Gearbox Specialists St Helens

If your gearbox doesn't feel or sound right give the team a call today: 01744 808586

If you are looking for a local gearbox specialist in the St Helens area we can help. If you require a gearbox repair or a replacement gearbox we can help. We offer a wide range of services that can fully repair your gearbox in no time at all.

We Repair Manual Gearboxes In St Helens

A manual gearbox, also known as a manual transmission, is a complex mechanical system that transmits the power from your engine firstly to the drive shafts and then to the wheels. As you probably know, manual transmissions change gears when the driver presses the clutch pedal and uses the gearstick to shift the gear.

It is the gearbox that allows drivers of manual cars to accelerate from stationary as you move up through the gears.

A manual gearbox is connected to the engine through a clutch. The clutch experiences more wear and tear over time than most other parts of your car, due to the heat and friction produced by its many moving parts and components. Although manual gearboxes are specially designed to carry the enormous loads caused by transmitting the engine's power, some wear is inevitable. Mostly, the gearbox will still work with some wear, but over time problems can occur.

You should have your gearbox oil checked and changed. It is important to do this as major issues can arise in gearboxes that are not properly looked after.

How long does a manual gearbox last?

There is no set number of years or miles that a manual gearbox will last. However, the average lifespan tends to be around 80, 000 – 120, 000 miles. There are different variables which will have an effect on how long your gearbox will last. For example, using fluid which has not been recommended by the manufacturer, incorrect use of the gearstick or how often you have your car serviced.

What’s involved in a gearbox service?

Manual gearbox repairs and replacements can be inconvenient and very expensive. Gearbox oil (also known as manual transmission fluid) is the key to keeping your gearbox healthy and you should always ask for this to be checked during your annual service if it's not already included.

Many manufacturers recommend that you have your manual transmission fluid changed every 20, 000 to 40, 000 miles and so on.

What are the possible signs that there are issues with your manual gearbox?

Some signs of possible gearbox and clutch problems are:

  • A funny smell and limited acceleration
  • Whining, clunking and humming sounds
  • Leaking oil or low oil level
  • A grinding or shaking gearstick
  • The car refusing to go into gear
  • Noise when the car is idling in neutral
  • Gears slipping or popping into neutral
  • Judder when driving off
  • Engine accelerates and the car won't move or drive

The most common manual transmission issues are resolved by replacing the clutch. There are three parts that are usually replaced during this process; the clutch disk, pressure plate and throw out bearing.

What should I do if I think there is a problem with my manual gearbox, or my clutch

If you suspect an issue with your clutch or manual gearbox, you should have it seen to promptly. Give our team a call on 01744 808586

Gear Box Repairs St Helens

We Also Offer Automatic Gearbox & Transmission Repairs

Using high-quality information obtained by our vehicle diagnostics systems, our qualified automatic gearbox technicians carry out all types of automatic gearbox repairs including reconditioning, rebuilding and replacement of all automatic gearboxes including the latest DSG gearbox.

When you are experiencing problems with your automatic gearbox, our experts who use the very latest diagnostic equipment and are trained to the highest standards and qualified to carry out fault-finding work and repairs.

Automatic gearbox specialists located in St Helens. Here at The FastFit Centre, we offer a specific gearbox diagnostic on any Automatic vehicle. The FastFit Centre has established a reputation for high-quality service and expertise.

Gearbox Service, Repair, Reconditioning.

We service repair and recondition automatic gearboxes, automatic transmissions and semi-automatic, powershift, mechatronic, DSG SMG 1, 2, 3 gearboxes for all makes of cars including:

  • BMW
  • Renault
  • Mercedes
  • Audi
  • Volkswagon
  • Volvo
  • Fiat
  • Saab
  • 4×4’s
  • American
  • Ford
  • Nissan
  • Citroen
  • Range Rover
  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mazda
  • Vauxhall

Whatever your automatic gearbox problems or automatic transmission requirements, The FastFit Centre is sure to have the answer.

Call our team now on 01744 808586

Located in St Helens, Merseyside, we service, repair and recondition automatic gearboxes, automatic transmissions and semi-automatic gearboxes.

How to find your local gearbox specialist in St Helens

  • If you are heading from the town centre simply follow Eccleston street to the traffic lights and turn Left at the Nags head Building and we are located just on the right across the road from Farmfoods on Boundary Road.

  • If you are coming from Prescot its best to go straight down Prescot road until you get to the Eccleston Arms Bar & Grill follow-on to the traffic lights and turn left. carry on down past Morrisons and you will find us just on the Left we are well advertised so don't worry you won't miss us.

  • Or of course, you could put us into your Satnav.

230 Boundary Road

St Helens


WA10 2PZ

If you are looking for a gearbox specialist in St Helens, you're in the best place

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Gearbox in: St Helens

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