A car is one item we use everyday, several times a day and that means that it takes quite a bit of wear. If there is one thing a car owner can count on it is their car will need repairs at one time or another and one kind of repair that will be required with time is gearbox repairs. Gearboxes can be automatic or manual but they can all be repaired. If by any chance, a gear box is impossible to repair, the other option is to get a reconditioned one fitted one.
The function of the manual transmission is to give a car or other kind of motor it is being used in, speed and torque conversions. This is made possible by source of power that rotates and takes the power to another gadget through the gear ratios, commonly called just the gears.
A gear box can also have control as far as direction is concerned in the form of a reverse gear that makes it possible to move the car forwards and backwards. Some cars will have single-ratio transmissions that can be used to change torque, speed and in some cases, the motor output direction.
This changes in America where the gearbox is understood to mean a component whose function it to convert speed and torque. Transmission to them is a type of car part that is possible to alter so that the ratio of the speed to the torque can be dynamically changed as is the case in vehicles.
If you are in the US, the gearbox is the device that facilitates conversions for torque and speed. Here, transmission is a type of gearbox that can be modified to significantly change the speed to torque ratio as is the case of a car. If your gearbox or transmitter has a problem, you will not be able to change gears smoothly or you will hear some odd noises as you are driving. You may also have a problem with the clutch.
Some garages specialize in repairing gearboxes. Some undertake repairs for all types of cars and trucks while others specialize in classic cars such as the Austin Healey. There are also some mechanics shops that can handle repair of manual transmissions, overdrives as well undertaking repairs for classics like Rootes, MG, Jaguar, TVR, AC and Rover Triumph. Other garages handle modern brands like Honda, Ford, Mercedes, BMW, Renault and other makes.
When looking for a competitive mechanic that will do your gear box repair in a professional way, it is important to note one key factor. Having a gearbox or transmission repaired is usually cheaper than having it replaced. However, most garages and mechanic shops will give you the price of replacing because they do not have the know how to repair a gearbox.
It is therefore important that you get your work done at a competitive garage that has the training and experience it takes to carry out manual transmission repairs as well as transmission and clutch repairs.
Have a peek at our tips and advice on how to find a garage that has personnel who are adequately trained in doing transmission repairs now in our insider’s guide to all you need to know about gearbox repair