Welcome to AZ Autos, your trusted service, MOT, and repair garage in Letchworth, near Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We pride ourselves on providing quality services for all your car needs, including gearbox maintenance and repairs.

At AZ Autos, we understand that your car’s gearbox is a crucial component that affects your driving experience. Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, our team of experts is here to help you with any gearbox-related issues.

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Automatic vs. Manual Transmission

Are you unsure whether to choose an automatic or manual transmission? Our team is happy to help you understand the differences and benefits of each type of transmission.

How to Change Gears in a Manual Car

If you drive a manual car and want to learn more about changing gears, we have got you covered. Our experts can guide you through the process and provide you with helpful tips for a smoother driving experience.

Gearbox Problems and Solutions

Do you suspect that there might be a problem with your car’s gearbox? Our team can diagnose any issues and provide you with effective solutions to get you back on the road safely.

How to Maintain a Gearbox

Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity of your car’s gearbox. Our team can advise you on the best practices for maintaining your gearbox and keeping it running smoothly.

Clutch Replacement Cost

If you’re experiencing problems with your clutch, our team can provide you with a competitive quote for a clutch replacement service.

Gearbox Oil Change Frequency and Procedure

Regular gearbox oil changes are important to keep your gearbox functioning at its best. We can advise you on the frequency of oil changes and carry out the procedure for you.

How to Diagnose Gearbox Issues

If you’re experiencing gearbox problems, we can diagnose the issue and provide you with a detailed report on what needs to be done to fix it.

Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) Explained

Are you curious about dual-clutch transmissions? Our team can explain how they work and provide you with any necessary repairs or maintenance services.

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Pros and Cons

If you have a car with a continuously variable transmission, we can advise you on the pros and cons of this type of transmission and provide you with any necessary repairs or maintenance services.

Gear Ratios and Their Effects on Acceleration and Fuel Economy

Understanding gear ratios and how they affect your car’s acceleration and fuel economy can be helpful. Our team can provide you with expert advice on this topic.

What is a gearbox in a car?

A gearbox is a mechanical component that transmits power from the engine to the wheels of a car.

How does a manual gearbox work?

A manual gearbox allows the driver to change gears by manually engaging or disengaging different gears.

What is an automatic gearbox?

An automatic gearbox changes gears automatically without the need for driver input.

How do you know if your gearbox is failing?

Some signs of a failing gearbox include unusual noises, difficulty shifting gears, and slipping gears.

How do you change gears in a manual car?

To change gears in a manual car, the driver must depress the clutch, shift the gear lever to the desired gear, and release the clutch.

What is a dual-clutch transmission (DCT)?

A dual-clutch transmission uses two clutches to provide faster and smoother gear changes than a traditional manual gearbox.

How much does it cost to replace a gearbox?

The cost of replacing a gearbox can vary depending on the make and model of your car and the extent of the damage. Our team can provide you with a competitive quote for this service.

How often should you change gearbox oil?

The frequency of gearbox oil changes can vary depending on the make and model of your car.