Gearbox Service Essentials: When, What, and How Much at The Car Edition
Gearbox Service Essentials: When, What, and How Much at The Car Edition

Gearbox Service Essentials: When, What, and How Much at The Car Edition

July 2, 2024

At The Car Edition, we understand the critical role a well-maintained gearbox plays in the overall performance and longevity of your vehicle. Whether you’re navigating through city traffic or cruising on the highway, a smooth-operating gearbox is essential for an enjoyable driving experience. 

How Often Should a Car Gearbox Be Serviced?

The frequency of gearbox servicing can vary depending on the type of transmission (automatic or manual), the make and model of your car, and its usage conditions. Generally, for automatic transmissions, a service is recommended every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Manual gearboxes might need attention less frequently, but it’s a good practice to have them checked every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific recommendations.

What Does Gearbox Service Include?

A typical gearbox service at The Car Edition involves several key steps:

  • Fluid Change: Replacing old transmission fluid with new fluid to ensure proper lubrication and cooling.
  • Filter Replacement: Changing the transmission filter to prevent debris from circulating through the system.
  • Pan Gasket Replacement: Ensuring the gasket that seals the transmission fluid pan is free from leaks.
  • Inspection: Checking for leaks, wear, and damage to the gearbox components.
  • Adjustments: Making necessary adjustments to the gearbox mechanism to ensure smooth operation.

How Much is a Gearbox Service?

The cost of a gearbox service can vary widely based on the type of vehicle and the extent of the service required. On average, you can expect to pay between £150 and £400 in the UK. For luxury or performance vehicles, the cost can be higher due to specialised fluids and parts that may be required.

How Do I Know If My Gearbox Needs a Service?

Several signs indicate your gearbox might need servicing:

  • Unusual Noises: Whining, clunking, or humming sounds from the gearbox.
  • Difficulty Shifting Gears: Hesitation or resistance when changing gears.
  • Slipping Gears: The vehicle spontaneously slips out of gear while driving.
  • Leaking Fluid: Visible signs of red or brown fluid on your driveway or garage floor.
  • Warning Lights: Transmission warning lights or check engine light coming on.

Does Full Service Include Gearbox?

Typically, a full service focuses on the engine and other essential systems but does not include a detailed gearbox service. Gearbox maintenance is usually performed as a separate service due to its specialised nature and the expertise required.


Keeping your gearbox in top condition is crucial for the safety and efficiency of your vehicle. If you notice any issues with your transmission, or if it’s time for your scheduled gearbox service, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Car Edition. Our team of experts is equipped to handle all types of gearbox services, ensuring your vehicle performs optimally and continues to provide a reliable and smooth driving experience.

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