How Much Does A Gearbox Or Transmission Repair Cost?
The price varies depending on the make and model of your car, as well as the year it was manufactured. A basic repair could cost roughly between $200 and $500, whereas a major repair ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.
What Is The Difference Between A Gearbox And Transmission?
Often, people will use the terms gearbox and transmission interchangeably, but they are different things. Your gearbox is a part of your transmission. Your gearbox is what you use to tell your transmission which gear it should be in. Your transmission is comprised of your gearbox, propellor shaft, drive shaft, and differential, and in a manual, your clutch as well. Basically, your transmission ensures power runs from your engine to your gearbox and through to the drive shaft, making your car run.
Signs Your Gearbox Or Transmission Components Are Failing
You should get your gearbox and transmission checked if your engine light comes on, your car is struggling to accelerate, or you hear or feel the engine shuddering while you’re driving. Another reason to get your gearbox or transmission looked at by a mechanic is if you’re having difficulty selecting gears or you hear clunking or grinding noises when you do change gears.
What Your Mechanic Will Do
We’ll inspect your vehicle for any leaking from the transmission and check there’s no visible damage to it first. Then we’ll check the level and condition of the transmission and clutch fluids before road testing your car. It’s good to double check these fluids because murky transmission fluid can cause issues for your car.
Depending on where we find the issue, we’ll either repair or replace your gearbox or your transmission — or replace the required parts within them. We’ll then top up your transmission fluid, clutch fluid, and run another road test, to ensure we’ve solved the problem before running another visual inspection.
Why It’s Important To Have Your Gearbox Or Transmission Repaired
It’s unsafe to drive with a faulty gearbox or transmission and ignoring issues with these can put you and other drivers on the road in danger. Getting your gearbox or transmission repaired as soon as you notice an issue also has the potential to save you money in the long run, before the damage becomes worse.
Our team will do a comprehensive check of your vehicle with particular attention to your transmission or gearbox. Communicating any findings to you, you’ll receive a list of proposed repairs as well as a quote. Our mechanics will have your car back up and running optimally in no time.