All Trans Autos Ltd proudly offers quality gearbox repairs & gearbox rebuilds in Colchester, Essex.
Gearbox Repairs & Gearbox Rebuilds in Colchester, Essex
If you’re looking for a gearbox repair specialist in Colchester, Essex, then look no further than All Trans Autos. We are experts in all things related to gears, and have been proudly tending to the gearboxes of Stanway and beyond for over four decades.
There are all sorts of things that can go wrong with your vehicle’s gearbox. Sometimes it isn’t quite the gearbox but your clutch and other times it is the gearbox. However; quite often with automatic or semi-automatic gearboxes, they can be repaired diagnostically. When it comes to gearbox repair, we offer rebuilds as well as exchange gearbox’ at competitive prices.
All Trans Autos Ltd is committed to offering a high-quality gearbox repair service. We only use trusted suppliers and will get the parts for your specific gearbox to protect your manufacturer’s warranty where possible. If you are worried about any of this, then please let us know or contact us for more details.
All Trans Autos Ltd technicians are fully trained and experienced in gearbox repairs and rebuilds in Colchester, Essex. We believe in quality for all your gearbox repairs while keeping them at affordable prices
Manual Gearbox Repair
- Manual gearbox locks and unlocks sets of gears to the output shaft to produce the gear ratio required.
- We offer manual gearbox repair and gearbox rebuilds to your vehicles own gearbox.
- We offer a service to supply and fit new and re-conditioned manual gearboxes to your vehicle as a gearbox replacement.
- Manual Gearboxes for most makes and models of cars and vans.
- We offer a 12 month/12000 mile warranty on all repairs, rebuilds or replacement gearboxes.
Automatic Gearbox Repair
- Automatic gearboxes and Semi-automatic Gearboxes use the same set of gears to produce the gear ratios required using the planetary gear set.
- We offer automatic gearbox repairs and gearbox rebuilds to your vehicles own gearbox.
- We offer new and reconditioned gearbox replacement.
What is a gearbox?
A gearbox is a mechanical component used widely across the automotive and manufacturing industries broadly defined as a set of integrated gears contained within a housing unit. The gearbox, when used in a vehicle, is used to adjust torque and speed between the load and engine, or driving force. The gearbox allows for the most efficient and effective vehicle performance across a variety of terrain and conditions at many speeds through its provision of a selection of gears. This selection generally consists of 5 or 6 forward gears, and a reverse gear.
What are the signs of a broken gearbox?
A ‘broken’ gearbox can may be caused by many different factors, resulting in many different symptoms, including but not limited to atypical noises such as whining or grinding, the presence of a burning smell (caused by degraded transmission fluid), transmission fluid leaks, gear slips (caused by worn gears being unable to engage effectively), and the illumination of the gearbox warning light.
It is essential to deal with gearbox problems upon discovering the first indicator of an issue, as gearbox rebuilds and replacements can be costly in comparison to minimal repair work.
All Trans Autos’ gearbox specialists currently offer repairs, rebuilds, and maintenance services for both automatic and manual gearboxes. If your vehicle is subject to any of the above symptoms, book in using our online booking system today or contact one of our friendly team members for further advice regarding our gearbox services.
What is the difference between gearbox and transmission?
In British terminology, the term transmission refers to the entire drivetrain, including the clutch, gearbox, and final drive shafts. The gearbox itself is a device altering torque and speed in driving devices.
This is often confused with American terminology, in which the gearbox itself is often referred to as the transmission.
Why is my gearbox slipping out of gear?
Slipping gears are often attributed to general wear and tear. When gears become worn, they tend to become rounded, meaning they cannot engage or link together effectively. This commonly leads to gear slippage and difficult transitions.
It is important to manage gearbox issues as soon as they are noticed to avoid high repair costs. All Trans Autos team of expert technicians are highly experienced in gearbox repair and replacement, meaning your vehicle is in safe hands when you book in with us. Contact us today for further advice and assistance regarding gearbox repair, or any of our other services.
How much does a gearbox repair cost?
Gearbox repair costs vary hugely depending on the work needed to restore the part to roadworthy condition. In some cases, a simple repair will suffice, whilst gearboxes subject to more serious wear or issues may require more extensive work, a rebuild, or even a replacement. In addition to this, gearbox type may further influence repair prices. For the above reasons, giving an average price for a gearbox repair is not entirely simple.
Here at All Trans Autos, our Bosch accredited team endeavour to conduct gearbox repairs to the highest standard, whilst keeping costs reasonable. We are experienced in the repair, rebuilding, and maintenance of both automatic and manual transmissions using parts of only the best quality. For a more accurate quote regarding gearbox repair, contact our team, or book your vehicle in for an inspection, during which our technicians will report any issues present within the gearbox or transmission system, and report accordingly.
