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took longer than expected though no fault of there own .but great service friendly helpful staff
Good speedy service
Car was picked up at agreed time, communication was excellent. Car returned with full service carried out. Would use again
Very friendly and honest. Will defo use again.
Oil change and flush done good service they went out there way to make you feel welcome
Great service, quick turn around, and reasonably priced for work being done. Cheers guys.
Really pleased with the work, the guys were able to fit me in at short notice and had the car ready well with in the quoted time. Would recommend to others
Prompt service and turn around, recommended.
I had issue with my Audi A6 dual mass flywheel 12 plate. Patrick is very knowledgeable mechanic, he spoke to me over the phone on Friday and was ready to fix the problem very next day on saturday, he collected my car in the morning at 8am and fixed my car at 4pm the same day he then drove back to me with my car, explained to what work he had done and interestingly recorded the video while carrying out the work. he had wireless card payment machine so was easy to pay him. pleased with everything and big thanks to Patrick
A friend of mine ended up repairing my car for me, but these guys have amazing customer service, couldn't have helped me more, will be using in the future!
Brilliant service! Patrick is honest and professional. Timing chain replacement is not an easy job but they made it look easy. Genuine parts were used. These guys are very experienced. 100% recommend
Patrick suck a good fella. Real quick service cheap price and very satisfied with the work carried out. Will certainly used again. Thanks pat
Very excellent service, highly recommended, wish they were slightly nearer.
Swift and easy booking process, car was ready 4 hour later with only additional costs being one bulb and some wiper blades. Thank you.
These guys are great! Wouldn’t go anywhere else
The new cambelt is whining but as I understand it this is possible with new and stronger belts. The garage were kind enough to check it twice and confirmed all is well fitted and with a one year warranty. I have now driven 1000 miles without problems.
Had a few issues with the clutch kit I bought from carparts4less, it didn’t fit, so the guys had to order similar one, but had to do the same work twice. Obviously nobody was at fault that the car4less parts didn’t fit properly so the guys were willing to compromise on the price. Apart from the delay due to wrong parts, they were very understanding and professional.
Great Service. Thank you guys. We will use you again.
Good service only problem the garage is out of the way but i would recommend it
Fast efficient and no pressure yo have more done. Impressed with price and service. We are a 6 car family so likely to be getting more work from us.
They gave me a quote and stuck to that quote while offering excellent quality of work. They met me at work to pick up my car keys then collected my car from home and had it fixed and ready for the following morning. Absolutely would recommend.
Replaced the brake discs and pads while I waited. Excellent service.
Prompt reply , Excellent service , will definitely use again + can highly recommend
Quickly found out what the issue was and fixed everything for me before 2PM on the same day, prices are competitive
Left car with part missing off bumper Helpful to recover and fix issue quickly
Some of the best service i have EVER had from any form of business. Simply magnificent levels of care and communication.
Great lads great garage
I would absolutely recommend this garage in fact my partner has now taken his Saab there and I will be returning in March for my mot .
Excellent customer service very helpful people would highly recommend this garage to anybody excellent.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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