    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.

    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 14,828 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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