We also offer vehicle recovery to our workshop if they are immobile. Some vehicles are recovered free of charge, however larger vans or 4x4's can only be recovered by a thirda party so would inccur a charge.
Do you have extended warranty with your vehicle?
We can take care of the claim when repairing your gearbox making the process as easy as possible. We deal with all major providers including the AA, RAC, Autogroup and many more.
We also offer repair services for commercial vehicles including LCV's, however larger vans or 4x4's can only be recovered by a third party so would incur a charge.
GEARBOX REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
Gearbox repairs and gearbox replacement is a specialist field not undertaken by the majority of mechanical garages.
This means that finding a solution to your gearbox fault can be difficult if you don't speak to the right people. We try to keep the process as simple as possible and aim to get you back on the road in the most cost-effective way.
We have successfully repaired and reconditioned thousands of gearboxes and it is for this reason, we are the preferred choice for local councils and main dealerships such as Vauxhall, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Once your gearbox is repaired, our dedicated mechanics will refit the unit back in your vehicle. We will road test the vehicle and make sure everything is OK. If we have just received your gearbox on it's own, we will call you to let you know the unit is ready.
Payment & Collection
Once the work has been paid for we will organise a convenient collection time. If you have opted for the free local pick up and drop off service, we will arrange a suitable delivery time. Please contact us about payment methods as we do not accept certain forms.
Gearbox Repairs & Reconditioning
Once we have your authorisation, we will commence the repair and reconditioning stage. This will include a strip down and chemical clean of the internal components, to ensure there is no contamination. We will also restore the casings to their original state, removing oxidization and corrosion.
Once we have the gearbox stripped apart, we can visually inpsect all components for signs of wear and damage. It is at this stage the we will contact you, relay our findings and discuss the cost of the gearbox repairs. If your gearbox is beyond economical repair we may suggest replacing it with one of our fully reconditioned units.
Q. WHAT DOES A MANUAL GEARBOX REPAIR COST?
A. As a guide the average cost to repair a manual gearbox is around £600 or £900 if the gearbox is still on the vehicle. However the price to repair a manual gearbox varies massively depending on the fault and the make of the gearbox. Some gearbox faults can not be repaired due to the extent of the damage or a lack of available parts from the manufacturer.
Q. WHAT DOES A NEW GEARBOX COST?
A. A new gearbox from the manufacturer will start anywhere from £1000 upwards, however will more than likely range between £2000-£5000. The other issue with a new gearbox is availability, some can take months to arrive as it is not something that will be sitting on the shelf at your local dealership.
Q. WHAT DOES A GEARBOX BEARING REPLACEMENT COST?
A. On average around £400. However again there are various factors that can increase that amount by a substantial amount. It is always good practice to replace a complete set of bearings and in some cases this is the only option.
Q. WHAT ARE A WORN SYNCHROMESH SYMPTOMS?
A. Worn synchromesh rings will result in a crunching / grinding sound when selecting gears. This is normally more common in the lower gears except 1st, as the car is normally going from standing start when selecting 1st. The crunching will ultimately lead to the complete loss of gear due to damage caused to the gear.
It is always best to have as much information as possible first before coming to see us. Quoting on gearbox repairs and gearbox replacement is very difficult due to their complexity and the inability to see all the parts without stripping the unit down. This is why we need as much information about your gearbox faults so we can give a rough guidline on price.
Depending on the outcome of our initial conversation, we will book you in for the gearbox repairs or gearbox replacement work to begin. It may be that we could not diagnose or give an accurate quote from our initial contact so we may suggest booking your vehicle in for further investigation at one of our gearbox garage.