Reconditioned Gearboxes in Manchester | Complete UK Coverage

Total Vehicle Solutions UK specialises in reconditioned gearboxes and offers a complete nationwide service for private motorists, main dealerships, independent garages, fleet companies and members of the trade. Based in Manchester, we operate on a 24/7 basis and collect vehicles across the country for gearbox rebuilding or remanufacture. Our company works on all makes and models, from small passenger cars to large commercial vehicles.

 

In simple terms, gearboxes fall into two different categories; manual and automatic. Both do exactly the same thing but they perform in two completely different ways.

 

Different gears transfer engine drive from shaft to shaft. The gearbox achieves different ratios and this is what helps a vehicle to reach faster speeds in a high gear or to climb a hill in a low gear. A manual gearbox relies on the driver changing these ratios through the shift stick whereas an automatic model, as one would expect, changes these ratios automatically.

 

A few models even have semi-automatic gearboxes which combine both functions.

 

As with all moving systems in an engine, the gearbox has an expected working lifecycle and lasts longer if a car or commercial vehicle undergoes regular servicing and maintenance. When parts and components wear or damage, it isn’t simply a case of replacing them. We have to strip down the gearbox completely to clean it and inspect the reasons for failure.

 

Reconditioned gearboxes are not the same as second-hand replacements. They are a finished rebuilds completed by engineers and technicians at our workshop in Manchester. Our services are not the same as those provided by local scrap yards and breakers yards.

 

Total Vehicle Solutions UK also specialises in reconditioned engines.

The Importance of the Gearbox

 

Imagine a car or commercial vehicle without a gearbox. For a car to travel at a top speed of 80mph, it would need a predetermined ratio similar to the high end of third gear. Now imagine trying to drive the same vehicle from a stationary position with the shift stick already in third gear. This would make moving away an extremely difficult proposition.

 

There would be hardly any noticeable acceleration and the engine would rev to capacity at 80mph. The engine wouldn’t last long without having a gearbox fitted.

 

When your gearbox fails, Total Vehicle Solutions UK is here to help. Our team has worked on reconditioned gearboxes for a combined total of more than 20 years. We have experience in manual and automatic gearboxes, and also in rarer semi-automatic builds. Please contact us on 0161 503 1973 to arrange 24-hour collections in Manchester and all major UK locations.

 

Manual Reconditioned Gearboxes

 

  • Initially, we clean the outside of the gearbox and examine it for damage
  • Next, our technicians dismantle the transmission core
  • Total Vehicle Solutions UK performs a suitability check for gearbox reconditioning
  • After dismantling the gearbox, we sort individual parts and prep them for cleaning
  • Our engineers clean the casings and the individual parts thoroughly
  • We separate everything into three categories; scrap, reuse or rework
  • Our team dips casings into mild acid to descale them and restore the finish
  • Total Vehicle Solutions UK machines reworked parts to manufacturer specifications
  • Technicians fit new bearings, gaskets, seals, synchroniser rings and hard parts
  • We rebuild the gearbox, checking internal clearance and end float specifications

Automatic Reconditioned Gearboxes

 

  • Initially, we clean the outside of the gearbox and examine it for damage
  • Next, our technicians dismantle the transmission core
  • Total Vehicle Solutions UK performs a suitability check for gearbox reconditioning
  • After dismantling the gearbox, we sort individual parts and prep them for cleaning
  • Our engineers wash the parts and casings separately using a three-part process
  • We dip the casings into mild acid to descale them and restore the finish
  • Our team tests the valve body and calibrates to an original factory specification
  • We check and replace the spring-loaded valves, check balls and servo pistons
  • Total Vehicle Solutions UK cleans and tests the solenoids as required
  • After cleaning and testing, we reassemble gearboxes in our machine shop
  • Our technicians test hydraulic unit integrity before mounting the valve bodies

 

Total Vehicle Solutions UK merges current remanufacturing processes with the combined experience of time-served engineers and technicians to provide its Manchester and UK customers with reconditioned gearboxes, built on precision workmanship at a reasonable price. We carry a large stock range of parts and components to ensure faster turnarounds.

 

Our company also supplies reconditioned units, ready to fit or delivered to site promptly.

 

We believe our prices for reconditioned gearboxes to be highly competitive, supplied and fitted, with 12-month unlimited warranties and 24-month unlimited mileage warranties.

To discuss reconditioned gearboxes and engine rebuilds, call us on 0161 503 1973. Based in Manchester, we provide full regional and nationwide coverage.