The gearboxes and clutches in manual and semi-automatic cars are prone to wear and tear. One of the most common signs of a dysfunctional gearbox, or clutch, is crunching, grinding, or slipping as you shift gears. If you hear any of these sounds, it’s important you visit a car mechanic immediately to prevent any further damage.
When it comes to clutches and gearboxes, prevention is much more effective than a cure. A car mechanic can determine whether the fault in your gearbox is due to a faulty part, product failure, or lack of maintenance. In most cases, the failure will lie with a singular part that has worn down. In these cases, we can simply replace the problem bearings, seals, gaskets or thrust washers. If the issue is more serious, we also do full gearbox replacements and rebuilds.
While clutch and gearboxes are most commonly used to describe parts in manual car, it’s important to realise that automatic cars also have clutches and gearboxes. While manual gearboxes tend to need more maintenance, as your car ages you may require a gearbox repair for your automatic car.
Regular gearbox servicing is better for your car and your wallet; don’t put it off! If your manual car is making strange sounds when changing gears, then book in for a clutch and gearbox repair today. Our experienced team will locate the cause of the issue and get your car shifting gears smoothly and silently.
At J C Automotives, we stand by our motto, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”. We’ll do everything we can to fix your gearbox or clutch at the smallest possible cost and if there’s nothing wrong, we’ll let you know. We are accessible from all suburbs in South East Brisbane; including Morningside, Cannon Hill, Bulimba, Murarrie, Carina, Camp Hill, and more.