How often should the gearbox oil be changed in a manual?
Many veteran mechanics will tell you that you could risk a premature transmission failure if you wait too long to change the oil in your manual gearbox. This is because every time you drive your vehicle you potentially subject your gearbox oil to heavy damages. You want to maintain a sufficient amount of lubrication of the bearings and also take the time to analyse the vibrations. Even with optimum gearbox oil, most experts would still suggest you should change your gearbox oil every certain number of mileage you reach. Though each car is different, on average experts agree that a manual gearbox oil should be changed every 30,000 - 50,000 miles before requiring a procedure.
Remember that if you experience any issues prematurely even before you reach the minimum mileage that you can get in contact with All Trans Autos and our team of venerable technicians will be happy to assist in arranging a booking, answer any queries you have, and provide any further advice needed. Remember that spotting the sign of a faulty gearbox in its infancy before it can become a serious hazard to you keeps you both safe and can save you money.
Where can I check the gearbox oil level?
If you’re looking for a way to check what level your gearbox oil level is at, it is as easy as popping open the bonnet and locating the gear oil dipstick, which will typically serve both as the gearbox oil dipstick and as the fill tube. Discerning the topography of your engine compartment, the gearbox oil dipstick will often be located near the back of the engine compartment and will be quite easy to find.
If you are having trouble finding the gearbox oil level dipstick, you can always consult your vehicle owner manual or ask for assistance from a garage. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with All Trans Auto where our team of Bosch accredited mechanics can give you an assessment and advice on your best course of action.
Why does my gearbox make noise?
There are several reasons as to why your gearbox may be making noise during operations, all of them are indicators that you should bring your vehicle into the garage to have the gearbox inspected by a team of professionals. You may hear a distinct knocking or gurgling noise when you change the gear, this will be a tell-tale sign of a faulty gearbox. This noise would most likely be caused by the excess air in your transmission line.
Because the gearbox is such an essential part of your vehicle, you should maintain a steady regular inspection and upkeep of your gearbox. You should always be checking on your coolant transmission levels to ensure the systems are properly topped up, as well as cleaning and inspecting your gearbox for any noticeable wear and tear.
While driving, banging or clanking noises also indicate loose gears, whilst whistling or clicking noises indicate wear and tear of the gearbox bearings. Grinding, buzzing, humming, whining whilst changing gears are all signs of wear and tear. The louder the noise is, the more wear and tear your gearbox is under, and the more you should consider a full gearbox replacement.
It may not always be the case that your gearbox is seriously suffering if you hear it make noise, but it never hurts to have a professional take a look at it. Don’t be afraid to bring your vehicle down to All Trans Auto where our team of accredited mechanics can give you an assessment and advice on your best course of action.
How long should a manual gearbox last?
Ideally, you want to keep steady maintenance for your manual gearbox throughout. You can do this by conducting oil changes as gearbox oil is subject to heavy damage every time you drive your vehicle. You want to maintain a sufficient amount of lubrication of the bearings and also take the time to analyse the vibrations. Even with an optimum gearbox, most experts would still suggest you have your gearbox serviced by a professional for every certain number of mileage you reach. Though each car is different, on average experts agree that a manual gearbox will last about 30,000 - 50,000 miles before requiring a procedure.
Remember, if you experience any issues prematurely even before you reach the minimum mileage, do not hesitate to opt for a gearbox service or replacement, and make sure to have enough information regarding gearboxes before making a decision. Get in contact with All Trans Autos. Our team of venerable technicians will be happy to assist in arranging a booking, answering any queries you have, and providing any further advice needed. Remember that spotting the sign of a faulty gearbox in its infancy before it can become a serious hazard to you keeps you both safe and can save you money.
How much does it cost to replace an automatic gearbox?
There are all sorts of things that can go wrong with your vehicle’s gearbox. Do not fret; quite often with automatic or semi-automatic gearboxes, they can be repaired diagnostically. The cost of replacing your automatic gearbox can vary greatly depending on the state of your gearbox. Because of the precision needed to replace such complex components, an automatic gearbox replacement can cost anywhere between £1000 to £5000 to get it professionally fixed by a team of professionals. You can, however, have the lofty cost of a full gearbox replacement reduced by maintaining regular appointments with an expert specialist. With their keen attention to detail and professionalism, they will be able to spot developing faults in your automatic gearbox and through early detection and precise identification of faulty units, our technicians can perform gearbox reconditioning or repairs directly on the affected parts, saving you money.
If you need more information regarding our automatic gearbox replacement services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of venerable experts at All Trans Autos. Our highly-qualified Bosch Car Service clutch mechanics will be able to diagnose the problem quickly and repair or replace an automatic gearbox swiftly, often on the same day. Book a gearbox service online today!